The most integrated and adaptable Steadicam system ever made is now available in a more affordable option with the introduction of the new M-2 Core Kits. Specially configured and priced to provide operators with an entry point into the Steadicam M-Series ecosystem, the M-2 Core Kits utilize the same lightweight components and modular design that has made the M-2 an industry standard.
The Society of Camera Operators has announced the recipients of the 2022 Society of Camera Operators Technical Achievement Award. They are the Motion Impossible AGITO Remote Dolly System and Cinema Devices Ergorig System.
The Chinese technology company Snoppa has released Rover, a cinema dolly with an electronic stabilization system. Rover is essentially a shooting robot that removes obstacles that the ground creates. It can carry heavy and bulky professional cameras, move stably on a variety of bumpy surfaces, and has programmable automation function. For film crews, it can significantly reduce labor costs and improve work efficiency by introducing a new type mobile shooting equipment to the filming environment.
MBS Equipment Company, which calls itself the largest studio-based equipment company in the world for film, television, and events, is opening new east coast headquarters in Georgia. The headquarters, based in Fayette County at Trilith Studios, will span 100,000 square feet, making it the company’s largest global hub.
Some of the world’s most spectacular views are best seen from halfway up a wall of rock. That’s a place where gear has to be reliable, whether it’s crucial safety equipment or the cameras that let the rest of us experience the same dizzying panorama. It’s also a familiar situation to alpinist Renan Ozturk, whose experience includes some of the steepest climbing challenges on the planet as well as documentary filmmaking and photojournalism covering everything from the freezing Himalayas to the African deserts of Chad.
Teradek has launched the Bolt 4K monitor modules 1500 TX and 1500 RX, giving users a long-range option with the 1500 monitor modules and a short-range option with the original 750 monitor modules.
Arri Rental North America, a leading camera, lens, and grip equipment rental service company, announces plans to open a new headquarters in Long Island City, New York, during the first quarter of 2022. The facility will offer comprehensive equipment and exceptional services, enabling Arri Rental to provide an even higher caliber of service and support to its customers. The new location will also serve as a creative hub for production communities in New York and the greater Northeastern region
Awarding-winning production and post-production house Fifty Fifty in London has invested in a Leader LV5600 broadcast-quality waveform monitor for use at its Soho headquarters. The newly installed instrument is being used as the master reference for quality control of television and digital film productions. It was supplied by Leader distribution partner Thameside.
Arri has released the Hi-5, which it says is the most sophisticated hand unit on the market, providing reliable wireless camera and lens control in demanding situations on set. Weatherproof and solidly built, it features an exceptional radio link range and unique, swappable radio modules for different territories and shooting challenges.
SmallHD has launched a new 4K 13-inch high-bright monitor. Cine 13 is SmallHD’s most compact, agile, and pixel-dense 13-inch production monitor yet. With its low-profile design, this on-set workhorse can fit into nearly any production scenario. The brilliant daylight visibility and 4K clarity of Cine 13 is designed for creatives who always require critical focus capability.