Movcam’s new GH5 cage: wooden handle, XLR pack friendly

Movcam’s new GH5 cage, due out next month, looks to be well thought out, and most importantly, accommodates the DMW-XLR1 XLR microphone adapter.


We first saw a version of the Movcam GH5 cage at NAB, but since that time the design has evolved. The changes include a different top handle which now features a wooden trim as well as two cold shoe mounts which will definitely make it a lot easier to mount both a radio mic receiver and on-camera microphone without getting in the way of the XLR inputs if you use the DMW-XLR1 unit.


The Movcam GH5 cage kit will come with the cage, top handle, riser with 15mm rod insert, and a more streamlined HDMI port protector. The cage is scheduled to start shipping in mid June for $230 US.


What do you think about Movcam’s new GH5 cage? Let us know in the comments below.


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  1. Reply Claude Chiarot May 30, 2017 at 1:40 pm

    They said they’ll use a light material, is it still the plan?
    With the DMW-XLR1 adapter, the handle is vey high and it’s not possible to put a mic on the hot shoe. Maybe there is no perfect solution here.
    Personally i’m looking for a cage with which I can fit the new wireless focus system from 24shots, without the need to use the bottom rail system, when using lenses like the Veydra ones.
    If the cage is as light as they said during the NAB it could be for me.

    • Reply Scott Emerton May 30, 2017 at 1:40 pm

      Hi Claude. Yes Movcam have confirmed it is a magnesium alloy for the production cage – the same as shown at NAB.

  2. Reply Greg Hughes May 30, 2017 at 1:40 pm

    Similar to 8sinn. It seems quite high up from the rails? Iv never understood the use for wood on these…

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