Redrock Micro UltraCage Scout HX
Redrock Micro UltraCage Scout HX
ultraCage Scout HX Hybrid Rig/Cage for Mirrorless and DSLR cameras including Sony A7S, Panasonic GH4, Canon and Nikon
First of its Kind The Scout is first of its kind ultra-portable camera multi-tool. It’s a universal cage and rig in one featuring a built-in microRemote Fingerwheel System that’s wireless ready. The Scout has a rail system when you need a cinema rig, or detach it for a super compact handheld setup. Quick-Change between rigs quickly (with the quick release system), even your gimbal. Integrated power keeps everything tight and self-contained.
Load-and-go, run-and-gun, point-and-shoot right out of the box. Scout is the ultimate self-contained rig for handheld mirrorless camera and DSLR video.
Creative focus control at your fingertips; wireless-ready for someone else’s The UltraCage Scout rig features the award-winning microRemote Fingerwheel, completely integrated into the cage to minimise size and optimise balance.
The fingerwheel offers exceptionally smooth electronically-controlled focus for the operator without your hand ever leaving the grip. The Scout is also wireless ready when you need someone else to pull focus - just add the microRemote Handheld Controller (sold separately) and they can focus remotely up to 1 mile away.
Quick-Change artist to switch between rigs, even gimbals Most shoots require more than one style of rig. With the Scout, you can speed up rig changes. Use the optional rail block to quickly switch between handheld, tripod, and shouldermount. The unique bottom plate is DJI Ronin-M compatible so you can slide your Scout right into the gimbal and not lose a beat.
Onboard Power Scout keeps it tight and powered with the integrated battery inside the hand grip. The lightweight LP-E6 battery (not included) keeps things running without extra cables or external batteries.
The ultimate handheld rig for IBIS (body-stabilised) cameras including Sony A7S II and A7R II With newer generation mirrorless cameras that feature multi-axis stabilization such as the Sony A7SII, the camera handles stabilisation (no need for a gimbal or other support) and the Scout fills in the rest.
The Scout’s opposite-side handgrip gives you the perfect camera balance for handholding shots, and the integrated fingerwheel electronically drives smooth focus without your hand ever leaving the grip. The combination delivers on the promise of cinema-style handheld footage without bulky gear.
The Only Rig with Compact and Expanded Modes to Adapt to Your Shooting Style Scout is the only rig that gives you two setup options. Use the Expanded mode with extended grip for comfortable and balanced handholding. Collapse the rig into Compact mode for a smaller setup that’s ideal for cine-style rigs (think studio, shouldermount etc.) or use on gimbals. You can also fine-tune between the two modes using four sliders for maximum size and balance adjustments.
Universal fit for most Mirrorless and DSLR Cameras The Scout is highly configurable to fit cameras ranging from smaller mirrorless to larger DSLRs. All camera functions fully accessible, and the precision-machined aluminium frame gives your camera added protection from bumps and scrapes.
The integrated cold shoe mount enables you to mount up to two accessories, and the Rhino Mount ingeniously secures the Torque motor for slip-free operation.
Features and Benefits Protect your camera with the precision-machined aluminium cage Enjoy exceptional stability and torque resistance Easy balancing with built-in multi-axis balance adjustments Wireless-ready - enables second person to pull focus remotely (just add the wireless handheld remote, sold separately)
Create cinema-style 15mm rail-based rigs with the optional rail mount block Add a standard microRemote fingerwheel – with the built-in fingerwheel port, you can still use the onboard motor with a standard Redrock fingerwheel for cinema-style rigs like shouldermount or jib/crane use (external fingerwheel purchased separately) Switch quickly to your gimbal – the Scout dovetail is compatible with DJI Ronin-M™ gimbal, just slide it in and you’re ready to go Unique Expanded and Compact modes for better handheld and cine-style rigs Keep it simple with integrated battery for powering the microRemote using Canon LP-E6 and compatible batteries Accessorise your rig with 2 included cold shoe mounts
What is the Scout hybrid rig/cage?
At the heart of the ultraCage Scout is a professional, precision-machined cage that protects your camera and enables accessory mounting and build-out of rigs. Three axis adjustments means the Scout fits virtually all mirrorless and DSLR-style cameras, including popular bodies such as the Sony A7S /II, Panasonic GH4, Canon 5D MKIII, Nikon D810, and many other similarly sized cameras.
In addition, the Scout is a complete handheld rig that features an integrated focus system for power-assisted operator focus control (fingerwheel) or add the optional wireless handheld controller when you need someone else to take focus control. The unique dual mode system gives you the best of handheld rigs and a cage for using on gimbals or building cine-style rigs.
What is the difference between the Scout HS, and Scout HX?
Scout is available in two models, depending on your needs and budget:
Scout HS is a great addition for existing microRemote owners who want the Scout’s built-in fingerwheel and on-board power. The included Y cable means the Scout powers your existing microRemote right from the cage.
Scout HX is the most popular bundle that is full-featured and includes both the cage, integrated remote system, and battery power.
Will the Scout work with my camera?
If your camera is a mirrorless, DSLR, or micro four-thirds camera, chances are yes. The scout is also compatible with other special purpose cinema cameras such as Blackmagic Pocket Camera. The Scout has multiple adjustments for fitting most mirrorless and DSLR cameras. The Scout does not fit taller professional DSLRs such as the Canon 1D X and Nikon D4/S, and does not video camcorder style cameras. Cameras that have been verified to work include Canon standard sized DSLRs (5D series, 7D series, 6D, Rebel, etc.), Canon mirrorless, Nikon standard size DSLRs (D800 series, D700 series, D600 series, D7000 series, etc.), Sony Alpha (A7II and A7 series, A6000 series, etc.)
How is the Scout a better solution than just a cage?
The Scout simply gives you more:
Professional precision-machined cage for protection and accessory mounting
Integrated focus unit for creative focus control, either by operator or wireless-ready for remote control
Integrated battery delivers power to the remote, keeping the rig light and compact
Optimised for gimbals: very low centre of gravity and DJI Ronin-M compatible plate
Quick-change system for moving between rig setups including gimbals
A similarly configured alternative would be larger, bulkier, and cost 2-3x more than the Scout. The Scout is ideal for anyone looking for a great universal cage that can be used as a handheld rig or a compact gimbal-ready cage, and wants maximum creative control over focusing, whether alone or with an assistant camera operator.
How can I use the built-in remote in a wireless setting?
The Scout-HX is already wireless ready and will immediately work with the hand unit with a range of up to 1 mile line of sight. Add the microRemote handheld controller and turn it on (sold separately). The Scout-HS uses your microRemote’s existing wireless capabilities.
Dual modes is a unique feature of the ultraCage Scout. The expanded mode is for handheld use, where the handgrip is moved out so the camera can be held comfortably. The integrated fingerwheel can be used for power-assisted focus, delivering smooth focusing results without your hands leaving the grips. In the compact mode, the camera slides closer to the grip (or can be flipped 180 degrees for minimum size) for use with gimbals and other cine-style rigs.
How is the Scout powered?
The Scout is powered by a standard Canon LPE-6 or compatible battery (Battery and charger not included)
How long do the batteries last?
With normal shoot/wait/shoot use, batteries can last all day. With continuous use battery life is approximately 4-6 hours. It’s always a good idea to have fully charged spare batteries ready to go.