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Cloud Mount – Camera Vibration Isolator System
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Building on our RigMount XL mounting platform, the Cloud Mount adds a vibration isolator to allow your handheld gimbal to work more effectively and with less strain on its motors and bearings. In the same way that Handheld Gimbal Stabilizers have drastically reduced the time required to achieve smooth dynamic camera movement, the Cloud Mount tremendously reduces the amount of time necessary and the complexity involved with mounting a vibration isolator system to a vehicle.
This is a all-in-one solution and usually requires no additional grip and rigging hardware. Other vibration isolator systems rely extensively on third party rigging and hardware which drastically increases the cost of a working system (more than $500.00 for typical four point rigging). The Cloud Mount (when purchased complete with case) can be deployed to its standard configuration and ready for your gimbal in under one minute. With a small reconfiguration you can change to a ‘hostess tray” or “underslung” position.
Our RigMount magnets are the key to the fast and easy setup of the Cloud Mount. 8 Magnets in the DSLR package provide up to 400lb of pulling force. That is a really large number but in real world conditions it is appropriate measure.
Our mid-size package includes 12 magnets (600b) and our pro package 16 magnets (800b). The magnets are cased in rubber so they won’t damage the surface you are mounting to. For some some surfaces suction is necessary and each option includes 8 of our standard suction cups and vacuum suction cups are available for the most demanding applications.
As with all RigWheels products, there are many different ways you can configure components depending on the shot you’re trying to achieve. What makes the Cloud Mount markedly unique is the versatility of the parts and the degree of fine-tuning and customization possible. With our patent pending design you can build up the system to accommodate ANY gimbal/camera combination using standard cable “wire rope”.
Standard cable requirement for a Ronin-M with DSLR is 4, 1/4″ sections of cable. 8, 1/4″ sections will support a standard Ronin with a mid to full-size camera. 16, 1/4″ sections will support approximately 125 pounds. The vibration isolator of this system can use up to 24 sections of cable of up to 7/16″ diameter. (we would love to see a photo of a setup that actually requires that capacity) Because you are able to “let in” or “let out” the cable, you can fine-tune the resistance necessary for your setup. You want vibration isolation loose enough to absorb all of the bumps and vibration but strong enough not to fail under the weight of the camera and gimbal. The Clould Mount gives you the ability to find that perfect balance of resistance, not only for the camera and gimbal but also for the terrain on which you will be operating.
If it’s not multi-purpose, it’s not RigWheels.
The core components of the Cloud Mount are the same core components of many of RigWheels other products. With this system you already have the components for the RigMount X, RigMount XL and RigMount Suction Mount configurations. A $300 upgrade also gives you the additional components for our RailDolly Kit and RigSkate.
We continually build on the functionality and versatility of parts and products and the Cloud Mount is a perfect example of RigWheels goal to provide practical, sensible solutions to a industry with complex production equations.
A gimbal mounting adapter plate is not included with this configuration. Depending on the type of gimbal you have different mounting adapters are available.
Reviews from the field
“We just used the new rig wheels system on two different music video shoots. It worked amazing! We love it and will be using this rig more in the future! The video we captured turned out better then we ever expected!”
(Mike Caudle: Luminary Creative)
“Having the chance to operate the remote camera on the cloud rig did confirm it is the way to go for a solid deliverable shot. Firm, precise and repeatable shots make directors love us (DPs & operators) and that is definitely within reach with the aid of the new cloud mount. The potential of being adaptable in the field with multiple setups a day and limited time makes this tool truly an “ace in my sleeve”. There are many reasons to love the rig, but I cannot stress enough the fact that it also integrates with all of the other tools from RigWheels and that is just fantastic! I don’t think I have to explain why that matters so much.”
(Adrian Danciu: DP)
“I find it amazing how simple the rig is, that even at a red light we could jump out and make position adjustment. The cloud mount was an added bonus to our arsenal of car rigs. Gone are the days of us hanging out of a van, as this mount allowed us to get some professional process trailer-esque shots yet keep our film crew footprint small. Of course you still get stares on the road. “
(Marcus Lehmann: DP)
“The Cloud mount provides a much needed solution for versatile, compact and unique approaches to car to car work, while providing safety for the camera operator inside the vehicle.”
(Tim Haber: AC)
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Disclaimer: As with all rigging it is always good practice to use a secondary form of safety mounting or tethering. Always take the necessary precautions as to not cause damage to yours and/or others property. RigWheels LLC is not liable for any damages arising from or caused by the use of this product. Can we still be friends?
$499.00 – Cloud Mount – Vibration Isolator Only, $999.00 – Cloud Mount – DSLR – 8 Magnets + 8 Suction, $1099.00 – Cloud Mount – Mid Size – 12 Magnets + 8 Suction, $1199.00 – Cloud Mount – Full Size – 16 Magnets + 8 Suction, $1599.00 – Cloud Mount – Pro – 16 Magnets + 8 Vacuum Suction + 8 Standard Suction, $1399.00 – Cloud Mount – Sidecar Standard, $1799.00 – Cloud Mount – Sidecar Pro, $1599.00 – Cloud Mount – Full Size + Case, $1799.00 – Cloud Mount – Sidecar Standard + Case, $99.00 – Ronin Adapter Plate, $80.00 – Movi Adapter Plate, $200.00 – Set of 8 Cloud Mount cable clamps, $25.00 – Set of 8 pieces of 1/4″ coated cable for vibration isolator, $25.00 – 10′ of 1/4″ coated cable for vibration isolator, $35.00 – Extra Hardware,