K-Tek Introduces Transformer-Like ProShot Multifunctional Camera Rig

K-Tek has introduced a unique, four-in-one rig designed to provide camera support and stability for reality, documentary, commercial and action sports photographers and videographers. The relatively inexpensive ProShot ($849) can be quickly configured into a Shoulder Rig, Monopod, Stabilizer or High-hat—tool free—without removing the camera from the system’s baseplate.

Suited for digital cameras weighing up to 20 pounds, the ProShot has a steadying ballast weight to offset larger loads. At the heart of the (patent pending) system is an 3.8-pound Hexweight that is positioned in a variety of configurations to provide the right amount of mass to balance the camera package. Changing from one mode to the next is designed to be quick and intuitive.

In Shoulder Rig mode (the most compact configuration) the ProShot’s thickly padded neoprene cushion is positioned on the shoulder, the Hexweight is positioned behind the user to optimize the camera balance and the camera can be moved forward and back along the shoulder or by extending the telescoping tubes. At the front, a set of Motocross handgrips ensures a solid and comfortable grip.

ProShot can quickly transform into a weighted 4-foot, 8-inch tall Monopod (without tools). The camera is adjusted via the system’s swivel/tilt head, the five telescoping sections are extended and the Hexweight becomes a weighted foot. The Monopod’s height can be adjusted with the  K-Tek clamping system and the weighted foot gives the monopod a stable base without the top heaviness of traditional monopods.

For moving or gliding shots, ProShot quickly achieves its Stabilizer Mode by holding the rig vertically and adjusting the swivel/tilt head to level out the camera. The ProShot handles can easily unlock and lock into different positions around the rig.

In closed position ProShot becomes a High-hat by setting it down on its weighted base and front handgrips. The camera’s position can be set by adjusting the swivel/tilt head and the telescoping tubes.

Designed to work in damp conditions (or rough terrain), this water resistant support is also compact and lightweight (6.5-lbs including the Hexweight) for easy transport. Each ProShot comes with K-Tek’s own swivel/tilt monopod head (attached with a 3/8” screw) and removable quick release baseplate. To ensure compatibility with all industry standard camcorders and D-SLRs a 1/4” and a 3/8” camera screw is included. A DSLR 15mm rod upgrade kit is also available.

The ProShot is made in the U.S. More information here.