Rigpacks stillframe camera harness is a new product that has been introduced in Cine Gear 2022 and seems to be a good alternative.
Shooting is hard on the handheld body, especially if you do it for a long time. Trust me, I know I have had shoulder surgery for a long time as a news shooter. The good news is that nowadays there are several options to help distribute the weight of the camera to avoid injury and fatigue.
The rigpacks steelframe features custom cast nylon and adjustable elbow rests made from locally machined steel parts. Rigpacks say that regardless of the length or size of your arm, the supports straighten your elbows and release the muscle tension that can be created during regular surgery.
There is also a pullout hook for the camera handle at the elbow rest. This makes it easy to shoot from the buttocks for low-angle shots.
The product is made with a breathable, lightweight ballistic nylon fabric that makes the shoe beautiful and comfortable to slip and carry for a while without sacrificing the firmness needed to carry all your gear safely. They have packed lots of cushions on our elbows and shoulder rests so that the cushions can be distributed without losing too much weight.
They include a modular rear pouch that slides to keep a hot / cold pack cool or warm. A large mobile phone or a snack can be kept in the front pocket. You know we never get lunch, do we?