ACCESSORIES: CAGES

ultraCage for C300 B&H Mfr. Site

Comments:  This is the cage support designed by RedrockMicro specifically for the Canon C300.  You can read my full review of this system, HERE.  Also available for the C100 and C500

Description (from Redrock Micro): Complete your Canon EOS C300 camera setup with the ultraCage™ | blue 15mm Cinema Bundle from Redrock Micro. Referred to as the "must have accessory for the C300", the ultraCage Cinema Bundle is the ultimate rig for studio-style productions where most of the shots have the C300 camera on tripod, dolly, or steadicam.

ultraCage DSLR B&H Mfr. Site

Comments:  I LOVE these cages.  I use them extensively for both time lapse and video – the ability to have hard mounted rods and other accessories make this a GO TO accessory you won’t soon regret.  HDSLRS are NOT built to have heavy equipment mounted to them, even the tripod mount is far from ideal.   The fact that this screws in to both the base and hot shoe of your camera means you can build and entire eco-system around your HDSLR and not regret things "moving around or slipping" without permission down the line…

Description (from Redrock Micro): ultraCage is a thing of beauty. The vertical supports stretch from the ultraBase platform and wrap around the camera to meet the upper support clamp. At top and bottom are 15mm rod supports, with 1/4"-20 and 3/8"-16 mounting holes along the entire surface of the cage. All buttons and functions are fully accessible within ultraCage, so there’s no reason to ever take the camera out.

ultraCage for Black Magic B&H Mfr. Site

Comments:  Same as above but for BMC camera.

Description (from B&H): Redrock Micro’s ultraCage Black for Blackmagic Cinema Camera fits neatly around the shape of the camera and covers only the front portion of the camera, leaving all controls and ports free for use. The camera can accordingly always be left in the cage. The cage provides mounting holes on the sides and top and features support for 15mm rods so that a follow focus and matte box can be attached to them. The cage accepts rods both on the top and bottom.

ultraCage Rear Chassis B&H Mfr. Site

Comments:  This allows you to pile on batteries, recorders, wireless video etc etc…  and take a C-series body and make it a full production camera body loaded with "gak" (endless camera accessories and chords ;) 

Description (from B&H): The Redrock Micro ultraCage Black Rear Chassis Assembly for C300 completes the C300 ultraCage by serving as a rear cage, whereas the C300 ultraCage attaches to only the front of the camera. Both cages feature top and bottom 15mm rod clamps and connect by optional rods. This rear cage features 48 1/4" and 3/8" threads along its sides and top and supports a top handle to complement the C300 ultraCage’s front top handle.

backPack B&H Mfr. Site

Comments:  We power everything on our cage off of one Anton Bauer battery to save weight using P-Taps and XLR cables.   This is a fantastic way to save time and money by powering all of your devices from one single source – no more carrying 4 types of batteries with you (and multiple ones of each!)  See below for an important accessory.

Description (from Redrock Micro): The backPack accessory for ultraCage™ delivers a convenient and extremely helpful rear plate on which to attach camera-top accessories. The backPack attaches to the ultraCage™ rear chassis to keep accessories clear of camera operation while still providing solid and stable mounting.

powerPack
Mfr. Site

Comments: This takes the backPack to the next level by standardizing connectors/cables and monitoring power.

Description (from Redrock Micro): The Redrock powerPack™ C300 Kit is an incredibly versatile accessory for single-point power management of your camera-top power requirements, including powering the Canon EOS C300. The powerPack™ delivers power regulation, conversion, monitoring, and distribution all in a compact and flexible package.