SmallRig has always adhered to the product development philosophy of “user-manufacturer “co-creation”, involving users in the development of products, and thus the DreamRig project was born.
To date, we have provided free personalization services to over 2,000 users and have over 2 million users in over 150 countries and regions worldwide.
Let’s take a look at the top 5 popular products in the DreamRig project.
Many people in the photography industry like to use the iPad as a camera monitor because it’s portable, easy to use, and the screen presents more comfortable colors.
Simon Abele is one of them. He came up with the idea of an iPad expansion frame that is compatible with tablets between 125mm*176mm and 225mm*270mm in width and length, including iPad/iPad mini/iPad Air/iPad Pro (except iPad Pro 12.9” 1st/2nd generation). Multiple expansion ports are built-in to meet the needs of daily use.
It was still Simon Abele who found the V-port lock to be large and non-removable, so he came up with the idea of using the V-port lock quick release and designed the lightweight and portable V-LOCK kit.
As long as the female V-port is fixed in the expansion frame backplate, tube clips, etc., you can install the battery in the position you want.
Ian Roche has been working on an EVF mount design that allows for three axes of motion, and he wanted to allow the monitor to fold up when configured for shoulder and tripod mounting. To achieve this unique feature, we worked with Ian Roche over 1272 days of pre-production communication, design, and post-production optimization, resulting in 4 prototypes and the release of the 5th!
When Fredrik Mannerfelt was using the XLR grip equipped with the Sony FX3 camera, he gave feedback that it didn’t feel good to use and that the grip had problems such as short length and few mounting holes.
So, he designed an extension with a comfortable ergonomic grip design, additional sliders, and multiple threaded holes to make the user enjoy the shooting process more!
Although SmallRig Smog will come standard with enough small tools for each product, such as various sizes of screws, Allen wrenches, and so on, after a period of use, there are always some small parts “missing”, when not needed can always be seen, when needed, it is easy to find.
Reuben Pereira had the idea of designing a storage plate, which can hold almost all the small parts used in the camera equipment. The storage board is designed with magnetic suction, with the use of velvet bags, when you go out shooting, as long as you take this storage board, in the shooting can be a worry-free assembly of accessories.