“The Kraken Camera Mount sets a new standard in car rigging, seamlessly combining mounting and positioning into a single, intuitive device. Its innovative hinge design, coupled with the compatibility with standard tripod heads, makes solid mounting both easy and intuitive,” RigWheels writes in a press release.
Typically, rigging a camera to a vehicle requires parts from multiple cases and kits. This is especially true when attaching heavy cinema cameras to moving vehicles, as the components must be exceptionally strong and reliable. The Kraken is an all-in-one solution, with all the parts included in a single case, which RigWheels hopes will make the Kraken a massive time-saver for videographers out in the field and be an ideal solution for rental houses and equipment rooms.
The mount has an “innovative hinge design” to enable easy setup, includes an audible low-suction alarm on the primary 10-inch suction cup, and uses standard tripod heads for camera positioning. The rig can hold up to 175 pounds of equipment and has four stabilization points.
RigWheels’s Kraken mount ships in a custom Pelican 1610 case and works alongside multipurpose plates, stand-offs to raise the cameras, and sports industry standard grip heads and suction cups to ensure the system is accessible to everyone.
Car mounts are vital for a wide range of productions, including content like car commercials and television and movies with car interior scenes. Car mounting rigs can also be extremely helpful when capturing brilliant still photos of cars in motion, also known as a rolling shot or “roller.”
“If you know RigWheels, you know that we create new ways of doing things and original products (no knock-offs). The Kraken Mount combines the strength of tools made for the grip department with the elegance of gear designed for the camera department. This new system is the most complete, practical, common-sense solution you will find for an easily transportable car mounting system,” explains Lance Lundstrom, RigWheels’ owner.
The RigWheels Kraken base unit is priced at $999 and the complete rental kit will cost $2,899. RigWheels is offering a 20% pre-order discount through December 20 and expects the first Kraken units to ship in mid-January.
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