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Sachtler Ensure Professional Broadcast Feel For Low Budgets
By Barbara Jaumann, Sachtler Product Manager
Low-budget productions, event and training videos as well as webinars, wedding and corporate videos: The video and DSLR filmmaker market is growing. However, even when working with lightweight camera set-ups including smaller HDV camcorders and video-enabled DSLR cameras, filmmakers cannot do without professional support because smooth panning and tilting movements are the foundation for successful filming. As video and DSLR filmmakers often have to make do with a small production budget, we have developed our new Ace tripod system. grades of drag enable fine adjustments and exact reproducible settings. Damping can also be completely deactivated. As with all Sachtler heads, the damping behaviour is not influenced by external conditions such as air pressure, temperature, and air moisture or dust or dirt. A five-step counterbalance provides quick and exact counterbalancing of the camera setup without exhaustive readjustment at a payload range of zero to 4 kg (0 to 8.8 lbs). The compact fluid head has a tilt range of +90° to -75°. The fluid head and the housing of the SA-drag™ modules are made up of an innovative fiberglassreinforced composite material. This material and the very compact construction make the Ace fluid head, which only weighs 1.7 kg (3.7 lbs), an absolute lightweight - ideal when you’re on the go. All control elements, such as the dragonfly used for levelling the camera or the brake for the

Barbara Jaumann

Damping: SA dragTM

horizontal as well as the vertical pan guarantee ergonomic and easy work. Sachtler has over 50 years of experience in developing camera support - and it is exactly this experience as well as typical Sachtler features such as the practical parking position for spare camera screws or the long 104 mm (4”) sliding range of the camera plate that also make our new tripod system a dependable companion.

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Sachtler Ace 10

An attractive price/performance ratio was one starting point during the development of Ace. Another was the compact construction of the new head. The centre of every video fluid head is the damping. It was easily the greatest challenge for our engineers to develop damping which not only provides the same performance as our tried-andtested Sachtler damping system but also makes do with less space. The result is our patented SA-dragTM (Synchronised Actuated drag). Three vertical and three horizontal

Ace The Test

During the development of the new tripod system, we worked very closely with industry professionals. One of them is Johnnie Behiri, a freelance cameraman and DP based in Austria: “The material for Ace has been chosen well. In doing so, Sachtler has succeeded in striking a balance between an affordable price and solid quality for Ace. The result is a dependable tripod system for daily use.” ■

Blackmagic Supports FCP X Monitoring Vislink Launches Advent Mantis MSAT
Blackmagic Design has released Desktop Video 9.2 beta 1, a software update for its capture and playback products that adds broadcast monitoring support with the new Final Cut Pro X 10.0.3 Intensity Extreme update. broadcast quality monitors, HDTVs Desktop Video 9.2 beta 1 for Mac and projectors, so you can see OS X is available for download and exactly what your master will look is free of charge for all Blackmagic like in television colourspace. Design customers. The update Desktop Video 9.2 beta 1 also includes support for all current includes Media Express 3.1 beta. DeckLink, Multibridge, Intensity and Media Express provides capture, UltraStudio models. logging and management of video Broadcast monitoring in Final files to Final Cut Pro X compatible Cut Pro X 10.0.3 allows video formats including ProRes and output to external monitors and uncompressed video. other equipment using the SDI, Media Express features timecode HDMI or analogue video outputs accurate video capture from from Blackmagic Design video professional VTRs with RS-422 hardware. control, the ability to log additional Desktop Video 9.2 beta 1 includes metadata and to create custom a new control panel for selecting the bins for managing all project video video output format from Final Cut media. ■ Pro X for output to devices such as Vislink launched its new Advent Mantis MSAT man portable data terminal at CABSAT 2012. The highly portable tri-band satellite antenna system is specifically designed for rapid deployment in hostile environments. The system’s fully integrated, portable design requires less than five minutes from arrival to satellite acquisition, making it ideal for rapid deployment field applications where there is no time to spare. Weighing in at only 12.5 kilos, the Advent MSAT is specifically designed to be carried by one person and provides powerful functionality for applications such as secure military communications, special operations, disaster recovery, emergency services, first-on-scene broadcast and mining operations. The antenna’s 65cm reflector can be used in Ka, Ku and X bands, be powered from either mains or 12VDC operations, and has interchangeable modems. The moment the system arrives on site it can be fully operational in less than

Vislink Advent Mantis MSAT man portable data terminal

five minutes, therefore saving vital time when speed is of the essence. Vislink Project Leader Ali Zarkesh said: “The Advent MSAT represents the first major new in-house antenna design for the Vislink group and is our first foray into the rapid deployment, lightweight terminal market. This antenna gives us entries not only in the surveillance market but also has applications in the mining sector and first-on-scene news reporting.” ■


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Ross Video Acquires FX-Motion
MAM Systems Continue To Simplify Operations
Penta 725 IP Router Helps Hold Down Costs
Reidel MediorNet Compact To Debut At NAB
Sachtler Ensure A Professional Broadcast Feel
Pioneering Products From RTS/TELEX
Loudness Measurement And Logging
In2Connect UK Managing Director & Consultant For Bryant Broadcast
The VAR Network: Identify And Engage Globally
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In Broadcast - March 2012 - Reidel MediorNet Compact To Debut At NAB
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In Broadcast - March 2012 - Sachtler Ensure A Professional Broadcast Feel
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