(Las Vegas NAB Booth C3251--March 28, 2011) Matthews Studio Equipment Inc., announced the introduction of a unique, precision counter balanced, multi-function, multi-angled camera platform at NAB 2011. DC-Slider can create far more than smooth horizontal camera movement. It is also a mini-jib as well as a six-foot tower.
Mount the DC-Slider on a single tripod or placed on level or uneven surfaces. The constant counter balance feature will always maintain a uniform pressure for smooth camera movement throughout the full tracking length of 63-inches (160cm).
Combine the slider with the mini-jib function and the DC-Slider now captures a wide range of vertical images. No matter how acute the angle, the counter balance system will keep the camera steady and stable. The positive locking adjustment allows for camera placement at exact vertical or off-axis positioning.
Remove and reposition two handles and DC-Slider becomes a tower allowing for an exact vertical camera move through the full range of the 63-inches (160cm). The counter balance system maintains a steady resistance to camera moves allowing for unprecedented smoothness from start to finish.
DC-Slider can also become a Mini-Jib. In this mode it allows for a horizontal working diameter of 63-inches (160cm). Locking the counter balance ensures unvarying movements through the full range of the jib arm’s capabilities. An easy adjustment of the parallelogram bar will allow the camera to stay locked on a subject through the range of vertical travel.
DC-Slider will accommodate a wide range of camera styles up to the maximum weight of 22-pounds (10Kg). The maximum and minimum of operating heights are dependent on the height of the tripod chosen.
Come see DC-Slider and all the new cool support from MSE at NAB 2011. And, don’t forget to join us for a special press conference to introduce one of the most innovative supports from MSE, Tuesday, April 12th at 2PM, South Hall Booth C3251.
MSE, the privately owned grip and lighting support company was honored with the 2010 Presidential “E” Award for outstanding contributions to growing U.S. exports, strengthening the economy and creating American jobs. MSE employs over 70 full-time workers at their Burbank, California facility. MSE equipment is being used on entertainment productions in over 70 countries around the world. They recently filled a 53-foot tractor-trailer with Matthews grip equipment for a Los Angeles-based company and shipped three 40-foot containers with everything from MiniGrips to Super Crank-o-vators to Agree Studios in Budapest, Hungary.