Rigs for DSLRs - Brian Valente, Redrock Micro
Redrock Micro are leaders in the field of creating rigs for Digital SLR movie cameras. The problem with these cameras is they do not fit well onto traditional video tripods, and they don't handle well in the hand like a video camera. Fit the camera into a rig and this changes the manoeuvrability of the camera you are working with, giving you control akin to shooting with a film camera. With cameras such as the EOS 5D Mark II, the Nikon D90, and Panasonic Lumix GH1, the use of a rig to mount the camera is becoming somewhat of a necessity and will undoubtedly develop as time goes by.