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The Vitec Group Set to Shine at 2017 NAB Show Posted: 25/04/2017
In one of NAB's biggest showroom floor exhibits, The Vitec Group will once again display its extensive range of premium-branded products and services for broadcast, film, and photographic professionals. In booth C6025, the Vitec Group will bring together some of the most respected, sought-after brands in the industry: Anton/Bauer, Autocue, Autoscript, Avenger, Bexel, Camera Corps, Litepanels, Manfrotto, OConnor, OFFHollywood, Paralinx, Sachtler, SmallHD, Teradek, The Camera Store, Wooden Camera, and Vinten.
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OConnor Introduces New 2560 Ultimate Fluid Head Posted: 27/05/2015
OConnor, a Vitec Group brand and premier provider of fluid heads, tripods and camera accessories for film and television production, has announced the release of its new 2560 Ultimate Fluid Head. The latest addition to the company's successful Ultimate range of fluid heads, the 2560 is ideally suited to the configurations of today's camera set ups. Specifically engineered to support fully accessorized smaller cameras in studio configuration, the lightweight fluid head has the flexibility to be used with many of the film cameras and large-sensor digital offerings available currently available or releasing soon.
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Vitec Videocom announces intention to acquire Autocue Posted: 11/04/2014

As part of an ongoing strategic programme to deliver improved service, support and experience to its customers worldwide, along with innovative products, Vitec Videocom, a division of theVitec Group plc, has reached a conditional agreement to acquire Autocue.

 
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Sachtler launches new robust 75mm aluminium tripod Posted: 14/03/2014

Sachtler, part of Vitec Videocom, a Vitec group company, has released the next upgrade to its renowned FSB product line with its brand new ENG 75/2 D HD tripod.

This high quality tripod for ENG professionals is the latest design from Sachtler, who has been the partner of choice for camera operators for more than 50 years. Supporting a very wide payload range up to 35kg/77.2lbs, the ENG 75/2 D HD guarantees precise camera operation. The 75 mm bowl tripod offers operators the most robust and durable option providing the ease of use and quick set up vital for all ENG applications.

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Markus Fraunholz Filmed the Historical Film Frei (eng. Free) with the OConnor 2575 Posted: 20/12/2013

The historical film Frei is a fictitious story about a romance between an SS-Obersturmbannfuhrer and a Jewish Holocaust survivor. The historical backdrop is the ratline, a Nazi escape route after the war. The work on the film took director Bernd Fischauer and DoP Markus Fraunholz to South Tyrol and Trieste. The scenery and atmosphere there had to match those of the original locations among others, Buenos Aires. This required intensive preparation and planning to the last detail. To implement the 88 motifs in 27 days, Fraunholz needed camera support that would precisely carry out every predetermined setting. That is why he depended on the robust and innovative 2575 fluid head by OConnor, a part of Vitec Videocom, a Vitec Group company.

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An Unbeatable Team: Alexander Palm and OConnor Posted: 20/12/2013

 

 At the beginning of the year, DP Alexander Palm documented the "average German" Thomas Mller and his "average life" for the Terra X series "Deutschland wie wir leben" (Engl.: Terra X Germany Who We Are) produced by the German network ZDF. For the scenic sections, the cinematographer accompanied the protagonist throughout his day with the Canon C500. During filming, Palm used two OConnor products, the O-Grips and the 2575 fluid head. OConnor is a part of Vitec Videocom, a Vitec Group company.

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DoP Hans Jakobi Relies on the OConnor Ultimate 2575D Head Posted: 19/12/2013

The documentary "Legacy of Gods", produced by Cinemonde Innovativ and Virtual Experience is a massive project which is to be finished in time for the 2014 Cannes Film Festival. The team finds places all over the world where a wide variety of deities are thought to have lived from Chile to Guatemala, Ethiopia, Nepal, Morocco, Jordan, Turkey, and Israel. On location, the team surrounding German DoP Hans Jakobi will be confronted with the common roots of all faiths and pilgrimage sites. For this purpose, the 3D movie is elevated to a new level with special equipment. For high-resolution 3D pictures, the team films with at least 48 images per second and uses a remote-controlled mini-helicopter. The multi-channel 7.1 Dolby Surround System enables the team to get the right sound.

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OConnor Helps Crescenzo Raise the Bar of Visual Excitement on CSI:Las Vegas Posted: 16/12/2013

Keeping a hit television show thats been on the air for 14 years fresh and interesting is a demanding challenge. As scripts get bigger to sustain audience interest, budgets inevitably get smaller. When a show reaches syndication, it has primarily done its job of crossing the finish line of making money for a very long time, says CSI cinematographer Crescenzo Notarile, ASC. So, why spend more when the networks, at this point, dont have to. Its a creative challenge to keep the audience coming back with what we have. Its not making more its making the freshest. Working with OConnor and its support equipment, it keeps us cameramen perpetually perfecting camera movement and striving higher to express a story. Each week we try to creatively surpass what we did in the previous episode, and in our own way, raise the bar if not for the audience, for ourselves as filmmakers. And, I can always count on OConnor to be there to help me make this possible. OConnor is part of Vitec Videocom, a Vitec Group company.

