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Matthews Studio Equipment To Present Nearly A Dozen New Products At NAB

Veteran manufacturer, Matthews Studio Equipment (MSE), just announced their line up of NAB 2014 products that will be on hand in their booth, #C5437.
MSE is going out of their way to bring nearly a dozen new products to NAB, including their FloatCam™ Pan/Tilt head, FloatCam’s Wireless Follow Focus/Zoom Control, Intel-A-Big Jib, Matthews MAKALU, MINIVATOR II, FloatCam DC and HDDC Sliders, Matthews Sliders, NOGA Arms, Digital Trays plus a few others. I don’t think I’ve seen quite a product release at NAB beyond Canon’s usual blitz, and the array of products covers quite a bit of different aspects of camera support.

You can find out more specific info about each product in the press release below. You can also see all the products mentioned here (as well as the unmentioned ones) at NAB, booth #C5437. Finally, you can go to to see all the awesome products MSE has to offer.

There’s A Lot to See From MSE at NAB 2014

Matthews Studio Equipment the Burbank, CA-based camera and lighting support company has outdone itself for NAB 2014. This year they will be presenting close to a dozen new products from the smallest FloatCam Wireless Follow Focus/Zoom Control to the biggest Intel-A-Big Jib. And many things in-between at Booth #C5437 – Central Hall.
FloatCam Pan/Tilt head. A lightweight, wireless and remote head perfect for both live action and time lapse. This new 360-degree pan/tilt head is compatible with FloatCam’s DC and HDDC Slider as well as compatible camera supports from jib to slider and tripod mounts. Controls are via a multi-axis joystick with a built in microprocessor to program, record and playback up to 10 moves.
FloatCam’s Wireless Follow Focus/Zoom Control. Wireless Follow Focus/Zoom Control in a range up to 490’ (150mm). Each set up can be programmed with up to 9 different settings. The system synchronizes with the new FloatCam Wireless Pan/Tilt Head.
Intel-A-Big Jib. When you need to reach beyond what our popular Intel-A-Jib can reach – The Doorway Dolly Mounted Intel-A-Big Jib is the answer. This new Jib can carry payloads up to 120 lbs. (54.4kg) at 7’ (2.1m), 80lbs (36.2kg) at 11’ (3.3m), 50lbs. (22.6kg) at 15’ (4.5m) and 35lbs (15.8kg) at 19’ (5.7m). It can reach 19’ (5.8m) and drop to 7’11” (2.2m) below the horizontal. The Solid Base Tubes mount directly to the steel frame of the Dolly and have four adjustable Support Rods to maximize stability. MSE has also designed a special case for easy transport.
Matthews MAKALU. A new light-weight remote head for live action, time lapse and visual effects cinematography. The user interface is a multi-axis jog box connected via wi-fi to an iPad mini. This setup allows the user to have precise control of the head and to configure it for a variety of applications with minimum components. It will allow record and playback moves, key frame camera positions and create automatic and manual smooth fits with them, and run these moves at different camera speeds.
MINIVATOR II. A stronger and taller version of the well known MINIVATOR stand, perfect for payloads to 80lbs with an added maximum height without sacrificing strength, safety or stability. It features a double cable mechanism that will keep both risers traveling at equal proportions with each turn of the handle, allowing for firm and steady movement of any lighting fixture. Maximum height 142” (361cm), weight at 48lbs (21.8kg) and covers a footprint of 58” (250cm).
Also on hand the popular FloatCam DC and HDDC Sliders, Matthews Sliders, the new NOGA Arms, Digital Trays and more.
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.

Written by Jake Fruia

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