Burbank, CA. March 2009. Matthews Studio Equipment, the leading provider for grip equipment for the entertainment industry will feature three new products at NAB 2009 – MAXine the light mover, Monitor Mount, and the RED Dolly.
First there was MAX and then MINI-MAX and now Matthews Studio Equipment is pleased to introduce MAXine. She is the newest member of our unique, patented series of lighting stands that get the fixtures ‘up and out’ from the main supporting column.
MAXine is manufactured out of lightweight aluminum and will support a 10lb fixture at a 7′ high – 6′ long horizontal reach.
MAXine will go as high as 13 feet and will drop to 16″ below the horizontal.
MAXine is an ideal tool for the small, mobile production crew.
Monitor Mounts are CNC machined from 6061T-6 aluminum billet, Matthews now offers the strongest, most versatile and compact monitor mount available. Because it’s not a casting, this mount will support any size monitor that does not exceed 65lbs (30kg). Works with light stands, C-stands, or any other mounting device with a 5/8″ baby pin. Folds flat to monitor for storage and transportation. It can also be used with Matthews Baby Grid Clamp for mounting to truss.
RED Dolly is Matthews’ newest and perhaps most versatile piece of equipment – the RED Dolly. Outfitted with Matthews’ Mini Bazooka, the RED Dolly performs moves that other dollies just can’t match – from tight 360 degree repeatable full circles to “crabbing” and the quick dolly reverse shot. Remove the seat and there is a Steadicam standing platform equipped with side receivers for lights, grip equipment, Bungee Cam, Speed Rail rigs and more.
RED Dolly also works with all Matthews’ car mount accessories.
“We are looking forward to showing the industry MAXine, Monitor Mounts, RED Dolly and other innovative Matthews equipment in C8331 at NAB 2009 this year,” says Robert Kulesh, Vice President Sales and Marketing for MSE. “Matthews is dedicated to supplying the international television and motion picture production industries with Technology that fits the imagination whether it is our customers in the United States or the 65-plus international markets.”