The ALZO Smoothy Radius and Linear Camera Slider is an excellent tool for interview and B-Roll video, adding talent-stationary camera motion; it is also very useful for 'A' camera in commercial product presentations. The slider has a 40 inch run and can replace time-consuming track and dolly for many shots. This slider easily converts from curved radius to linear sliding by simply changing the track attachment to the base beam. Constructed from a lightweight, yet rigid aluminum track that mounts to a base beam with thumb screws in either curved or straight while stainless steel nylon wrapped bearings assure an ultra-smooth action and very long life. The slider camera bed allows for 1/4 inch x 20 or 3/8 inch x 16 thread mounting of camera quick releases plates; with the exception of the basic model, a camera quick release is included. For best results, they recommend using a Pro video tripod with a load capacity over 5 pounds, like the ALZO Pro-Pod V. Another support option is to use 2 light stands screwed into the ends of the slider, which is the most stable slider mount. For the ultimate lightweight and rigid camera sliding, we recommend adding the ALZO Camera Slider Brace Support to a tripod. The slider can also be placed on a table or any flat surface by adding the ALZO Slider Table Leg Set accessory (see image); this is a stable solution, but height adjustment is more difficult. The load capacity for the Smoothy Slider is up to 3 pounds of camera weight. The center tripod mount includes 1/4 inch x 20 and 3/8 inch x 16 threaded mounting holes. In addition, the base beam ends include 1/4 inch x 20 and 3/8 inch x 16 threaded mounting holes on the bottom. These mounting holes allow for attaching the ALZO Camera Slider Brace Support.
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The Miller Compass X 16 CB Plus is the newest fluid head tripod available by Miller. 5 heads total in the range. They range from a weight capacity of 0-16kg. It comes with side loading camera plates to make it easy to mount and dismount loaded rigs. There are also spare ¼ inch and 3/8 inch screws hidden in the head. 16 positions of counterbalance available on these units. It uses a fluid drag system as well. Precise floating pan-tilt caliper locks ensure bounce free on-off performance. Designed to last and built rugged for extreme conditions. They also have nice features like an illuminated bubble level as well as rosette’s that have replaceable teeth once they wear out. https://www.millertripods.com
Miller in collaboration with the Ronford Baker Engineering Company, known for its work with heavy-duty fluid heads and tripods in the cinema industry, announces the Skyline 90 Fluid Head, made its debut at NAB 2017. Designed to meet the stringent and rigorous standards presented by challenging environments and condition of Outside Broadcast (OB), the Skyline 90 supports payloads of up to 165 lbs. (75 kg.) and features robust, heavy duty construction. The Skyline 90 has continuous counterbalance control that ranges from zero to 165 lbs. (75 kg.) at 12 in. (30 cm.) above the center tilt axis and 15+0 selectable fluid pan-tilt drag positions to ensure the optimum drag for any lens focal length. With a sliding platform featuring 300mm of sliding range that glides smoothly and effortlessly with a full payload, the Skyline 90 easily balances heavy camera loads. It also comes with an auto safety lock to ensure a secure horizontal position when loading or dismantling heavy box lenses. The floating caliper pan and tilt locks with large metal levers can be operated simultaneously with one hand without causing picture disturbance. Two bubble levels located at either side of the head allow for convenient leveling. https://www.millertripods.com/
Miller came out with a new tripod with two options, Sprinter II - 2-stage in Carbon fiber tubing and alloy, Making the tripod extremely lightweight and easy to work with. The Sprinter II also comes with compatible accessories such as pan handles, studio dolly, sliding plate assembly, mini euro, and camera plates (long). The tripod is suited for a ground spreader and comes with integrated stainless steels spikes. The sprinter II 2-stage is ready for some action and this product is a must see!!
