Magazine article American Cinematographer

What's New in Products, Services and Literature

Magazine article American Cinematographer

What's New in Products, Services and Literature

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ALLEN TO PROVIDE FAST OLYMPIC PROCESSING

The Alien Products Company doesn't build things for skiing or skating-but Alien will be at the Winter Olympics as part of a team that wi 11 provide the fastest news film processing in the history of the games.

Two of Alien's new RVNP-82 quick turn-around film processors have been delivered to the immense Olympic Broadcast Center in Lake Placid. Designed to handle the new Rapid Video News Processing chemistry developed by Eastman Kodak Company, the Alien units will process the Olympic film twice as fast as was previously possible.

News film shot at the Olympics will be turned around in minutes for distribution throughout the world.

NEW TRIPOD SYSTEM OFFERS MAXIMUM VERSATILITY

Peter Lisand Machine Corp's new MODULAR 3 basic tripod system can be changed in less than a minute from full size to adjustable Hi-Hat. With the optionally available short legs, the MODULAR 3 system gives the cinematographer a full range of adjustment down to as low as 3" in the Hi-Hat version.

For extra support, the Spider Assembly is available, which can be removed in seconds if required by pulling out three pins. The Spider is fully adjustable so that the tripod legs can be spread to any convenient spacing.

The full size MODULAR 3 weighs only 91/2 lbs. (101/2 lbs. with the Spider attached). This makes for one of the lightest tripods available.

Additionally, delrin bushings are uitilized so there is no metal-to-motal contact in the tripod legs. Models are available to accept any of the standard camera heads. For further information: Peter Lisand Machine Corp., 352 River Road, Edgewater, NJ. 07020 / (201) 943-5600.

MOBILE ELECTRIC POWER STATIONS FOR MOVIE/TV LIGHTING

AMP-VAN is the name assigned to a new series of mobile electric power generating stations designed to meet onlocation production requirements for motion picture and TV lighting. Electrical output matches the stringent requirements of HMI lighting systems, and the entire package is sound-attenuated to meet City of Chicago and similar noise codes. They are available with continuous duty ratings of 150,300,550 and 700 amps. Systems of greater output employing AMP-VAN concepts are available in trailer, truck and container configurations.

For further information contact Loren Mages, Forces, Inc., P.O. Box 696, Hillside, II. 60162; (312) 547-5200.

NEW PAN HEAD FROM HERVIC CORPORATION

Hervic Corporation, Van Nuys, Calif., is now distributing the Hervic Pan Head.

The solidly constructed unit is brand new and is ideal for both the amateur or professional cinematographer who needs a universal pan head for superior cinematography effects. …

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