Ready Rig GS Camera Stabilization Kit


  • Body size: adjustable
  • Weight: 10 lbs.
  • Payload: 30 lbs.; upgradeable to 40 lbs.
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Camera operator fatigue is reduced with the Ready Rig GS Camera Stabilization Kit, and range of motion is increased. Ready Rig is a vest that’s ideal for making professional-level independent films, commercials, event videos and webpages.

By wearing a Ready Rig, a camera operator takes up to 90 percent of the weight of a gimbal, battery, camera and monitor off his arms. Ready Rig shifts much of that weight to the operator’s body. In an hour of constant shooting, that’s a major reduction in strain—and in fatigue. Over a morning, an afternoon or a whole day, it makes a world of difference. Ready Rig lessens the weight of the camera/gimbal not just during shooting, but also while moving around the set and blocking.

It significantly simplifies carrying a camera while tracking shots, walking, running, passing through doorways, climbing and descending stairs, even jumping or riding on a self-balancing unicycle or hover board. Need to get that camera into a car? Ready rig can be worn and used in a vehicle.

Ready Rig GS features:

  • Body size: adjustable
  • Weight: 10 lbs.
  • Payload: 30 lbs.; upgradeable to 40 lbs.
  • Weight distribution: operator-adjustable while being worn
  • Width: Variable, but slightly narrower than the operator wearing it
  • Gimbal compatibility: Ronin series, including Ronin 2; many other brands
  • Carrying case: included, briefcase/backpack combination
  • Assembly/disassembly: tool-free, with fast, easy thumb screws and by Velcro straps
  • Component materials: Machined aircraft-grade aluminum, carbon-fiber, 1000D Cordura fabric, military-grade plastic

Complete Kit, Completely Adjustable

Everything you need to get to work is in the included carrying bag. You add nothing but the camera equipment and gimbal you already have.

Assembly takes a few minutes. You’ll need to connect the shoulder supports and the support arms that actually shift the weight of your gimbal and camera.

You’ll spend a few more minutes adjusting the vest to fit your body. If you’ve got one camera operator who’s 6 feet tall and weighs 185, and another who’s 5-foot-8 and weighs 140, simple adjustments make the Ready Rig comfortable for either user.

To store the Ready Rig and transport it, simply disassemble and place it piece-by-piece back into the carrying bag.

Ready Rig Solves a Weighty Issue

The camera operator can adjust the support arms for weight distribution of the gimbal and camera using quick-release latches. It’s not complicated; it’s just simple lever science. Lengthen or shorten the arm settings and change the weight distribution instantly.

Have two operators with different preferences? Ready Rig will accommodate each with adjustments that take only seconds. Want to change the weight distribution for new shooting conditions? Just try a new setting on for size—it’s that simple and that fast.

You determine how much of the camera’s and gimbal’s weight you want on your body, and how little of that weight you want on your arms. The recommended setting is 90 percent body/10 percent arms. With a 30-pound maximum payload, that takes 27 pounds off your arms—no small improvement. A reduction in fatigue speeds production and elevates results.

The back of the vest has a perforated “cheeseboard,” so some equipment can be mounted there—a battery pack, for instance, or a RED Brain—to reduce arm weight even further.

Where Does the Weight Go?

A small portion of the weight is transferred to the shoulders, but most of the weight is distributed throughout the hips. Because of that, the operator’s back is spared the strain of the transferred weight. All weight-bearing surfaces in contact with the body are padded for comfort.

Maximum Camera Control

Because the weight on the arms is reduced, and because the Ready Rig lightens the camera and gimbal during lateral and spring-loaded vertical movements, shots are smoother and more professional. Ready Rig moves the camera overhead from shoe-top level effortlessly—all with no unwanted camera movement or shaking. It also smooths tight turns made with the gimbal.

Mounting a gimbal and camera on a Ready Rig clearly improves a camera operator’s control. With a camera and gimbal only, the videographer can raise the camera to arms’ length. Appropriately mounted on the arms of the Ready Rig, the gimbal-mounted camera will extend higher—nearly 9 feet with a 6-foot operator—and it will get there in a more fluid motion.   

Need to drop to a shoe-top height? Again, Ready Rig allows efficient, fluid movement—with the monitor in plain view.

Although Ready Rig is designed to fit in close quarters and make tight turns—inside a phone booth, for instance—it also can swing a camera out wide laterally, wider than could be done with a handheld gimbal. While the normal setup is for the gimbal to be mounted by heavy-duty Velcro straps to both Ready Rig arms, an optional setup is connection by strap to one arm only. That allows swinging the camera out wider to the connected side, and to a shorter distance on the opposite side. Mounted to just one arm, the camera still raises and lowers completely—and steadily. A gimbal-camera combination mounted on a Ready Rig also can be canted for Dutch angles.

The lifting capability comes from multiple bungee cords. Lateral adjustments are manual, and up to the operator, but supported by the weight-shifting levers. Again, there are no motors, so there is no noise.

