Miller sets its sight on Sports, Studio, EFP and OB market
August 17, 2012
Source: MM Network
By: Media Mughals
One of the highlights of upcoming IBC tradeshow to be held in Amsterdam for Sports, EFP and OB crews is sure to be the new Skyline 70 being launched by Miller Camera Support.
The Skyline 70 is a stylish and highly versatile 150mm ball levelling fluid head which was born out of the need to meet the new market trend of light weight Sports, Studio, EFP and outside broadcast production rigs. Miller Camera Support has long been at the forefront of ultra smooth and high performance fluid head technology and is sure to attract a new league of followers with this latest offering.
Designed to support a diverse choice of camera configurations up to 37.5 kg the Skyline 70 is packed with innovative features. Skyline 70 embraces easy-to-operate rear facing illuminated controls that bring functionality and ergonomics to a new level. Features include 7-position pan and tilt drag, 8-position of selectable counterbalance, +90/-75 degrees tilt, 120mm sliding quick release camera platform, mounting block / adaptors for accessories and safety tilt lock. The ergonomic design reflects the shooting needs of sports based configurations and outside broadcast operations using barrel or lightweight box lens with external viewfinders.
The Skyline 70 incorporates a totally new counterbalance system that provides 8 positions of adjustment to enable payloads from 4.5 kg to 37.5 kg @ 125mm C of G to be perfectly balanced. With this extended range the Skyline 70 will accommodate a wide range of cameras in various configurations making it one of the most versatile camera supports on the market.
With over 58 years of experience in fluid drag technology the Miller engineers have excelled in creating a perfect drag system that enable users to capture every moment with soft take offs, smooth stops and with well balanced diagonal drag transition. The 7-position fluid drag system ensures distinct incremental levels of drag resistance that is repeatable even in extreme temperature ranges. There is nothing as smooth as a Miller, the inventor of pan and tilt fluid drag technology.A variety of system packages are available, from the Heavy Duty Single Stage Alloy tripod to the Heavy Duty 2-Stage Carbon Fibre tripod as well as the studio based Heavy Duty Studio Alloy tripod complete with dolly. Skyline 70 systems are built with the strength, stability and rigidity to enable the user to always be in control especially in challenging shooting conditions.