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Lheure bleue: In the blue blaze of twilight with the OConnor 2575 Posted: 31/10/2013

In the blue hour, the sky shines deep indigo producing an almost magical atmosphere. Any Cinematographers who want to capture the special light in this limited time frame must be able to quickly and dependably work with their equipment. That is why Italian cinematographer Maura Morales Bergmann depended on the versatile 2575 fluid head by OConnor, a part of Vitec Videcom, a Vitec Group company, to shoot the French short film Lheure bleue by director Annarita Zambarano last year.

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Michos Takes On Music and Dance With OConnor for Langston Hughes Memoire Black Nativity Posted: 24/10/2013
Music and dance are a big part of the contemporary adaptation of Langston Hughes holiday musical drama, Black Nativity. It follows Langston (Jacob Latimore), a street-wise teen from Baltimore as he journeys to New York City to spend the Christmas holiday with his estranged grandparents. While attending his Grandfathers church production of Black Nativity, Langston falls asleep and escapes into a dreamscape of song, dance, and a little divine intervention. Practically every dance or song number relied on instinct and the ability to whip pan. Snap zoom, or even grab the focus in the process of discovering the most dynamic shots, says cinematographer Anastas Michos, ASC. Thats where my favorite support the OConnor 2575 was invaluable. OConnor is part of Vitec Videocom, a Vitec Group company.
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OConnor Helps Chema Wrangle a Real Cow for Backyard Burger Spot Posted: 15/10/2013
While filming his second commercial spot for the upscale fast-food Southeast-based company, Backyard Burger, Jon Chema faced both a tight budget and the challenge of wrangling a real live untrained cow. When I saw the storyboards, I saw that we would be shooting at the top of an overlook as morning fog rolled in and the sun rose on our location outside of Nashville. I realized the cow wasnt going to stand still, so I had to have a set-up that was steady and mobile at the same time. Thats why OConnors 1030D, O-Box, O-Grips and Follow Focus supporting our RED Epic with Zeiss Super Speed lenses was simply a must. OConnor is part of Vitec Videocom, a Vitec Group company.
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OConnor Takes Mathers Through Battlefields for 1000 to 1 Posted: 07/10/2013
Cinematographer James Mathers often chooses projects that have passion, heart, and a positive message. Such was the case of his latest production, 1000 to 1: The Cory Weissman Story. For the inspiring true comeback story of a gifted college basketball player felled by a catastrophic stoke, Mathers knew his shooting package had to perform flawlessly. Thats why he chose the RED Epic paired with Angenieux, Zeiss, and Fujinon lenses, along with the OConnor 2575 for support.OConnor is part of Vitec Videocom, a Vitec Group company.
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Competitive athletics with the OConnor 1030 fluid head Posted: 11/09/2013
For his current documentary film GOLD Du kannst mehr als du denkst (Engl.: GOLD You can do more than you think), Grimme award winner Michael Hammon and his film team follow three extraordinary athletes on their way to the 2012 Paralympics in London. With the easy operation of the 1030 fluid head by OConnor, a part of Vitec Videcom, a Vitec Group company, Hammon was able to completely focus on the people in front of the camera and capture thrilling images from the lives of three professional handicapped athletes.
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Heads are rolling: OConnor for Evil Dead Remake Posted: 27/08/2013
The Evil Dead is a 1981 classic cult horror movie directed by Sam Raimi and is famous for its bloody content. For the 2013 remake, Evil Dead, Raimi chose Fede Alvarez as director and decided to take the producing role himself alongside Robert Tapert and Bruce Campbell, lead actor and producer of the original film. To fill in the position of the DoP he chose cinematographer Aaron Morton, NZCS, who was also DP for the Starz series Spartacus and part of the camera crew of Underworld 3. The challenge: Shoot a horror movie that wont be polished or enhanced by CGI retroactively and make it as bloody as possible. This task required a fluid head that is reliable and robust enough to cope with sticky artificial blood and allows for total control of camera movements. To meet these conditions Aaron Morton selected a 2575D fluid head by OConnor, part of Vitec Videocom, a Vitec Group company to support his two Sony PMW-F65 cameras.
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OConnor O-Grips Help Koretz Get Non-Traditional Shots for Lincoln Motor Cars Short Posted: 06/08/2013
Cinematographer Eric Koretz and Director Elliot Rausch recently undertook an unusual assignment. By creating a Lincoln Motor Cars short titled Get Back, they became one of the four teams to capture the first content officially sponsored by Vimeo. With a short shooting schedule and non-actor subjects, Koretz chose to film with the RED Epic, Zeiss Super speed lenses and support it with an Easyrig equipped with O-Grips by OConnor, part of Vitec Videocom, a Vitec Group company.
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