An interview from the 2014 National Association of Broadcasters Convention in Las Vegas with Danna Kinsky on behalf of Sachtler. Sachtler is a manufacturer of film and video camera support products and reporter lighting equipment.
In this interview Danna talks with us about the collection of Ace accessories which includes the Ace Base Plate, Ace Follow Focus and Ace Matte Box.
The height adjustable base plate provides the platform for the other two accessories to be attached to a tripod using industry-standard 15mm rods. The Ace Follow Focus enables camera operators to manipulate the focus point of photo or cine lenses without having to touch the lens barrel directly, bringing added accuracy and efficiency to shooting. The follow focus operates backlash free, and is characterized by its versatility, making it ideal for professional video applications. Operators can change the direction of the drive gear mechanism, as well as easily set the hard stops merely by pressing one or two buttons. This makes it user-friendly and particularly useful for on-the-fly shooting environments.
The Ace Matte Box can be used to minimize unwanted lens flare and provides housing for up to two standard-sized filters for the 4×4 and 4×4.56 variants. The matte box has been designed to support a range of DSLR and professional video cameras, such as the Canon 5D. It features an adjustable top and side flags, two filter stages (one rotating), four filter frames, two different sized donuts, one gear wheel and a friction drive wheel, as well as a rear clamping interface.
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