Visit us at NAB2012 Hall C Booth# C5437 - we'll see you there!
April means NAB and NAB always means a lot of new equipment. For us at MSE, it also means a chance to see a lot of old friends and clients and find potential new clients, who we hope will become new friends. This year we are very excited about premiering many new and innovative production tools in our booth (C5437 – right in the middle of the action!). It’s always great to bring new tools to the market that add to the creative process of image capture. Below are just some of the new gear in the MSE arsenal to whet your appetite.Not able to make it to NAB? We’ll miss you. But, still want to keep up to date? We’ve got a brand new catalog – just ask us to send it to you. Or, check out our website – www.msegrip.com - for updated products and cool videos for your review. If you are traveling to Las Vegas for the Expo be safe and don't hurt yourself while there. I speak from experience.Hope to see you at the show.
From day-one, the edict for Matthews Studio Equipment was “INNOVATE-CREATE”…. And that’s just what we have been doing for over 42 years. MATTHEWS has “created” some of the most “innovative” tools for the production industry. In 2011 MSE, the company, and MSE products won several prestigious awards. And we’re not going to stop there!
Here are just a few of our new “innovations” premiering at NAB 2012. They are sure-fire award winners – to not only make your work easier – but also more creative. Plant them in your mind – and your planner – and come by for a hands-on demonstration at Booth C5437 – as Ed Phillips says – right in the middle of the action!
HD-DC SLIDER. It’s the next generation of the award-winning FloatCam DC-Slider series. With a capacity of 70 pounds (30Kg) it has all the features of the original DC-Slider: multi-angle operation, continuous precision counter-balance. It’s also a Mini-Jib, a tower and even performs level/tabletop modes. With a 70-pound capacity (30Kg) it is designed to support those “heavier” (think ALEXA) cameras with ease. Many moves – one piece of support. A definite “go to” addition with a wide range of capabilities – for a wide range of possibilities.
MOTION CONTROL SYSTEM. Motion control moves are becoming a big part of every kind of production. Programming them can be a bit of a challenge depending on the variety of supports needed to get what you want – until now. Add this new motion control system to FloatCam’s DC or HD-DC Slider and you can program, record and store a variety of movements with one platform and repeat them countless times. Time-lapse allows up to 99 hours of programmed functions. Stop motion, time-lapse and memory coupled with variable ramping and travel speeds can now be done in one unit. This “innovative” system works well with DSLR cameras and allows control of both shutter speed and aperture from the CPU. MSE offers separate units designed specifically for the FloatCam DC-Slider and HD-DC Slider.
SKYSCRAPERS. Cameras are getting smaller. There might be a lot more “smaller” lights – but when a big impact is required, the new SKYSCRAPERS - heavy duty stands for large production fixtures - change the game. This new family of stands is lighter in weight because they are made out of aluminum, they have lower loading height, and they reach greater heights than any other product in the field. Available in four different models for stage and location, four years of market study and product development is behind our SKYSCRAPERS; so you know they have been designed with the key grip, gaffer, and cinematographer in mind. Like our other stands, the SKYSCRAPER line will soon become the international production industry standard for years to come.
MUT. With iPhones, iPads and other “innovations” that are supposed to make your life easier (a “big” part of everyone’s lives) – MSE’s come up with a way to use those Android Tablets and the full range of iPads, including the new iPad 3, hands free! MUT is a simple, reliable solution for mounting these must-haves hands-off but still close and visible. The Teflon and plasticol dipped bracket adjusts from 10” to 31” diagonally, allowing the user to mount standard sized tablets with or without a protective case. The locking knob with a 1/4-20” mounting hole located on the back of the bracket will allow for the use of a variety of industry standard tools. Just one mount will last through many generations of technological development. MUT not only makes you hands-free, it saves you time – and money! Check out the three different MUT kits – online or, better still, in person at NAB 2012.