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Tag: Tripod

A Look at E-Image Tripods:

A Look at E-Image Tripods:

| June 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

B&H take a look at the E-Image tripod lineup that ikan now carry. Ikan has teamed up with E-Image to distribute a new line of professional camera supports. These tripods and video fluid heads are made by E-Image are designed for the professional. See more at B&H.

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How a Cartoni Tripod Is Made Plus What They Have For NAB 2014:

How a Cartoni Tripod Is Made Plus What They Have For NAB 2014:

| March 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

Since 1935, out of Rome Italy, CARTONI has manufactured a wide range of Professional Camera Supports from the new world of DSLR to Film, Video, Broadcast, Virtual sets & SFX, serving professionals worldwide in any shooting situation. See how it is all done. Then after the video see what is coming to NAB 2014. CARTONI […]

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Vinten Showcases Counterbalance On Their Vision Blue Tripod Head Range:

Vinten Showcases Counterbalance On Their Vision Blue Tripod Head Range:

| March 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

Slick and quick one for you: Vinten’s infinitely adjustable counter balance means the camera stays in position, at every camera angle. Requiring no effort to hold the Camera in place, each Vinten Vision blue, Vision blue3 or Vision blue5 delivers silky smooth, distraction free camera operation. Impressed? See Vinten for more.

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Hurricane Wheels Gearhead Simulator:

Hurricane Wheels Gearhead Simulator:

| October 29, 2013 | 0 Comments

The Hurricane Wheels simulator offers camera operators, DoP’s, camera assistants, film students, and the like an inexpensive way to practice gear head operating almost anywhere anytime. Since the wheels technically simulate a simple computer mouse, where one wheel corresponds to one axis (X or Y), there are endless possibilities how the wheels can be used. […]

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Miller Skyline 70 Cine 150mm Tripod Head:

Miller Skyline 70 Cine 150mm Tripod Head:

| September 11, 2013 | 0 Comments

Miller Camera Support Equipment are set to drop their Skyline 70 Cine tripod head at IBC 2013. The Skyline Cine 70 is a sturdy system built to the traditional Miller precision and high quality standards. Designed with class leading features to cater to the specific needs of cinematographers, the system incorporates an Arri camera plate […]

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Sachtler Says They Have Your Sony PMW-F5 and PMW-F55 Cameras Covered:

Sachtler Says They Have Your Sony PMW-F5 and PMW-F55 Cameras Covered:

| May 6, 2013 | 0 Comments

Sachtler wants you to know that they offer the ideal support solutions for the new Sony PMW-F5 and PMW-F55 CineAlta 4K image sensor cameras. The cameras’ modular design makes countless set-ups in an array of weight classes possible and Sachtler offers fluid head tripod systems to match the variety of configuration possibilities. The Video 18 […]

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MYT Satin Nodal Tripod Head With Integrated Handles and Camera Cage:

MYT Satin Nodal Tripod Head With Integrated Handles and Camera Cage:

| April 21, 2013 | 0 Comments

MYT Works Engineer James Schwartz introduces the Satin Nodal Tripod Head prototype. The MYT Satin Nodal Head is a friction based design, completely fluid-free and allows the user to take the camera off the head with existing grip handles and or the integrated camera cage. For more information about the MYT Satin Nodal Head please […]

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MYT Velour Nodal Tripod Head Can Take Up To 200lbs or 91kgs:

MYT Velour Nodal Tripod Head Can Take Up To 200lbs or 91kgs:

| April 21, 2013 | 0 Comments

At NAB 2013 MYT Works showcased their MYT Velour Nodal Head prototype. MYT Works Engineer James Schwartz talks about that brand new MYT Velour Nodal Head and what it can do. The Velour is designed for large and heavy camera rigs, and comes with a universal mount which can work on any kind of tripod. […]

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Stealthy From VariZoom It Aaaah Apparently Does Everything:

Stealthy From VariZoom It Aaaah Apparently Does Everything:

| February 24, 2013 | 0 Comments

VariZoom announced the upcoming release of what they call the Stealthy. The Stealthy is VariZoom’s steady motion stabilizer, 3-point shooter, mini monopod, full monopod, & tripod, all rolled into one. Apparently….. They say there is a quick draw mode for the Stealthy, and I sure would love to see that put into use combined with […]

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Vinten Vision Blue3 Tripod Head Announced:

Vinten Vision Blue3 Tripod Head Announced:

| February 21, 2013 | 0 Comments

Vinten announced the Vision blue3 75mm tripod head, which they claim is developed for today’s intermediate weight 1/3” chip camcorders and highly accessorized lightweight DSLR cameras. The new Vision blue3 balances payloads of between 6.6 – 14.6 lbs (3.0 – 6.6kg) and sits between the original Vision blue, (payload range 4.6 – 11 lbs /2.1 […]

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Shooting on the BMCC Then Sachtler Say Use the FSB 6 Fluid Head:

Shooting on the BMCC Then Sachtler Say Use the FSB 6 Fluid Head:

| January 3, 2013 | 0 Comments

Sachtler say the Blackmagic Cinema camera’s unique form factor requires a versatile fluid head system. A perfect match for the Cinema Camera is the Sachtler FSB 6 Fluid Head they also say. The FSB 6 Fluid Head includes Sachtler’s well-known operational feel and familiar dependability for precise panning and tilting, with specifications to let the […]

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Sachtler Catalog Cover Competition You Could Be On It:

Sachtler Catalog Cover Competition You Could Be On It:

| November 28, 2012 | 0 Comments

Sachtler is planning its 2013/14 catalog. They say, because a cover should represent what a company is all about, Sachtler wants its users to show how they perceive the brand and its values by offering a photo competition. The best shot will be shown on the cover of the new Sachtler catalog and its contributor […]

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Midas Mount Travel Kit & ball Mount For Their Original Skaterail Slider:

Midas Mount Travel Kit & ball Mount For Their Original Skaterail Slider:

| June 10, 2012

Midas Mount Camera Support Systems have released a travel kit and ball mount version of their original Skaterail Slider. The skate-wheel based slider has a wider wheelbase than most DSLR sliders and can support heavier camera builds. Midas Mount is selling the sliders at introductory prices on their website for the month of June only, […]

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OConnor 60L Super Lightweight Carbon Fiber Tripod:

OConnor 60L Super Lightweight Carbon Fiber Tripod:

| June 2, 2012

OConnor introduces the 60L Super Lightweight Carbon Fiber Tripod. The 60L is ideally suited for the OConnor Ultimate 2065 and 2575D 150mm ball-based fluid heads, the 60L combines the benefits of new-age materials with precision engineering to provide a support system that is lighter weight with quick setup features, yet is solid enough to carry […]

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MYT Curvi-Glide & MYT Quatripod a New World in Camera Movement:

MYT Curvi-Glide & MYT Quatripod a New World in Camera Movement:

| May 8, 2012

Ah Mitch Gross you have to love him, and we thank him and Abelcine for taking a look at MYT Works new gear that was on show at NAB 2012. MYT Works were already carving a path with their very solid and versatile slider and have now stepped up the camera movement game with the […]

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Ultimate Sachtler Swap: Renew Your Video 18 For Free, Take Your Chance:

Ultimate Sachtler Swap: Renew Your Video 18 For Free, Take Your Chance:

| April 16, 2012

The Video 18 fluid head from Sachtler has been setting the standard in the field of ENG/EFP since 1984. The tripod head is treasured by camera operators all over the world particularly because of its dependability throughout years of use. Now Sachtler is not only looking for the oldest head from its top-selling model, but […]

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Vinten to Launch New Vision blue5 Tripod System at NAB:

Vinten to Launch New Vision blue5 Tripod System at NAB:

| April 5, 2012

Vinten will showcase the brand new Vision blue5 pan and tilt head and tripod system for the first time at NAB 2012. The new Vision blue5 has the same superb functionality as the extremely successful Vision blue system launched at last year’s NAB Show, but with a higher carrying capacity of 12.1 lb to 26.5 […]

