It was well worth the wait. We finally got the Tilta RED DSMC2 rig (ESR-T01-A1) in stock and immediately armed one of our RED Epic-Ws. Read more to find further thoughts and information, a detailed list of what’s in the box and a short stop motion video showing the assembly.
The Tilta RED DSMC2 Rig ESR-T02-A1 is built from a lightweight and durable high-impact aluminium 7075 alloy with a hard-anodized surface and is equipped with sturdy titanium screws. The rig comes with a top plate including a handle, a 15mm rod support base plate and a basic Tilta I/O module. Its internal wiring distributes power all over the camera body. All parts are anodized in black, the connectors seem to be solid and well manufactured.
The top plate includes a detachable top handle with two hot shoe mounts, a lockable start/stop button and 15mm and a lateral 19mm rod support to attach the monitor offset system or other accessories such as remote follow focus motors. The connector of the provided pogo cable can be firmly attached to the offset rod so DSMC2 RED Touch monitors are held in place. DSMC monitors can be fed by a standard Red monitor cable from the top plate. Two 3-pin Fischer with ARRI R/S functionality and two 2-pin Lemo outputs provide 14.8V each for wireless video transmission systems, remote follow focus receivers and so on. Many 1/4″ and 3/8″ mounting points are available for accessories.
The baseplate has a 15mm rod support which can be mounted on dovetail plates or tripod heads. The 15mm base plate is also compatible with the Tilta 19mm studio multifunctional baseplate quick release system with safeguard (not included in the package).
Basic I/O module
The basic I/O module works without any RED base I/O modules and provides video HDMI and HD-SDI outputs, 5V USB, 12V P-Tap, SYNC, CTRL, DC-in and MIC-in/line out. The HD-SDI outputs are bent in a 45° angle and pointing slightly downward.
The bottom line is that Tilta really understands what camera operators need. A robust rig with solid thumb screws and many 1/4″ and 3/8″ mounting points, lots of Power outputs, hot shoe mounts and a flexible monitor offset arm.
This Tilta RED DSMC2 rig consists of:
- Top handle with 15mm rod support, EVF mount and start/stop button
- Top plate
- DSMC2 LCD bracket/offset monitor mount
- Tilta basic I/O module
- base plate with 15mm rod support
Top plate connectors:
- 2x 14.8V 3-pin Fischer output with start/stop trigger
- 2x 14.8V 2-pin Lemo output
- 1x 16-pin Lemo output for DSMC LCD or EVF
Basic I/O module connectors:
- 2x HD-SDI
- 1x HDMI
- 1x DC in (RED specific)
- 1x 5V USB out
- 1x CTRL port
- 1x SYNC port
- 1x stereo microphone jack in
- 1x stereo headphones out
- 1x V-mount or gold mount Battery plate