Cine Gear News: Manios Digital & Film to Show New Fluid Heads, Tripods and More!

See the latest products from Cartoni, Vocas, Kinotehnik and Hawk-Woods.
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NORTH HOLLYWOOD, Calif.—Manios Digital & Film will showcase new camera accessories from Cartoni, Vocas, Kinotehnik and Hawk-Woods at Cine Gear Expo 2017 in Hollywood. Attendees will have a chance to inspect, up close, newly-developed fluid heads, tripods, specialty rigs, matte boxes, lights and power systems, and have their questions answered by Manios Digital & Film camera professionals.

“We look forward to Cine Gear every year because it’s an opportunity to talk one-on-one with the cinematographers and camera operators who use our products in the field,” said Manios Digital & Film president Steve Manios Jr. “We are particularly excited this year as we have several great new products that directly address situations pros face in the field every day.”

See Manios Digital & Film at Cine Gear Expo, Booth 57. Cine Gear Expo is June 1-4 at Paramount Pictures in Hollywood. 

Manios Digital & Film will be showing several new products from Italian camera support manufacturer Cartoni developed for film production. They include Total Dutch, a revolutionary head design for Dutch angle compositions. Based on Cartoni’s famed Dutch head, Total Dutch expands the canted angle to full 360-degree rotation. The Total Dutch head can be mounted on any heavy-duty pan-and-tilt head and provides nodal settings to any camera package up to 25 kg.

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Other new Cartoni products include:

  • MAXIMA 30, a cinematography fluid head for payloads up to 66 lbs. MAXIMA 30 features Cartoni’s patented “wing” counterbalance system for perfect balance throughout the +/- 90 ° tilt range with no dead spots. Offered in a flat base, it can easily be converted to a 150-bowl base with optional adapter.
  • Lambda 25 3rd Axis is a new accessory for CARTONI’s popular Lambda 25 head. Its innovative design allows operators to perform complete 360° rotation on a third axis. With a nodal setting on three axes, it is ideal for shooting underslung off a jib arm, dolly shots, or on a slider.
  • SDS (Smart Deployment Series) Tripod is ideal for run-and-gun shooting on location. SDS adds to CARTONI’s popular Smart Stop two-stage, single-lever trigger technology with a new Smart Lock mid-level spreader for fast spreading and collapsing.

From Vocas Systems comes three new matte boxes with improvements to accommodate a wider variety of cameras and easier use. MB-216MB-256 and MB-436—each an upgrade of an earlier Vocas bestseller—can now be combined with 15 mm top bars that are a standard on the Vocas top handgrips. A top lens mount can also be added to the top bar, making it easier to change the set-up. Additionally, all three are now compatible with Vocas’ swing-away bracket.

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Manios Digital & Film will also be showing Vocas’ latest accessories for the Sony PXW-FS7/FS7 II. They include three new base plates, a body and handgrip rosette adapter, and viewfinder bracket kit.

Kinotehnik’s latest is Practilite 604, a bi-color, variable beam LED light with smart control, where brightness and color adjustments are made via a smartphone app. Multiple Practilite units can now be linked in a daisy chain using Kinotehnik’s new SmartSync connectivity.

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On view from Hawk-Woods will be its innovative Sticky Batteries, lightweight battery blocks that “stick” to cameras, monitors, drones, gimbal rigs and other devices via M3 dual-lock strips. Sticky Batteries are available in 38-watt and 75-watt capacities, and deliver up to 10 amps.

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About Manios Digital & Film

A division of Ste-Man, Inc. and led by President Steven Manios, Jr.,  Manios Digital & Film has been bringing the world’s highest quality products to professional filmmakers, videographers and ENG crews in the United States since 1992. The company has longstanding relationships with leading manufacturers around the globe and an extensive dealer network spanning the United States. It is an authorized distributor for Cartoni, Vocas and Kinotehnik. By working closely with its customers, and by listening to and understanding their needs, Manios Digital & Film has become a trusted partner to film and video professionals worldwide.

Manios Digital & Film 10663 Burbank Blvd., North Hollywood, CA 91601; 818.760.8290.


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