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Alzo DSLR Transformer Rig

What happens when you add a Zoom recorder and a shotgun mic to your DSLR rig?

You’re going to need something to hold all that gear securely.

That’s where the Alzo DSLR Transformer rig becomes an invaluable part of your kit. Here’s a short video showing how this works.

And, as I said in the video, the Alzo DSLR Transformer rig does double-duty. Besides holding all your kit, those handles produce a much more stable image when you’re shooting handheld. For the price, I think this is the best rig like this on the market.

PS – yes, I’m an affiliate of Alzo products. Hopefully you’ll like them as much as I do.

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  • Anonymous August 15, 2011, 9:04 pm

    Love the PRICE!
    Love the way it looks and works. For the price it’s simply great to have even as a backup 
    since I can store it anywhere. Thank you for sharing

  • Anonymous August 15, 2011, 9:05 pm

    Also… Nice Video Clip! Clear, Quick,Straight and to the point!
    Kudo’s

    • Adriel Brunson August 17, 2011, 11:59 pm

      Thank you for stopping by, always nice to have a note of appreciation!

  • Anonymous August 27, 2011, 10:22 am

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    Great Website!
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    T

  • Larry Macs March 1, 2014, 1:37 pm

    Hi Ariel,

    Great review. I have to say though that your audio in the review had a lot of distracting hiss and room echo. What microphone did you use? A good pencil mic (hypercardiod or supercardiod) would have made a huge difference. An Audio Technica 4053b or 4051b, Sennheiser MKH-50 or Shoeps CMC641 or even an Audix SCX1/HC would be great for interior booming. The cheapest solution would be an Ocatava MK-012. The AT 4051b actually has cardiod pattern but works great with echoey locations.

    • Adriel Brunson March 2, 2014, 4:19 pm

      Thanks for your comment. I’m sure I used my Sennheiser wireless mic for this project. It’s likely why you’re hearing so much room echo. I’ve found that shotgun mics can actually sound worse in small rooms with echo. But I recently added a Shure Beta58 hypercardioid that seems to work well.

      Thanks again,

       -a-

  • Larry March 1, 2014, 1:39 pm

    typo – It's Octava MK-012

  • Larry March 5, 2014, 2:19 pm

    Yes, the interference tube design of a shotgun doesn't lend itself well to room echo although the Schoeps CMIT5U or Sanken CS-3E shotguns do quite well in some indoor situations. A Shure Beta48 could work well but the mic sensitivity of a dynamic compared to the small diapragm condensers I listed would make it not ideal for booming thus it would be in the shot unless of course it was intended to be handheld an in camera view.

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