Stopped by and met some of our folks today. Met up with Danny. Has some nice stuff, and some small updates to already great products too.
The DvMultiRig Pro that he is shipping now has changed since the version that I have. He's got a quick release on the support rod now. He's removed all plastic from the unit, and little things that required fidgeting have now been upgraded as well to streamline the ease of use factor and now allows for even quicker swapping from the different shooting modes. Instead of the handles having that little metal teet that you had to fidget with to lock and unlock, there are now large knobs that just require a simple turn and you can now swivel the handles freely throughout their range of motion.
All metal construction and solid. I really enjoy my multirig, and seeing the little things Danny has done to fulfill user requests and just make the product overall even better, I'm looking forward to getting my hands on the newer unit, as well as trying out some of his other gear I've had my eye on for a while.
I watched a few folks stop by the booth and try it out, and they just fell in love with it, and several folks bought one on the spot.
He's got a new piece that goes on your tripod now that will allow you to set the whole multirig (with camera) directly onto your tripod in a matter of a few seconds.
Optional stronger springs will easily support the weight of a fully kitted HVX w/ rails, 35mm flipped adapter setup, etc... and with still more than enough spring to spare for an external monitor. I love that and am looking forward to expirmenting with that b/c of the portability of the multirig. While the DV Rig Pro HD is meant for that kind of setup, being able to use the more portable multirigpro with that kind of setup is a real bonus for me. Like when I fly around the world and can fit my cam, adapter, and multirig in my backpack and carry it all on without issue.
Anyways, it's not big RED, Panny, or Sony news, but it's news nonetheless. I've been a big fan of Danny, b/c I believe he makes great products, and listens to his customers to make them even better.
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04-14-2008 07:44 PM
04-14-2008 11:32 PM
Jason, I missed you at the booth. I am helping Danny show the goods and agree with everything you said about the MultiRig. The improvements make a difference and really set it apart.
Stop by again if in the neighborhood.John Gyovai
04-14-2008 11:38 PM
I'll be there Thursday afternoon for sure. May stop by again while I'm mosy'in around...
04-15-2008 06:52 AM
Especially the quick release plate."You'd better cure all those personal problems that might be holding back something you want to say." -John Cassavetes
04-15-2008 08:58 AM
I too have the older version of this product and loved it. I'm very intrigued by the description of the changes, definitely makes sense after having used it.
It's great as it is, but these changes will definitely make it an even stronger product. Great job guys
04-16-2008 09:51 AM
Any word of an upgrade/trade-in path?Laying down the ad wisdom as @leeclowsbeard.
04-16-2008 12:48 PM
the QR plate for the rod sounds sweet as do the nobs in place of the teets. would be nice if we could upgrade the older model easily.
04-16-2008 04:26 PM
I'll ask Danny tomorrow about an upgrade path or discount for exchange... or if he has anything in place like that.
04-16-2008 05:50 PM
What is the size and price of the velcro belt? I am 40' (it's all muscle of course)Life is a gift happiness is an art.
04-16-2008 05:56 PM
44 bucks according to the site. Free shipping if you order the multirig along with it.
I have one and I'd say you should be ok... I'm 30 inches, but the thing goes around me one and a half times. I've seen folks of several different sizes using it at NAB.
Shouldn't be a problem at all, but I can confirm tomorrow when I head back by their booth.