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PHOTONews Product Spotlight Autumn 2011

Genus Camera Shoulder Brace Kit TGSBK
Genus Camera Shoulder Brace Kit TGSBK Stabilize your video productions with the new TGSBK shoulder brace kit from Genus. Comfortable and lightweight, this modular system design features all the adjustments you need to shoot with a video camera or DSLR. The DSLR mount bracket provides height adjustment for your camera, and standard size rods let you adapt the unit as your needs evolve.The Genus shoulder brace kit breaks down for traveling, and sets up in a minute when you reach your destination.

For more information visit www.genustech.ca

Kata Pro V-410 Video Backpack
Kata engineers have created a professional calibre backpack ideally suited for the videographer on assignment. The Pro-V-410 PL will carry a wide range of equipment such as a Canon XF100 (with or without mattebox), a large HDSLR rig configuration or a DSLR with up to 300mm lens attached, plus 6-8 lenses (up to 500mm telelens not attached), an additional body and accessories.The slim exterior offers front access to the main compartment, where four padded pouches allow you to store and access your gear from outside the bag or inside. The pouches feature a 4-colour zipper identification system and conform to the shape and size of your gear. Kata’s Aeriform dividers, camera sling divider and top detachable pouch let you customize the interior as required. A large padded laptop pocket at the rear of the pack will hold a 15.4″ laptop.

Kata design features include the comfortable “Gecko” harness, aluminum skeleton, foam-encased spring steel “spine guard”, “Toblerone” bumpers, an elements cover, and optional tripod holder. The Pro V-410 is compatible with the optional “insertrolley” cart.

For more information please visit www.kata-bags.ca

Kata Pro V-410 Video backpack
Manfrotto 509HD Video Head
Manfrotto 509HD Video Head Experience the ultimate in video tripod technology with the new 509HD – the top of the bridging technology family from Manfrotto, market leader in the light video camera and photographic supports sector. This fluid head has been developed specifically for the heavier camcorders and the new 3D rigs, and features attachment provisions for all the new video accessories. The 509HD pan friction control is intuitive and easy to set.Movement around the pan and tilt axes is smooth, and you can set friction controls and four-step counterbalance to fine tune the head for your equipment, thanks to the 509HD’s FDS (Fluid Drag System) with improved ergomomic controls. The unique ABR (advance balance recorder) can be set to the perfect balance point for your equipment, and once set, it electronically senses the ideal position each time you attach the camera to the head. The 509HD supports equipment up to 13kg (28,8lb) at 55mm center of gravity.

Two 3/8” threads on the top plate allow accessories, such as monitors and arms, to be fitted straight to the head, thus eliminating the need for extra clamps, saving set-up time and freeing the video camera’s hot shoe for other components. The 509HD can be used with a variety of accessories and tripod legs, offering the versatility you need to match every assignment.

For more information, visit www.manfrotto.ca







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