TIFFEN ANNOUNCES REVOLUTIONARY NEW STEADICAM® TANGO™
NOW AVAILABLE ON THE STEADICAM ARCHER 2™
BIG RIG CAMERA STABILIZING SYSTEM
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Steadicam® Archer 2™ Camera Stabilization System
for High End Video or Film Production Now Tango™ Compatible

Hauppauge,  June 2, 2011 - Tiffen has announced that the Steadicam® Tango™ is now available on the Archer 2™ Stabilizing System.  The Archer 2™ is a lightweight commercial-quality Steadicam® stabilizing system that has an extensive array of innovative new features to enhance quick set-ups/tear-downs, and is designed to accommodate a wide range of operating needs. The lightweight Steadicam® TANGO™ is an accessory for use with today’s ever-smaller HD cameras to be a straightforward bolt-on addition for Tango™-compatible Steadicam® models.  It provides long-sought floor-to-ceiling boom range with lateral reach, full stability, intuitive control and simple, economical construction. “There are no electronics, gyros, wiring, connectors or power-hungry components,” said Garrett Brown, inventor of the Steadicam® technology. “It also has a large-aperture, interior cable-path for camera/CCU interconnection. With your eyes closed, it feels like a normal Steadicam® stabilizer,” continued Brown.


STEADICAM® TANGO features:

  • Nine-foot continuous elevation and traverse with back-pan and back-tilt 
  • 360° pan, ±90° tilt available throughout boom range
  • Optimum pan/tilt inertia at all times       
  • Camera fits into small openings with full angular control      
  • 6 lb. camera payload @ 3:1 extension equals 29 lb. total   
  • Rapid conversion from “Tango” mode to conventional Steadicam   
  • Stable – when walking, running, climbing stairs
  • Silent – no servo motor noise 
  • Fast – ultra-rapid traverse, elevation, pan/tilt



BACKGROUND

In 1973 Oscar-winning cinematographer Garrett Brown wanted the freedom to move the lens from the floor to the ceiling.   Garrett’s ultimate Steadicam® invention was an elegant and wildly successful compromise that has revolutionized the world of film and video.  New generations of Steadicam camera stabilizers have unleashed endless filming possibilities, but Garrett never gave up on his original dream.

In 2009 a camera revolution was well underway – lenses and HD imaging chips were at last being separated from their heavy CCU’s.  Garrett started all over again with a radical new idea: a conventional Steadicam sled at one end of an accessory spar, stabilizing a “mini- sled” at the other end to at last yield that long-sought floor-to-ceiling boom range with direct and intuitive control.  

In early 2010, the simple, all-mechanical TANGO became a reality.  A mechanical tour-de-force.  Garrett’s revolutionary 3D connectors transmit “master” pan/tilt/roll moves to a “slave” sled at the other end of the telescoping central spar.  This allows the camera payload to mimic every nuance – fast or slow – of the operator’s input.

 

 

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