by Tim Fok | 23rd April 2017
Bright Tangerine are marking NAB 2017 as their full venture into the camera accessories market. They are unveiling a host of new products, including armors with in/out interfaces for the ARRI Alexa Mini and RED camera range, a compact follow focus in the Revolvr Atom, as well as new lens supports and Titan Arm accessories. The most significant announcement from Bright Tangerine is their shell-like support for the ARRI Alexa Mini and RED cameras. “These accessories will offer camera protection, triggering functions, multiple mounting points, signal splitting and powering options and a plethora of inputs and outputs.“ We’ll disclose more when we visit them at NAB for a catch-up video, but it looks as if these cages will offer further power and signal outputs (SDI, D tap) as well as top cheese plate, top handle, V-lock power module and 19mm and 15mm rod support. They cling quite nicely to the CAD design cameras; it will be interesting to see how they address the rear media bay on the Alexa Mini. Also on show will be the Revolvr Atom. Bright Tangerine released their full Revolvr follow-focus system earlier this year, with the Atom offering a more compact solution. Off the back of their follow focus venture comes a new series of lens supports for 15mm and 19mm rod systems. A small announcement at the bottom of their PR for NAB is a range of new twist and rod adapter accessories for the Bright Tangerine Titan Arm. As a user of the Titan Arm, I warmly welcome this. I had already DIY-rigged mine to host 15mm studs, as it is much quicker and safer to use over ¼” 20 threads. Lastly, there’s a new Blackhole Mini, designed for lenses ranging from 41-114mm diameter. Bright Tangerine will be exhibiting all of this at NAB this weekend.Read more
by Olaf von Voss | 2nd May 2016
Bright Tangerine, a UK based manufacturer of professional camera accessories, announced a couple of updates at this year’s NAB show. Robert Eagle of Bright Tangerine talks us through their new products, namely the Titan articulating arm, a new kind of filter tray and their Revolvr follow focus. Bright Tangerine Titan There’s no question about it, the Titan was the spotlight product at the Bright Tangerine booth. It’s a fresh approach to a classic pro-camera accessory: the articulating arm. The Titan has some unique features to it such as the ability to lock it down on two joints while the third pivoting joint remains adjustable. This means your director won’t break the arm (or the camera) when trying to turn the attached monitor towards him/her. The arm has a massive payload of 16 pounds (8kg), which is more than you’ll ever need. Actually, you should be careful as an 8kg payload will probably break your camera’s mounting point before the weight will drive the Titan to his knees. One can assume the engineers at Bright Tangerine wanted to build a product like a tank, which will serve you well in every shooting situation. The arm is self-supporting, so even when it’s completely loose, it will hold your valuable monitor and won’t let it crash. It’s self-servicing, too: you can disassemble it on your own and repair it if needed. One of the most common scenarios of breaking an articulating arm is to overtighten it. Not an issue with the Titan, as it has a built-in deadpoint, which prevents this. After having broken so many articulating arms myself, I’m happy that finally someone came up with a solution like this. The Bright Tangerine Titan is set to be released in about 9 weeks, and will be around $250. New filter tray Bright Tangerine is well-known for their line of matte boxes and accessories such as the Strummer DNA or the MisFit Atom. At NAB 2016, they announced a neat new accessory in the form of a filter tray called the Gripper tray. This tray has a new kind of quick lock mechanism, which, according to Robert, is even possible to operate with a pair of gloves on. Could be useful for on-location productions like The Revenant, for example. Update on Revolvr Bright Tangerine announced their new follow focus line back at IBC 2014. Now, it’s almost ready for the filmmaking community. Robert told us it’s due for shipping this summer. The Revolvr has been designed to be a very high end follow focus, and is a very modular system with a ton of features, so it’s not really on the cheap side. The price ranges from $1,598.95 for the Mini Kit up to $3,798.95 for the full 19mm rod Studio Kit. Check out the company’s website for more information!Read more
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