One Man Crew Complete (Patent Pending)

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Perfect for Corporate, Documentary, Interviews, Product/Tabletop Photography

One Man Crew is the perfect addition to small crews doing interviews and relying on fast setups and great images. Use on the main camera when alone for a high-end production feel, or use with a second camera for cutting between shots with beautiful high quality movement. Use more than one One Man Crew in multi-camera shoots for getting those extra shots that make the difference.

The One Man Crew is also great for product and tabletop photography where smooth, controlled, and repeatable motion creates that extra sparkle in your product shots.

Setup in Literally Minutes

The One Man Crew is ready in under a minute and can be setup by virtually anyone thanks to a lightweight self-contained design, intuitive laser alignment guides, and push button ease of use. One Man Crew does the rest, delivering smooth, controlled camera motion for that high-end production feel. Walk into a board room or a hotel room with confidence you can nail the shot.

Patent-Pending StayFocus™ Curved Rail

The heart of the One Man Crew is the first and only parabolic motion system.

Once set up, your subject stays in focus and stationary in the frame without any operator assistance. Push-button ease of use means you are getting the shot, not fiddling with controls and programming while everyone is waiting.

A Great Value That Pays for Itself Over and Over

Deliver beautiful content on every project, no matter the budget. One Man Crew is at home on sets with one crew member or one hundred. Any way you use the One Man Crew, it delivers consistently great footage. You’ll be amazed at what you can do with less.

Key Features and Benefits

  • Patent-pending StayFocus Curved Rail keeps subject in focus and stationary in frame
  • Instant setup with self-contained unit and laser alignment assist
  • Works with virtually any camera – universal plate and capacity of 20 lbs
  • Easy to transport and carry
  • Complete kit includes everything you need

What’s Included:

  • 1 One Man Crew
  • 1 Redrock Heavy Load Tilt head
  • 1 AC adapter (110v or 220v with international plug adapters)
  • 1 Soft case

Technical Specifications:

  • Track length: 36”
  • Set custom end points: yes
  • Speed control: real-time wheel controlled
  • Leveling assist: bubble level
  • Automatic track: yes
  • Manual track: yes
  • Maximum camera weight limit: 20+lbs
  • Support options: centered bottom plate with tripod mount holes (1/4” and 3/8”), rubberized corner feet for tabletop or ground
  • Accessory mounts: integrated 3/8” and ¼” female mounting points on rear
  • Camera head: heavy load tilt head
  • Alignment setup: laser assisted with on/off toggle
  • Carrying handle: integrated soft handle
  • Power: AC (universal adapter included) or D-tap battery (with optional cable)
  • Dimensions: 9” x 3.25” x 46”
  • Weight: 14.5lbs including tilt head

What is the One Man Crew?

The One Man Crew is a motorized camera motion system designed to add production value to any project without the overhead of another dedicated operator. The One Man Crew is used primarily as a way to spice up your multiple-camera shoot, providing you with moving footage to cut to during what otherwise would be a dull talking-head interview. The One Man Crew moves from one end of the track to another, while keeping your subject in focus and framed properly due to the uniquely designed curved track.

Who is the One Man Crew Designed For?

The One Man Crew is designed with a specific class of filmmakers in mind. An indispensible asset to corporate video productions and interview shooters, the One Man Crew adds production value sure to set you apart from the rest. Its variable speed setting also makes it ideal for product videography where small repeatable moves are required.

What Exactly is the 'StayFocus Curved Rail' and How Does it Differ from a Traditional Slider?

The StayFocus Curved Rail is designed to keep a subject both in focus and stationary in the frame while providing cinematic movement to foreground and background objects. This results in added production value to any interview or product shoot, without the need for an additional operator.

How Quickly Can the One Man Crew be Set Up?

The One Man Crew can be unpacked, setup, and ready to shoot in under two minutes by a single person.

Do I Need a Tripod for the One Man Crew?

The One Man Crew can be attached to a tripod via the integrated ¼”-20 and 3/8”-16 cheese plate on the bottom of the unit. It also features rubberized feet for low profile tabletop placement when a tripod is not needed.

What types of cameras does the One Man Crew Support?

The One Man Crew has a maximium load capacity of 20lbs. From DSLRs to Shoulder Mounted ENG style cameras, the One Man Crew has you covered.

Does the One Man Crew come with everything I need to start shooting?

Yes! The One Man Crew is an all-inclusive bundle that features the Redrock Micro Tilt Head which allows you attach your camera and start shooting within minutes of unpacking it.

How Do I Know if my Subject is at Exactly 6 Feet from the One Man Crew?

The One Man Crew comes standard with a set of high-powered lasers that are visible in all environments. Once turned on, the lasers will converge on a subject at precisely 6 feet away.

Can I Place my Subject at a Different Distance from the One Man Crew?

The greater the distance the subject is from the suggested 6 feet, the greater amount the subject will move across the frame through the motion. Focus will also be affected by the available depth of field.

Can I Change the Speed of the One Man Crew?

Yes. The One Man Crew has a variable speed wheel that can be changed on the fly while the system is running.

Can I Set the One Man Crew to Travel a Smaller Portion of the Track?

The One Man Crew’s track is 36” long. The shooter can choose to cover a smaller portion of the track if desired.

How Does the One Man Crew Handle Reaching the End of the Track?

The One Man Crew delivers a smooth transition from one direction to another by ramping down and up. This ramping process makes every second of the footage captured from the One Man Crew usable in the final product.

Can I Attach Accessories like an External Monitor Directly to the One Man Crew?

Yes. The One Man Crew comes tapped ready for the addition of an external monitor. Ideally, the external monitor is stationary as opposed to attached to the moving camera itself. This provides a better reference of the final product for the shooter.

Is the One Man Crew Quiet Enough to be Used With Audio?

Yes the One Man Crew is nearly silent.

How Can I Power the One Man Crew?

The One Man Crew can be powered by a traditional AC power outlet with the included AC Adapter (110v or 220v with international plug adapters). It can also be powered via a D-Tap battery source for in the field shooting with the optional D-Tap cable.

Jem Schofield is no stranger to corporate and interview work. His professional credentials as a videographer and DP for his own company Buttons Productions are long, and includes work for Canon, Zeiss, Apple, and many other companies. Jem also logged a great set of tutorials for on how to shoot interviews using sliders and other camera movement gear. In short, Jem knows what it takes to make great interviews with one or two crew people, and what it takes to make them visually stand out... Check out our blog to read more.