What is a camera rig?
A camera rig is a piece of filming equipment to which you attach your camera and accessories. The rig has many variations; they range from one-handed and two-handed to freestanding and shoulder-mounted. A typical example would be a two-handed rig holding your camera, light, and microphone.
How does a camera rig work?
The camera rig helps to keep the camera stable if your hands are shaking, allowing for silky-smooth photos and video. They also hold additional camera accessories, such as a microphone and lighting equipment. Freestanding, shoulder and single-handed rigs can free up your hands.
Do I need a phone rig?
If your hands are shaking while recording video, we suggest you try a camera rig. They help to keep the camera stable in many situations, allowing for a smoother video. You can often attach equipment to your rig, such as lighting and a microphone. This allows you to carry more than you can with two hands.
How do I mount my mobile phone to a rig?
Most cameras have a hot shoe, cold shoe, or ¼-inch female thread on the bottom, which will attach to most universal camera rigs. The hot shoe and cold shoe slide on and twist, and the ¼-inch thread must be screwed in. Once your camera is attached, you are ready to film.
How much does a smartphone rig cost?
You can pick up a budget one-handed or two-handed camera rig for around twenty pounds. Which can hold your camera, a light and a microphone. Even the budget two-handed rigs can help improve your video stabilization and smoothness. The more advanced shoulder-mounted rigs can cost hundreds and even thousands of pounds.