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performance of the Vision blue5
provides operators with all the
benefits of Vinten’s renowned Vision
support systems at a premium
value. It was designed in response
to the feedback we received from
our customers all around the
world. The result is a new system
that is effortless to use with all the
broadcast quality you would expect
from a market leading brand.
“Everyone in the industry knows
that to appreciate the true potential
of equipment like this, operators
need to see and feel the product
to recognise its outstanding
capabilities.”
Independent Filmmaker, Derran
Rootring observes: “The big
advantage of this technology is that
I could capture perfect shots with
minimal effort and have easy and
consistent movement of the camera
throughout the tilting range.
I simply dialled in the amount
of drag I needed, and as this is
adjustable, it enabled me to maintain
precise control over the camera.
“Even if I found myself on a shoot
with unpredictable action, I could
rely on the LF drag technology
to keep tracking the subject with
silky smooth movement and
precise framing.”
At NAB 2013, OConnor featured
additions to their growing range of top
quality camera/lens accessories as
well as ‘OConnor feel’ fluid head and
tripod

Miller Camera Support
Equipment has
introduced the Skyline
70, a 150mm balllevelling fluid head that
incorporates precision
drag and counterbalance
systems

systems featuring the 1030D and
1030Ds which both offer seamless
transitions from heavier to lighter
payload camera setups, such
as the RED Scarlet, Blackmagic
Cinema, Canon C300 and C500
and Sony F5/F55.
The new O-Box WM Mattebox
Deluxe Package introduces a new
level of out of the box functionality
with OConnor’s innovative Universal
Rings. The new Universal Rings
are made of a seamless, high-tech
material so a single ring can now
flex over a variety of lens diameters
from 150mm to 55mm. Adding these
new-concept rings to the popular,
lightweight, 2-stage mattebox
creates a versatile package for
today’s shooter who works with a
range of lenses.
The versatility of the OConnor
accessory family allows each of
the OConnor accessories - the
Universal Camera Baseplate,
O-Focus Dual Mini Follow Focus,
O-Box WM Mattebox and O-Grips
handgrips to line up and interface
seamlessly with the Blackmagic
Cinema Camera right out of the box.
OConnor is meeting the
challenges of support and lens
accessories for Sony’s F5 and F55
cameras whether they are set up
with large or small lenses. Outfitted
minimally with a simple prime lens
and viewfinder, the cameras are
in the perfect weight range for
OConnor’s 1030D and 1030Ds fluid
heads. Built-up with large zoom
lenses and cine accessories, such
as the OConnor CFF-l Follow Focus,
the 2575D, is ideal.
The Atlas 30 from Ronford Baker is
a completely new design head, with
a patented counterbalance system.
Capable of taking cameras up to 30
kgs (66 lbs) @ 25 cm (10”) above the
heads pivotal centre.
Operated by a single control knob,
from 0 - 100%. Incorporating the well
proven Ronford-Baker fluid system,
with seven stages of fluid control,
on pan and tilt, with a zero (free)
position. These give unprecedented
smoothness and accuracy of control
and balance under all situations,
says the company.
The Skyline 70, 150mm ball
levelling fluid head from Miller
Camera Support Equipment is
suited to digital cinematography and
incorporates advanced precision
drag and counterbalance systems
that support a diverse choice of
camera configurations with payloads
from 4.5 kg to 37.5 kg making it
an extremely versatile fluid head.
With this wide payload range,
the Skyline 70 makes an ideal
companion for camera models from
the smaller RED EPIC and DSLR to
the industry heavyweights, Sony
F65 and Arri Alexa fully rigged with