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Vinten FH-145 & FHR-145 Pan & Tilt Heads Coming to NAB:

Vinten FH-145 & FHR-145 Pan & Tilt Heads Coming to NAB:

| March 30, 2012

Vinten Radamec will showcase its brand new next generation heads at NAB 2012, April 16-19, Las Vegas. The FH-145 and FHR-145 pan and tilt heads will be shown alongside the recently released FHR-35, and will demonstrate Vinten Radamec’s latest technological advancements by incorporating the company’s new Intelligent Control Engineering (ICE) platform. This forward-thinking technology enables […]

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OConnor have Announced their NAB Lineup Including Tripods:

OConnor have Announced their NAB Lineup Including Tripods:

| March 23, 2012

Tripod and fluid head pioneer OConnor will unveil several new offerings at the NAB in Las Vegas April 16 to 19, 2012. Ultimate 1030D and 1030Ds fluid heads For the first time at NAB, attendees can experience hands-on the Ultimate 1030D (30 lb/13.6kg capacity) and Ultimate 1030Ds (41 lb/18.6kg capacity) fluid heads. Designed to replace […]

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

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

| March 17, 2012

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 […]

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Skier Pro System Quick Release Plates & Cinema Support Kit:

Skier Pro System Quick Release Plates & Cinema Support Kit:

| November 25, 2011

Simple one for you the Skier Pro System Quick Release Plates and Cinema Support Kit. Check out the little studs at the end of the quick release plates designed they say to stop camera from slipping. Better and easily adjust the position of DSLR camera! You can adjust the vertical and horizontal position easily because […]

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The $800 100mm VariZoom VZ-FH100 Fluid Head Tripod:

The $800 100mm VariZoom VZ-FH100 Fluid Head Tripod:

| October 31, 2011 | 0 Comments

VariZoom’s new professional 100mm fluid head offers excellent performance and value in an attractive, durable package. With variable drag settings for both pan and tilt, as well as an adjustable counterbalance setting, the FH100 handles cameras up to 22 lbs easily. Available separately or as a kit with one of our four 100mm tripod models. […]

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The Sachtler Ace Tripod System, Great for DSLR Cameras:

The Sachtler Ace Tripod System, Great for DSLR Cameras:

| September 21, 2011 | 0 Comments

The Ace tripod system is the perfect camera support for the growing market of videographers and DSLR filmmakers. With a payload of up to 4 kilograms (8.8 pounds), Ace is ideal for smaller HDV camcorders and video-enabled DSLR cameras. Ace is also compact and durable and thanks to a special composite material, it is extremely […]

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Allstar Tripod / Shoulder Base Rig for Cine Compact Cameras:

Allstar Tripod / Shoulder Base Rig for Cine Compact Cameras:

| August 8, 2011 | 0 Comments

Allstar have a new tripod and shoulder base camera rig set up ready to play with, and it gives you the option of going off the tripod and onto the shoulder with a 15mm and 19mm rail combo in a matter of seconds. The Allstar Shoulder Base Rig is best suited for the new breed […]

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Duopod It’s A Steadicam Shoulder Rig Tripod But Is It A Slider?

Duopod It’s A Steadicam Shoulder Rig Tripod But Is It A Slider?

| June 27, 2011 | 0 Comments

Not on sale as of yet but this college industrial design project does live as a prototype called Duopod and Talon. Name infringements aside as Letus already have a Talon range the Duopod and Talon combo form to make a Steadicam Shoulder Rig Tripod Hot Shoe Grip thingy for DSLR cameras. Duopod Demo: Duopod can […]

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OConnor Universal Baseplate:

OConnor Universal Baseplate:

| June 19, 2011 | 0 Comments

OConnor Universal Baseplate The OConnor Universal Camera Baseplate, designed to adapt small to medium size digital cine cameras (with on-center mounting threads) to the thousands of standard professional accessories available in the industry. Thanks once again Camera Department for a killer video: The Universal Baseplate provides a sturdy camera platform that is engineered to allow […]