ProArm Upgrade for Higher Payload

The standard carbon-fiber arms can be swapped out for optional ProArms, also carbon fiber but with a heavier payload. While a standard Ready Rig GS has a maximum payload of 30 pounds, a Ready Rig equipped with ProArms has a 33 percent higher payload of 40 pounds. ProArms also can extend 12 inches farther—that also means higher—than the standard arms.

You can also buy a complete Ready Rig with ProArm Upgrade.

Both are available from Drone Nerds.



  • Y axis stabilization, supports up to 30lb
  • Extended range of motion
  • Quick release connector for gimbals


  • Carbon Fiber Rods
  • 1000D Cordura pack exterior
  • Precision engineered aerospace grade aluminium & only quality American parts


  • Pass through a doorway or sit in a car with ease
  • Unpack and get to work right away
  • Light weight small footprint for travel
  • Assembles in less than 2 minutes and fits into included carry case for easy travel, the fully assembled weight is 10lb.


  • Newly designed waist support system evenly distributes the weight across your hips.
  • Unpack and get to work right away
  • An ergonomic and adjustable backpack design distributes the camera weight off the arms and onto the hips, maximizing comfort and minimizing fatigue.
  • By keeping everything close to the body we were able to make a system that maps to the operators sense of space.


  • 1 Year Manufacturer's Warranty / Replacement parts available
  • Developing a new camera rig for gimbals and handheld meant using only quality parts, durable design and precision machining.
  • Body size: adjustable
  • Weight: 10 lbs.
  • Payload: 30 lbs.; upgradeable to 40 lbs.
Ready Rig
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What’s in the box? 1 Ready Rig frame, 2 shoulder mounts, 2 carbon fiber support rods, 2 rear tension cables, 2 universal gimbal attachment straps.


What is the purpose of the Ready Rig? Ready Rig shifts up to 90 percent of the weight of the camera, monitor and gimbal onto your body from your hands, arms and shoulders. It significantly reduces user fatigue during prolonged shoots. It also makes camera operator movement faster and smoother.


How long is the warranty? One year parts.


Are routine replacement parts available? Yes.


What is Ready Rig made of? Aircraft-grade machined aluminum, carbon-fiber, 1000D Cordura fabric, and, on the waist buckle, military-grade plastic.


Where is Ready Rig manufactured? In Los Angeles, Calif., by Alba Camera Support.


Is Ready Rig a gimbal? No. Ready Rig is a body-mounted vest and assembly that together support a wide range of gimbals for mounting a professional video camera, monitor and other accessories. Gimbal compatibility includes the Ronin and Ronin 2.


Is it difficult to remove my Ronin 2 to mount it on an Inspire drone for aerial shots? It takes seconds. You merely undo two high-strength Velcro support straps.


Can I adjust how much of the camera and gimbal weight the Ready Rig handles? Yes. Shifting how much weight is supported by the Ready Rig is done easily by adjusting its components. Adjustments can be made while you are wearing the vest.


Does the Ready Rig come in sizes? No. It is adjustable for many body sizes and types.


How much does Ready Rig weigh? 10 pounds.


How much weight can Ready Rig support? Up to 30 pounds.


Can Ready Rig be modified to carry more weight? Yes. By adding the ProArms in place of the standard arms, maximum supported weight can increase to 40 pounds. ProArms can be added in pairs from Drone Nerds, or you can buy a complete Ready Rig GS with ProArms Upgrade.   


Does Ready Rig use motors? No motors, no batteries. You power the Ready Rig with your arm and hand movements, even with fingertips. It uses simple levers, spring-loading by elastic cords, and swiveling joints.


How wide is Ready Rig? It’s adjustable, so essentially it is narrower than its wearer is wide.


Will Ready Rig fit through doorways? Yes. Its profile remains inside shoulder width, so the user can walk normally through a doorway or up and down even relatively narrow stairways. Some gimbal assemblies are wider than Ready Rig, so the practical width may become the width of the gimbal assembly you attach.


Is Ready Rig easy to store and transport? Yes. Its basic components quickly disassemble after use and store in the included carrying case, which can be hand-carried or worn as a backpack.


Can Ready Rig be checked on airlines? Yes, the carrying bag can be checked as luggage. The bag is too big, however, to carry on.


In what directions can a Ready Rig-mounted camera and gimbal be moved? Up, down, laterally to each side, and canted for a Dutch angle. It will not interfere with additional movements that your gimbal may have.


Are lateral movements on each side equal? In the normal setup, with a strap connecting to each support arm, yes. The operator can extend lateral movement to one side by attaching the gimbal/camera with one strap to one support arm only. It takes seconds to make the change, then change back. Optional ProArms also will increase lateral movement.

Does attaching to one support arm shorten lateral movement on the opposite side? Yes, but attaching to one arm only is considered temporary for the needs of one shot. A change back to connecting both support arms is quick and easy.

  • 1 Ready Rig Frame
  • 2 Shoulder mounts
  • 2 Carbon Fiber Support Rods
  • 2 Rear Tension Cables
  • 2 Universal Gimbal Attachments