Element Technica Intros Compact 3D Rig
Element Technica has introduced the new, ultra-small Neutron 3D rig. The rig can be used in feature films as well as sports or entertainment coverage, and is designed to mount lightweight 3D camera packages for stereoscopic video capture from smaller jibs, Steadicams, portable camera, and point-of-view positions.
Live sports and entertainment production demand smaller, less obtrusive cameras for point-of-view camera angles where the camera must fit into a tiny and sometimes dangerous space, where it is unseen and out of the way. The Neutron 3D rig fills this need and has the ability to mount the smallest 2/3-inch or 1/3-inch imager HD cameras such as the SI-2K MINI and the Iconix.
Though the Neutron rig is much smaller and lighter weight than Element Technica’s Quasar 3D rig, it provides the same simplicity of assembly and operation, ability to integrate with standard stereoscopic production controls, and the ease of changing camera configuration quickly between side-by-side and beamsplitter modes. Like the Quasar, the Neutron can be configured into both over/thru and under/thru beam-splitter modes.
According to Element Technica, the Quasar, Neutron and upcoming medium sized Pulsar can be assembled and aligned in less than 30 minutes, and convert from side-by-side to beam-splitter mode, or vice-versa, in less than 10 minutes.