Easyrig logotype

The concept of Easyrig
relieves your back when filming

The Easyrig company use only the highest quality materials and components in Easyrig units.

The trusted Easyrig system uses components manufactured by: SKF Swedish ballbearings, Lesjöfors absorber Sweden, SAPA Aluminium Sweden, BANDI Sweden, Muller textile Germany and YKK Zipper. All Easyrigs are careful hand built and tested in Sweden.

Transfers most of the camera weight from your shoulder to your hips.

The Easyrig portable camera support system is a cost effective aid which can be used with both film and video cameras. Ergonomically designed, the Easyrig reduces the static load on the neck and shoulder muscles, and distributes it to other parts of the body which are more capable of handling it.

The Easyrig gives you the speed and mobility of a handheld camera, while still achieving steady shots from the shoulder, the hip or even at knee level. The powerful suspension lines will easily accept the new lightweight digital cameras and the heavier professional Camcorders, as well as 35 mm film cameras up to 25 kg (55 lbs).

The Easyrig is ideal for news broadcasts, sport events, documentaries, commercials or many other handheld situations where stability is crucial and where the freedom to move is essential.

After filming, just fold away the Easyrig in its specially designed transport bag.

The Easyrig story

The company started as a hobby. I was glad that other camera-operators where interested in my invention and wanted to work with Easyrig.

The Easyrig story began when I were shooting World Championship of handball in 1994. Because I was the youngest at the network I always did the hand held work. By the end of the day my shoulders hurt badly. I told myself I had to do something about it if I want to do camera work when I get older. I thought of a rope from the sealing down to the camera but then you will not be flexible. Then I built an iron tripod on my backpack and there I had my first prototype of the Easyrig. From then I have made different prototypes of Easyrigs. I went to Amsterdam in 1997 on a show called IBC. There was a lot of interest and I got many agents around the world from that point.

Some times people think you look foolish with the Easyrig on, but when they understand what is does they think it’s smart and they get very interested. Often I say to people to try the Easyrig on and you will see a smile on there faces.

The company is a family business. When my children have holyday they are always welcome to work in the company. It is important for me that the end user, “The camera-operator”, has to be satisfied with our equipment and that nothing breaks.

I still work as a cameraman at the Swedish Television. One week at the Swedish Television and the other week on the Easyrig Company. We are located in the north of Sweden where we have snow half of the year and never dark in the summer.

To be a cameraman for me is the best work in the world!

Johan Hellsten
Inventor and president of Easyrig