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Sachtlers Video 18 Dutch Fluid Head for Thoughtful University Film Posted: 24/06/2013
Sachtlers Video 18 Dutch Fluid Head for Thoughtful University Film
"We all have flaws nobody is perfect." Art school graduate Benjamin Pfitzner was guided by this principle during the making of his thesis film George 90°. The film focuses on the cohabitation of handicapped and non-handicapped people, the desire to integrate, and the fallibility of each individual. However, Pfitzner does not rely on tragedy or pity. Using the comedy genre, the every-day problems of a disabled boy are portrayed, which do not differ to those of other teenagers. 19-year-old George is unhappy with himself. He would prefer to be somebody else. The reason: His cervical spine is severely deformed by an approximately 90° bend. He is disabled. For the film, Pfitzner combined a Canon EOS 7D equipped with a PL-Mount with the Video 15 SB fluid head and the Speed Lock CF tripod by Sachtler, part of Vitec Videocom, a Vitec Group brand. Additionally, in some scenes, the Video 18 Dutch was used to portray George's angle as realistically as possible. This fluid head is special because it features a lateral sliding range of the camera plate of up to 60 mm and a lateral tilt range of ±80°, so that the camera can also be perfectly operated in the third axis. 
Tags: Sachtler | Vitec Videocom | Vitec Group | Benjamin Pfitzner | thesis film | Caon EOS 7D | PL-Mount | Video 15 SB | fluid head | tripod head | system | Speed Lock CF | Video 18 Dutch | sliding range | camera plate | 60 mm | tilt range | ±80° | Touch & Go | Panther Dolly | even diagonal grades of drag (+0) | smooth camera pans
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Sachtlers Ace M Provides Fluid Movement for Surf Documentary Posted: 02/05/2013
Sachtlers Ace M Provides Fluid Movement for Surf Documentary
Filmmaker Kellen Keene is dedicated to documenting artistic endeavors through his visuals. Recently, he was inspired to go behind-the-scenes with surfer and photographer Chris Burkard to show what it is like to be a surf photographer and to showcase how some of the images Burkard shoots are made. Keene knew every shot had to be in-the-moment, so he wanted a shooting package that could keep up with the quixotic personality of the surf. Thats why we shot most of the project on the Canon 5D Mark II and Nikon d800s. We also used the new GoPro 3. We had multiple water housings, stabilization gear and various Canon L-series and Nikon glass. For support, my choice was Sachtlers Ace M. Sachtler is part of Vitec Videocom, a Vitec Group company.
 
Tags: Sachtler | Vitec Videocom | Vitec Group | Kellen Keene | Chris Burkard | surf photographer | Canon 5D Mark II | Nikon d800s | GoPro 3 | water housing | stabilization | Ace M | fluid head | tripod | system | 12 foot jib | price performance ration | 5-step | counterbalance | camera plate | 4.1 inch | 104 mm | sliding range | 8.8 pound | payload range | SA drag | Synchronized Actuated Drag | three vertical | three horizontal | drag
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Petrol Bags Rolling DigiSuite DSLR Camera Case at IBC 2012 Posted: 25/07/2012
Petrol Bags Rolling DigiSuite DSLR Camera Case at IBC 2012

Petrol Bags, part of Vitec Videocom, a Vitec Group company, presents the new Rolling DigiSuite DSLR Camera Case. This carry-on size rollaway camera bag is designed especially for the DSLR shooter on the go.

This semi-hard suitcase-style carrier glides smoothly and effortlessly on a built-in wheel and tote assembly. The front lid of unzips quickly to reveal a central compartment contoured to comfortably fit up to 2 DSLR cameras with lens attached. Detachable internal dividers help secure contents and create pockets for storing a mattebox, camera plate, follow focus, camera light, viewfinder, cables, etc. With the dividers removed, the case functions as a regular suitcase. Contents are surrounded and cushioned by soft padded red fabric. On the lids interior, a removable padded pouch capable of holding a personal computer with up to a 17 screen attaches via a sturdy band of elastic fabric. A smaller, zippered envelope-style mesh pocket is ideal for storing a camera plate.

Tags: Petrol Bags | Vitec Videocom | Vitec Group | Rolling DigiSuite DSLS Camera Case | DSLR | mattebox | camera plate | follow focus | camera light | viewfinder | cables | regular suitcase | PD620 | IBC 2012
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Heavy Duty EX1 and EX3 Camera Plate System Posted: 25/03/2010
Heavy Duty EX1 and EX3 Camera Plate System
The TELEPLATE is Teletest's new rugged camera plate system for EX1 and EX3 cameras.
 
These lightweight plates are screwed to the underside of the camera ensuring a strong contact between base and tripod.
 
Such plates are essential for EX owners as there has been many sad reports of their cameras falling off tripods due to the inadequate fixing system.
 
To assist cameramen mounting their cameras on broadcast tripods, quick release VCT toe pieces or other tripod mounts can be fitted to these plates.
 
The TELEPLATE also offers a shoulder mount which can be easily fitted when needed.  It rests over and behind the shoulder, improving balance and providing more comfort for the cameraman.
 
The TELEPLATE power distributor offers an alternative to using EX batteries and fixes to the shoulder mount.  This distributor accepts an XLR-4 input and a choice of V-Lock, PAG or Anton Bauer battery plates.  It provides 7 separately fused power outputs for the camera and accessories and also features a low battery indicator.
 
The TELEPLATE system is compatible with Teletest's 3D camera rig, the BINORIG and is available now direct from Teletest or their dealers.
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