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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A compact, easy to transport, lightweight aluminum and steel tripod spreader is the newest addition to the Miller line of quality photographic and TV support equipment.

Because the spreader folds up inside the tripod, the tripod and spreader can be moved as a unit without detaching the spreader. This promotes fast, easy "setup" of the tripod at any location.

Extra strong shock cords hold the tripod feet firmly to the spreader and cannot be damaged like threaded clamps.

Professional and amateur production teams will find this reliable unit a must in studio or on location.

Weight: 3 lbs.

Length Folded: 16½ inches

Maximum Diameter Folded: 3½ inches

Each arm extends from 16½ inches to 25 inches.

For further information write, Miller Professional Equipment, 6500 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90038.


The St. Charles timepiece is an LCD Quartz digital stop watch, timer, chronometer, clock and time-calendar. It features a total of eleven different functions which make it the most multi-purpose instrument of its kind.

Solid state dependability and ultraprecise engineering make it more accurate than any mechanical stop watch, and an LCD six-digit display makes it easy to read in bright sunlight. The St. Charles is an integrated unit which provides the following stop watch functions: standard start/stop, Taylor, split, and event time out. It also features these time/calendar functions: hour, minutes, seconds, month, date, day of the week and AM/PM indication.

Each St. Charles stop watch measures up to 60 minutes and starts over at :00. It also comes equipped with small penlight for night timings and a display light for reading in the dark. There is a small accessory compartment which holds a nylon neck lanyard, and the unit operates in complete silence. The watch is powered by one 1.5 volt (Union Carbide 386) silver oxide battery, and the penlight operates on one 1.5 volt (UM5) battery. The St. Charles is lightweight (2 oz.) and compact; 3-3/16'' long, 1-5/8'' wide and 1/2'' thick. This fine time-piece comes complete with a one-year warranty.

Dealer inquiries are invited.

Shiva International; 3921 Wilshire Blvd.; Suite 401; Los Angeles, CA. 90010; Telephone: (213) 383-8401; Telex: 686453; Cable: BALLCORP.


A video monitoring system for the Arriflex 16SR has been announced by Arri Corporation, Elmsford, N.Y. The Video Coupling was designed by Arnold & Richter especially for the 16SR, and is exceptionally compact and perfectly matched to the camera.

Attaching the Video Coupling is simple and can be done easily by the cameraman. The standard viewfinder of the 16SR is replaced with a special video finder containing a unique combination of optical elements which brings the reflex image equally to the video camera and cameraman's viewfinder simultaneously. …

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