Matthews’ PRO mount system is a strong, efficient and versatile mounting system for getting moving vehicle shots with confidence and ease.
From the ubiquitous C-stands and grip hardware, to dollies, tracks and trusses, Matthews Studio Equipment has spent the last 40+ years building a well-deserved reputation for providing quality products. The Matthews PRO car mount system is no exception. For anyone looking to capture exciting moving vehicle shots like those seen in major productions, this will help you get the visuals you’re after.
Three Wood’s Power-Grip industrial suction cups form the foundation of the PRO Mount system, attaching the setup firmly to the vehicle. A thumb operated plunger pumps the air out from beneath the cup, creating a very strong vacuum and tightly gripping the surface beneath.
A red line on the plunger acts as a safety feature for monitoring the cup’s vacuum status. When the air has been evacuated from the cup, the plunger stops moving and the red line remains within the pump, hidden from view, indicating that a firm seal has been achieved. A visible red line signifies that air has leaked back into the cup and its hold on the surface may be compromised. A built-in check valve allows the cup to be re-plunged without losing any remaining vacuum. To remove the cup, simply pull up on the tab at the edge of the pad to break the vacuum seal.
One 6-inch cup comes with a threaded stud attached, to accommodate the ball head camera mount, which includes a dovetail plate for mounting the camera. The ball head allows for easy adjustment and levelling and quickly compensates for angled surfaces such as windows and body panels. This suction cup-and-ball head mount combination will support a camera package up to 11.8 kg (26 lbs). If you have a bigger setup and need to support an even larger kit the MASTER Mount System has a capacity of up to 18 kg (40 lbs).
Also included are a second 6-inch cup and a 4 1/2-inch cup, each with a 5/8-inch pin. Two Micro Grip heads, two Mini Grip heads, one 8-inch and two 20-inch Micro Grip rods, one hot shoe adapter, a carrying bag and instruction video complete the pack age. Reminiscent of Matthews’ full-size Hollywood grip heads, the Micro Grip and Mini Grip heads serve the same purpose. One mounting point attaches to a 5/8-inch pin while the other provides an adjustable mount for gripping one or more of the stabilising rods. Together these components create a highly efficient, versatile and stable mounting system.
Moving shots add dimension to a scene. Setting a camera on a car gives you amazing movement abilities. Using the Matthews PRO mount system will give you assurance that the shot will be good and the camera will hold.