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Matthews Introduces Gatorbuddy Posted: 02/02/2023
Matthews Introduces Gatorbuddy and trade;

Burbank, California: Matthews Studio Equipment brings another smarter support solution to photography and video shoots with new Gatorbuddy.

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DoPchoice Goes Big with Fat-Rabbit plus 6x5 Snapbags and Snapgrids Posted: 08/11/2022
DoPchoice Goes Big with Fat-Rabbit and trade; plus 8 and amp; 6x5 Snapbags and reg; and amp; Snapgrids and reg;

The wait for big DoPchoice softening solutions is over. Now there's Snapbag softboxes and Snapgrids of great proportions and a simple mounting solution to match. The new Fat-Rabbit easily mounts a choice of 8-ft Double-Hex and 6'x5' Snapbags to large and multiple fixture arrays for ARRI Skypanel 360, Triple/Double DMG/Rosco MAXI Mix, Prolight XL Panels, and 4X Litepanels Gemini 2x1, etc.



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New Matthews BM1 Four Pack Bulb Mount Kit Posted: 27/10/2022
New Matthews and rsquo; BM1 and trade; Four Pack Bulb Mount Kit

Matthews’ new BM1™ Bulb Mount Kit is made to solve many handling issues with professional battery-powered LED bulbs. By specially designing Bulb Mounts and a collection of grip hardware, this practical and affordable Kit is a simple way to get more versatility and grip compatibility with these popular lighting tools.



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RatPac Controls LINK System Debuts at CineGear Expo Atlanta Posted: 08/10/2022
RatPac Controls LINK System Debuts at CineGear Expo Atlanta

PDB LINK Initiates the Line

RatPac Controls, unveils the all new PDB Link, the first in the LINK System line of modular data and power distribution products. The new PDB LINK introduces a generous 8″ multifunctional screen, intuitive control, updated firmware, and up to 6 universes of data in the “node” mode, with a user-friendly interface. Some of the upcoming LINK System devices will range from nodes and switches to clamps and accessories that mechanically snap together, tool-free, eliminating complicated rigging methods.

Tags: Ratpac | power | lighting | power distribution | LED | HNI. Rigging | production | filmmaking | Best Boy | gaffer | Lighting control | transmitters | receivers | set lighting | power pack | electricity
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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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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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Creamsource Standardizes LED Rigging with LNX Posted: 09/06/2022
Creamsource Standardizes LED Rigging with LNX

Designed to safely streamline rigging and cabling for Vortex series LEDs, LNX ushers in a new era of efficiency and convenience for Rigging Gaffers


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New Snapbag and reg; for Astera Hydra Posted: 04/06/2022
New Snapbag and reg; for Astera Hydra


There's a new Snapbag® on the scene just in time for Astera’s latest LED wonder— Hydra. Custom-designed to perfectly fit the Hydra, the patented Snapbag softbox offers the added softening control discerning cinematographers request.



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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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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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Introducing Rabbit-Rounder Universal for Nanlux, Feliix, Aputure and amp; more with Bowens mount systems Posted: 05/04/2022
Introducing Rabbit-Rounder and reg; Universal for Nanlux, Feliix, Aputure and amp; more with Bowens mount systems

DoPchoice and TRP Worldwide premiere a new mounting solution for Snapbag softboxes: the Rabbit-Rounder Universal. It's the versatile answer to mounting a variety of DoPchoice Snapbags, Octas, and Lanterns to the growing range of fixtures with Aputure, Fiilex, Nanlux, and others with industry standard Bowens mounts. With the patent-pending Rabbit-Rounder® Universal, one system fits a range of lights and softboxes.



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New DoPchoice Snapbag and reg; for Astera NYX Bulb Posted: 23/02/2022
New DoPchoice Snapbag and reg; for Astera NYX Bulb

To make the most of Astera’s round NYX LED Bulb, DoPchoice now offers a custom-designed, patented Snapbag® softbox to pleasingly soften the output of this innovative lighting.

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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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