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Miller Camera Support Equipment introduces its newest products to Japanese market at Inter BEE
Miller Camera showcases its Arrow line for the first time in Japan
Miller Camera Support Equipment will unveil its latest additions to the Arrow line for the first time to the Japanese market. At Inter BEE 2016, Miller will display its arrowX Series of Fluid Heads and the brand new arrowFX Series of Fluid Heads, as well as the new Combo Live Pedestal Series, at the Velbon Corporation booth (5511).
“We’ve taken several innovative steps to bring new technologies to the Arrow Series of fluid heads that have culminated in the creation of the arrowX and arrowFX products”, has said Joseph White, Regional Sales Manager Asia & Africa, Miller Camera Support, LLC. “Inter BEE 2016 allows us to showcase these technological advancements, including Miller’s CB PLUS™ technology, which helps with the quick adjustments that the broadcast field calls for, to this region of the World”.
Each arrowX Fluid Head features the new CB PLUS, a sequential counterbalance design, that features eight large counterbalance steps. The CB PLUS switch adds a half step enabling counterbalance fine-tuning. This new feature makes the arrowX Series good for ENG, EFP, studio or field OB.
Miller Camera’s Arrow line
The arrowX 3 boasts a payload range of 1-19kg (2.2-41.8lbs), 16 positions of counterbalance and 5+0 pan-and-tilt drag positions. It is designed for lighter cameras used in ENG, documentaries and EFP applications.
The arrowX 5 has a wide payload range from 2-21kg (4.4-46.2lbs), 16 positions of counterbalance and 7+0 pan-and-tilt drag positions. It is designed for larger ENG and EFP applications, including documentaries, drama and television commercials.
The arrowX 7 has a payload range from 6-25kg (13.2-55.1lbs), 16 positions of counterbalance and 7+0 pan-and-tilt drag positions. It is designed for heavier rigs, including in-studio and OB applications.
Finally, the arrowFX Series of Fluid Heads feature all of the same specs as the arrowX line, but with the further addition of being designed to be deployed in high-definition live television broadcasts, where augmented reality effects are inserted into the picture. By delivering high-precision pan-and-tilt positioning information for cinema-quality visual effects productions in feature films and commercials via robust, high-resolution magnetic encoders integrated into the fluid head, the arrowFX can monitor and communicate, in real time, the position of the fluid head with zero latency.
Combo Live Pedestal series
The Combo Live Pedestal series features precise-smooth low noise in the shot column with a 450mm (17.7in) stroke, an independent dolly wheel axle brake system, multiple wheel positions for linear or radius dolly tracking, 125mm dual ball-bearing wheels for quick swivel-turn action and a central hub-locking column with adjustable spider arm supports.
The Series was built with a steering wheel diameter of 294mm (11.6in) and 400mm (15.7in), a dolly tracking width of 964mm (38in), sturdy adjustable cable guards and a portable hand pump with pressure gauge. The pedestals will be available as a system paired with several of Miller’s fluid heads.