Shoot Tools: Arri camcorder accessories
Anyone searching for quality camcorder accessories such as matte boxes will want to check out the new line of gear from Arri — the storied Munich manufacturer of cameras, film printers, and lights. Built to the company's typical rugged specs, the matte boxes, base plates, and follow-focus kits are designed for smaller handheld HD cameras such as the Sony PMW-EX1, PMW-EX3, and DSR-PD170, and the Panasonic AG-HVX200. Besides the company's well-regarded build quality and reliability, owners have access to its worldwide support departments. The Arri MMB-1 matte box features a side-loading design that is said to solve problems with camera-mounted microphones usually found on top. Its rear stage, meanwhile, is fully rotatable and lockable for use with grads.