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Camera Supports: Technologically Dynamic Cont.
quick release camera platform. The seven-position fluid drag system provides distinct levels of drag resistance that provide repeatable movements even in extreme temperature ranges, explains Miller. The firm’s Compass range of fluid heads has been extended with the release of the Compass 12. It incorporates a illuminated bubble level in a compact 75mm ball levelling fluid head to complement the existing 15, 20 and the 100mm balls. Miller says these are perfectly matched with the HDV, DVCAM, XDCAM, P2HD, ENG and highly accessorised DSLR cameras. ultra-smooth pan-and-tilt fluid drag’ for control and stability for digital cinematography. Also adapted from OConnor’s heavier duty heads is the Sinusoidal Counterbalance system for accurate balance at any point in the tilt range. Counterbalance can be adjusted by a new ergonomic crank-style control that simply pulls out of the back of the head. standard camera accessories. You can adapt each camera to a studio 15mm or 19mm bridgeplate by changing out four vertical 15mm rods. Dual rod brackets can be used to align the accessories to the optical centre of the lens. Tiffen has new versions of its Steadicam Pilot and Scout Camera Stabilisers solutions. The Steadicam Pilot HD design includes a lightweight Iso-Elastic Arm, ultra low-profile vest and a lightweight sled with CarbonLite expandable post. The Pilot HD/SDI model comes standard with an expandable carbon fibre post and the Pilot HDMI model comes with a fixed aluminum post and passthrough HDMI cable. Now available for HD/SDI, is the Steadicam Scout stabiliser which say Tiffen, facilitates production at an affordable price point. The Scout HD vest is an ergonomic fit of the breastplate combined with solid metal shoulder fasteners. The Scout’s stabiliser arm supports 8kgs of camera weight while On-the-fly weight adjustment frees the operator from dismounting the system to make changes.

Large Loads
The 1030D model provides a tilt range of ±90° while the 1030Ds head has a ±60° tilt range for heavier loads up to 18.6kg. Designed to ease the way for cinematographers to transition from heavier to lighter payloads, both heads are described as ideal for use with full-format sensor cameras, such as the Red Epic and Scarlet, Sony PMW-F3 and Canon EOS C300. OConnor’s O-Focus Dual Mini is a compact, double-sided direct drive follow focus unit for still and cine-style lenses, garlanded by the Technical Image Press Association (TIPA) at NAB in the Digital SLR Video Accessory category. There are two versions: the Photo Set and Cine Set, each with its own transmission ratio. The difference is accomplished by the use of different types of handwheels that interface with the main bridge to generate transmission output. Explains OConnor: “When coupled with the O-Focus Bridge, it yields a follow focus industry first; a 1:0.75 transmission ratio. This translates to longer, more exacting focus pulls when using limited barrel rotation still

Fluid Motion
The Compass range includes a fluid drag system for soft take offs, super stable pan/tilt moves and smooth stops in addition to several settings of drag resistance. Besides the Ultimate 1030D and 1030Ds fluid heads, which replace its Ultimate 1030HD and HDs, OConnor debuted at NAB, the lightweight 30L carbon fibre tripod for payloads up to 95kg. At NAB it also launched the O-Focus Dual Mini Follow Focus System and the Universal Camera Baseplate. In more detail, OConnor says the Ultimate 1030D (13.6kg capacity) and Ultimate 1030Ds (18.6kg capacity) fluid heads add ‘sporty industrial design’ and incorporates features originally engineered for the firm’s larger fluid heads. These features include a ‘stepless,

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Ergonomic Fitting
The adjustable and interchangeable arm post assembly is a feature usually found on more expensive systems, say Tiffen. The twosection arm can also be separated for compact storage and transport. Tiffen is also distributing the new Steadicam Fawcett Exovest, designed by physiology expert Chris Fawcett, which transfers weight into anatomically appropriate areas and bridges areas that should not be loaded. Compared to conventional vests, the Fawcett Exovest is lighter and less constrictive, allowing for better respiration, circulation, transpiration and movement, and is especially comfortable for female operators. Japanese brand Libec has a new telescopic jib, SWIFT JIB50, among other items. The jib is equipped with a telescopic arm extendable to 90cm/35.5” for high angle shots. It also has a universal remote head, REMO30, equipped with a drive system that transmits

lenses for digital c i n e m a t o g r a p h y, and allows more precise lens control than has previously been available for these camera configurations.” Also new is a Universal Camera Baseplate for adapting small to medium size digital cine cameras to the thousands of available
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motor power accuracy. Cables can be routed through the cable leads to prevent tangling. When mounted upside down, users can achieve a complete bird’s-eye shot. The optional CU30 remote control unit for the REMO30 gives operators an advantage by splitting their duties into two functions. While one operator concentrates on handling a crane or jib arm, the other operator can focus on the remote head while using the control box. This allows the remote head operator to move around freely. Using a tripod adapter, the unit can also be mounted on a tripod for remote access at long ranges. Quebec-based developer and distributor Shape has been quick off the blocks with support for the Canon C300 camcorder. The Composite Rider will also mount Canon 5D Mark III and most other DSLR. The firm’s forthcoming Dovetail system is intended for the broadcast market. Designed for larger cameras like the Arri Alexa and Sony F65 the Dovetail fits 15mm, and 19mm standards. ■


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Innews
Inview: Workflows Alter Post
Inaudio: Communications & Talkback Systems
Insound Glensound Hd Voice
Insound-the Loudness Control Dilemma
Inmedia: Networking in the Cloud
Inmedia Programming Perfection – the Adderlink Infinity Dual
Inmedia Cloud Station?
Instudio: Dynamic Supports
Ingear: Protective Bags & Cases
Inmedia Hd/sd Media Newsroom Has Global Presence
Inreply Argosy Has the Answers
Inreview Koba Serves Up Latest Kit
Infocus Oxygen Upgrades Sports Production Galleries
Infocus Newtek Unveils Next Generation Tricaster Family
Inform Tvu Networks on Video Stability
Inform Higher Frame Rates the Latest Hot Tech Fad?
69 Intest Omnitek Enhances Otm/otr Software
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In Broadcast June 2012 - Insound Glensound Hd Voice
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In Broadcast June 2012 - Insound-the Loudness Control Dilemma
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In Broadcast June 2012 - Inmedia: Networking in the Cloud
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In Broadcast June 2012 - Inmedia Programming Perfection – the Adderlink Infinity Dual
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In Broadcast June 2012 - Instudio: Dynamic Supports
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In Broadcast June 2012 - Ingear: Protective Bags & Cases
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In Broadcast June 2012 - Inmedia Hd/sd Media Newsroom Has Global Presence
In Broadcast June 2012 - Inreply Argosy Has the Answers
In Broadcast June 2012 - Inreview Koba Serves Up Latest Kit
In Broadcast June 2012 - Infocus Oxygen Upgrades Sports Production Galleries
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In Broadcast June 2012 - Inform Tvu Networks on Video Stability
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