The mounts suit gimbal operators looking to minimize counterweight on large camera setups and quickly change among gimbal, handheld and tripod modes.
Ignite Digi has released Accessory Mounts for gimbal users, the latest innovation in its range of gimbal-optimization accessories for larger payload limits and minimal counterweight. This release allows operators to mount accessories as effective counterweights directly to the gimbal cage.
The lightweight mounts transform the user’s preexisting accessories into effective counterweight, minimizing the overall weight required for large-lens and matte-box setups and solving the tilt issue of attaching counterweights directly to the camera’s body.
Accessory Mounts are ideal for gimbal operators looking to minimize counterweight on large camera setups and quickly change among gimbal, handheld and tripod modes. There are two versions: one for Freefly Systems’ M10, M15 and Mōvi Pro and one for DJI’s Ronin 2.
Ignite Digi Chief Engineer Chris Fox designed the Accessory Mounts as an extension to the company’s Tilt Cage Offsets and quick-change system. The Tilt Cage Offsets transform the Mōvi gimbal cage into an effective counterweight, and Fox said customer feedback inspired him to create a similar solution for accessories.
“Everything we design and manufacture is with the gimbal operator in mind,” says Fox. “Our customers loved how the Tilt Cage Offsets transformed their gimbal for use with large lenses, and they wanted a product to expand on this and completely free their camera from counterweight. We’re excited to see how our customers utilize this freedom during both ground and drone usage.”
Both mounts are designed to push the gimbal to its payload limits for larger lenses and less counterweight. Through holes are 1⁄4" 20 UNC sized, and 2x screws are included. If additional weight is required, the user can mount Cinemilled 1" and 2" counterweights with the 3⁄8" holes on top and bottom.
Accessory Mounts can be purchased from Ignite Digi’s online store.