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SUMOLIGHT Adds New US Headquarters in Santa Clarita, California Posted: 23/07/2022
SUMOLIGHT Adds New US Headquarters in Santa Clarita, California

SUMOLIGHT, known for SUMOSPACE, SUMOSKY, SUMOMAX and new SUMOLASER lighting, announces the opening of a new US facility adjacent to the burgeoning Santa Clarita Studio film community. The convenient location offers a showroom to test existing and upcoming SUMOLIGHT products. The accessible ground floor space provides filmmakers with a warehouse full of SUMOLIGHT fixtures backed by local support.

Tags: cinema | cinematography | sumolight | gaffer | grip | studios | santa clarita studios | showroom | crew | camera | camera operator | camera accessories | grip and electric | lighting | set life | studio
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Air ClimberTM, Cross Dovetail Plate LB2 Location Baby Bracket at Cine Gear Expo booth #B119 Posted: 11/06/2022
Air ClimberTM, Cross Dovetail Plate and amp; LB2 Location Baby Bracket at Cine Gear Expo booth #B119

Matthews Studio Equipment returns to Cine Gear Expo to introduce new mounting solutions to aid common on-set grip issues—Air ClimberTM, Cross Dovetail and LB2 Location Baby Bracket.



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Creamsource Standardizes LED Rigging with LNX Posted: 09/06/2022
Creamsource Standardizes LED Rigging with LNX

Designed to safely streamline rigging and cabling for Vortex series LEDs, LNX ushers in a new era of efficiency and convenience for Rigging Gaffers


Tags: Cine Gear | Rigging | Gaffers
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New Snapbag and reg; for Astera Hydra Posted: 04/06/2022
New Snapbag and reg; for Astera Hydra


There's a new Snapbag® on the scene just in time for Astera’s latest LED wonder— Hydra. Custom-designed to perfectly fit the Hydra, the patented Snapbag softbox offers the added softening control discerning cinematographers request.



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Matthews Intros Better Tripod 3iSpreader Worldwide Premiere at CineGear Expo booth B119 Posted: 03/06/2022
Matthews Intros Better Tripod 3iSpreader Worldwide Premiere at CineGear Expo booth B119

Matthews, known for grip and lighting support presents the first better spreader in 40 years. The new 3iSpreader has a leg up on the old spreaders made for Ronford-Baker and OConnor tubular metal tripods. Conceived by working camera professionals, the 3i system offers a safer, smoother, better-balanced and ultra-durable solution. 



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Matthews Intros Air Climber at BSC Expo Posted: 08/04/2022
Matthews Intros Air Climber and trade; at BSC Expo

Matthews Studio Equipment, known for standard-setting grip gear for location and studio work, introduces the first off-the-shelf, modular grip and lighting stand that reaches 25 feet/7.62 meters. Air Climber uses pneumatics to be safely raised and lowered via a regulator switch and air compressor.



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Introducing Rabbit-Rounder Universal for Nanlux, Feliix, Aputure and amp; more with Bowens mount systems Posted: 05/04/2022
Introducing Rabbit-Rounder and reg; Universal for Nanlux, Feliix, Aputure and amp; more with Bowens mount systems

DoPchoice and TRP Worldwide premiere a new mounting solution for Snapbag softboxes: the Rabbit-Rounder Universal. It's the versatile answer to mounting a variety of DoPchoice Snapbags, Octas, and Lanterns to the growing range of fixtures with Aputure, Fiilex, Nanlux, and others with industry standard Bowens mounts. With the patent-pending Rabbit-Rounder® Universal, one system fits a range of lights and softboxes.



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New DoPchoice Snapbag and reg; for Astera NYX Bulb Posted: 23/02/2022
New DoPchoice Snapbag and reg; for Astera NYX Bulb

To make the most of Astera’s round NYX LED Bulb, DoPchoice now offers a custom-designed, patented Snapbag® softbox to pleasingly soften the output of this innovative lighting.

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New Matthews 5 Pocket C-Stand Posted: 23/12/2021
New Matthews 5 and rdquo; Pocket C-Stand and trade;

Sliding Leg C-Stand with Grip heads and Arm

Matthews C-stands have been a mainstay on sets for over 50 years. Now there’s one that literally fits in your pocket. Matthews 5” Pocket C-Stand™ offers familiar features in a super-compact form, including a rugged steel build with a double riser, sliding leg and 2 fully functional aluminum grip heads with 3/16 holes.


