Redrock Micro’s Black Series Line of Camera Accessories

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Concierge Service to provide tune-ups and support

By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS)

Redrock Micro is blacking out its trademark colorful knob fringes and announcing their new Black Series of cinema rigs and accessories, and a new concierge service which will offer both periodic tune-ups of all qualifying Redrock products, along with product support via Skype video conferencing.

“The DSLR revolution made Redrock the recognized leader for our award-winning DSLR rigs, but Redrock has been making gear for digital cinema cameras even longer than that,” said James Hurd, Chief Revolutionist with Redrock Micro. “We introduced the Redrock Black line to clearly distinguish our really great products for higher end cameras, and to better serve customers who want the very best in products and support.”

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The first in the Black Series will be the UltraCage Black, which will support DSLRs, the Canon Cinema EOS Series, and Blackmagic Cinema Cameras.  In addition to the UltraCage itself, Redrock Micro also has the Shouldermount, handheld rig, and other accessories to support it.  The UltraCage Studio Bundle comes with the following features:
    • Includes the ultraCage | blue – all the advanced features in a form-fitting cage for your EOS C Series Camera
    • quick-change -between short and full cages, available with the option for split bottom rails.
    • Industry-standard 15mm top and bottom rails – fantastic stability and support for your full suite of camera-top accessories and monitors. front rails support follow focus and mattebox; rear rails support external recorders, batteries, and other accessories. Top rails can also be extended over the lens for use with wireless follow focus motors or traditional follow focuses that can be top-rail mounted.
    • Choice of top handle configuration – Single, single double-clamp, or double top handles to strike that perfect balance between strength and light weight.
    • 19mm top rails – optional accessory for 15mm and included in the 15/19mm Cinema Bundle, these beefy rails offer increased stability and support and compatibility with 19mm rail-mounted accessories.
    • Ready to go for large lenses – ultraCage baseplate already has the correct height and mounting points for adding 15mm studio or 19mm rails to support big cinema lenses from Canon, Cooke, and others.
    • Powered cage option – attach the optional powerPack directly to the ultraCage for a complete power solution for all your camera-top devices, and as a bonus use your external battery as counterbalance.
    • Optional backPack – mounting plate kit for mounting camera-top accessories to the rear of the rig for improved balance. Cheeseplate includes taps for Anton Bauer, V-mount, and PAG battery plates.

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Convert to other rigs quickly and easily – reconfigure the system quickly and easily without tools for tripod, handheld or anything else you can imagine (some configurations may require additional accessories).    Cost of the Ultra Cage itself is just shy of $1700, with follow focus at $750, Matte Box $995, and other accessory mounts with varying prices.

More products will be released down the road, and the new Black line will consist of rigs and accessories that will be professional grade with parts made of ultra high-quality materials, designs with time-saving features, and exclusive priority services and incentives through membership to Redrock Concierge.   The RedRock Concierge Service will be available for qualifying Redrock Black products and will offer complimentary rig  tune-ups and live technical support via Skype.  Concierge members will also receive special incentives and rewards to events and online offers.

“Redrock Concierge is one more reason Redrock is here for you wherever your career and creativity take you,” said Redrock in a press release.  The UltraCage and it’s supported Black Line accessories are shipping now.  For additional details on the Redrock Black™ series check out their Black Site here.

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Press Release

Hollywood, CA and Dallas, TX – Redrock Micro, the recognized leader in affordable, professional-level cinema accessories, announced today its new Redrock Black™ lines of cinema rigs and accessories designed for working production professionals. Redrock Black premium camera support emphasizes ultra high-quality materials, time-saving features, and exclusive priority services and incentives through membership to Redrock Concierge. Redrock Black™ is exceptional gear for crews who rely on their equipment for their livelihood.

“The DSLR revolution made Redrock the recognized leader for our award-winning DSLR rigs, but Redrock has been making gear for digital cinema cameras even longer than that,” said James Hurd, Chief Revolutionist with Redrock Micro. “We introduced the Redrock Black line to clearly distinguish our really great products for higher end cameras, and to better serve customers who want the very best in products and support.”

Redrock has been used in thousands of feature films and television productions including such noted names as Ron Howard, Shane Hurlbut, Rodney Charters, and Vincent Laforet. In addition, Redrock and Canon Inc. collaborated on the Canon EOS Cinema camera launch, featuring the Canon EOS C300 and Redrock ultraCage.

Redrock Black For Digital Cinema Cameras

Redrock Black line consists of cinema accessories and rigs designed for modern digital cinema cameras, the workhorse of filmmakers around the world. Redrock Black includes the ultraCage system for Canon EOS Cinema cameras, Sony F and FS series, Red Digital Cinema, and Blackmagic cinema cameras.

Redrock Black is easily identifiable by its sleek, black look with subtle gold accents and badges. The Black line will grow with additional product enhancements and support for other digital cinema cameras.

A Higher Level of Service with Redrock Concierge™

Qualifying Redrock Black products come with a complimentary membership to Redrock Concierge™, a unique set of services and incentives to inspire and support video professionals. From complimentary rig tune-ups and live Skype setup assistance, to special incentives and rewards at events and online, Redrock Concierge is one more reason Redrock is here for you wherever your career and creativity take you.

For More Information

Additional details on the Redrock Black™ series can be found at: www.redrockmicro.com/Black_Series/Redrock-micro-black-series.html

Pricing and Availability
The Redrock Black™ series of products and services are now shipping; pricing varies based on specific rig and options. As with all Redrock products, customers can purchase direct from Redrock Micro‘s website at store.redrockmicro.com, or worldwide from any Redrock authorized reseller.

Hat Tip – Planet 5D

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