- Monday, May. 12, 2014
Manios Digital & Film will showcase new products from Cartoni, Kinotehnik, PAG and Vocas at Cine Gear, June 4-7 at The Studios at Paramount in Hollywood.
Included among several products not previously seen on the West Coast will be PAG’s new Gold Mount® (3-Stud Snap-On®) compatible, high-current, PAGlink battery, a replacement for all Anton/Bauer® Li-Ion batteries. The new battery, which made it onto several “Best of” lists at NAB, is compatible with Gold Mount camera plates and Anton/Bauer Li-Ion chargers, and can be can be linked to create a high-capacity Li-Ion power source on location.
Also new to Cine Gear is the Manios MD7 Field Monitor. Designed for DSLR cameras, the device is less than an inch thick and weighs only 12.9 oz., while delivering high resolution (1280×800), high brightness (400 cd/m2) and high contrast (800:1). Key features include record/run control for DSLR cameras, a safety marker, check field, freeze input, peaking, and a histogram for exposure. Yet its cost is less than $450.
New from Cartoni is SMART PRO, a low-cost fluid head for camera payloads up to 13 lbs. (6 kg). Based on CARTONI’s best-selling HiDV Fluid Head, SMART PRO offers a variety of innovative touches including ergonomic knobs for ease-of-use, better control and a more fluid touch on drag and counterbalance. Also on view will be an upgraded version of the best-selling head, FOCUS HD, for cameras up to 26 lbs. (12 kg); STABILO, a new compact, lightweight, 3-stage, carbon fiber tripod; the SMART STOP ENG tripod; E-REM 25, a new remote control head; and an upgraded version of the classic MASTER MK II camera head.
On display from Kinotehnik will be newly-upgraded versions of its popular LCDVF and LCDVFe viewfinders for DSLRs. LCDVF now includes diopter correction as a standard feature.
Vocas Systems’ newest matte boxes, rail supports and focus controllers will also be shown. MB-455 and the MB-435 are ungraded versions of the company’s most popular matte boxes with a maximum lens diameter of 143mm. BP-18, Vocas’s new 19mm dovetail rail support, can be used to mount a variety of large, heavy cameras including the Sony F65 and various ARRI cameras, and can also be used lighter cameras such as the RED Epic and Scarlet via a new spacer.
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, PAG, Vocas, Kinotehnik, Orbiter and LockCircle. 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.