O-Grips

O-Grips
Simply put, the OConnor O-Grips offer the best value, not to mention a design and functionality that offers more options, like comfort and ease in adjusting the grips per the need of the shot as well as multiple applications for mounting. They can be used beyond handheld applications as well, such as on rocker plates, Gore-Link setups and when space is very limited. And, what is really cool is that you can make adjustments without putting the camera down
James Reid, Camera Operator on 'Sons of Anarchy' and 'American Horror Story'

Product Specification

O-Grips Handgrip System
OConnor is excited to announce the O-Grips Handgrips:
The most unique features of the O-Grips are:

  • Single-handle ball joints with high load capacity (i.e. can also be used for large cameras)
  • Each module is a fully adjustable and can be clamped in a full hemisphere
  • Stackable modules, i.e. you can put together Double or multi-joint handles
  • Rod Bridge fits all three common rod systems (Studio 15mm, 19mm & Studio LWS 15mm)

The O-Grips can be used for all common camera systems (possibly via adapter).

Constructed with a solid titanium core for extreme durability and reliability, O-Grips feature smooth-functioning, single-handle ball joints with a maximum payload capacity of 44 lbs (20 kg) at 7 in (18 cm) from ball center – making them ideal for work with both smaller and larger cameras. These are the first professional camera handgrips capable of fitting all three standard rod systems (15mm and 19mm Studio, and 15mm LWS) via the single, easy to use O-Grips bridge. OConnor O-Grips can be used with all common camera configurations (several optional accessories will be available).

Modular O-Grips are stackable for custom applications and can be configured to create double or even multi-joint handles. Each grip is fully adjustable and is capable of a half sphere of stepless articulation. In addition, by combining two grips, the range can be extended to a complete sphere.

Users can easily perform tool-free adjustment and locking of the O-Grips with one hand while operating most camera systems on their shoulder. A 3/8 stainless steel top screw and 3/8 bottom thread enable attachment at many points on a camera system and allow the addition of different accessories to the O-Grips for maximum versatility and functionality. Attaching or removing a single O-Grip Module from the camera system is quick and simple -- a 5mm Allen wrench is all it takes.

At NAB 2010, OConnor O-Grips were awarded the DV Black Diamond Award for outstanding achievement in the advancement of the art and science of video technology.

O-Grips Rod Bridge
The only handgrip bridge that accommodates the three most common professional rod spacings (Studio 15mm and 19mm, Light Weight Support LWS 15mm.)

O-Grips Modules
With the highest available payload capacity for a balljointed handgrips, a single O-Grip module has a 3/8ths male screw on top with a 3/8ths female receptacle on the bottom. The stainless steel ball joint is adjustable and lockable in a full hemisphere via single handed operation, even while shouldering larger camera systems.

O-Grips Mounting
O-Grip modules are stackable for custom applications. Using a 5mm Allen Wrench the O-Grips securely attach to the Bridge, other O-Grips or any standard 3/8ths mounting point.

O-Grips Versatility
With the various mounting options, high payload capacity and single-handed operation the O-Grips are not only the most versatile handgrips in the market but can also be used as the strongest articulating arm for mounting various hardware on camera setups.

The O-Grips were unveiled at NAB 2010 with the first deliveries scheduled for Summer 2010.

Award winning O-Grips
NewBay Media's Broadcast & Video Group of products, which also includes DV.com, Digital Video Expo, Videography magazine, videography.com, and the Creative Planet Communities, is uniquely poised to recognize the full spectrum video technology on display at NAB. A select panel of engineers, editors, and production and post professionals joined the magazine staff to judge the Best of Show awards for DV.
At NAB 2010 the OConnor O-Grips were awarded the DV Black Diamond Award. It recognizes outstanding achievement in the advancement of the art and science of video technology.
"Our teams searched the NAB show floor for products that were truly deserving of recognition," says NewBay Media Broadcast & Video Group Vice President & Group Publisher Eric Trabb. "Recognition with an award at NAB from the Broadcast & Video Group is a strong vote of confidence and admiration from this leading industry publication."

Modular handgrips constructed with a solid titanium core for extreme durability and reliability























Construction: solid titanium core
Payload capacity (maximum): 44 lbs (20 kgs)
Rod fitting (using O-Grips bridge): 15 mm Studio, 19 mm Studio, 15 mm LWS
Attachment: 3/8” stainless steel top screw with 3/8” bottom thread. Quick and simple using a 5 mm Allen wrench.
Compatible with all common camera configurations with optional accessories. Modular stackable design for custom applications.





















O-Grips Single Jointed Set C1244-0001
Package includes:  
Two O-Grips Single Module C1244-1001
O-Grips Three-System Rod Bridge C1244-1002






















O-Grips Double Jointed Set C1244-0002
Package includes:  
Four O-Grips Single Module C1244-1001
O-Grips Three-System Rod Bridge C1244-1002






























O-Grips Deluxe Set C1244-0003
Package includes:  
Four O-Grips Single Module C1244-1001
O-Grips Three-System Rod Bridge C1244-1002
Two Rosette Adapter 60-tooth
(ARRI compatible)
C1244-1003
O-Grips Switch Module C1244-1004
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Steve-T

Steve is OConnor’s Product Manager responsible for all products. He has worked in camera support and accessories engineering for over 12 years. He is a qualified Mechanical Engineer and in his previous roles he has worked on, or conducted the introduction of all the current range of OConnor’s principal products. When he isn’t working, Steve spends time with his young family.


Key Features

  • The only handgrip bridge that accommodates the three most common professional rod spacings (Studio 15mm and 19mm, Light Weight Support LWS 15mm.)

  • Stackable modules for custom applications create double or even multi-joint handles. Each grip is fully adjustable with a half sphere of stepless articulation and by combining two grips, the range can be extended to a complete sphere.

  • The highest available payload capacity for a ball jointed handgrips.

  • 3/8 top screw and optional rosette adaptor enable attachment at many points on a camera system for maximum versatility and functionality.


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