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Converging Concepts 3D

For the last 30 years Marty and Barb Mueller (MSM Design INC.) have been creating fresh solutions to the design and building of motion picture cameras. After winning recognition from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Fulfilling a dream of building 3D cameras for space and then creating a smaller lighter 3D film camera for terrestrial projects, they took a break. Ideas though don’t seem to go on vacation. After a conversation with long time collaborator Sean Phillips, design began on a new light weight, electronically precise adjustable, 3D Rig. Versatile in its controls and the ability to mount many different digital cameras, the new CC3D-GEN I will meet the needs of the creative 3D Filmmaker. Its user friendly, like the people who built it!

12 Reasons You Will Love This Rig

Comprehensive Solution
Elegant Design
Easily Accessible Mounting
User Friendly
Quick to Set-Up
Small Footprint
Maintains Critical Alignment
Support for Different Cameras
Steady Camera Conventional Mount
Unparrelled Support
Open Ears for What’s Next


The rig uses custom dovetail plates with specialized camera, lens, and lens motor supports to quickly and rigidly mount any camera and lens combination. All camera alignments are motorized, and adjustable with the remote hand control unit allowing lateral, vertical, and angular adjustments to be precisely and easily made. Internal illuminated targets mean that external charts are no longer required, and the strong perimeter frame of the rig maintains critical alignment in all attitudes. A backlit LCD on the hand unit displays full system status, while damped concentric knobs provide accurate convergence and interaxial settings, either independent or linked. Camera run/stop controls are included, and the cameras and accessories are powered directly from the rig with dedicated camera-specific cables.  For those cruel moments when all the electrons die all the rig adjustments can be made manually.

The CC3D rig may be used either upright or inverted, and an integral motorized baseplate automatically adjusts balance for Steadicam use.  Its size and weight makes it easy to mount on conventional cranes, heads and dollies..

Weighing 16 pounds the CC3d-Gen1 is 18″ wide x 22″ long x 17″ high.  Interacial range is zero to 4″ (102mm), convergence zero to 6 degrees.


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