The Hurricane Rig adjusts to suit a broad range of cameras, from small consumer style camcorders through to video equipped DSLR's up to entry level professional video camcorders such as Sony's XDCAM EX product range. Typical camera pairs would be a pair of Canon XF105's, Canon 5D MKII's or Sony XDCAM EX3's. The maximum payload is 12 lbs. per camera.
Another advantage of the rigs simple design is that this helps keep the overall weight of the rig to a minimum. At just over 13 lbs for the rig plus between 6 - 13 lbs (typically) for the cameras, it can easily be used on low cost pro tripods. Most of the currently available professional 3D rigs weigh in excess of 10kg and when combined with broadcast cameras the total weight requires the use of expensive, high payload professional tripods that in many cases would cost more than the target price of the Hurricane Rig itself.
In summary, the Hurricane Rig will make high quality 3D affordable to entry level customers through the use of clever design combined with light weight construction. It's manual controls make it simple to use and particularly well suited to inexperienced users, experimenters and educational establishments.
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