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Matthews C-Stand Shoulder Kitbags Posted: 21/09/2022
Matthews C-Stand Shoulder Kitbags

Burbank, California: Matthews, known for their go-everywhere C-stands and other grip gear now has a more efficient way to transport them to a set or location. The C-Stand Shoulder Kitbag takes the awkwardness out of carrying up to two fixed or turtle-based C-stands in either 20″ or 40″ sizes.

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Pliant Technologies Introduces new CrewCom Control Unit, CCU-08, at IBC 2022 Posted: 01/09/2022
Pliant Technologies Introduces new CrewCom Control Unit, CCU-08, at IBC 2022

Pliant Technologies, a leading provider of professional wireless intercom solutions, debuts its CCU-08 CrewCom Control Unit at IBC 2022 (Stand 10.C53). The CCU-08 is the latest addition to the CrewCom system and gives users the ability to use up to eight 4-Wire ports while retaining all the same features of the current companion CCU-22 and CCU-44 products.

Tags: Pliant Technologies | CrewCom | broadcast | IBC 2022 | IBC 2022
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Pliant Technologies CrewCom Provides Campus Wide Coverage at Clayton Valley Charter High School Posted: 27/07/2022
Pliant Technologies CrewCom Provides Campus Wide Coverage at Clayton Valley Charter High School

When Sunny Shergill was named technical theatre director at Clayton Valley Charter High School (CVCHS), he returned to his alma mater determined to give students the best training possible at the high school level. With an aging wireless intercom system that was struggling to make the grade, Shergill convinced school officials to purchase a CrewCom wireless intercom system from Pliant Technologies.

Tags: Pliant Technologies | CrewCom | Wireless Intercom | Education
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SUMOLIGHT Adds New US Headquarters in Santa Clarita, California Posted: 23/07/2022
SUMOLIGHT Adds New US Headquarters in Santa Clarita, California

SUMOLIGHT, known for SUMOSPACE, SUMOSKY, SUMOMAX and new SUMOLASER lighting, announces the opening of a new US facility adjacent to the burgeoning Santa Clarita Studio film community. The convenient location offers a showroom to test existing and upcoming SUMOLIGHT products. The accessible ground floor space provides filmmakers with a warehouse full of SUMOLIGHT fixtures backed by local support.

Tags: cinema | cinematography | sumolight | gaffer | grip | studios | santa clarita studios | showroom | crew | camera | camera operator | camera accessories | grip and electric | lighting | set life | studio
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Air ClimberTM, Cross Dovetail Plate LB2 Location Baby Bracket at Cine Gear Expo booth #B119 Posted: 11/06/2022
Air ClimberTM, Cross Dovetail Plate and amp; LB2 Location Baby Bracket at Cine Gear Expo booth #B119

Matthews Studio Equipment returns to Cine Gear Expo to introduce new mounting solutions to aid common on-set grip issues—Air ClimberTM, Cross Dovetail and LB2 Location Baby Bracket.



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Matthews Intros Better Tripod 3iSpreader Worldwide Premiere at CineGear Expo booth B119 Posted: 03/06/2022
Matthews Intros Better Tripod 3iSpreader Worldwide Premiere at CineGear Expo booth B119

Matthews, known for grip and lighting support presents the first better spreader in 40 years. The new 3iSpreader has a leg up on the old spreaders made for Ronford-Baker and OConnor tubular metal tripods. Conceived by working camera professionals, the 3i system offers a safer, smoother, better-balanced and ultra-durable solution. 



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Jason Martin Audio Finds High-quality, Flexible Solution With Pliant Technologies CrewCom Posted: 12/04/2022
Jason Martin Audio Finds High-quality, Flexible Solution With Pliant Technologies and rsquo; CrewCom

When Jason Martin, owner of Houston-based audio rental house Jason Martin Audio, was looking to replace his traditional stand-alone smaller scale intercom systems, he wanted something that was flexible and could handle a myriad of different production and rental environments. After putting various manufacturers gear to the test, the clear-cut winner for Martin was Pliant Technologies’ CrewCom wireless intercom system.

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Matthews Intros Air Climber at BSC Expo Posted: 08/04/2022
Matthews Intros Air Climber and trade; at BSC Expo

Matthews Studio Equipment, known for standard-setting grip gear for location and studio work, introduces the first off-the-shelf, modular grip and lighting stand that reaches 25 feet/7.62 meters. Air Climber uses pneumatics to be safely raised and lowered via a regulator switch and air compressor.



