Sturdier, more secure strap connection for run and gun setups cPRO mounting By Teemu Koivisto on 3/5/20, 2:17 PM • 278 views Hi all! Has anyone figured out a more robust way of mounting the cPRO to a shoulder strap? The hand unit alone is great with the cstrap and the push pin quick release. In run and gun mode though, with a monitor, battery and video receiver attached, I fear the weight is too much for the pin. Back when I was using a WCU-4 I would clamp a Kong Frog around the WCU-4 bottom plate, which worked great. Looking for something with a similar easy to use quick connection. Ideally it should mount in a way that the hand unit doesn't get scratched when swinging from the strap. Teemu Koivisto On 3/31/20, 8:13 AM Hi! This is what I came up with. On the unit itself I have a Cameragear thread cube with anti-twist. To that I've screwed on a short Black Diamond dogbone sling. On either side of the sling I have rubber washers to prevent wear. On the loop end of the sling I had a friend make two plastic rings that sandwich together leaving a channel for the fabric loop. The three days I had a chance to use this on set before the corona shutdown it worked perfect. Very fast and reliable. The sling stays in position so clipping in with the carabiner is quick.
Philipp Uhl On 3/11/20, 1:51 PM Hi! When I have to put a monitor on the hand unit I like to use a Monitor Neck-Strap to carry the main weight, and then have the cmotion strap just to keep the hand unit from dangling down. (I have to look if I can find a photo of a setup like this, if I do I will post it here). And what I also did is replace the ring in the cstrap that is between the strap itself and the pin with a much more roust one, because I've seen more than one strap where the original ring would bend and eventually get loose. EDIT: ok so I found these two pictures of handheld-setups I use when the shoot asks for a high-bright and/or 7" Monitor. With the SmallHD 703 Bolt it's easy because you have the neck-strap of the monitor that it comes with:
And when I use my F-7H I have a Nato Rail on the bottom of the monitor and this smallrig Nato Clamp with 1/4" threads between the cPro Monitor bracket and the Monitor, so I can put a 1/4" Ring Screw on there to hold a Neck Strap.
It is worth mentioning though that I generally try to avoid these setups, I really don't like to have that much stuff hanging on me. 5" Hand-held setups are a bit better, but if possible I always go with a 7" on a c-stand. Zach Levi-Rodgers On 3/20/20, 9:10 AM Hi! I have had the same issue, I walk around next to camera most of the time with the handset and with a monitor mounted, wireless receiver and battery it can get rather heavy and having it hanging with so much weight at my side can be scary. As a temporary solution until I’ve machined a bracket I’m currently using a ROWA cube mounted on the top of the handset with two 1/4-20 eyelets (could also use 3/8-16 eyelets) and the smallhd monitor strap, I have a nato rail on the front of the cube which I mount a nato to nato rail bracket and have put a nato rail on my monitor and that way the handset is balanced nicely whilst walking around for extended periods of time and the monitor won’t rotate at all. It also means i can wear the Cmotion lanyard if I want to as well as a safety. On the back of the ROWA cube you can mount the Cmotion vlock bracket for mounting to a stand or via a Noga arm or spigot adapter.
Rozemarijn On 3/11/20, 3:00 PM Hey! In understand the issue and have a made a safety for the accidental drop. At the top of the cpro ive mounted a ring and a small safetychain, which is connected to a new ring on the strap. So when you bend over, push the pin, your run and gun wont drop on the floor. Ive added a photo of the remote and ring on the top.