For those who haven’t had the pleasure to attend it, Band Pro’s One World Open House not only brings the best of the best guests, but is also a place to get some great info about some of the best support gear in the industry. 16×9 Inc is just such a company with excellent support gear for cameras, including the Flowcine Black Arm, xARM and more.
The Black Arm is a 3-axis dampening system with a additional vibration mount for stabilizing roll and tilt errors as well as vertical motion and vibrations. The Black arm is a hardmount system made for gimbals that you want to mount on vehicles such as cars, ATVs, boats, snowmobiles etc.The Black arm comes in two versions. The Black arm Standard is adjusted to work for gimbals and cameras with weight range between 5-13kg. The Black arm Complete is for people working with higher loads and carries between 5-32kg.
Each Black Arm comes with an Anti Vibration Mount. There are currently 5 different anti vibration mounts available. Please check the Flowcine Black Arm Anti Vibration Mount – Weight Capacity Guide to help identify which mount will suite your rig payload best. Additional mounts are sold separately and available here – Anti Vibration Mount.
The upgrade from the Anti Vibration Mount is the Flowcine Tranquilizer Mount. The Tranquilizer is the next-generation of vibration isolators, specifically designed around the geometry of a electronic gimbal device.The Flowcine Tranquilizer has been carefully built from ground up to meet the following criterias:
When upgrading to the Tranquilizer Mount, the unit ships with Shore 30, Shore 40 and Pan Barrels 30. For more information on the different Shore options and Pan Barrel options, please visit their respective product pages.
The Pro case features powder coated black metal corners, heavy duty recessed handles and butterfly catches, wheels and all black interior.
The xARM is a double section articulated stabilization arm, made from aircraft grade aluminium, solid carbon fibre infused titanium shafts and large stainless steel precision ball bearings. The xARM design is built with simplicity in mind, it’s extremly solid and robust with up to 29 Kg / 64 Lbs lift capacity. The very clean design makes it possible to give a frictionless and noiseless arm with absolute minimum push/pull force (down to 100g for the entire minimum and maximum positions) for its full boom range. All socket blocks are made from film industry proven stainless steel connections, where most leverage of the arm is being transfered. Many other components, as arm posts and shafts, are made from grade 5 titanium to keep the arm weight low, still with minimum flex in the structure when using high payloads.
THE SPRING CORES
The xARM is based on polymer spring cores with a outer shell of Neoprene. Each spring core has a smooth and linear lifting capacity, and when being used near their maximum, they perform their best. Because of this, each spring core has a weight range of about 5 Kg / 11 Lbs, allowing the operator to fine tune the arm to optimal performance. The xARM ships with three different spring cores, to cover a range between 17-29 Kg / 37-64 Lbs. The spring cores are pre-extended and can quickly be changed. The xARM will give the operator a new idea of what it means to work fluently and smoothly with a minimal force needed to maintain any position. The xARM ships with the following spring cores: Blue 17-22.5 Kg / 37-49.5 Lbs Orange 20-25.5 Kg / 44.5-56 Lbs Purple 23.5-29 Kg / 52-64 Lbs For lighter setups there is also a lighter spring core available: Green 14-19.5 Kg / 31-43 Lbs FEATURES IN SHORT Large range of different lifting capacities in one single arm. Up to 29 Kg / 64 Lbs lifting capacity. Boom range ~ 780mm / 30.7 inches. Weight of the arm is 4.8-5 Kg / 10.6-11 Lbs depending on setup. Frictionless and noiseless design. Easy to tune and easy to maintain. All standard size titanium arm posts are included (0.51”, 0.625” and 0.75”). Universal front and back mount socket blocks are included. All tools needed are included. Ships with 3 spring cores, for a range between 17-29 Kg / 37-64 Lbs. Ships in a Peli AIR case with custom foam.
For more information on these and all 16×9 products, be sure to visit www.16x9inc.com