Camera Carts accessories carts By Glenn van Eerden on 8/14/19, 7:43 PM • 1,227 views He guys i'm working on my own custom build Camera Cart. and i'm really curious if you guys have a cart of your own and what "mods" or little nick nacks you use and where you use it for and of course the do's and don'ts. Any tips and tricks are welcome and love you see pictures of your guys setup! Aidan Gray On 8/29/19, 5:28 AM Not that I want to inspire anyone ripping off someone else's design, I'm a huge fan of the nee Yaeger Pro series and just took delivery of my 52" version - the way Marty is designing his camera mounting accessories to be modular, sturdy, and easily adjustable is awesome. He's also designing a trough on the side with a locking lid, and hopefully LEDs on the bottom to light up the top surface of the cart. In terms of a DIY cart solution, I would probably go in the direction Matthews tried to with the Kerri Cart - they never really caught on as they were more expensive than Magliners and not as "cool" as Innovativs, but I personally always thought the idea was pretty neat and seemed easy enough to design from. Also worth mentioning my favourite cart accessory which is my Cleans Camera Support Spinner - it accepts an RBQ and is just a nice way to mount a camera on a cart...
Martin Larsen On 8/16/19, 6:43 PM That’s awesome! Please share some photos of the progress! for me it’s a must to have a drawer under the top shelf that you can lock. A tripod holder that holds 2x legs, a hi-hat holder is also nice. A mount for a fluid head is also great. Personally I have a magliner sr cart and I’m happy with that size. I’ll post some pics of it on here when I’m on set next week. Glenn van Eerden On 8/16/19, 9:59 PM Great tips, Do you use the fluid head to transport the camera on it or only for building etc etc ? I think I'm going to mount a VCT/dovetail mount for that. The Drawer is a nice touch as well. I was thinking of adding one on mine but I'm making my cart in the Inovativ/Flightcase style so it's easy for transport as I don't own a van. A drawer will limit the size and transportability. Where do you use the Drawer for? ill post some pics when i work on it again.
Rozemarijn On 8/28/19, 4:10 PM lenn! thats awesome, i wish i where the handy-type. im using a magliner for years now. the thing i like and use the most, is my bracket to mount the camera on, outside of the cart, so im keeping my working space and have a safe place to transport and store the camera. also, a place for the tripods and the umbrella! and i have the additonal side box. and large fat, big wheels with good breaks! Vince On 8/16/19, 7:20 PM Hi Glenn! Nice to hear you're making your own cart. Here are some links where we addressed some of your questions. Hopefully these have some inspiration for your project! Good luck and keep us posted. What filmcart do you use? and Cart Time
Daniel Foeldes On 10/11/19, 10:16 PM Hi Glenn, I've used a Yaeger SR for years. Mine also has a tripod hook / mitchell mount combo, dovetail mount base, where I've installed a Cleans spinner with a Ronford Baker quick release. I also have a Cleans split baby spigot for my monitor, as well as a bowl to mitchell adapter should that be required for the head. At one stage or another, I think I've worked with most common carts out there, as well as some custom made ones. I've always loved my Yaeger for it's rugged build and for how solid and stable it is, while still being able to collapse it into a flight case. Magliners, even the Backstage converted ones, are always way too rickety for my liking. Personally, drawers have never appealed to me. They add unnecessary weight to the cart, and either make the cart much taller or narrow the gap between the two shelves. They also tend to end up being a bit of a rubbish tip in my experience. As you are making the cart yourself, I would definitely consider the kind of places where you most likely will be using it. While a bigger cart is more comfortable as a work station as well as for gear transport, they can be a pain if you're constantly in apartment buildings with tiny lifts, and the cart has to stay behind on the ground floor. Vince On 9/1/19, 8:16 PM Hi Glenn, I use the drawer for storing my rain-covers for the camera/monitors etc.., aswell as my space blanket.
Philippe Piron On 2/23/20, 3:42 PM I forgot to mention another advantage: you can flip, the shelves upside down and get all accessories inside shelves (4 pneumatic 12" wheels, bars, side utility boxes, camera platform, tripods suspender) and there are 2 small wheels to move it on (flat ground) like a (heavy) suitcase to ship it to locations it's real sturdy aluminum and the shelves will never bend (like magliners)
Philippe Piron On 2/23/20, 3:36 PM Filmtools TR-05 and TR-04 are great camera carts The great advantage facing "regular" magliners is the height of the shelves: 5cm ! this is a REAL MUST as you can really leave your cases un each shelves, WITH NO STRAPS once you load them back in the truck, or while you are rolling on rocky/sandy grounds they also have 3 SHELVES ... i loved that for more than 20 years I now own this cart. The medium shelve I use it a lot for accessories which are all protected against rain then ... of course the top shelve goes higher, this can be a problem for not-that-tall AC's ... In Belgium there are (only) 3 of those (Jan Rubens, Lucky Cameras, and myself)