Too often in situations such as documentary shoots, music videos and any run-n-gun situation where you have to place the camera in an awkwardly low angle or in a position where a tripod would be impossible, become quite frustrating. I’ve been in the market for a hi-hat type of support device and I recently stumbled upon The Wedge from Matthews Studio Equipment. Matthews are a popular grip equipment manufacturer and they’ve come up with the Wedge – a really neat portable and low POV camera mounting solution that ensures fast, stable camera positioning in a variety of situations, offering increased creative filming possibilities.
Shooters can mount small cameras such as a Sony A7s II, Canon 5D Mark III/rigged BMPCC or even compact Super 35 camcorders like the Sony FS5 or FS7 to the Wedge via a variety of accessories such as ball head, flat plate mount, Fluid Head and 100mm Ball Fluid Head, allowing full camera movements.
The Matthews Wedge features 3 x adjustable legs with floating/self-levelling feet ensure fast, stable positioning of the mounted camera. Multiple tapped and untapped holes around the perimeter of the Wedge allow for the addition of accessories or tie downs. The unit is constructed from high-quality, 6061 T6 Aluminium and finished with flat black anodize.
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