Veteran gear manufacturer Matthews Studio Equipment (MSE) recently released two new mounting systems at CineGear 2015: The Brauer Hostess Tray Kit and the Freedom Mount.
Wanting to get that profile/hostess tray shot and have a place for your coffee and donut at the same time? With the window up while shooting sound or down for some fresh air, or up and down during the take, the Brauer Mount is the only Hostess Tray that will do both. The Brauer Hostess Mount will allow you to accomplish all that and mount nearly any camera package or even a gimbal stabilization system safely and securely in less than 5 minutes.
The 10″x14″ aluminum cheese plate slips between the window and door of nearly any vehicle and securely ties to the side of the car with vacuum cups, 5/8″ Rods, grip heads and quick struts. In addition, the door can be opened and closed without restrictions, a real convenience for your talent. If you have any mechanical aptitude at all, you can use the ingenious design of the Brauer Mount to jimmy the door and jack the car (but you didnt’ hear that from us).
Want to mount a heavier cinema camera on a car, truck, boat or any non-porous surface? No problem – now that MSE’s Freedom Car Mount System is here. It’s really the creative options that make this car mount different. A 360 degree rotating grip head is secured to your foundation with a 10″ vacuum cup, cheese plate and MSE’s new Ricky Rods. The swivel head easily slides across two of the Ricky Rods for easy positioning.
In addition to rotating 360 degrees, this set up allows for a 90-degree swivel. Because the camera plate uses a standard hole pattern with threads and slots, you can mount using your dovetail slide plate or even place your camera directly on it. Freedom Car Mount kits include right angle adapters for more flexibility when trying to shoot the wheel or a car or get that must-have passenger/driver profile shot. The quick heads are easily and rapidly secured because the large T-handle secures both the head and the opposite receiver simultaneougly. The package also includes 6″ vacuum cups, 2.5″ grip heads, and the new quick struts for extra stability and safety.
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