We thank our sponsor B&H who has made cinema5D’s news coverage of NAB 2012 possible. Get your gear through B&H to support this platform: www.bhphotovideo.com Movcam is a fast growing company with a line of very interesting products that provide high quality at an unexpected pricepoint. Just the kind of products 16×9 inc. is selling which is why a stop at their booth is mandatory for me. Visit their site here: LINK Indeed, testing the follow focus and mattebox I can say they have a decent build quality that obviously wants to compete with high standard industry leaders such as the Arri MFF-2. The $727 Movcam MF-2 follow focus (as seen on the left) is obviously a variation of Arri’s design. However Movcam didn’t just copy other products, like many do nowardays, instead it looks like they were trying to combine some of the best features with affordable solutions and upgraded them a little to provide a semi-pro line of gear: Like the follow focus articulation for example that has internal teeth to provide better stability while the Arri MFF-2 has a smoother frame joint for more precision while sacrificing the extra lock tightness. The Movcam Mattebox MM3 is $584. The swingaway version is $916. You can find over 100 other products by Movcam here.Read more
Philip Vischer, product manager of Arri showed us some new accessories they have for smaller cameras like HDSLRs or other large sensor babies like the FS100. The MFF-1 follow focus is a great device that has it all, the new MFF-2 will combines the features of other great follow focus solutions by making the knob exchangeable. The third knob Philip shows allows for different gear translation thus resulting in a better speed for photo lenses. The MMB-2 is a lightweight mattebox that also allows you to attach handles on the sides. This is particularly useful when there’s no space left on the rails, notice that the handles are a little short and might not fit everybody’s handheld style. Arri now also has a shoulder pad, the SP-1 which can transform into a cheeseplate and they also have new, specialized baseplate mounting adapters for the FS100 and ikonoskop d2 cameras. See the press release here. B&H has provided these exclusive phone numbers for you if you have questions or require assistance: US: +1 877 502 5839 and INTERNATIONAL: +1 212 465 0114Read more
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