AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS, SEPTEMBER 8, 2008 â€“ Building on the success of its widely accepted and innovative Stasis body support system, Anton/Bauer, a brand of The Vitec Group, and the worldâ€™s premier provider of professional camera batteries, chargers, lighting and other mobile power systems, is introducing its new StasisÂ® Flex at IBC 2008 (Stand 9.C40b).
Redirecting the geometry of a handheld camera by redistributing its weight onto the operatorâ€™s torso and over the shoulder, the innovative design of Stasis Flex enables a cameraman to shoot in virtually any position, taking the weight off the operatorâ€™s hand, relieving fatigue and stabilizing shooting.
â€œTodayâ€™s handheld cameras have many variables to consider; they differ in size, weight, location of viewfinder and LCD monitor, operating voltage, even in where the center of gravity lies,â€? says Michael Accardi, president of Anton/Bauer. â€œThe Stasis Flex addresses all of these factors and provides the operator with more comfort, which results in improved video.â€?
Stasis Flex features a revolutionary, patent-pending adjustable mechanism that provides the operator with complete flexibility â€“ forward/back, in/out, and up/down positions. At a momentâ€™s notice, the camera can be repositioned instantly and locked in place at the touch of a lever.
Stasis Flex can be used as a standalone unit, with Anton/Bauerâ€™s acclaimed ElipZÂ® System, or with the industry standard Gold MountÂ® unit, enabling use of the full array of Anton/Bauer Gold Mount batteries to extend runtime and to power additional devices including lights while providing a counterbalance to further stabilize the camera. The Stasis Flex accommodates a number of peripherals, including wireless receivers, hard drives and transmitters.
Anton/Bauer is recognized as the worldâ€™s premier provider of professional camera batteries, chargers, lighting and other key mobile power systems for the broadcast and video production markets. Headquartered in Shelton, CT and established in 1970, Anton/Bauerâ€™s superior-quality camera batteries, chargers, and mobile power systems have become an industry standard. Since its inception, Anton/Bauer has expanded its product offerings to include many signature lines such as its leading Gold MountÂ® system, which includes the Interactive chargers, HyTRONÂ® 50, 100 and 140, and DionicÂ® 90 and 160 batteries, as well as mounts, compatible with virtually every camera brand on the market today. Other Anton/Bauer performance products include the UltralightÂ®, the ElipZÂ®, ElightZÂ®, CINE-VCLXÂ® and its new CINE VCLX/2Â®. For more information on Anton/Bauer, visit www.antonbauer.com.
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The Vitec Group plc is acknowledged as a global leader in the supply of equipment and services to the broadcasting, entertainment and photographic industries and has established a reputation for technical excellence and superior engineering along with an astute business strategy which has seen it grow by acquisition. Innovation is a cornerstone of the Groupâ€™s activities and the organization is committed to a policy of continuous product development. With revenues (2007) of $546m (Â£274m) and over 2200 employees world-wide, its products are distributed in almost 100 countries, through a strong, fully-resourced distribution network or direct to the end user or corporate customer. More information can be found at www.vitecgroup.com.