Film equipment allrounder CAME-TV introduced their new Suction Cup Mount System – the SK06. It features four suction cup arms, a 10kg payload capacity and a DJI RS2 mounting system.
CAME-TV has a really wide range of products. From wireless headsets over LED lights to camera rigs and supports. They already have three other suction cup mounts in their lineup, but the SK06 seems to be the newest and sturdiest one, offering a 10kg/22lbs payload capacity.
The top plate offers various mounting threads with 1/4″-20, 3/8″-16 and M8 threads. Directly under it are some steel wire shock absorber springs. As far as I can see they compensate for horizontal movement, not up/down.
The four arms have one suction cup each and are attached with joints looking similar to ULCS type products, in my opinion a very sturdy way to fix ball joints. Each suction cup has a diameter of 15cm, creating a suction capacity of 75kg/165lbs each, 300kg/660lbs in total.
DJI RS2 kit for the SK06
The optional RS2 kit enables you to mount the DJI RS2 gimbal directly on a special top plate. The battery grip attaches to one of the suction arms. Not beautiful, but mounting the gimbal as low as possible reduces a lot of unwanted vibrations and jitters. The power gets transferred over an included cable connecting the battery grip with the RS2 adapter. The latter has two ports labeled with “DC IN”, but according to CAME-TV both can be used as in and outputs, so you can power further accessories like monitors or video transmitters over the gimbal battery.
The third kit includes their remote system enabling you to control pan, tilt and roll of the RS2 gimbal from over 50 meters away. But it uses 2.4G (like WiFi an Bluetooth does), so don’t expect too much, especially in urban areas.
No matter which kit you take, there will be a bag on wheels included, fitting all components in it. It also seems like the system doesn’t have to be taken apart to fit in the bag, saving time before and after the shoot.
Pricing and availability
All three kits are available now on CAME-TV’s own website. The basic kit with a normal top plate costs 648$ plus shipping and taxes. The RS2 adapter system costs 100$ additionally, if you want the complete kit with the wireless remote system that’s going to cost you 945$.
There are cheaper suction mounts like the Kessler Lamprey, but most cheaper systems don’t offer the flexibility of the arms or the payload capacity the SK06 offers. Of course systems like Panthers Multi Mount are more capable with a payload capacity of up to 80kg/176lbs, but costing over double the price of the CAME-TV SK06.
More information on their site: CAME-TV
Have you used CAME-TV products before? What do you think about them? Let us know in the comments.