The Libec HFMP, short for Hands Free Monopod, was presented at IBC 2016, featuring a locking footswitch to control the freedom of movement and make this innovative video monopod stand on its own. The Libec HFMP Hands Free Monopod has a clip-in and sliding plate, with a video head that can take a payload of up to 4kg. It has a fluid head for smooth panning movements and can extend quite high too. The killer feature of the monopod is the locking switch that allows free swivel movement, but which can also be locked to make the tripod “hands free”. Libec had only a pre-production model on the show floor, so there aren’t many details about the Libec HFMP video monopod yet, but we know it will be released and available to purchase at the time of NAB 2017. We’ll keep you posted with any updates as they come.Read more
The Infinity Arm was originally introduced by Sage Seb via a Kickstarter campaign back in 2014, and it was quite successful back then. A couple of years later, Matthews Studio Equipment (MSE) teams up with Sage Seb to produce a refined version of the original Infinity Arm. The Matthews Infinity Arm The concept of articulated arms is not new, but this particular device is a fresh approach to the problem. The Infinity Arm is a bit shorter than an ordinary articulated arm, but it is very heavy-duty for sure. With the help of the Matthews engineers, the Infinity Arm is even more robust than the original one from the Kickstarter campaign. The minute we saw Seb’s design, we knew it would be a perfect component to our camera-support equipment, said MSE VP of Product Management and Marketing Tyler Phillips. It is everything an arm should be. Our engineering department worked with Sage to refine the Infinity Arm and make it ready for introduction at NAB 2016. Specifications 100% manufactured in California, USA Capacity: 15lbs+ (7kg+) Length including tips: 10″ (w/o tips 9″) Arm Weight: 1.5lbs (.6kg) Materials: CNC’d Tool Steel and 6061-T6 Aircraft Aluminum Material Finishes: Type 3 military grade black anodize and a proprietary electroless nickel phosphorus Matthews claims that the Infinity Arm is the strongest articulated cine arm out there with a weight capacity of 15-32lbs depending on the configuration. The two identically build sections of the arm are capable of a 360° range of movement and the Infinity Arm sports interchangeable, ball-in-socket, quick release tips for adding and removing accessories quickly and efficiently. This is a useful feature since it gives you the ability to quickly put on the perfect tool for your given application. There are accessories available for every application For example, you can add a dedicated metal GoPro mount on the one side of the arm and a Mini Matthellini Clamp on the other side to mount a GoPro to a post – rock solid. The Infinity Arm with a GoPro mount on one side and a so-called Baby Pin on the other (which is mounted to a super clamp). The Infinity Arm delivers ease of mind with a redundant locking system. In addition to the trigger release, the tip must be pushed down all the way in order to remove it. That way, the tip can’t come loose by accident and you can be sure that your expensive camera rig won’t fall off when in underslung operation. Pricing & availability There is no word on pricing and availability of the Infinity Arm as of yet, but it is already listed on the MSE website.Read more
The ProMediaGear PMG-Duo slider is the first slider that has both a straight and a curved track in one unit avoiding the hassle of bringing two sliders to the set. This is an idea we haven’t seen before and indeed could be practical for some people. To change the slider angle you flip the whole unit around and reattach the slider carriage to the other side. The slider is built of solid thick metal and seems to be able to withstand a lot of bad treatment. Also we felt that the sliding was quite smooth. An additional feature the PMG-Duo offers is the friction handle that let’s you control friction of the carriage against the rails for smoother moevements. The PMG-Duo is available now and costs $524 for the 24″ version: LINKRead more
Here we have 7 different EVF mounts, or viewfinder mounts, also used as monitor mounts. These dear pieces of equipment are utilized to hold your EVF in the correct place when working with a handheld rig. Not all of them are great. Here’s a review that shows you the functionality and usefulness of each of the devices.Read more
We only send updates about our most relevant articles. No spam, guaranteed! And if you don't like our newsletter, you can unsubscribe with a single click. Read our full opt-out policy here.