Wooden Camera announced that the popular ‘Ultra Arm’ has been redesigned and can now move across 3 planes, giving it a greater range of motion and room for added accessories. Since its introduction in 2016, Ultra Arm systems have been selected by thousands of filmmakers as the ideal mounting solution for on-board monitors, lens control systems, and other camera accessories.

“We’ve always loved the versatility of our Ultra Arm ball clamp design, but we’re always looking for ways to improve, so we upgraded the tension strength, while adding even more articulation to the design.” says Dominick Aiello, Senior Director of Accessories at Creative Solutions.

The double ball clamp on all ‘Ultra Arm’ units will feature a new updated design. Not only is it sleeker, it now features articulation on an axis that is not available on most other articulating arms. This allows for a greater range of movement.

The redesigned clamp is included with every Universal Ultra Arm v2 (Combo 1/4-20 & 3/8-16) – a uniquely versatile articulating system with 1/4-20 and 3/8-16 interchangeable knobs and non-slip rubber pads on each end. Also included are four locating pins – located in the Ultra Arm base – that can be installed in either variation for a SmallHD or ARRI accessory mount compatible device. The kit is available in Mini, 3″, 5″, and 8″ lengths.

Users can also customize their own tool-less articulating ‘Ultra Arm v2’ with the Ultra Arm v2 Customizer. Simply select the length and the mount on each end to build a custom Ultra Arm v2. Choose from the most popular industry standard mounts like 3/8-16, NATO Clamp, Hot Shoe, Super Clamp, and even the aforementioned Universal (Combo 1/4-20 & 3/8-16) Mount. The complete collection can be viewed here.

The Ultra Arm utilizes the existing 25mm ball system for easy mount replacement.

Gabriel Mays

AbelCine Director of Rental
As Director of Rental, Gabriel Mays oversees growth of Rental by nurturing business relationships and unifying the customer experience nationwide. In his previous role as the LA Rental Manager, Gabriel worked with producers, cinematographers, and assistant camera operators to provide the highest level of customer service possible. He also ensured that all their equipment needs are met on budget. Before coming to AbelCine in 2015, Gabriel previously worked as a Communications Instructor and Electronic Media Engineer at a private university. He taught various courses in electronic media, including film, broadcasting, and digital arts. Gabriel is an award-winning cinematographer, director, producer, and editor known for his innovative research and implementation of new film techniques. He was also one of the first to implement HDSLR cameras into filmmaking. He has been the cinematographer on dozens of independent films, documentaries, and music videos.