Tiffen launches new Steadicam M-2 at Cine Gear
GTC sponsor The Tiffen Company, a leading manufacturer of imaging accessories for the consumer/professional imaging and the motion picture and broadcast television industries, has announced it will debut and demonstrate the new Steadicam M-2 modular camera stabiliser at the 2019 Cine Gear Expo in Los Angeles.
Designed for the demanding camera operating requirements of modern broadcast and cinema applications, the Steadicam M-2 features a sleek, new top stage that seamlessly integrates the revolutionary Steadicam Volt ™ horizontal stabilisation technology. This reduces both weight and height whilst providing a simplified rig design.
“The M-2 is direct result of operator feedback and is designed to address the needs of the Steadicam community,” said Andrew Tiffen, SVP of Marketing, The Tiffen Company. “By building the Volt technology directly into the top stage we dramatically reduced the distance between the top of the gimbal and top of the stage for a more compact design. Also, rig customisation had been a hallmark of Steadicam operators for decades and with the M-2 we are offering a wide variety of choices to allow operators to build a sled as close to their needs as possible.”
Expected to be available in mid-summer 2019, the Steadicam M-2 expands the open architecture of the industry-leading Steadicam M-1 with new, lighter weight components in a mix-and-match configurable system. It includes a new ultra-high precision Volt-ready gimbal and rigid carbon fibre posts available in various diameters and lengths for increased customisation. The new lightweight base is available with either gold mount or v-lock battery plates and an optional hot-swappable third battery mount. The streamlined monitor mount uses industry-standard 60mm rod spacing and further reduces the overall weight while maximising viewing angles in either normal or low-mode operation.
Steadicam will be offering Test Drive opportunities with the M-2 in Los Angeles, New York and London so operators can try before they buy*. Interested users can sign up on the M-2 product page here.
The Tiffen Company is also developing finance options for those looking to purchase the M-2 directly. Those interested are asked to contact their local sales representative to register their interest.
The company will be at Booth #25 at the 2019 Cine Gear Expo. For those unable to attend, there will be a further opportunity to try out the Steadicam M-2 at the Steadicam Operator Expo/Tiffen Open House on Sunday 2 June 2019 in Burbank, CA.
For more information on Tiffen, please visit www.tiffen.com.
*Test Drives are subject to availability and some restrictions apply.