Matthews Studio Equipment is known the world over for quality products that are made to last. One of these is the very popular MSE Master Mount system, a series of equipment that allows you to safely and securely mount your camera to a car. While placing an expensive camera may worry some (self included!), Matthews’ Master Mount has been put to the ultimate test: 145 mph on a racetrack.
Jeff Glucker is a specialist in the automotive industry and co-founder/Executive Editor of the car lovers site Hooniverse.com. who used the MSE Master Mount to attach his 5D Mark II to the roof and hood of a new 2014 Aston Martin V12 Vantage S. He then let loose on a racetrack, “…driving the back straight…at speeds in excess of 145 mph”. As Glucker mentions in Mathews’ press release, ““I’d upgraded my camera equipment and was looking for something that would prove to be overkill for the Canon, because I didn’t want it coming off the hood, trunk, or roof of a car as I blasted down the road…The Master Mount did the trick. And more.”
Glucker felt that the MSE Master Mount was so safe, that he went ahead and tested it with numerous other vehicles, including “… a Volkswagen Touareg TDI and Subaru Forester up to a Lamborghini Gallardo Squadre Corse and an Aston Martin Vanquish Volante”. Naturally the mount passed all with flying colors.
You can find out more about Jeff Glucker and his tests of the MSE Master Mount in the press release below. Be sure to also head over to Matthews Studio Equipment to check out not only the MSE Master Mount, but their wide array of other amazing products: www.msegrip.com
MSE Master Mounts Take A 145 MPH Pounding With Ease
Burbank, CA. January 22nd, 2014. One of Matthews Studio Equipment’s newest clients, Jeff Glucker, a specialist in the automotive industry, recently put MSE’s MASTER MOUNTS to the ultimate challenge. He paired the mounts with his Canon 5D MkII, mounting them on the roof and the hood of the new 2014 Aston Martin V12 Vantage S, driving the back straight of a racetrack at speeds in excess of 145 mph.
Glucker, co-founder and Executive Editor of Hooniverse.com, the sight for dedicated car lovers, discovered MSE’s Master Mount System about six months ago. “I’d upgraded my camera equipment and was looking for something that would prove to be overkill for the Canon, because I didn’t want it coming off the hood, trunk, or roof of a car as I blasted down the road,” he says. “The Master Mount did the trick. And more.
“I’ve affixed it to a wide range of vehicles,” he explains. “Everything from a Volkswagen Touareg TDI and Subaru Forester up to a Lamborghini Gallardo Squadre Corse and an Aston Martin Vanquish Volante. Those were fairly simple tests for the mount, however, and I needed to see if it was really up to a challenge.”
Shooting the V12 Vantage S did the trick. When Glucker powered down from his 145 mph run, the Canon 5 was still sitting pretty and had captured great shots. “After that, I have supreme confidence that this mount is up for any challenge I can throw at it,” he concludes.
The Master Mount system by Matthews has proven itself throughout the world as a reliable, convenient and safe camera mounting device. The large 10” vacuum cup ensures sturdy and secure contact and the BH 30 Ball Head allows for precise positioning of camera packages up to 40 lbs. (18Kg). Triangulation of the Master Mount assures a robust camera mount with little or no unwanted camera shake or vibration. The ease of mounting saves time and with the addition of the MAGIC RISER an endless variety of POVs are possible.
More information on the Master Mount System can be found at: http://www.msegrip.com/master-mount-system-1560.html
Glucker’s spectacular footage, seen by car enthusiasts all over the world, can be seen through his website Hooniverse.com as well as YouTube and various on-line venues.
MSE is a 43-year-old manufacturer of industry-specialized hardware, camera and lighting support. Its equipment is being used on entertainment productions and in major studios in over 70 countries around the world. The company has been honored with the Presidential “E” Award for outstanding contributions to growing U.S. exports, strengthening the economy and creating American jobs. MSE is the exclusive distributor of the FLOATCAM products throughout Asia and the Americas. MSE recently moved into a new state-of-the-art facility at 4520 West Valerio Street, Burbank, CA 91505. www.msegrip.com