Miller Skyline 70 Fluid Head & Compass 12 coming to NAB:

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Miller press releases for tripod heads and systems they are taking to NAB 2012.
To meet the new market trend of lighter weight sports and outside broadcast production needs, Miller Camera Support has unveiled a new 150mm ball base fluid head – Skyline 70 that supports a diverse choice of camera configurations up to 40 kgs / 88 lbs.

Skyline 70 embraces easy-to-operate rear facing illuminated controls that brings the functionality and ergonomics to a new level. Features include 7-position pan and tilt drag, 8-position of selectable counterbalance, +90 degrees tilt, 120mm sliding quick release camera platform, mounting block / adaptors for accessories and safety tilt lock. The ergonomic design reflects the shooting needs of sports based configurations and outside broadcast operations using barrel or lightweight box lens with external viewfinders.

Compass Range – A New Direction

Miller Camera Support’s multi-award winning Compass range of fluid heads has been extended with the release of the new Compass 12 system packages. Bringing premium camera support with optimal professional performance in cost effective systems package pricing the Compass 12 is stylish and its easy to use design incorporates features like a wide payload range, selectable pan and tilt drag settings, illuminated bubble level in a compact and lightweight 75mm ball levelling fluid head.

The Compass range now includes the Compass 12, Compass 15, Compass 20 and the 100mm ball based Compass 25 fluid heads. They have proved to be a perfect match for the latest generation HDV, DVCAM, XDCAM, P2HD, ENG and highly accessorised DSLR cameras.

Fluid Drag that Outperforms All the Competition

The Compass range includes the same fluid drag system components used in the renowned Arrow range. This results in soft take offs, super stable pan/tilt moves and smooth stops in addition to several settings of distinct levels of drag resistance. There is nothing as smooth as a Miller, the inventor of pan and tilt fluid heads.

4 Models Suit all Applications

The 75mm Compass 12, Compass 15 and Compass 20 fluid heads provide professional performance for the latest lightweight cameras and camera configurations with a payload range between 2-10kg (4-22 lbs) for Compass 12 and Compass 15 models and 2-12kg (4-26 lbs) for Compass 20. With the best performing pan and tilt fluid drag range combined with a selectable counterbalance system, the versatile Compass fluid heads and its high quality construction ensures reliability in the toughest conditions.

The 100mm Compass 25 fluid head has a selectable 4-14kg (8-30lbs) payload range which provides for a variety of camera configurations to be used, both field based or studio based cameras.

A variety of system packages are available, from the 2-stage 75mm or 100mm alloy tripod to ultra-versatile 2-stage or 3-stage Solo DV/Solo ENG tripod to the ultimate in quick deployment, the Sprinter 2-stage carbon fibre tripod; there are system packages to suit a wide range of applications.

Smartly Designed Compass and Arrow Accessory Mounting Block

To meet the setup demands of today’s highly accessorised DSLR, video, film-ready HDV, ENG and lightweight EFP and Studio cameras, Miller engineers brought to the market an accessory mounting bracket to allow the user to side mount camera accessories (monitors, lights etc.) up to 3kg (6.6 lbs) to all Compass and Arrow fluid head range. The beauty of the smartly designed mounting block improves the camera’s Centre of Gravity, therefore, improving performance.

Matched with an Accessory Adaptor with standard 1/4” & 3/8” tap holes, a static position is achieved for mounted accessories such as monitors to stay in sight of user whilst panning.

See Miller Tripods for more information.