(Burbank, California--May 16, 2012) OConnor, part of Vitec Videocom, a Vitec Group company, is proud to announce that its new O-Focus Dual Mini has been awarded a coveted TIPA Award. The Follow Focus System has been voted as the ‘Best DSLR Video Accessory’ by the Technical Image Press Association (TIPA).
OConnor’s O-Focus Dual Mini was announced in February and is already receiving rave reviews from users worldwide. In a statement the TIPA judges said “Follow focus devices are a must for professional and serious video making. This double sided direct drive offering from OConnor is optimized for both still and cine-style camera lenses. Each version of the 0-Focus Dual Mini units, i.e. the Photo Set and the Cine Set, has its own transmission ratio and both have low profiles to allow for large diameter lenses. The device shares the design and build quality of many OConnor CFF-1 accessories and TIPA members view it as an invaluable aid for demanding professionals.”
“This TIPA award highlights the premium quality and innovative design of the new O-Focus DM” says Steve Ward, CMO of Vitec Videocom. “We’re proud OConnor features in the list of leading brands receiving TIPA's annual prestigious honors.”
The O-Focus DM is available now and joins OConnor’s fast growing array of lens and camera accessories, which features the CFF-1 Follow Focus and award-winning O-Box WM Mattebox and O-Grip Handgrip combination.
For more information on OConnor, part of Vitec Videocom, a Vitec Group company, visit http://www.ocon.com,
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OConnor has been the choice of professional cinematographers since the invention of the fluid head 60 years ago by founder Chad O’Connor. OConnor’s award-winning fluid heads are known for their smooth feel, fluid movement and intuitive control. Designed for film-style shooting, each facilitates seamless transition when changing payloads and offers stepless, ultra-smooth pan & tilt fluid drag for maximum control. In addition to fluid heads and tripods, OConnor offers a growing line of camera and lens accessories engineered to fill the needs of today’s fast-paced camera work. The line includes the CFF-1 and new O-Focus DM follow focus systems for cine and still photo lenses, the award-winning O-Box WM mattebox, innovative O-Grip handgrip system and the Universal Baseplate. OConnor products are respected and trusted by individual users and rental houses worldwide for their reliability, longevity and toughness.
Along with other leading brands in the broadcast industry, OConnor is part of the Vitec Videocom, a Vitec Group company. For more information on OConnor, visit http://www.ocon.com
About Vitec Videocom
Vitec Videocom brings together some of the most respected, most innovative and most sought-after brands in the industry: Anton/Bauer, Autoscript, Litepanels, OConnor, Petrol Bags, Sachtler, Vinten and Vinten Radamec. It acts as an endorsing brand for these market-leading broadcast, film and pro video products, encouraging multi-brand system sales and simplifying the way that customers worldwide do business.
Vitec Videocom is an operating division within the Vitec Group, an international business serving customers in the broadcast, photographic and military aerospace and government markets. Vitec is based on strong, well known, premium brands on which its customers rely on worldwide.
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