New camera support products from Hague include the DSR Dual Shoulder Rig, Levitator, two new dollies and a Mini Jib.
The Hague Levitator is similar to a Camframe, with stabilisation. It is held in both hands, but its handles move freely and the camera is self-balancing, similar to a Steadicam but without counterbalance weights. It uses the camera’s own weight for counterbalance.
As there is little restriction above or below the camera, it can skim over or under items for shots unattainable otherwise. It costs £250 ex VAT.
The £165 DSR can be used with camcorders and DSLRs and can be positioned across two shoulders (for better balance) or a single shoulder. It is based on standard 15x60mm rods for use with third-party components, such as follow focus systems. It has a quick release camera plate that is compatible with most popular Manfrotto video heads, plus either twin handgrips or a single centred handle.
The Hague D9 Table Dolly supports up to 20kg, while the dual purpose Skater Ladder Dolly runs on a ladder to create tracking shots over any terrain. Both have a 75mm bowl, enable tracking shots on any smooth surface, and can track in a straight line or in an arc, to go round an item.
The £250 Hague Mini Jib Traveller K3 is small, compact, weighs 2kg and measures just 82cm for transport. It’s ideal for DSLRs and camcorders under 3kg, mounts directly on any video head, and keeps the camera level as the jib is raised or lowered. It can also be mounted horizontally for tracking, similar to a slider.