March 31, 2011 — K-Tek’s popular Norbert accessory frame is now available in a Filmmaker Kit that allows Norbert to attach to a universal rail system. The Norbert frame is a practical and convenient way to mount accessories around a DSLR or compact HD camera, including 4/3’s chip cameras.
Norbert allows the working professional to attach a large array of production tools to a DSLR camera without compromising the camera’s integral shoe mount. The heart of the kit is the Norbert base frame. Machined from rugged yet lightweight black anodized aluminum, it offers 17 accessory slots, numerous 1/4 ”x20 and 3/8”x16 threaded holes, and 19 standard shoe mounts that allow the operator to be creative in setting up lights, audio products, video streaming devices and monitors when on a tripod or shoulder rig.
The Norbert Filmmaker Kit has a height adjustable frame allowing for external batteries or for tall cameras, a standard camera quick release, two locking handgrips for quick handheld shots and features an Iris Rod Clamp System which allows Norbert to interface with traditional 15mm rail systems. This gives Norbert the ability to work around most existing rigs on the market such as the Redrock Micro and for use with matteboxes and follow focus rings. The kit includes a pair of 8” carbon fiber iris rods. Additional threaded holes on the base accept tripod mounting brackets.
The standard Norbert Filmmaker Kit comes complete with the frame, iris rod clamp, two carbon-fiber iris rods, two locking handgrips and the Manfrotto 323 quick release. Also available separately, are a top handle and longer iris rods.
K-Tek offers two optional high-precision dovetails – a High Dovetail for use with the Canon 7D and similar size cameras, and a Low Dovetail for the Canon 5D – that prevent the camera from rotating when lens control motors are used.
K-Tek offers a full array of clamps, mounts, brackets and other camera accessories to complete the Norbert system as well as the industry favorite, K-Tek boom poles. Suggested list price is $530.00. For further information, contact: K-Tek, 1384-F Poinsettia Ave., Vista, CA 92081; tel. (760) 727-0593 or online at www.ktekbooms.com.