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Curtain Raised On Libec Tripod Range
Libec have recently launched a new range of fluid-head tripods to show important improvements to its established advanced tripod systems
Libec used NAB to demonstrate its brand new LX system, a low cost professional tripod with a fluid head. It shares the same tripod legs as the prestigious Libec RS range for rigidity and payload of 4kg (LX5) and 8kg (LX7). Its drag system is particularly refined: it allows camera operators to trace every motion from start to finish thanks to its supreme torque system. Counter-balancing is accurate and pan and tilt movements are very smooth. A high-grade spreader, either floor level or mid-level, with large rubber feet is included with the standard package. Each model features a two-stage 75mm tripod system with a ball diameter of 75mm. Both weigh a mere 5.5kg. “In all the LX tripod system offers truly professional performance and the best value,” said Nick Allen-Miles of Libec’s European distributor, Ianiro International. “Despite its portable credentials, it’s supremely rigid and will help deliver very steady pictures. It allows directors to trace every motion from start to finish and thanks to its torque system, camera angles can be achieved and held with great precision.” down to 40 degrees, the upgraded systems have been developed to be even more versatile and userfriendly. All models are now equipped with a new extendable panhandle with rubber grips for precise camera movements. In addition, all RS fluid heads are now equipped with LED illuminated bubble levels for easy level adjustments in the dark. What’s more, the acclaimed RS450R and RS-450RM tripods have undergone further development. They can now extend up to 173cm/68” in length when using a Libec floor spreader. Also, a highly developed durable RC-50 padded soft case is now included with both

Libec LX5

Upgraded Functions
Also unveiled at NAB were all-new RS models. Originally designed to work even in extreme environments,

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RS-450R and RS-450RM tripod systems. Allen-Miles concluded: “The RS Series is beautifully engineered to exacting professional requirements. The new features will cement their reputation for being top performers in all conditions.” ■

Anton/Bauer Keeps PACSAT On The Move
HyTRON 140 batteries meet the power demands of PACSAT’s international HD workload
Anton/Bauer has been supporting PACSAT International, a full-service video and audio production, post-production and satellite transmissions company for the last 20 years. PACSAT has come to rely on the dependability of batteries from Anton/Bauer for the professional broadcast, video and film industries, whether shooting breaking news, major sporting events like the Olympics, a Katy Perry special for MTV or videos for corporate clients. A n t o n / B a u e r ’s HyTRON 140 batteries have allowed PACSAT International Director of Photography Ken Cavalli and his production crew to focus on the creative work at hand without worrying about power needs. “Since we’ve been using the HyTRON 140, I no longer have to think about the longevity of a battery when I go on shoots,” says Cavalli, who typically uses the Sony PDWF800. “When I use a HyTRON 140 battery, I know it’s going to work and it’s going to get me through the job with no issues.” Anton/Bauer’s HyTRON 140 battery is ideally suited to the power demands of today’s high definition equipment and oncamera lighting systems. In lowerpower applications, it can provide power for many hours without limits or travel restrictions. The HyTRON 140 also offers an excellent counterbalance to offset the weight of a lens. With the recent transition to HD cameras, the HyTRON 140 typically provides up to four hours of run time with a single battery. A new cell technology has been employed to provide key improvements in battery life, durability and discharge performance in all environments. PACSAT International also uses Anton/Bauer’s Ultralight 2 cameramounted light and the 2700 series power chargers, including the four-position Quad 2702 and compact two-position DUAL 2722 chargers. According to Cavalli, the products not only help to provide seamless and reliable power, they also come with Anton/Bauer’s steadfast customer support, which has become a valuable part of his productions. If something goes awry during a crucial moment of a shoot, Cavalli and his crew know they can always turn to Anton/Bauer for help. “During the last Olympics, I was doing a shoot in a bay, when a wave splashed some of my gear,” explains Cavalli. DoP Ken Cavalli at PACSAT “While I was minutes. able to keep the camera dry, after “The type of support they provide a while, it started to malfunction. at major events and from their I immediately called up Joe headquarters throughout the year Teodosio, Global Customer Support shows just how much they care Manager, who I knew was on site about their customers – always throughout the entire span of the thinking ahead and having a full games. Not only did he provide the stock of gear saved my shoot. If I replacement gear for the back of need anything, I know they’re out my camera directly from the camera there to help me.” ■ manufacturer, he helped me get back out there to shoot within 40


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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 - Inmedia Cloud Station?
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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
In Broadcast June 2012 - Infocus Newtek Unveils Next Generation Tricaster Family
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In Broadcast June 2012 - Inform Tvu Networks on Video Stability
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