ARRI Pro Camera Accessories (PCA) have used NAB to announce more options for shooters needing high-quality, rugged equipment that will last on a variety of cameras.
ARRI Studio Matte Box SMB-1 – Designed for use on bigger, wide-angle prime lenses and zooms with filter sizes up to 6.6″ x 6.6″. The SMB-1 Tilt has an integrated tilt module that counteracts image artifacts linked to filter reflections by allowing the matte box assembly to be quickly and easily tilted, without any need for additional accessories. A flexible, rear-extending control shaft is available for the module, making it simple for the camera operator to adjust the tilt angle. vFilter stages can be stacked together as single or dual filter stage modules, accommodating everything from wide-angle coverage to multi-filter situations while minimizing the number of components. Filters are fully rotatable, the 2-filter stage accepts one geared filter frame, and all filter stages are fitted with independent “tray catchers.”
The matte box can be optimized for anamorphic filming by means of a unique 2:1 ratio sunshade, side flags and matte set. The standard 4:3 ratio sunshade covers the full ALEXA sensor and permits repositioning in post. Top, bottom and side flags allow precise positioning thanks to advanced adjusters, and the top flag has folding side flaps to reduce overall width if required. Available from April, SMB-1 pricing starts at $5,326.
Quick Release Plate QRP-1 – a lightweight tripod adapter plate compatible with standard quick-release attachments found on many broadcast cameras, including the ARRI AMIRA. It features hardened clamping surfaces and automatic clamping surfaces and automatic clamping of the camera; the rear clamping mechanism ensures a solid and reliable interface between camera and tripod. The QRP-1 is available this month at a list price of $940.
Lightweight Steel Rods – Stainless steel rods still offer the best surface durability for effortless mounting of accessories. ARRI has developed thin-walled, Lightweight Steel Rods that are up to half the weight of classic rods, making them perfect for handheld work. The 15 mm diameter lightweight rods come in 140, 240 and 340 mm lengths, while the 19 mm diameter rods come in 240 and 340 mm. Now available, ARRI Lightweight Steel Rods start at $107.
Shoulder Belt Adapters SBA-1 – For documentary-style filming, ARRI’s Shoulder Belt Adapters SBA-1 fit to any 3/8-16″ thread and offer with standard broadcast quick-release shoulder belts. They are compatible with AMIRA, ALEXA as well as with the ARRI accessories for the Sony F5/55. Now shipping, the Shoulder Belt Adapters are available at a list price of $44.