Vitec Videocom has made an exclusive sales and distribution agreement with German company FoMa Systems to market and sell their Maxima SMX gimbals to the global broadcast and cinematography markets.
The Maxima SMX gimbals add a high-end active stabilization solution to Videocom’s existing range of camera supports and the Artemis camera stabilizer systems. The first initial product in the range will be the Maxima SMX30 which is ideal for use with full size digital cine cameras with prime or compact zoom lenses and 2/3” sensor broadcast cameras.
Matt Danilowitz, CEO of Vitec Videocom says: “The innovation behind the FoMa product and their diverse professional expertise is outstanding. We are pleased to be involved in a process of developing new, groundbreaking products that will enable our creative customers to achieve shots that have never been possible before. The SMX30 is an excellent addition to our camera supports product range and we are delighted to have agreed this partnership.”
Rainer Maertin, CEO of FoMa says: “The distribution agreement with Vitec Videocom provides our unique gimbal technology a global access to the film and broadcast market. It also gives us the opportunity to drive our technology even further, in conjunction with Videocom’s R&D efforts. We’ve already seen the first exciting outcome of this new partnership with the integration of our gimbals and the Artemis stabilizer system.”
The Maxima SMX30 will be available through Vitec Videocom from the beginning of June 2015, listing at $17.950 / € 15.850.
Ball bearing gimbal “Made in Germany”
32-bit ARM-based multiprocessors
Extremely durable, high-tech ball bearing
For camera systems up to 30 kg
Remote control with optional wireless remote
1.5 inch OLED display with status information and profile selection
Jack for external joystick
For using V-Mount batteries
About Vitec Videocom
Vitec Videocom, the Broadcast Division of The Vitec Group plc, brings together some of the most respected, innovative and sought-after brands in the industry: Anton/Bauer, Autocue, Autoscript, Bexel, Camera Corps, Litepanels, OConnor, Sachtler, SmallHD, Teradek, Paralinx, The Camera Store, Vinten and Vinten Radamec. It acts as an endorsing brand for these market-leading broadcast, film and pro video products, encouraging multi-brand system sales and simplifying the way that customers worldwide do business.
Vitec is a global provider of premium branded products and services to the Broadcast and Photographic markets. Vitec is based on strong, well known, premium brands on which its customers worldwide rely.
Vitec Videocom – advancing the quality and science of media production.
About FoMa Systems
FoMa Systems GmbH is a German company that specializes in the development of professional products for the film and photography industry. With the Maxima SMX30, the company developed the first gimbal technology suitable for heavy camera-lens set-ups, such as an ARRI Amira with a Zeiss Master Prime. The Maxima SMX30 can be operated with Sachtler Artemis spring arms and vests.