NAB News: Manios Digital & Film to Debut New and Upgraded Camera Stabilization Systems from Orbiter
The Orbiter 270 3.0 Stadium allows camera operators to work in tight spaces in sports venues.
April 07, 2014 --
Manios Digital & Film, one of the country's leading distributors of high quality products for professional filmmakers, video producers and newsgathering organizations, will showcase a variety of groundbreaking camera stabilization systems from German manufacturer Orbiter at NAB 2014 in Las Vegas. Among them will be the Orbiter 270 3.0 Stadium, a compact camera seat designed for sports stadiums and similar venues, and Orbiter 500 3.0 Spaceshooter, a new, modular, mobile camera seat designed for capturing rocket launches and other events requiring rock solid stabilization and high-speed tracking.
"Orbiter has developed exceptional products that help camera operators capture great shots while working in difficult locations with ease and comfort," says Manios Digital & Film president Steven Manios. "We are extremely excited to introduce U.S. broadcasters and producers to these fantastic tools."
Manios Digital & Film will be showing Orbiter products at NAB Stand C9539.
Used in sports venues worldwide, Orbiter 270 3.0 Stadium makes it possible for camera operators to work in tightly constricted spaces in stadiums and other venues while minimizing impact on sightlines. Camera and operator occupy an extremely low working position, eliminating the "dead angle" for nearby spectators. The system facilitates 270° panning; smooth, steady and noiseless operation; and accommodates all tripod heads.
Orbiter 270 3.0 Stadium
Based on Orbiter's innovative Superflat camera seat, the new Orbiter 500 3.0 Sharpshooter is designed for the tracking, analysis and recording of rockets and other flying objects. The system consists of a seat and a telescopic or fixed column that provides camera support. It is capable of 360° panning and 90° tilting while delivering steady shots, steady friction and noiseless operation. Camera and seat move independently along the same axis. The system accommodates all heads and can be used with a single camera, or multiple cameras.
Orbiter 500 3.0 Spaceshooter
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, PAG, Vocas, Kinotehnik, Orbiter and LockCircle. 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.
Orbiter 270 3.0 Stadium Features
270° panning independent of the seat
Very low working position
Significantly minimizes line of sight obstructions