Tech Tip: How to Set Up the Rock Solid Master Articulating Arm

Tech Tip: How to Set Up the Rock Solid Master Articulating Arm

Bio: Catherine Slye is a fine art photographer and manages all technical support for Tether Tools. Follow her on Instagram at @catslye and online at www.catslye.com.

The Rock Solid Master Articulating Arm is a fully adjustable arm designed for positioning a tablet, small monitors, camera, light, flash, or many other accessories in the optimal position. I’ll be showing you how to place this in a typical photobooth setup and then how to use it with a Rock Solid Master Clamp.

Master Articulating Arm + Photobooth Set Up

1. Unpack your Master Articulating Arm. The center knob controls all the joints, the main at the V and at both ends. Hold the two arms in one hand and loosen the knob in the other.

Rock Solid Master Articulating Arm

2. Now that the knob is loose, all three joints will also be loose. The arms and baby studs at the ends of the arms can now be manipulated into the position you want.

Rock Solid Master Articulating Arm

3. First, on the Studio Monitor Mound, unscrew knob #1 to allow for the baby stud to be inserted in hole #1. While holding one arm, insert the Master Articulating Arm baby stud into hole #1. Then tighten knob #1 to secure the baby stud into place.

Rock Solid Master Articulating Arm

4. Now let’s tighten the knob to stiffen the whole arm so we can attach the camera. In this demo, I have our Camera Platform already attached to the bottom of the camera. The platform can accept the baby stud from the Master Articulating Arm in the same way that the Studio Monitor Mount does – loosen the Camera Platform knob to clear the hole so it can accept the articulating arm baby stud, then tighten the knob to secure the baby stud to the platform.

Rock Solid Master Articulating Arm

5. Now that the Camera and Camera Platform are secure to the Master Articulating Arm, you can position the camera to where you want it.

Rock Solid Master Articulating Arm

6. Once the camera is in position, tighten the knob and the entire arm will become rigid and stay in place.

Rock Solid Master Articulating Arm

Rock Solid Master Articulating Arm

Master Articulating Arm + Master Clamp

1. Loosen the central knob on the Master Articulating Arm. This knob controls all the joints on the arm, allowing it to be manipulated into the position you desire.

Rock Solid Master Articulating Arm

2. First, unscrew the knob and then press the button on the Master clamp to clear the hole and insert the Master Articulating Arm baby stud. After fully inserting the baby stud, tighten the knob.

Rock Solid Master Articulating Arm

3. Position the arm.

Rock Solid Master Articulating Arm

4. Once in position, tighten the main knob and the entire arm will become rigid and stay in place.

Rock Solid Master Articulating Arm

Rock Solid Master Articulating Arm

For specs on the Master Articulating Arm, please check here.