The Shape Revolt Push Button Arms combine a strong tool-less design with flexibility to provide solid support for a variety of uses.
The push-button system from Shape has become a popular choice for handles on camera rigs because of its tool-less design. With many camera setups now including monitors, recorders and microphone accessories – which in general can be fiddly to attach and adjust – shooters will be pleased to see the Shape design has made its way to support these kind of accessories too.
The Shape Revolt Push Button Arm incorporates ease of adjustment and strength into a tiny device that can rotate 360 degrees on the horizontal and vertical axis in the 2A model, or four axis in the 4A model. You can change a monitor setup from facing the camera operator to the side for a director or producer by simply pushing the lock button to release, and twisting the joint to adjust.
I checked out the Shape Revolt Push Button Arm last week and, despite being small in size, it’s strong and remains locked in place unlike many cheap magic arms. It can be attached to any camera rig and accessories via the 1/4″ screw, or onto 15mm rods.
The 4-axis Push Button Arm is larger, but allows for further extension and mounting possibilities for a complete custom setup that can be adjusted at the top and bottom or the arm. This would be particularly handy when working with a camera setup with lots of accessories attached to a cage for example. However, they do have a higher price tag than conventional magic arms, which may put many people off purchasing.
Can the Shape Revolt Push Button Arms convert you from using magic arms for your accessories in the future? Let us know in the comments.