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Miller Camera Support To Debut Compass 23 Fluid Head

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Miller Camera Support, LLC, is to debut the Compass 23 Fluid Head – a compact entry model into the 100mm ball levelling range – at the Texas Association of Broadcasters (TAB) 2015.

The new Compass 23 is designed for use with medium size large sensor cameras, to provide users with portability and features in a lightweight system. Shoots using these cameras can be used from light rigging with just a camera and a lens, to a full rig, adding on monitors, wireless mics, batteries and more, where features such as pan and tilt smoothness and multiple counterbalance selection are required. In addition, the Compass 23 offers three selectable positions of high-performance drag plus a zero position.

To accommodate different setups, it is equipped with four counterbalance positions for payloads between approximately 8–30 lbs, and has a 120mm sliding camera plate with 60mm travel for balancing. The new fluid head also has readily accessible controls and illuminated bubble level, pan/tilt locks utilising disc brakes and replaceable tilt end rosette.

"The Compass 23 provides users with the capability to add more lens and rig options without completely going out of the 75mm price range," says Gus Harilaou, regional manager for the Americas, Miller Camera Support, LLC. "With its reputation for being a forum of innovations, the Texas Association of Broadcasters is a wonderful platform for us to introduce our latest products here, in the U.S."

In addition to the new Compass 23, Miller will also be showcasing a number of systems, including its Air Tripod. Dubbed, the "little brothers" of Miller's range of Compass tripods, the Air Tripod Systems are ideal, lightweight travel companions for crews who are shooting both videos and photos in rugged, outdoor conditions.

The Air systems come in four tripod versions; Solo 75 two stage alloy, Solo 75 two and three stage Carbon Fiber and the lightweight toggle tripod with an above ground spreader.

Each system consists of an Air Fluid Head, offering authentic Miller fluid head pan and tilt technology. The Air Fluid Head, composed of magnesium alloy housing and precision components, comes with two positions of selectable counterbalance and a dual pan handle option. Both systems have the ability to support payloads ranging from 5.5 pounds to 11 pounds.

Miller will also have its Compass 12 Solo 75 Alloy System, Skyline 70 Heavy Duty Studio Alloy Tripod System and Arrow 55 Fluid Head on display.

The Compass 12 Solo 75 Alloy system consists of the Compass 12 fluid head and the Solo 75 2-Stage Alloy Tripod. This system is designed to suit payload capacities from DSLR to large sensor format camera set-ups with features including selectable smooth pan/tilt drags, illuminated bubble level, concentric self-adjusting adjusting leg locks, and high-strength telescopic tubing and minimum travel length.

Ideal for use during Sport, Studio, EFP and OB productions, the Skyline 70 Heavy Duty Studio Alloy tripod system consists of a 150mm fluid head and HD Studio tripod, which include advanced precision drag and counterbalance systems controlled through a rear-mounted, illuminated all-in-one location operating layout.

The company's Arrow 55 Fluid Head, when used with a 100mm sliding camera platform provides higher load capacity to suit documentary, lifestyle, HD productions and is particularly suited to long-lens applications or Studio/EFP configurations.


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