For more than 75 years, Rome-based Cartoni has set industry standards with
its innovative solutions and patented technologies

all the bells and whistles.
The Skyline 70 is packed
with clever little touches like an
illuminated rear mounted control
panel to enable the DP to make
quick and simple adjustments on
the go day and night.
A totally new counterbalance
system provides eight positions of
adjustment to enable payloads to
be perfectly balanced at various
centres of gravity.
In addition, the ultra-smooth 7
plus zero selectable pan and tilt
fluid drag offers distinct levels of
drag resistance that is repeatable
even in extreme temperature ranges
from -40 to +65 degrees allowing
the operator to achieve soft takeoffs, smooth stops and perfectly
baltanced diagonal transitions.
A variety of system packages
are available, from the Heavy Duty
2-Stage Carbon Fibre tripod to
Heavy Duty Single Stage Alloy tripod
to studio based Heavy Duty Studio
Alloy tripod, Skyline 70 systems
are built with the strength, stability
and rigidity to enable the user to
always be in control especially in
challenging shooting conditions.
New for 2013 from Libec is
RSPLUS, billed as the flagship
model of Libec tripod series
lineup and offering new functions
and technologies based on RS
series, and LX10, a 100mm ball
affordable tripod system for both
ENG and studio.
Manfrotto’s MH293D3-Q2 head
is designed and engineered to fold
quickly between a closed ‘transport’
position in which the handles are
compact and run parallel to the
tripod legs, and an open ‘in-use’
position in which the handles are
displayed for comfortable use,
leaving the head just as sturdy,
accurate and suitable for delicate
photo subjects as a traditional
three-way design.
The new Manfrotto MH293D3-Q2
head is part of the Italian company’s
290 family, which already includes
tripods and a monopod aimed at
passionate hobby photographers
who want to take their images to the

next level. This new three-way head,
like the rest of the 290 range, mixes
no-nonsense professional features
and top quality construction with
practical, innovatively-engineered
compactness and reduced weight.
News from A&C is a new format
for the PEE-POD 500HD gearboxes
and it is called the Slider chassis.
This new format has up-rated
bearings that dramatically increase
the stability of the pan and tilt axis.
The rigidity of this arrangement is
really impressive and reduces any
small vibrations that may come from
the jib or mount being amplified
through to the lens.
By allowing the pan offset to be
moved, the whole head can be
adjusted to give a centre of gravity
about the threaded Mitchell fixing
point. This means that when the
head pans quickly the end of the
crane does not try to sway.
In its upright position the slider
format keeps the lens height
really low and makes this a good
combination for use on car rigs or
situations where low format & good
stability is essential. The lens control
options for film and video lenses fit
right next to the camera to keep
cabling short and easy.
At NAB 2013, Polecam Systems
showed a range of products
including some new for the Americas
market. On the booth was the first
official showing in the US of the Z10
high performance HD zoom lens
along with the ZIF controller and
wide angle adaptor. Also on show
was the new Polecam long head
with improved circuitry ideally suited
to larger cameras such as the C300
or the Sony NEX 700.
The Polecam wire strut system
was also shown – an option which
enhances performance and provides
increased stability.
In related news, TECADS Inc
has been appointed as Polecam
Systems new Master Distributor for
North, South and Central America
with their 60 strong dealer network
offering coast to coast coverage.
They look forward to servicing both
existing and new customers.


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InNEWS: Eredivisie Live Kicks Off With Evs Systems
InNEWS: Nep Develops Arise Networks’ Ny News Centre
InREPLY: International Success for Atg Broadcast
InGEAR: Blackmagic Design Demos Production Camera 4k
InGEAR: Ensemble Designs’ Brighteye Nxt 430 Router
InAUDIO: Clear-Com’s Eclipse - Pico for Ktv
InSTUDIO: Cartoni Debuts Magnum & Jibo & Nabshow 2013
InMEDIA: Avid Live Shows at Dock 10 Post
InMEDIA: How Mam Meets the Challenges of Managing Sports Content
InFILE: Simplifying Alpha Network’s Ott and Iptv Delivery - Harmonic
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In Broadcast - May 2013 - InNEWS: Eredivisie Live Kicks Off With Evs Systems
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In Broadcast - May 2013 - InNEWS: Nep Develops Arise Networks’ Ny News Centre
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In Broadcast - May 2013 - InGEAR: Blackmagic Design Demos Production Camera 4k
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In Broadcast - May 2013 - InGEAR: Ensemble Designs’ Brighteye Nxt 430 Router
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In Broadcast - May 2013 - InMEDIA: Avid Live Shows at Dock 10 Post
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