OConnor C1245-2040 is a set of two 15mm horizontal support rods (18") for the O-Rig 15mm Rod Support System.
The adaptable, hand-held support rig is perfectly suited to the a la carte configurations of today's accessorized digital cinematography. The O-Rig is designed to work with any camera/lens combination in 15mm LWS (Light Weight Support) configuration, including the latest offerings from Sony, Canon, Nikon, ARRI, AJA, JVC, Panasonic, Vision Research and RED.
To provide cinematographers with maximum flexibility, OConnor's O-Rig is camera and lens agnostic. It includes a proprietary universal baseplate, enabling quick and easy camera and lens changes. A height adapter offers cover for all camera bodies, providing rotation of wide-angle filters, and increasing the lens coverage of OConnor's O-Focus follow focus unit. Uniquely crafted to deliver superior ergonomic performance, the O-Rig also allows users to effortlessly move from shoulder mount to tripod and back again. The O-Rig elements also work with other 3rd party 15mm LWS products.
The O-Rig system is housed in a robust Storm Case, fitted with custom-cut, high-density foam. Each kit includes an award-winning O-Grips handgrip system; an infinitely adjustable offset adapter, allowing users to easily reposition camera viewfinders and providing comfort adjustments for shoulder pads; and a shoulder pad with hand-stitched leather construction and aluminum detailing, giving versatile positioning of rods through pad for optimizing counterweight, camera balancing, and body ergonomics.
Did you know!
That in the late 1940s, a man by the name of Chadwell OConnor decided to document steam locomotives, for which he always had a passion for, on film before they were all gone, but found it impossible to pan smoothly with his Bell & Howell camera. To solve this problem, Chad designed and built a Fluid Head camera support that would allow his lightweight camera to follow the moving trains without jumps, and distracting starts and stops. One day, in 1949 while he was filming the trains at Glendale Station, another steam train enthusiast noticed this unusual setup and stopped to ask a few questions. He liked the concept, and asked Chad to build a Fluid Head that would solve pan & tilt problems on his new film, `The Living Desert.
The man was Walt Disney.
Disney was so happy with his first OConnor head that he immediately ordered 10 more. His film, The Living Desert, won the first Academy Award for Documentary Feature in 1953. To produce his new fluid head, OConnor founded a part-time business in 1952, first building them in his garage and then from a small factory on Green Street in Pasadena, which his wife Regina ran during the day. By 1969 OConnor Engineering Labs was so successful that OConnor left his "day job" at Pasadena Power and Light to work full time on camera heads and steam engines at OConnor Engineering. He enjoyed working with cameramen, by inventing solutions for their needs. He produced thousands of OConnor fluid heads and legs, from the ever-popular OConnor 100, so renowned for its ruggedness that it is still a staple of camerawork worldwide, to the new OConnor 120EX, which was made to complement todays high-end film and television production.