LONDON, FEBRUARY 16, 2017 —Miller Fluid Heads (Europe) Ltd., a leader in the production of innovating camera support solutions, will be exhibiting its latest tripods, fluid heads and pedestals, including the new arrowX Series of fluid heads, Combo Live Pedestal Series and Cineline 2090 System, at BVE 2017 (Stand J25).
“BVE allows Miller to showcase its latest products to the London market, one of the great broadcast hubs in the world,” says Mike Lippmann, European Manager, Miller Fluid Heads (Europe) Ltd. “We are sure that the new technologies we put on display, such as the arrowX Series’ revolutionary CB PLUS™ counterbalance system, will provide conference-goers with the ‘right feel’ that is associated with all of our products. CB PLUS is perfect for all those in attendance at BVE, whether they are involved with ENG, EFP, Studio, field OB, or any other field where frequent and fast re-rigging is required.”
The arrowX Series, including the arrowX 3, arrowX 5 and arrowX 7, is Miller’s most recent line of fluid heads and a continuation of its extremely popular Arrow Series. CB PLUS is built into each one, allowing users to experience this new and unique sequential counterbalance design, which takes traditional counterbalancing a step forward, resulting in repeatable, accurate and rapid setup. CB PLUS features eight large counterbalance steps, enabling the user to get to their needed position quickly and efficiently. The CB PLUS switch adds a half step for counterbalance refinement for quick adjustments on the fly.
In addition to CB PLUS, the arrowX Series delivers several additional features, such as the ability to remove the clamp stud to easily mount the head on flat base surfaces such as sliders. Where extra rigidity is required, a Mitchel Base adaptor can be fitted. All arrowX models come with 120mm sliding plate travel to help quickly re-balance changing camera payloads. Precision ball bearing supported pan-tilt movements help deliver silky smooth starts and soft stop fluid actions. Precise floating pan-tilt calliper locks ensure bounce free on-off locking.
The arrowX 3 is designed for lighter cameras used in ENG, documentaries and EFP applications, and boasts a payload range of 1 - 19kg (2.2 - 41.8lbs), 16 positions of counterbalance and 5+0 pan-and-tilt drag positions. The arrowX 5 is ideal for larger ENG and EFP applications, including documentaries, drama and television commercials, and has a wide payload range from 2 - 21kg (4.4 - 46.2lbs), 16 positions of counterbalance and 7+0 pan-and-tilt drag positions. The arrowX 7 is best suited for heavier rigs, including in-studio and OB applications, and has a payload range from 6 - 25kg (13.2 - 55.1lbs), 16 positions of counterbalance and 7+0 pan-and-tilt drag positions.
The new Combo Live Pedestal Series was built for live studio applications and offers users a sturdy design for maximum stability. With a carry handle for the column and dolly, this compact and portable pedestal range offers an easy setup with column tension control and a safety lock. An air adjustable column system allows for quick payload balancing. 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 are available as a system as it can be paired with several of Miller’s popular fluid heads.
The Cineline 2090 System is a complete tripod system that includes a new HD Mitchell Base 1-Stage Allow Tripod and HD Allow Ground Spreader to compliment the robust Cineline 70 fluid head. The Cineline 70 fluid head features drag control with ultra-soft starts and smooth stops, 7+0 selectable fluid pan-tilt drag positions and eight selectable counterbalance positions that can handle payloads of 4.5-3.7kg (9.9-82.5lbs) plus 150mm sliding camera plate.
About Miller Camera Support Equipment
Founded in 1954, Miller Camera Support Equipment designs, manufactures and delivers professional fluid heads and tripods to the film and television industry, providing support for the world’s leading camera operators. Celebrating more than sixty years in the industry, Miller is a longtime, global leader in the field of contemporary camera support and holds the first patent for fluid head design for film cameras, which it obtained in 1946. Today, Miller’s tripod and camera support systems are frequently used during electronic news gatherings (ENG), electronic field production (EFP), and digital video applications by the world’s leading networks, production houses, corporate, educational and government institutions in more than 65 countries. For more information, call +61 2 9439 6377 or visit www.millertripods.com.