The Cloud Mount Pro includes additional components for increased capacity in both standard and sidecar positions. An additional set of cable clamps with all three diameters of cable for fine tuning and 8 high power vacuum suction cups. This option can support gimbals as large as Movi XL with full size cameras (Alexa, Amira, F55, Venice, Varicam etc…) in the standard position and everything down to a Ronin M with DSLR.
The RigWheels Cloud Mount camera vibration isolator system is the most practical and versatile vibration isolation system for filmmaking available. Building on our RigMount XL mounting platform, the Cloud Mount adds a vibration isolator to allow your handheld gimbal to work more effectively and with less strain on its motors and bearings. In the same way that Handheld Gimbal Stabilizers have drastically reduced the time required to achieve smooth dynamic camera movement, the Cloud Mount tremendously reduces the amount of time necessary and the complexity involved with mounting a vibration isolator system to a vehicle.
This is a all-in-one solution and usually requires no additional grip and rigging hardware to implement. Other vibration isolator systems rely extensively on third party rigging and hardware which drastically increases the time necessary to get up and rolling and increases the cost of a working system. The Cloud Mount (when purchased complete with case) can be deployed to its standard configuration and ready for your gimbal in under one minute. With a small reconfiguration you can change to a ‘sidecar” or “underslung” position.
Our RigMount magnets are the key to the fast and easy setup of the Cloud Mount. 8 Magnets in the DSLR package provide up to 400lb of pulling force. That is a really large number but in real world conditions it is appropriate measure.
Standard cable requirement for a Ronin-M with DSLR is 4, 1/4″ sections of cable. 8, 1/4″ sections will support a standard Ronin with a mid to full-size camera. 16, 1/4″ sections will support approximately 65 pounds. The vibration isolator of this system can use up to 24 sections of cable of up to 7/16″ diameter. (we would love to see a photo of a setup that actually requires that capacity) Because you are able to “let in” or “let out” the cable, you can fine-tune the resistance necessary for your setup. You want vibration isolation loose enough to absorb all of the bumps and vibration but strong enough not to fail under the weight of the camera and gimbal. The Clould Mount gives you the ability to find that perfect balance of resistance, not only for the camera and gimbal but also for the terrain on which you will be operating.