Tripods & Rigs

Object of Desire: Redrock Micro One Man Crew Director

July 10, 2015

By Greg Scoblete

As the name suggests, the One Man Crew (OMC) was built to give solo camera operators a helping hand. Simply mount your DSLR or video camera on the One Man Crew and it will trundle down the track in a gentle parabolic arc that maintains a consistent distance from your subject, ensuring that crisp focus is maintained throughout the OMC’s trajectory. It’s proven popular with documentary shooters in particular, and the newest “Director” version adds some helpful new perks. Specifically, the OMC Director allows for remote control via Bluetooth and a smartphone app. With the app, you can change the direction and speed of the camera on the track using just a finger swipe. A “reset” button on the app lets you return the camera to its original position for the start of a new interview or scene. The Director is quieter than the original OMC—thanks to a redesigned drive system—and it has new, precision-machined rails and a universal heavy-tilt plate capable of supporting cameras and lenses up to 22 pounds. Like the original, the Director offers three modes—interview, dolly and timelapse—and uses a laser alignment system to ensure you’re level. The 36-inch track weighs 14.5 pounds. 

Price: $2,450


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