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Slide, glide and get in shape! O ctober was a busy month for Octica, following the introduction of new partners KONOVA & SHAPE, selected to complement existing lines of camera accessories, lighting and grip. Next- generation multiviewer Being appointed exclusive KONOVA distributor for UK and Ireland Octica are able to supply the industry with their KONOVA’s range of quality, yet economic sliders and advanced time lapse accessories. R Based in Korea, KONOVA have a long established history in the Photographic industry and have developed their range of sliders, in response to the demand from professional video users. ecognizing that customers need to monitor more sources at a single location, Grass Valley have introduced the second-generation of its highly popular multiviewer option for the Grass Valley Trinix NXT  routing switcher.  The tightly integrated multiviewer incorporates Grass Valley’s latest FPGA-based scalar technology to enable multiple views combined with graphical images to display audio, clocks, mnemonics, and tally alarms on single or multiple displays. This allows users to proactively preserve 24/7 operations, reduce maintenance costs, and troubleshoot problems before they escalate.  The new TMV-2 Multiviewer option is targeted at live production, studio operations, and especially OB van operatorsdue to its compact size and fully featured monitoring capabilities. With its flexible 32x8 architecture, the Trinix NXT Multiviewer offers the lowest power consumption (80 watts), the highest scaling quality, and the lowest signal latency (20 milliseconds) of any multiviewer on the market today. KONOVA sliders are both smooth and stable, improving the basic elements of film and video capture, covering a range of lengths and payloads, these sliders are suitable for cameras from DSLR through to the Canon C300 and Sony F3 etc. Accessories include crank handles, motors and motion controllers, allowing easy time-lapse filming, the range also includes ultra-smooth skate dollies too. All KONOVA slider kits are lightweight, yet extremely robust and are supplied in a tough carry bag for protection and easy transportation. Canadian manufacturer SHAPE offer a range of advanced shoulder and handheld rigs that can be ordered as camera specific kits eliminating the tedium of having to make up a kit by choosing individual parts. All Shape rigs offer a secure and stable platform that feature Shape’s unique patented one touch adjusting Quick Handle System. Suitable for any camera from a Canon 5D or C300 / 500 through to Alexa and F65. Part of Shapes Composite range is their COMPOC300XX kit for use with the Canon C300 / 500 that includes all the components needed to provide the optimum rig that can be fully set up in minutes. Shape also offer three kits for the new Blackmagic Cinema Camera giving the choice of straight, offset or handheld systems that will fast become the rigs of choice for this camera. Designed by some of North Americas most successful & professional cameramen and manufactured in Canada all Shape products are made to highest engineering quality something that is backed up by Shape’s lifetime warranty. Available from stock now the Shape rigs are supported by a wide range of add-on accessories including battery mounts and weights for added balance and are designed to accept other essential accessories such as Cineroid or Alphatron EVFs and for the ultimate shooting kit can combine with a Chrosziel Follow- Focus and Mattebox. 22 | TV-BAY MAGAZINE TV-BAY071NOV12.indd 22 06/11/2012 18:09