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Grip Trix

Herb Ault (left), Key Grip, inventor, and president of Grip Trix Inc, with Fred Winters at Cine Gear Expo NY. Grip Trix builds electric powered camera dollies in their North Hollywood facility. Right now, they’re rented in LA, NY, Chicago and Detroit. Why electric? Herb explained, “Nothing else has the torque. You can go from 0 to 40 faster than anything… read more…


VBag: To Hold and Protect

One of the best things at NAB was the VBag, a flexible, inflatable “hi-hat” from Danish camera assistants Thomas Holm Deleurang (at left) and Erik Thal-Jantzen. These guys know a thing or two about extreme temperatures, working in -25 degree Scandinavia, studios, sweltering sand dune locations… They also know how to improve on the low-tech, lowly furniture pad to support a… read more…

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December Issue now online for Subscribers

Our 96 page December Issue 36-38 of Film and Digital Times is now online. Subscribers: click on the MEMBERS tab, above. The print edition has gone to press. It will be in the mail soon. Our cover says “Converging Worlds.” Although convergence and 3D certainly has everyone’s attention, this is the historic year of convergence and collision between consumer and professional… read more…

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Supertechno 100

Every Cinec visitor must have seen this at the show. It was too large to miss. Right in front of the entrance of hall 3, the Supertechno 100 was raised into the blue Bavarian sky. (the Crane in front is the Panther Galaxy: 57 ft max lens height) After 4 years in development, Horst Burbulla premiered the Supertechno 100 at Cinec…. read more…

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Solid Grip Systems Camera Cart

The Solid Grip Systems camera cart, designed by Dutch key grip Onno Perdijk, can be disassembled so that all parts are contained between two shelves. Its modular design allows shelves to be added as needed. Onno also offers some accessories like the bicycle bell (see picture), or a bracket to attach a sliding base plate for easy camera transport.

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Rickshaw Dolly

Hans Hellner, key grip from Hamburg, Germany, presented his newest invention, the Rickshaw Dolly at this year’s Cinec. The Rickshaw Dolly is a wheelchair dolly deluxe. It is made of solid aluminium plates, equipped with downhill mountainbike wheels, hydraulic disk brakes, and has an adjustable seat and footrest. It allows the camera operator to sit in comfort while being pushed or… read more…

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