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Pliant Technologies CrewCom Scores a Touchdown for Game Day Broadcasts Posted: 11/03/2022
Pliant Technologies CrewCom Scores a Touchdown for Game Day Broadcasts

As the most watched American television broadcast of the year with over 114 million viewers tuning in for the big game, various network coverage of the Super Bowl begins hours and days before the kickoff. The job of providing robust communications to both the premier American football network and game broadcast network was given to audio and coms specialists CP Communications for the NBC broadcast and AY Productions for NFL Network. To overcome the RF communication challenges associated with Super Bowl XVI’s RF demands and SoFi Stadium’s tough RF environment and to provide consistent coverage with the multitude of wireless intercom users, both companies turned to Pliant Technologies’ CrewCom wireless intercom system.

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British Columbia Institute of Technology Calls on Pliant Technologies CrewCom Posted: 01/02/2022
British Columbia Institute of Technology Calls on Pliant Technologies and rsquo; CrewCom

Pliant Technologies’ CrewCom Digital Wireless Intercom was the clear choice when British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) was looking to replace an outdated wired intercom system. Renowned for its esteemed broadcast-focused curriculum, BCIT teaches broadcast journalism, television production, and video production, providing students with hands-on educational experiences within its multiple production studios. With Pliant’s CrewCom intercom, students can now experience a cutting edge, modernized communications solution, providing an invaluable skillset to prepare students for a professional broadcast career.

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Pliant Technologies Announces High Density Mode Update for CrewCom Posted: 13/01/2022
Pliant Technologies Announces High Density Mode Update for CrewCom

Building on its tried-and-trusted CrewCom professional wireless intercom solution, Pliant Technologies announces the CrewCom v1.10 Update. The latest CrewCom firmware and software update, version 1.10, adds two new major features as well as several enhancements to its already long list of capabilities.

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New Matthews 5 Pocket C-Stand Posted: 23/12/2021
New Matthews 5 and rdquo; Pocket C-Stand and trade;

Sliding Leg C-Stand with Grip heads and Arm

Matthews C-stands have been a mainstay on sets for over 50 years. Now there’s one that literally fits in your pocket. Matthews 5” Pocket C-Stand™ offers familiar features in a super-compact form, including a rugged steel build with a double riser, sliding leg and 2 fully functional aluminum grip heads with 3/16 holes.


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Matthews BM1 Bulb Mount and trade; for Aputure and Astera LED Bulbs Posted: 10/12/2021
Matthews and rsquo; BM1 Bulb Mount and trade; for Aputure and Astera LED Bulbs

Matthews Studio Equipment introduces an easy, grip-compatible solution to hold the industry’s professional medium-sized dimmable LED bulbs by Aputure and Astera. The BM1 Bulb Mount™ offers a quick, versatile and inexpensive answer for mounting these battery-powered bulbs to various types of grip equipment and ¼-20 hardware.

Designed for any E26/E27 medium bulb, the Mount offers a standard lamp socket thread (1.25” OD) to accept an LED bulb. At the other end a standard ¼”-20 female threaded insert is ready to accept a Micro Grip Pin, Scissor Clamp, Micro Grip Rod and more.

With a low-profile matte black surface, the BM1 Bulb Mount is made of lightweight yet sturdy molded nylon. It measures 2.6”/66mm long and weighs just 0.8-oz/22g.

Matthews BM1 Bulb Mount is available through the company’s worldwide dealer network. For more information visit https://bit.ly/MSE_BM1 or www.msegrip.com




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Matthews Claw expands Rigging Options for Astera and amp; T12 Tube Lights Posted: 23/09/2021
Matthews Claw expands Rigging Options for Astera and T12 Tube Lights

Matthews announces the answer for safely mounting Astera Hyperion, Titan and Helios as well as T12 tube lights to standard grip equipment. The Claw is a new generation clamp, designed to solve real on-set issues, by Sci-Tech Award-winning Key Grip Richard Mall with gaffer Jeremy Launais and crafted by the team at MSE headquarters in Burbank, California.

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Pliant Technologies and rsquo; CrewCom Enhances Production Workflow for Auburn Community Church Posted: 24/08/2021
Pliant Technologies and rsquo; CrewCom Enhances Production Workflow for Auburn Community Church

Founded by a group of families committed to doing church differently, Auburn Community Church (ACC) is a non-denominational worship center that hosts both in-person and live-stream services for a diverse congregation. The church recently upgraded to a larger camera system and needed an intercom that could provide a reliable channel of communication between camera operators and the video director. With this newfound requirement, ACC turned to Pliant Technologies’ CrewCom digital wireless intercom system, as well as its SmartBoom headsets.

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