Miller Tripods to unveil latest broadcast and cinema solutions at NAB 2024

Miller Tripods announces that its SkyX 8 fluid head, CinX 8 and 9 large fluid heads, as well as CinX 20, 23, and 25 smaller fluid heads, along with the AirV and CompassXV fluid heads, are now shipping. This coincides with the brand’s participation in the 2024 NAB Show (Booth C5912), where Miller is celebrating 70 years in the industry.

The SkyX 8 fluid head offers 16 positions of stepped counterbalance with CB Plus™ and a 120mm travel large Euro camera plate, providing fast and repeatable counterbalance as company states. Besides, the manufacturer indicates its 7+0 positions of pan and tilt fluid drag system employ Miller’s “right feel” smooth start and soft stop technology, while precise floating pan-tilt caliper locks ensure bounce-free on-off performance. Constructed of lightweight high-strength die-cast alloy and rigid composite polymers, under manufacturer specifications, the SkyX 8 is designed to be durable and robust for rugged outdoor shooting conditions, and to deliver silky smooth pan-tilt fluid actions and symmetrical diagonals to match camera payloads of up to 40kg (88lbs). Specifications also include that it employs precision heavy-duty ball bearings to ensure long, trouble-free usage.

The CinX 8 and 9 models, which will also be on display at NAB, have a capacity of 40kg/88lbs, both employing an ARRI compatible side loading camera plate. The CinX 8 is fitted with a 150mm low profile clawball, and the CinX 9 has a flat base, which may be attached to a Mitchell flat base adaptor or a 150mm clawball. The CinX 9 is styled with a low profile cinematic attractive look. Both heads have 16 positions of counterbalance steps and 7+0 position pan and tilt fluid drag system.

Also on display are the CinX 20, 23, and 25, handling up to 14kg/30.8lbs and featuring Miller’s Versa universal camera plate. Lightweight and compact, the CinX 20 and 23 are fitted with a 75mm clawball, while the CinX 25 employs a 100mm clawball. All three have 16 positions of counterbalance.

All CinX models employ Miller’s “Right Feel” smooth start and soft stop technology and well-balanced diagonal drag transitions and consistent drag resistance over a wide range of temperatures, in the company’s words. Perfect for a variety of cinematic applications, the CinX 8 and 9 feature “all in one location” illuminated rear-mounted controls and a bubble level, enabling operators to make adjustments in dimly lit conditions without having to feel their way around or use a torch light.

Miller is also showcasing the CompassXV and the AirV, new versions of the CompassX and Air fluid heads, which will employ the new Versa side loading plate. Versa is a universal camera plate designed to allow users to switch between tripods from various manufacturers with ease, according to the firm.

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