Since it was founded in 2011, Wooden Camera has set out with the goal to create comprehensive and professional-grade camera accessories for working filmmakers. Over the years, Wooden Camera has amassed and curated a respectable catalog of accessories that has cemented the company as a household name for filmmakers worldwide, including support systems, matte boxes, shoulder rigs, power solutions, and much more. Let’s delve into just a few of the many accessories Wooden Camera has to offer, starting with some of its full-fledged camera support systems and moving on to smaller, but equally important, components like monitor hinges and accessory plates.
Wooden Camera has evolved over the years, scaling from a small shop in Dallas that created accessories for RED cameras to joining Creative Solutions in 2016 in order to produce supports and accessories for a variety of camera manufacturers. Over time, structural changes have led to progressions in design and finishing, including the general addition of more comfortable touchpoints, the increased use of higher quality materials, and overall greater versatility. These improvements to the Wooden Camera lineup allow for intuitive transitions between different setups and equipment manufacturers, while several customization options let users dial in their setups with a wide range of universal accessories.
With a wide range of camera systems, filmmakers can easily string together a comprehensive and unique cinema rig tailored to their specific needs. In fact, Wooden Camera features both complete and individualized pieces for users to optimize their shooting experience. For instance, the Sony FX6 Unified Accessory Advanced Kit and Unified Accessory Kit for Canon C300 Mark II are premade packages comprising parts intended to work best with their respective cameras. However, you can also create a support system in its entirety from scratch; the combination of the Unified Bridgeplate, Top Plate for Sony FX9, and Top Handle V2 with 2" Slotted Screw Channel are just some examples of parts that users can piece together to customize their camera-support system.
Rig peripherals are essential to maintaining a comprehensive setup; let's take a look at some of the additional parts that Wooden Camera has to offer.
Wooden Camera Monitor Hinge Arm for SmallHD Smart 5 Monitors
A new release from Wooden Camera is this monitor hinge, with four mounting options—3/8"-16 thread, Arca-type plate, a Canon C-series and a replacement arm compatibility.
Wooden Camera Tilting Monitor Hinge Kit
This highly maneuverable tilting monitor hinge with a built-in anti-twist base mount is designed to keep your monitor snugly in place.
Wooden Camera Universal Dual 15mm Rod Clamp for Bolt-On Accessories
This universal rod clamp allows users to mount a vast variety of accessories easily, utilizing either the 15mm system or any item with Bolt-On compatibility, such as the Bolt-On Accessory Rail Clamp.
Wooden Camera 15mm Dual Rod Clamp for Faceplate Cage System
Mount this Rod Clamp to any Wooden Camera faceplate system to gain 15mm compatibility while maintaining a sleek and compact form factor. It’s perfect for integrating remote follow focus systems, providing you with clear access to the lens gears. It also won't get in the way of traditional base items like LW 15mm and 15mm/19mm studio setups, allowing for easy transitions between camera setups.
Wooden Camera Mini Universal Ultra Arm (Combo 1/4"-20 & 3/8"-16)
This compact articulating arm, featuring two points of articulation, also has a 1/4"-20 mounting screw on one end and a 3/8"-16 mounting screw on the other. It’s an excellent addition for a top plate to monitor connection.
Wooden Camera Universal Ultra Arm with Combo 1/4"-20 & 3/8"-16 (8")
Quite literally extending upon the previous arm listed, this Ultra Arm measures 8", with two locking levers and a total of four points of articulation. The anti-twist mechanisms ensure maximum stability, as well as the reassurance that your gear will stay in place.
Wooden Camera Ultra Handle Extension
Gain another convenient point of contact for your camera rig by implementing the 5" Ultra Handle Extension. By screwing it into any part of your rig that has a 1/4"-20 mounting point, users can effectively modulate their camera rigs’ ergonomics to their liking. On top of that, once implemented, several additional mounting points become available―thanks to the handle’s multiple 1/4"-20 threads. This piece also comes in a 3" version.
Wooden Camera's inventory of precision-engineered filmmaking accessories are certainly worth looking into for any budding videographer or seasoned camera operator. With these accessories, you can seamlessly build and devise unique cinema rigs tailored to your exact needs.
What do you think of some of the products offered by Wooden Camera? Are there any you’d like to add to your workflow? If so, let us know below!