NEWS : Ergorig – The Handheld Back Saver
A lot of camera operators who have been doing handheld work for years inevitably end up suffering shoulder and back problems. Any one who has worked in ENG, reality TV shows and TV dramas where you need to handheld a large camera for hours on end will probably be interested in the Ergorig.
The concept is simple: prevent spinal compression while allowing an operator to handhold a camera just like they would traditionally, without affecting the camera’s movement or balance. 100% of the weight is transferred away from your shoulder and back, bypassing your spine entirely. The Ergorig can take camera packages up to 55lb (24.94kg)
If you have been looking for a way to handhold a camera ergonomically, the Ergorig is certainly worth looking at.
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