Sachtler's new tripod travels fast, from deadlines to wedding lines. Flowtech 75 is a versatile, lightweight tripod that is easier and faster to deploy and adjust than just about any other tripod. It has a 75mm ball, two-stage carbon fiber legs with quick release brakes, a mid-level spreader, rubber feet and a capacity of 44 lb. and is only 10.4 lbs. The quick release brakes allow the legs to be deployed simultaneously and can quickly adjust to the height that you need. The hinge locks allow the Flowtech 75 to be deployed as high as 5 ft. and low as 10" when used without a spreader. It’s specifically designed to allow the tripod to comfortably rest on the camera operator’s shoulder when collapsed. The Flowtech 75 is branded as Sachtler and Vinten and works with heads and accessories of each product family. https://www.sachtler.com
Things were busy at the Tiffen pavilion at NAB this year. For a company that started making camera lens filters, Tiffen now has a variety of options for content creators that include optical photographic filters and lens accessories; Steadicam camera stabilizing systems; Lowel location lighting equipment; Domke camera bags and Zing camera covers; Dfx digital effects software; Davis & Sanford tripods and support systems; and Stroboframe flash brackets. Tiffen Website
Update your lighting kit with the bright, compact TotaLED Daylight LED Floodlight from Lowel. A modernization of the old Lowel Tota light, the TotaLED retains its powerful 750W tungsten equivalent brightness, but this model is updated to a daylight LED panel with sturdy metal construction and a large heatsink to keep it cool when operated for long periods. Its fanless design also keeps it quiet on set.
The light's 160 5600K LEDs have a long, 50,000-hour lifespan, so you won't have to change any burned-out bulbs. Its 65° beam angle covers large areas with ambient light, and you can slide in the removable diffuser panel to broaden the beam angle to 100°.
The light is powered by a controller box that connects to the light with a 4-pin XLR; connect either an AC adapter or use the built-in V-mount plate with a separately available battery. The box also features a knob for 100-10% stepless dimming - which can then be brought down to totally 0%, a mounting slot, and a hanger loop for hanging on a stand.
The TotaLED is supported by a built-in tilting yoke with a 5/8" mount, which is tightened by a large locking knob. The yoke also features a shoe-style mount to attach your controller box by its mounting slot. Further up the yoke, there's a 1/4"-20 accessory mount for adding gobos or flags. There's also a separate umbrella mount with a small locking knob that can support umbrellas up to 45". Its built-in two-way barndoors help you shape the light, and there are two integrated gel clips on the outside of each barndoor. The barndoors fold down to protect the light panel when not in use.
The included AC adapter can be used worldwide with optional plug adapters, and it all comes in a carry case to protect and transport the light.
The TotaLED is a portable flood light that emits 4275 lux of flicker-free continuous light. It operates on AC or battery power, and it draws only 70 W to deliver the equivalent output of a 750 W tungsten bulb. The TotaLED is daylight balanced (5600 K) and with a CRI of 96.3, it delivers excellent color accuracy. Its power output is controlled by a stepless dimmer knob that ranges from 100% to 0% brightness.T
NEVER MISS A MOMENT with the Steadicam Air - Setting a new standard; the Steadicam Air brings versatility back to the monopod. With its gas lift spring, the Air makes it easy for professional photographers and cinematographers to raise their heights and never miss a moment. Available in two different configurations, a 25 lb. and soon after a 15 lb. weight capacity, the Air is the perfect complement for professional image-makers looking to stabilize and support their equipment.
- 100% gas lift, spring activated height adjustable monopod activated by adjustable foot pedal
- Made of Lightweight Carbon Fiber
- 3 Section Monopod with 1 twist leg lock
- Allows for full 360 degree rotation without compromise
- Ergonomic foam padded grip point with debossed Steadicam branding on the handle
- Removable aluminum top plate with reversible screw thread allowing for 1/4€³-20 and 3/8€³-16
- Oversized rubber foot giving you extra stability connected to ball point
- Quick twist rubberized leg grips
- Non-slip, rubberized foot pedal allows for easy grip operation. Pedal also folds up with travel purposes and quick transport
- Collapsed Height = 28€³ // Fully Extended Height = 62.5€³
- Sleek red accents
Tiffen- Steadicam, a division of the Tiffen Company have teamed up with Master Cinematographers to introduce the Steadicam Air. The Steadicam Air is a carbon fiber lightweight monopod. The most remarkable feature lies in its spring activated gas lift system. Through the use of a rubberized foot pedal, the operator is able to raise the camera up to 62.5 inches hands-free. The Air comes complete with deluxe carry bag and ergonomic shoulder strap and weighing in at only 3.5lbs makes it a perfect accessory for the videographer/photographer on the go. https://tiffen.com/steadicam/