Matthews Studio Equipment Introduces Minivator II

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Wed, 03/05/2014 - 12:22 -- Nick Dager

Matthews Studio Equipment will feature the Minivator ll camera stand at the National Association of Broadcasters show next month in Las Vegas. The company says that the Minivator ll is a stronger and taller version of the Minivator ll, which was first introduced over 10 years ago.

“The idea of the new fast digital cameras needing less light or no lights at all is a misnomer,” says Robert Kulesh, vice president sales and marketing for Matthews Studio Equipment. “The digital world gives the shooter a much more creative – and bigger pallet, often requiring more and bigger lights to cover the breadth of the shot. Minivator ll is the perfect complement for these and other shots. We’ve beefed up the payload of the Minivator ll from 60 to 80 pounds and added to the maximum height without sacrificing strength, safety or stability.”

The Minivator ll accessory package also includes a Rocky Mountain leg and optional sturdy four-inch casters to make this stronger and safer stand ideal for location work.

The Minivator ll features a double cable mechanism that will keep both risers traveling at equal proportions with each turn (38 will take the fixture to the full height) of the handle, allowing for firm and steady movement of any lighting fixture attached. The addition of combo dual- purpose top castings allows for use of both Junior pin and Baby receiver fixtures.

Minivator ll reaches a maximum height of 142 inches (361cm), a load height of 55 inches (140cm), with a maximum load of 80 lbs (36.4Kg), weights 48 lbs (21.8Kg) and covers a footprint of 58 inches (150cm).

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