Ready Rig GS Camera Stabilization Kit With ProArm Upgrade


  • Weight distribution: operator-adjustable while being worn
  • Support arms: carbon fiber, telescoping from 23-37 in., useable locked or sliding
  • Width: Variable, but slightly narrower than the operator wearing it
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Cinematic camera operators reduce fatigue and smooth their camera movements and range with the Ready Rig Camera Stabilization Kit with ProArm Upgrade.

Ready Rig can support a camera/gimbal setup weighing up to 40 pounds when equipped with ProArms. That’s 10 pounds more than the standard Ready Rig can support. The Ready Rig vest allows that weight to be carried by the camera operator’s hips, rather than his arms, hands and shoulders.

The tough ProArms, made of carbon fiber, extend a foot farther than standard ReadyRig arms. ProArms telescope from 23 inches to 37 inches.  

The bottom line: A 90/10 percent split on weight with a 40-pound setup takes 36 pounds off the arms of a videographer, leaving him to lift a mere 4 pounds—with help from spring-loading. That’s a significant reduction in stress and strain over the course of a day of shooting, walking the set and blocking scenes.

Ready Rig GS Camera Stabilization Kit With ProArm Upgrade features:

  • Body size: adjustable
  • Weight: 10 lbs.
  • Payload: 40 lbs.
  • Weight distribution: operator-adjustable while being worn
  • Support arms: carbon fiber, telescoping from 23-37 in., useable locked or sliding
  • Width: Variable, but slightly narrower than the operator wearing it
  • Gimbal compatibility: universal, including Ronin and Ronin 2
  • Carrying case: included, briefcase/backpack combination
  • Assembly/disassembly: tool-free, with fast, easy thumb screws and 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 perhaps 10 minutes adjusting the vest to fit your body. If you’ve got one camera operator who’s 6 feet tall and weighs 185 pounds, 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. No tools are needed.

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 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. It doesn’t take long for weight to add up: the gimbal, your camera, batteries, a cable hub, a monitor. With a 40-pound maximum payload, Ready Rig GS ProArm takes 36 pounds off your arms—quite a reduction in weight and in fatigue. Lowering 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 smoothens 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 ProArms of the Ready Rig, the gimbal-mounted camera will extend higher—nearly 10 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.


  • The ProArms can be operated in the locked or unlocked position providing the operator support throughout the systems range.
  • Built your camera package how you want because with the new ProArms you can carry up to 40lbs!
  • Stop remounting your monitor for every configuration and always keep it in your line of site.


  • 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.
  • Weight distribution: operator-adjustable while being worn
  • Support arms: carbon fiber, telescoping from 23-37 in., useable locked or sliding
  • Width: Variable, but slightly narrower than the operator wearing it
Ready Rig
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What’s in the box? 1 Ready Rig frame, 2 shoulder mounts, 2 carbon fiber ProArm 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.


What are ProArms made of? Carbon fiber, as are standard arms. ProArms have a thicker makeup.


How much bigger than standard arms are ProArms? Standard arms are 25 inches long. ProArms telescope from 23 inches to 37 inches, so they can get your camera/gimbal 2 inches closer and 12 inches farther away from the operator.


What is the maximum payload with ProArms? A Ready Rig with ProArms can support 40 pounds. Standard arms can support 30 pounds.


What is the purpose of the screw holes on ProArms? The screw holes can mount equipment the operator doesn’t want in front of him—batteries, hubs, and for some shots, the monitor.


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 cinematic 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 weight of the camera/ gimbal setup the Ready Rig supports? Yes. To shift how much weight is supported by the Ready Rig, simply adjust the arms. Adjustments can be made while you are wearing the vest. No tools are needed.


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 with ProArms support? Up to 40 pounds.


Is Ready Rig available without ProArms? Yes. If you’re certain Ready Rig won’t have to handle a setup weighing more than 30 pounds, you can buy the standard Ready Rig GS Camera Stabilization Kit. It is available from Drone Nerds.


I already have a standard Ready Rig GS. Can I buy just the ProArm upgrade? Yes. A Ready Rig GS ProArm Upgrade is available from Drone Nerds to augment the standard vest.


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. The ProArms have wider lateral movement than the standard rods have.

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
  • Carbon Fiber Telescopic ProArms
  • 2x ProArm Shoulder Mounts
  • 2x Shoulder Mount Set Screws