Tiffen International Ltd. has been appointed the official UK distributor for Transvideo S.A. The agreement, completed at the recent IBC exhibition in Amsterdam, covers all Transvideo products including the Oscar award-winning video assist monitors and the Titan HD video link system as well as many other professional 2D and 3D monitors and associated accessories.
Terry Carey, Managing Director, Tiffen International, says, “We are delighted to be working together with Transvideo. There has been a long and close relationship between our two companies with Transvideo video assist monitors being widely used with our Steadicam products.”
Jacques Delacoux, CEO Transvideo said, “Tiffen is a natural choice to help us move our UK market forward. We know Tiffen very well as the two companies have been working together for many years with our monitors and video assist equipment. Also they are very involved and well connected with both the cinematography and videography businesses throughout the area.”
Tiffen International is making use of its affiliate, The London Filter Company, to be the UK shop front for Transvideo products. Based at the Oval, LFC now adds Transvideo to its existing range of Tiffen products that include optical filters, Steadicam, Lowel Lights and Domke Photographic Bags. Carey Duffy, Operations Director at LFC, comments, “This is the perfect addition to our range and we know the Transvideo products very well. The field HD and SD monitors are already a popular choice for Steadicam and other location monitoring with our customer base of camera assistants and Steadicam operators working in film or HD acquisition. Transvideo provides the high quality product required for in-field monitoring and to generally withstand all the knocks and bangs of everyday production. They always provide good pictures in all conditions.”
Monitors designed and manufactured by Transvideo include CineMonitorHD HDTV and the Starlite and Rainbow SDTV ranges of LCD flat-panel field monitors that are used for video, film and digital cinematography. The choice of SuperBright Technology allows clear viewing outside in high ambient light. Recent product developments include the HD 3DVIEW monitor that received the CinecAward 2010 at the recent Cinec trade fair in Munich, the new HDMI monitor for DSLRs and the TitanHD wireless HDSDI camera link. Products also include accessories such as format converters and monitor mounting accessories for camera’s and Steadicam.
Tiffen is a leading manufacturer and supplier of photographic filters and lens accessories for consumer and professional imaging as well as for the motion picture and broadcast television industries, with almost 70 years experience. Today, the company offers a wide range of products from its divisions, which include: Consumer, Motion Picture and Television and Digital and well as Tripods and Support Systems that includes Steadicam® high-tech camera stabilizing systems.
The company has a rich history of innovative product design, superior optical consistency and unparalleled quality. Tiffen has been recognized for its product and engineering excellence earning two Technical Achievement Awards and a Scientific and Engineering Award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, as well as an Emmy Award from the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.
The Tiffen factory and corporate offices are located in Hauppauge, Long Island, New York. The Steadicam factory and U.S. sales offices are located in Glendale, California.
Image: Carey Duffy, Operations Director at the London Filter Company