Award-winning SOLO stabilizer and monopod unveiled at booth C9143 at CES 2014
Las Vegas, NV – January 7, 2014 – The Tiffen Company, a leading manufacturer of award-winning digital imaging accessories, continues to provide innovative camera support systems with the introduction of its Steadicam® SOLO™ camera stabilizer and monopod. This pioneering product will be demonstrated for the first time in booth 9143 (Central Hall) at the 2014 International CES 2014.
“In keeping with our ‘ahead of the curve’ theme, this ground-breaking hybrid Steadicam/Monopod has been ingeniously engineered so that it is perfect for both DSLRs and Camcorders,” states Frank Rush, general manager, Steadicam, The Tiffen Company. “Our product designers used Tiffen’s legendary research and development techniques including CAD (Computer Aided Design) and FEA (Finite Element Analysis) in the engineering process to maximize SOLO’s stabilization capabilities. In addition, the use of ultra-precise machining, rigid extruding, economic die-casting, and lightweight injection molding has created a superior Steadicam system that will easily withstand the rigors of heavy and constant travel and use.”
The process enabled designers to minimize the support’s weight, offering users a high-performing product with exceptional portability. Capable of being folded to a highly compact 25 x 6 inch (64 x 15 cm) profile, the system will readily support cameras up to 10 lbs (4.5kg) in weight.
The closely engineered three-axis Gimbal design gives the precision of movement and stability demanded by professional operators, while the ergonomic foam handle and grips – which control the four section telescopic post - provide a high level of comfort during the most challenging of operations.
The SOLO effortlessly converts to a monopod mode for shooting from confined spaces.
Other features include a quick-release camera mounting plate, push-on lock, push button release, positive positioning clamping, standard ¼-20 and ⅜-16 camera mounting, and simple dual knob fore-aft vernier adjustment.
The Steadicam SOLO is available as an upgradeable hand-held camera stabilizer or as a complete system with sled, arm and vest.
The Steadicam Solo has already won three industry awards. It landed a coveted spot on Outdoor Photographer's list of Editors’ Picks. SOLO was also honored with one of Digital Photo’s 2014 Editors’ Choice Awards, which features the magazine’s handpicked “annual collection of noteworthy gear and technology.” It rounded wins with a Product Innovation Award from NewBay Media.
Steadicam SOLO, which will be on general sale during late Q1/early Q2 of 2014, is listed at $499 (Solo Stabilizer and Monopod) and $995 (Steadicam Solo Arm Vest Kit).
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Tiffen has been a leading manufacturer of photographic filters, lens accessories, software, and camera accessories for the consumer/professional imaging and the motion picture and broadcast television industries for 75 years. The company has a rich history of innovative product design, superior optical consistency, and unparalleled quality. Tiffen has been recognized for its product and engineering excellence, earning a Technical Achievement Award and a Scientific and Engineering Award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, as well as multiple Emmy® Awards. Today, the company offers a wide range of products, which include: Tiffen® filters, Steadicam® camera stabilizing systems, Lowel® light, Listec® teleprompters, Tiffen Dfx® digital imaging software, Domke® bags, Davis & Sanford® tripods, Zing® camera covers, Stroboframe® flash brackets, Saunders® professional trimmers, and Kodak Wratten® filters. Tiffen continues to enhance its reputation as a leading imaging accessory manufacturer through aggressive growth in the image-making accessory industry.
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