Hand-held gimbals such as the DJI Ronin and Movi M10 are still some of the highly demanded filmmaking tools on the market these days capable of producing stunning, silky-smooth footage on almost any occasion. Unfortunately, they are quite exhausting to use and cumbersome for real-world filmmaking, especially when it comes to continuous handheld shooting. To tackle this issue once and for all, fellows at First Spark Gear have come up with a neat and affordable solution. Their Daisho gimbal clamp simply attaches to the handle bar at either end of your gimbal, thus turning it immediately into a lot more convenient shoulder mounted rig.
That way, by shifting the center of balance and distributing the weight of the camera to your shoulder, you will be able to film considerably longer as opposed to other occasions when shooting with a traditional gimbal setup. The best part is that theDaisho clamp is designed to accept industry standard 15mm rods and uses standard M5 bolts. Plus, it can fit any gimbal top bar ranging from 30mm to 24mm in diameter, which makes it extremely flexible and versatile tool.
Besides that, you’ll no longer need an additional stand to calibrate your gimbal whatsoever. You can just put the setup on the ground and make any sort of modifications, re-balancing or re-calibration. With this rig on your shoulder, you can film in multiple directions, including sideways and even backward regardless of the height of your subject.
Optionally, you can also get the Ronin thumb controller mount that attaches to your rig using the 15mm rod to snap effortlessly your DJI’s wireless remote control in and out. The accessory is offered as part of the Kickstarter campaign of Daisho clamp. First Spark Gear also offers a shoulder pad for a little extra comfort while carrying the gimbal around.
For those bakers who want to get their hands on the Daisho clamp as soon as possible, there is an Immediate DAISHO gimbal clamp available with a natural aluminum alloy that will ship once the campaign ends. Unlike the latter, the final version of Daisho clamps will have a black anodized finish with red bolts.