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Cineped The Tripod On Wheels With 360-degree Camera Support:

Cineped The Tripod On Wheels With 360-degree Camera Support:

| June 4, 2011 | 0 Comments

Keep an eye out for this pretty little number by Cineped. Cineped is a value-creating camera support system and it consists of 3 components: 1-3.5 ft rotational slider, 1-mechanical post, and 1-spider type base with 4 legs and 4 wheels. Normally, it takes 2-3 minutes to assemble & disassemble. Cineped provides a variety of precise […]

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Redrock Micro Mini Tripod Platform:

Redrock Micro Mini Tripod Platform:

| May 27, 2011

$59 will get you a Redrock Micro DSLR Mini Tripod Platform which is used for getting your camera on and off the tripod and back into your hands with ease. The DSLR Mini Tripod Platform is a compact, inexpensive way to quickly and easily attach your DSLR rig to a tripod. This accessory mounts to […]

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Vinten 3D Wedge Adapter:

Vinten 3D Wedge Adapter:

| May 14, 2011

The Vinten 3D wedge adaptor is designed to facilitate the proper balancing of under/through beamsplitter 3D rigs on Vinten pan and tilt heads. By offsetting the head’s level position by a few degrees the balance mechanism produces a back-torque when the camera is level, this enables the centre of gravity of the payload (3D rig, […]

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Manfrotto 509HD & 502A Tripods:

Manfrotto 509HD & 502A Tripods:

| April 13, 2011 | 0 Comments

Manfrotto have expanded the Bridging Fluid Heads Family by adding the 100mm 509HD and the 75mm 502A professional video camera systems. The Manfrotto 509HD has a payload weighing up to 13.1 kg 29 lb and the 502A which is built for DSLR cameras a payload weighing up to 4 kg 8.8 lbs. The 509HD has […]

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Sachtler Cine DSLR Camera Tripod:

Sachtler Cine DSLR Camera Tripod:

| March 21, 2011 | 0 Comments

Expect to see this little puppy dog at NAB 2011, the Sachtler Cine DSLR camera tripod. The new camera support is ideal for digital single-lens reflex cameras with video function for three reasons: the unique proprietary camera plate features an anti-twist retainer for HDSLR cameras, the professional ten-step counterbalance system, as well as Sachtler’s signature […]

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DSLR Geared Head Tripod For $1,900:

DSLR Geared Head Tripod For $1,900:

| March 18, 2011 | 0 Comments

There are three types of tripod heads that are used for filming; Friction, Fluid, and Geared Head. Depending on your age, experience or luck you may have come across all three types of heads. However most guys will either use or yearn for a descent fluid head tripod, but there are a handful of shooters […]

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Tripod Is A Bag Too:

Tripod Is A Bag Too:

| October 29, 2010 | 0 Comments

Newish but still worth a look for some is the Petrol Cambio CA001 carry on bag with tripod or the CA002 model with tripod fluid head. The Petrol Cambio can carry your small to medium sized camera or DSLR gear and then work as a tripod for you on location. Petrol Bags ™ Cambio convertible […]

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Dutch Head Tripod

Dutch Head Tripod

| October 8, 2010 | 0 Comments

Chinese manufacturer E-Image which is a Weifeng company has a few DSLR Rigs, Follow Focus and a Slider on offer. Of interest is their take on a 100mm Dutch Head Tripod that can take a payload of 15kgs. The E-Image 7110H Twin Head costs around $4700. The big boys like Satchler and Cartoni both make […]

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Camera Rig Knock Offs Do They Hurt The Market?

Camera Rig Knock Offs Do They Hurt The Market?

| September 23, 2010 | 6 Comments

If you ventured beyond the main halls at Photokina in Cologne Germany this year where the big name camera companies were you would have come across a lot of Rig Entrepreneurs set up showing their display camera support equipment. Look closer and you would see that those rigs look a little different. What are Rig […]

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