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Matthews BM1 Bulb Mount and trade; for Aputure and Astera LED Bulbs Posted: 10/12/2021
Matthews and rsquo; BM1 Bulb Mount and trade; for Aputure and Astera LED Bulbs

Matthews Studio Equipment introduces an easy, grip-compatible solution to hold the industry’s professional medium-sized dimmable LED bulbs by Aputure and Astera. The BM1 Bulb Mount™ offers a quick, versatile and inexpensive answer for mounting these battery-powered bulbs to various types of grip equipment and ¼-20 hardware.

Designed for any E26/E27 medium bulb, the Mount offers a standard lamp socket thread (1.25” OD) to accept an LED bulb. At the other end a standard ¼”-20 female threaded insert is ready to accept a Micro Grip Pin, Scissor Clamp, Micro Grip Rod and more.

With a low-profile matte black surface, the BM1 Bulb Mount is made of lightweight yet sturdy molded nylon. It measures 2.6”/66mm long and weighs just 0.8-oz/22g.

Matthews BM1 Bulb Mount is available through the company’s worldwide dealer network. For more information visit https://bit.ly/MSE_BM1 or www.msegrip.com




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DoPchoice Intro Light Directing Tools for Aputure Nova P600c New Snapbags Snapgrid Rabbit Ear Mount Adapter Posted: 20/10/2021
DoPchoice Intro and rsquo;s Light Directing Tools for Aputure Nova P600c New Snapbags and reg;, Snapgrid and reg; and amp; Rabbit Ear Mount Adapter

DoPchoice now offers light directing Snapbag® soft boxes and Snapgrids® to make the most of Aputure’s new P600c LED fixture. To complement this panel light, DoPchoice has designed a dedicated new Snapbag® soft box and Rabbit Ears Mount Adapter, plus a host of other choice tools.

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Matthews Claw expands Rigging Options for Astera and amp; T12 Tube Lights Posted: 23/09/2021
Matthews Claw expands Rigging Options for Astera and T12 Tube Lights

Matthews announces the answer for safely mounting Astera Hyperion, Titan and Helios as well as T12 tube lights to standard grip equipment. The Claw is a new generation clamp, designed to solve real on-set issues, by Sci-Tech Award-winning Key Grip Richard Mall with gaffer Jeremy Launais and crafted by the team at MSE headquarters in Burbank, California.

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Matthews Offers Gobo Plate trade; XL Mounting Adapter Posted: 01/05/2021
Matthews and rsquo; Offers Gobo Plate and trade; XL Mounting Adapter

Due to the popularity of the Gobo Plate line of versatile mounting plates, Matthews introduces the new Gobo Plate™ XL, a beefy problem-solver offering endless robust rigging options.  

Like its smartly-designed sister products, this mounting essential is made to support an array of gear, from camera rigs, set pieces, lighting and grip modifiers to building materials like lumber and pipe. Built to receive 4.5” Grip heads, the XL is the big brother of the family—designed to couple heavier duty gear found on the rigging side of production that requires versatile support options and above all, safety. It easily bolts to standard cheese plates, hood mounts and hostess trays, etc. or may be nailed or screwed to lumber, set walls and overhead beams.



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DoPchoice Adds Even Softness to Cameo F-Series Fresnels Posted: 13/04/2021
DoPchoice Adds Even Softness to Cameo and reg; F-Series Fresnels

To accommodate today’s preponderance of video streaming, DoPchoice now offers the patented Snapbag®softbox and Snapgrid®20/30/40/50-degree grids to pleasingly soften and direct the output of the industry’s respected Cameo® F-Series Fresnels.

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Cinematographer Markus Forderer Lights Bliss with the Help of DoPchoice Posted: 01/04/2021
Cinematographer F and ouml;rderer Lights and quot;Bliss with the Help of DoPchoice

Markus Förderer, ASC, BVK doesn’t take chances on set. He considers shooting days precious so he rigorously tests new gear, new moves and new ideas long before he gets to set. “Shooting days are there to shoot” he says, “not to set up and light,” so he comes to the set prepared.


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