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InTech

Getting To Grips With
Camera Supports
Contributing Editor David Kirk reports on
some of the latest developments in camera
support technology...

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amera supports continues to
be a fast-developing part of the
broadcast business with many new
and upgraded products announced
in recent months. These range from
relatively low cost boom arms designed
for light payloads up to heavy duty
mounts such as the 95kg-capacity
Miller HDC. Notable innovations are
exceptionally compact BR-Remote
Micro L motorised camera head and
the Telemetrics' RCCP-2A AI-enhanced
talent tracker.
Tripods
Cartoni's Sport 200 tripod is
designed for sports and outside
broadcast production. "The Sport 200
features an innovative aluminium
profile and angular structure which
gives camera operators a sturdiness
you simply cannot get from standard
tripod tubes," says Cartoni president
Elisabetta Cartoni. "Its rigidity allows
camera opera-tors to be extremely
precise in their movements, from whip
pans to tracking players or objects."
Also introduced by Cartoni, the
Maxima 5.0 tripod handles payloads
from zero to 50kg and is claimed to
provide perfect balance throughout its
180 degree tilt range. The head comes
with a telescopic pan bar and a short
front pan bar. A 150mm bowl base is
available.
Miller's HDC (Heavy Duty Cine)
range of single stage tripods are been
designed for cinema shoots and are
available in three sizes (tall, standard
and short) with various mounting
platforms. They have a black coating

BR Remote Micro L Concept

to minimise reflections and rotary leg
locks to reduce slippage. Stainless
steel foot spikes protect against
corrosion. The tripods carry a payload
capacity of up to 95kg. Miller also
developed new camera plates which
enable additional sliding ranges to suit
specific rigs, providing more flexibility
for its Air, DS and Compass X fluid
heads.
Vinten recently announced a new
addition to the Sachtler Flowtech
range
of
carbon-fibre
tripod.
Compatible with all major 100mm
fluid heads, the Flowtech100 supports
a payload of up to 30kg and is
designed for heavy-duty electronic
newsgathering,
electronic
field
production, wildlife, commercial and
documentary
production.
Quickrelease brakes at the top of the tripod
allow the Flowtech100 legs to be
deployed simultaneously and adjusted
automatically to the ground surface.
The tripod also includes a removable
carbon-fibre mid-level spreader with
four locking positions, a carry handle,
and rubber feet for fast and stable
setup in narrow spaces or on uneven
terrain. A hinge-lock mechanism
allows the tripod to be raised up to
155cm for high shots or lowered to
26cm for ground-level shots. "We've
taken everything that's great about the
Flowtech75 and delivered it in a tripod
geared to the professional 100mm
class of users," says Vitec's Barbara
Jaumann.
Heads and Booms
Benro's MoveUp20 is a compact
boom that supports up to 20kg and
"allows you to achieve cinematic
camera movements without breaking
the bank". The boom has a 2.28 metre
reach and can be mounted on a tripod
with the included tie down handle.
The camera mount accepts a 100mm
video head. A video monitor can be
attached to the side of the boom with
the provided accessory mounts.
BR-Remote describes its new Micro
L Concept as 'possibly the smallest

Hague Camera Supports'
K14 Pro boom

remote head of its type ever'.
At just 90mm tall and waterproof, it
is intended for the emerging range
of micro-cameras. A built-in camera
power supply delivers 12 volts to the
camera socket. The power and control
data input socket is mounted on the
fixed base to allow for better freedom
of movement with the camera socket
on the moving part with the camera.
Two safety bond points are located on
different faces of the base to ensure
at least one is accessible even in tight
spaces.
The Micro L concept can store up to
64 preset positions. Moves to preset
positions can be triggered externally
via a GPIO or remote data input
to the control network. The head
can be interrogated for its current
position. The main body is a onepiece aluminium machining. It can
be used without additional weather
protection. Slipping clutches are fitted
to both axes to protect the motors and
gearboxes, preventing damage whilst
rigging and during operation.
Cartoni's Jibo boom carries up to
20kg and comprises three sections
which and can be assembled or
disassembled quickly.
It allows diagonal tracking and
elevation in addition to the traditional
pan and tilt movement of a standard
fluid head. The boom weighs 15kg
and folds down to 1.2 metre length.
It allows shooting from ground level
to 2 metres height with a maximum
extension of 1,72 metres. T-bar
remote control is available. The
boom includes a resin case with
wheels,
a
100mm
bowl
base
head
attachment
with
multiple
orientation,
and two spirit levels.
Jibo interfaces with any

100mm bowl base tripod. A Mitchell
base adapter is available for heavier
set-ups.
Cartoni's Master 25 is a light weight
fluid head designed to support
cameras and attachments of up to
30kg total weight. It is compatible with
third-party tripods and camera plates.
The head is claimed to allow tracking
at any speed from slow-moving to
whip pan.
Essential Photo's Vituso is an
aluminium boom designed for use with
DSLR and light weight video cameras.
It allows a camera to be tilted and
panned, including a full 360 degree
pan arc. A standard 75mm bowl mount
is included. The Mini Boom can also
be mounted on a light weight tripod
with 3/8-inch thread. The boom has a
telescopic twist-lock mechanism and
comes with a 2.5kg counterweight.
Egripment's Xtreme T10 telescoping
crane allows an operator to automate
pan and tilt angles. It can be used to
configure automated moves including
vertical straight lines, horizontal plane
and compensated pan.

Egripment Xtreme T10
telescoping crane


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