(Burbank, California--July 20, 2014) Matthews Studio Equipment, provider of unique support from clamps to MAX the Light Mover, Polly Dolly, Floatcam’s DC-Slider and more will feature their innovative MatthewsSLIDER in Hall 11, Row G, #71 at IBC 2014.
Matthews, known for innovative support for camera and lighting equipment has designed a simple, sturdy and lightweight MatthewsSLIDER camera platform. “It’s the open construction that makes our new slider stand out,” explains Robert Kulesh, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for MSE. “MSE designed it to be both camera operator and grip friendly. As long as it is kept clean, it is virtually maintenance free. And it is totally field adjustable with few basic tools.”
MatthewsSLIDER can work upside-down for low-angle shots, can support more than one carriage at a time for A-camera and B-camera shots. It has positive lock at 90 degrees when in use on most dollies. Each carriage can support up to 175lbs (80kg) (bracing of track might be necessary). The proprietary wheels with ABEC5 stainless bearings and ceramic balls make MatthewsSLIDER very fast and extremely quiet.
MatthewsSLIDER comes in four basic sizes: 29”, 35”, 45” and 70” (74cm, 89cm, 114cm, and 178cm). “We can also custom any slider to the user’s specifications,” explains Kulesh. “It can be fashioned in increments or 4.75” (12cm) between cross members up to 12’ (266cm).”
Fully factory assembled, MatthewsSLIDER will accept any gear head/fluid head/camera combination. The package includes a Mitchell swivel base and Mitchell carriage, as well as Mitchell 2” risers, filter plate, slim design locking handle, a set of leveling legs, and extras. Additional accessories are also available from MSE.
is a 44-year-old manufacturer of industry-specialized hardware, camera and lighting support. Its equipment is being used on entertainment productions and in major studios in over 80 countries around the world. The company has been honored with the Presidential “E” Award for outstanding contributions to growing U.S. exports, strengthening the economy and creating American jobs. Matthews has been honored by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences for Technical Achievement. MSE is the exclusive distributor of the FLOATCAM and POLLY DOLLY products throughout Asia and the Americas. MSE recently moved into a new state-of-the-art facility at 4520 West Valerio Street, Burbank, CA 91505. http://www.msegrip.com