Cartoni’s Lambda 25 3rd Axis and Total Dutch facilitate 360° rotation for specialty camera shots.
NORTH HOLLYWOOD, Calif.— Cartoni USA and Manios Digital & Film will demonstrate the latest additions to Cartoni’s award-winning line of camera accessories at two events this weekend in Hollywood.
Lambda 25 3rd Axis is an innovative, new accessory for Cartoni’s Lambda 25, the industry standard nodal fluid head for specialty pan and tilt shots. The new attachment allows operators to perform complete 360° rotation on a third axis, making it ideal for shooting underslung off a jib arm, dolly, crane or slider.
Total Dutch uses similar technology to build the next generation of Cartoni’s popular Dutch head, expanding the canted angle to full 360° rotation. It can be quickly mounted to any heavy-duty pan-and-tilt head with just a few screws and can accommodate camera packages up to 25kg (55lbs.). Never before has full rotation on the optical center of the camera imager been so readily available.
“Lambda 25 3rd Axis and Total Dutch provide operators with new freedom to be creative,” says Manios Digital & Film President Steve Manios Jr. “It’s now possible to achieve 360-degreee rotation with perfect control. And both products provide the Italian craftsmanship and reliability that are Cartoni hallmarks.”
At Cine Gear Expo, the Total Dutch will be on display in the Cartoni/Manios Digital & Film booth. In addition, the Matthews Studio Equipment booth will demonstrate the Lambda 25 3rd Axis mounted on an underslung Dutti Dolly.
Cartoni USA and Manios Digital & Film will also take part in Matthews Studio Equipment’s annual Garage Sale Party, Sunday, June 4, in Burbank. There, a Cartoni Lambda 25 head will be part of a free demonstration put on by GripSupport.com owner and founder Greg Flores. The Lambda will be mounted to a classic 1964 Ford Thunderbird custom camera rig and used to execute dramatic nodal camera moves.
Cartoni has been the industry leader in nodal camera heads for more than 25 years. The company was awarded a 2016 Technical Achievement Award from the Society of Camera Operators (SOC) for the development of Lambda 25. “Cartoni Lambda has become the go-to head for various special effects shots,” explains Manios. “Compete rotation and panning of the head is possible at the same time with a zero gravity feel. This weightlessness is achieved by perfect balance of the camera’s weight on both the horizontal and vertical axis.”
Cine Gear Expo
Exhibits: June 2 – 4
The Studios at Paramount, Hollywood
Manios Digital & Film, Booth 57
Mathews Studio Equipment Garage Sale Party
Sunday, June 4th, 2 – 6 p.m.
4520 W. Valerio St.
Burbank, CA 91505
Free Registration: matthews_garage_sale_2017.eventbrite.com
About Manios Digital & Film
A division of Ste-Man, Inc. and led by President Steven Manios, Jr., Manios Digital & Film has been bringing the world’s highest quality products to professional filmmakers, videographers and ENG crews in the United States since 1992. The company has longstanding relationships with leading manufacturers around the globe and an extensive dealer network spanning the United States. It is an authorized distributor for Cartoni, Vocas and Kinotehnik. By working closely with its customers, and by listening to and understanding their needs, Manios Digital & Film has become a trusted partner to film and video professionals worldwide.
Manios Digital & Film 10663 Burbank Blvd., North Hollywood, CA 91601; 818.760.8290.