Suited for a wide range of applications in just one product, the Matte Box LMB 4×5 will be one of the products displayed at ARRI’s booth at Cine Gear Expo 2017.
ARRI, a company celebrating its centenary this year, continues to invest in its range of high-quality, camera-independent accessories, with the introduction of the new Lightweight Matte Box LMB 4×5. This modular matte box expands on the feature set and creative possibilities of the popular LMB-25 while retaining an entry-level price tag. Suited for a wide range of applications in just one product, this robust but lightweight matte box allows for an unprecedented level of flexibility.
From a single-filter configuration for gimbals, drones, or Steadicams to clamp-on versions up to rod-mounted solutions (using either 15mm lightweight, 15 or 19mm studio rods), the LMB 4×5 makes short work of challenging situations. Altering the various applications doesn’t necessitate any supplementary tools, making set-ups quick and easy. The new matte box is also a highly compatible to legacy accessories; all clamp adapters and filter frames from the former models LMB-5, LMB-15, and LMB-25 are compatible. The LMB 4×5 also maintains the streamlined design for which ARRI’s LMB range is known.
The valuable features of ARRI´s matte box line, such as tray catchers, tilting capability, and swing-away modules have been retained in the LMB 4×5 while many other features have been added. Enhancements, such as an additional filter stage in two different versions, a tilt-and-flex adapter, as well as flags that fold flat for easier storage without the need to be removed make this matte box unique.
The weight of the LMB 4×5 has been optimized to meet the demands for lightweight accessories on today’s film sets. One important aspect for those already using the system is that to protect the investment of ARRI’s current customers, attractive upgrade options from LMB-25 to the new LMB 4×5 platform are available.
The LMB 4×5 will be launched at Broadcast Asia in Singapore end of May and directly after at Cine Gear Expo in Los Angeles early June. ARRI is looking forward to the first customer shipment expected in July 2017.