16×9 has a wide array of NOGA arms (too many to list here) but they gave us a quick rundown of their current line, as well as a look at some brand new prototypes that are coming in the near future.
16×9 Inc. introduces the Cine Arm, an upgraded version of the Noga Hold-it Articulating Arm. The heart of the device is its single central locking knob that simultaneously locks all 3 joints.
New & Improved Design
It’s new, improved central mechanism—a kip lever—is designed to more quickly and easily lock or release the arm’s 3 articulated joints. What’s more, the new lever provides even greather holding strength. Additionally, the 16×9 Inc. Cine Arm has been redesigned with equal length on both sides of the arm for increased strength and holding resistance.
Simple & Easy to Use
Noga’s rugged, lightweight 3-joint mounting arms have become an essential accessory for the professional cinematographer. Compatible with a wide range of cameras, they attach easily via a standard 3/8″ and 1/4″-20 screw, and are simple and ease to use. Supporting a monitor or camera light, the arm can be moved to the left or right of the lens, raised or lowered, and even tilted up or down to provide the clearest view or to get just the right angle for the job.
Faster Camera Set-ups
Add the 16×9 Inc. Cine Lock to enable fast and easy non-thread mounting and removal of the 16×9 Inc. Cine Arm and its cargo through an ingenious dove tail design. The 16×9 Inc. Cine Lock is made up of two parts, a male and female wedge/dove tail plate. The male is fitted onto the top and bottom of a the 16×9 Inc. Cine Arm. The female piece is attached both to the surface where the arm will be anchored, and onto whatever object the arm will hold. Once all pieces of the device are in place, the arm can easily be mounted onto a camera handle or tripod, for example — and a monitor or light can easily be mounted onto the arm itself. By sliding the dove-tail to the wedge plate, the unit is locked into place.
16×9 Inc. unveils the latest, most versatile articulating arm—the Noga GR Hold It Arm. The Noga GR Series Arm is designed to hold lights, small cameras or monitors and any other production accessory that requires and extended articulation mount. It is bigger, longer and outperforms all other three-joint articulating arms on the market.
Central Locking Mechanism
At the heart of the GR Arm is the central mechanism that quickly and easily locks or releases the arm’s three articulated joints all at once with a simple turn. You can get your accessory into the perfect position, and when things change on set — and they almost always do — a fast, simple adjustment of the arm allows you to go with the flow.
Holds More Weight
The rugged GR Arm also holds more weight than any counterpart — 10 pounds at full extension.
Made up of two equal-length arms and three articulating joints, the GR Arm’s overall length is 22 inches.
Multiple Mounting Options
Each arm has an industry-standard (1) 3/8″ and (1) 1/4″ -20 for additional mounting options.
Noga Cine Pro Set [NOGA-HS9000CA] includes:
- Mid-sized Noga Cine Arm [DG9014CA]
- AD4200 Quick Release [NOGA-AD4200] with a male 1/4″ 20 threaded top and female 1/4″ thread on the bottom
- Xchange Cube [NOGA-AD1141] offering 1/4″ to 1/4″, 1/4″ to 3/8″ and 3/8″ to 3/8″
- Converter with a female 1/4″ to male 3/8″ threads [NOGA-AD2300]
At the heart of the new Noga Cine Pro Set [NOGA-HS9000CA] is the mid-sized Noga Cine Arm [DG9014CA] with a single central locking knob that simultaneously locks all 3 joints. Noga’s rugged, lightweight 3-joint mounting arms have become an essential accessory for everyone from camera operators to professional cinematographers. Also included in the kit is the AD4200 Quick Release [NOGA-AD4200] with a male 1/4″ 20 threaded top and female 1/4″ thread on the bottom, the Xchange Cube [NOGA-AD1141] offering 1/4″ to 1/4″, 1/4″ to 3/8″ and 3/8″ to 3/8″ and a Converter with a female 1/4″ to male 3/8″ threads [NOGA-AD2300].
Dry Grease Hydraulic Tech Arm Prototype
16×9 introduced a number of prototypes to us, starting with the “Hydraulic Tech Arm”. This arm is a heavy duty articulating arm that holds up to 50 pounds. It uses dry grease, preventing any grease leaking. It also includes a rosette on the elbow and several other mounting options. Larrazabal notes it’s made for use in news, cinema and car-mounted shots.
Suction Cup NOGA Arm Prototype
The second prototype is a 3 point suction cup arm with heavy duty suction cups that make it great for use on cars. It’s still in development, as they add more mounting points and different mounting options. However 16×9 hopes to have it available soon, along with the Hydraulic Tech Arm.
All of these products and more can be found at 16x9inc.com