The Rock Solid Tripod Cross Bar is a must-have for anyone shooting tethered to a laptop in-studio or on location. A perfectly elegant solution to tethered shooting, the Cross Bar lets you view images on a laptop or tablet right next to your camera.
The Tripod Cross Bar can mount Aero tables, iPads, Monitors or anything with a female 3/8” thread and features dual-locking ratcheting handles to keep your gear secured. The convenient knurling on each mounting point makes connecting and disconnecting your gear a breeze.
While mounting a laptop and camera to your Tripod Cross Bar may be the most popular solution, it’s by no means the only solution for this versatile piece of equipment. Below we’ve listed out 10 different ways to use the Rock Solid Tripod Cross Bar, check them out and to learn more about this new product visit www.tethertools.com/crossbar-and-tether-t.
- Mount a Tether Table Aero and Camera Ball Head for a professional and compact workstation
Add a Tether Table Aero to one side, and then attach a ball head to the other. This is a great way to set up a spot to set your camera down while checking your photos captured in your tether session.
- Keep information nearby on your iPad with a Wallee Connect Kit (or AeroTab S4 as pictured) and Camera Ball Head
Mount your iPad to the crossbar and easily review your shot list, notes, and other information during your shoot.
- Create the Tether Tools Tether “T” Set-Up by adding a Rock Solid Cross Bar Side Arm
Combine the Rock Solid Cross Bar Side Arm with the Rock Solid Tripod Cross Bar to create the Tether “T” setup enabling easy adjustments to the camera’s height. The Tether “T” setup is ideal for step and repeat photo shoots, simply adjust the vertical bar to the appropriate levels as subjects enter and exit the frame.
- Tether directly into your Surface Pro tablet, securing it to the Crossbar with an AeroTab S4 and Camera Ball Head
The Surface Pro is growing in popularity with photographers and for good reason. Add an AeroTab S4 to the mix and you can mount your camera and tablet on the same tripod for a sleek, compact workstation.
- Go big or go home! Mount a monitor using the Local Vu Monitor Mount and Camera Ball Head.
The Local Vu monitor mount is designed for the creative professional looking for a streamlined way to mount small to medium size monitors on a tripod or Arca-compatible system.
- Mount one to four off-camera flashes/speedlights on a tripod with the RapidMount Cold Shoe Elbow
Need light? You can mount up to four speedlights on the Rock Solid Tripod Cross Bar. Do you want to use one and a laptop, or mount four on each of the 3/8” tripod male threads? It’s up to you!
- Mount two cameras on the same tripod with two camera ball heads
There are a couple reasons you might want to put two cameras on a tripod. You can create a behind-the-scenes video while you shoot, mounting a video camera along with your DSLR. Or mount two cameras in order to test equipment, or show the same scene with different settings and lenses. Whether you shoot sports photography, nature, or in-studio it’s very useful to be able to switch out cameras quickly so you can follow the subject and capture an event that is rather quick.
- Mount two Tether Table Aeros to your tripod
While our audience is primarily photographers and creatives, all types love Tether Tools products including educators, make-up artists, and professionals. Mount two Tether Tables and place a laptop on one, and projector on the other for use during presentations. Tether Tables are great at holding all types of stuff, make-up artists will have plenty of room to keep their tools and products nearby on set and photographers can use one Tether Table as a utility tray while tethering to a laptop on another.
- Add a Rock Solid Tripod Roller to your tripod and get rolling
Do you especially like one of these setups but wish it were even more mobile? Add a Rock Solid Tripod Roller to any of these uses to create a versatile, mobile workstation!
- Mount the Cross Bar on a Lightstand or C-stand with the Rock Solid Baby Ball Head Adapter
If you’d like to mount the Cross Bar on a lightstand or c-stand, it’s easy to do so with the Tether Tools Baby Ball Head Adapter. Simply attach the adapter to the crossbar, and then effortlessly mount it on the lightstand or c-stand.
Original article and accompanying images appear on the Tether Tools website
Original Author: Tom Pitts – Republished with permission
Image Credits: Photos from Tether Tools and used with permission
Also published on Medium.