Swedish Chameleon SC4

Swedish Chameleon launches SC4 range

Swedish Chameleon rigs for DSLR and compact movie cameras have been a favourite since I first saw their SC3: TINY that was designed to work with the Canon EOS 60D. Key to the new SC4 range or rigs is that they have a dovetail mounting system that is compatible with Manfrotto 501PL/500PLONG plates. The use of the Manfrotto style plates ensures that it’s really easy to go from tripod mounting to shoulder mounting on an SC4 rig. Just release from the tripod head and slide the camera still on it’s mounting plate straight on to  the rig.

The amazingly smooth belt-drive SC3 follow focus unit also has received an update as part of the SC4 system.

Grow with you – the Swedish Chameleon approach

The Swedish Chameleon SC4 range fits with the companies “grow with you” approach, you can start off with the SC4:SMALL and add the components later to make it an SC4:MEDIUM and so on right up to the SC4:LARGE. What’s more the SC4:LARGE contains all the elements needed to create either the SC4:MEDIUM or the SC4:SMALL if you need to scale the rig down for travel or specific filming situations.

Swedish Chameleon SC4 LARGE with Cinema EOS camera

Dovetail based shoulder support with follow focus and weightless counter weight system.

The SC4:LARGE is created for filmmakers with long workdays, long shoots or heavy setups with many accessories that needs to be attached to the rig. The backrod and waistbelt provides the most effective counter weight system out there. It performs the same function as an ordinary heavy counter weight system but without adding weight. And not only does it takes all weight of your arms, it even allows you to let go of the handles. Together with the large and comfortable angeled shoulder piece that distributes the weight evenly over your shoulder, you will be able to carry a heavy setup for a long period of time.

The dovetail system makes the transition from tripod/no rig to shoulder as fast and clean as it can get. The shoulder piece and handles unit can be detached from the rig in seconds, leaving you with a complete tripod top consisting of a 150mm dual dovetail plate, bridgeplate with two 15mm iris rods, quick release plate, camera fixation plate for one screw mount cameras and follow focus.

The SC4:LARGE includes our unique reversible belt driven one-rod-mount SC4:FFOCUS that together with the handles unit is designed in a way that makes it possible to hold onto the handles while pulling focus. We’ve also added an SC:ATTACH that can be used to support larger lenses with tripod support, or to attach accessories.

This really is three rigs in one since everything for assemblying the SC4:SMALL or SC4:MEDIUM is included. This way you can always choose the right rig for the occasion. It suits all DSLRs and camcorders and is also compatible with cages of all kinds

The SC4:LARGE is delivered in an SC:CASE MEDIUM water-, dust- and shock protection case in black plastic.

 

Swedish Chameleon SC4 MEDIUM with Cinema EOS camera

Dovetail based shoulder support with follow focus, bridgeplate, handles and camera quick release

The SC4:MEDIUM is created for filmmakers who wants a highly advanced run ën gun rig with the ability to use accessories like follow focus, mattebox etc. The dovetail system makes the transition from tripod/no rig to shoulder as fast and clean as it can get. It includes our unique belt driven one-rod-mount SC4:FFOCUS that together with the handles unit is designed in a way that makes it possible to hold onto the handles while pulling focus. This is as complete and compact as a run ‘n gun can be. It can be assembled for both left- and right-hand use.

The shoulder piece and handles unit can be detached from the rig in seconds, leaving you with a complete tripod top consisting of a 150mm dual dovetail plate, bridgeplate with two 15mm iris rods, quick release plate, camera fixation plate for one screw mount cameras and follow focus.

It suits all DSLRs and camcorders and is also compatible with cages of all kinds. All that limits you is the weight of your setup since you will still carry alot of weight on your arms. SC4:MEDIUM easily upgrades to an SC4:LARGE, giving you a unique backrod support (weightless counter weight system) that takes all weight of your arms.

Swedish Chameleon SC4 SMALL with Cinema EOS camera

Shoulder support with sliding (dovetail) quick release plate and curved handles

With a weight of 1,7lbs (0,77kg) the SC4: SMALL is a lightweight run and gun rig created for photographers who want to make quick changes between still photography and video filming. It also provides stability for point-shoot filming with autofocus videocameras.

SC4: SMALL is a perfect entry-level model that easily upgrades to a SC4: MEDIUM or SC4: LARGE as your needs grows. It suits all DSLRs or boxstyle videocameras and is also compatible with cages of all kinds. All that limits you is the weight of your setup since you will still carry alot of weight on your arms. The SC4:SMALL can be assembled for both left- and right-hand use.

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