OConnor, a Vitec Group brand, maker of leading camera support equipment and lens accessories for cinematography, announces at NAB 2011 the introduction of a new fluid head as well as additions to the company’s accessory lineup.
For the first time at NAB, OConnor (booth C6030) will show the new 2065 Fluid Head, designed to handle popular digital cameras like the RED One, SONY F-35, and ARRI Alexa. The 2065 provides a payload range of from 0-71 lbs. (0-32.2kg) and is loaded with the same popular features and controls that have made OConnor fluid heads the favorites of cinematographers worldwide. It replaces the renowned 2060HD, and shares the ergonomic design of OConnor’s higher-payload fluid heads like the popular 2575D and 120EX models.
OConnor will also display its growing line of camera lens accessories including the new
Cine Follow Focus (CFF-1), constructed of lightweight, durable black anodized aluminum, and sporting a multifunctional, modular design that eliminates the hassle of juggling separate bridge plates. To accompany the CFF-1, OConnor will debut its Glow-in-the-Dark Follow-Focus Marking Disks, designed to aid assistants in dark camera locations.
A big winner at last year’s NAB was the O-Grips Handgrip System, which fits neatly onto OConnor’s O-Box WM mattebox. It is the first production mattebox to feature a built-in handgrip mount. The O-Box is designed for 16:9 format full-size sensor cameras, including HDSLR and DSMC hybrid digital still and video cameras. Compact, it accommodates lenses up to 18mm; some wider. It can mount up to 3 filters: 2 in top-loading filter frames (2 each 4×4″ and 4×5.65″ frames are included), and a rear frame that is rotatable 360-degrees. A third 138mm round filter fits sleekly in the optional bellows ring.
Also featured are OConnor’s O-Grips, providing smooth-functioning, single-handle ball joints with a maximum 44 pound (20 kg), payload, so they work with small and large cameras. O-Grips are the first pro camera handgrips to fit three standard rod systems (15mm & 19mm Studio, & 15mm LWS) via the O-Grips bridge.
At 11am on Monday, cinematographer and cine technologist Jon Fauer ASC will discuss how the art of cinematography inspires technology, and vice versa. Tuesday at 3pm, Pulitzer prize winner Vincent Laforet will talk about composition and framing. And on Wednesday at 1:30pm, world renowned cinematographer and technologist Geoff Boyle FBKS will present “Taking cinematography from 2D to 3D.” Visit www.vitecliveevent.com for the itinerary of the whole event.
For more information go to www.ocon.com, become a fan on Facebook or follow the company on Twitter; or contact OConnor, 2701 N. Ontario St, Burbank, CA 91504, Phone: 818-847-8666, Fax: 818-847-1205.