Bright Tangerine has announced a plethora of new products just ahead of NAB. These include the new Clash 138 matte box, a quick release system for the Titan Support and Rigging Arms.
Clash 138 Matte Box
The Clash 138 ultra-lightweight matte box can accommodate up to two 4×4″ or 4×5.65″ filters and a single 138mm circular filter for holding a polariser. The mate box weighs in at only 177 grams (6.3oz) and is well suited for run & gun, aerial, gimbal or Steadicam use.
Rather than using a PV sized linear polariser, which needs rotating stages for the angle of polarisation to be adjusted, the Clash 138 can use any 138mm filter. The filter sits inside a retaining ring that can be rotated up to 120-degrees.
The Clash has a 143mm diameter lens attachment and is compatible with Bright Tangerine’s clamp-on rings, rubber donut as well as the Black Hole. If you aren’t using a round filter, the retaining ring can be removed to reduce weight. The other added benefit of removing the retaining ring is that you can run wider lenses.
Titan Arm Quick Release System
The Titan Arm has been a very popular product for Bright Tangerine, but one thing I always thought was missing was a quick release system. Well that has all changed. Bright Tangerine now has added a new quick release system for the Titan Arm. A 15mm rod adaptor acts as a receiver for the ⅜” or ¼” quick release brackets.
The quick release system is an optional modification to the Titan Arm, and replaces the standard ¼” or ⅜” ends of the Titan Arm. All existing owners can retrofit the 15mm rod adaptor to their Titan Arms. The quick release system is modular and replacing the standard ¼” or ⅜” ends is a self-serviceable process that can be done by the customer.
The Quick Release System will be in stock at the end of April.
Customers can purchase individual components or buy from the range of kits for additional savings.
B3000.1003 – 15mm Rod Adaptor – $24 USD
B3000.0001 – 15mm Rod Adaptor – Set of two – $37 USD
B3000.1007 – ⅜” Quick Release Anti-Twist Bracket – $79 USD
B3000.1008 – ⅜” to ¼” Anti-Twist Adaptor – $39 USD
B3000.1009 – ¼” Quick Release Bracket – $79 USD
Quick Release Kits
B3000.0002 – Titan Quick Release Kit 1 – Single ⅜” Set – $97 USD
B3000.0003 – Titan Quick Release Kit 2 – Single ¼” Set – $97 USD
B3000.0004 – Titan Quick Release Kit 3 – Twin Set (¼” + ⅜”) – $179 USD
B3000.0005 – Titan Quick Release Kit 4 – Twin Set (¼” + ¼”) – $179 USD
B3000.0006 – Titan Quick Release Kit 5 – Twin Anti-Twist Set (¼”, ⅜” & ⅜” Adaptor) – $199 USD
Alexa Mini Camera Accessories Update
Last year Bright Tangerine showed a range of accessories for the Alexa Mini, but they have yet to ship. In the next few weeks you will finally be able to order these accessories, with the first set of units expected to ship at the start of May.
The Alexa Mini range includes both mechanical and electronic components that expand the power connections available for the Alexa Mini. All the components are low profile to maintain the cameras compact form.
The Alexa Mini Master System consists of the Alexa Mini Power Distribution Module and Left Side Cheese Plate to provide multiple power connections for powering the Alexa Mini and other camera accessories like monitors, lens motors and wireless video transmitters using a single AB Gold-Mount or V-Mount camera battery. By mounting directly to the cheese plate, the Master System maintains a low profile and does not require any additional bridge plate with rail support to be used.
The Power Distribution Module provides the following ports:
Output 1x D-Tap (Unregulated Output) 1x Twist D-Tap (Unregulated Output) 3x Lemo 2-Pin (Unregulated Output, ARRI Standard Pinning) 1x 5V USB Output – For powering HDMI transmitters or mobile devices 1x 3-Pin Fischer 24V (Regulated) – RS compatible 1x Standard Ethernet RJ-45 – The ethernet port on the camera is covered by the power module and converted to a standard RJ-45 connector. 1x V-Mount (B4001.1002) or Anton Bauer Gold-Mount (B4001.1001) battery plate. Input 1 x Lemo 8-pin 12/24V.
The left and right side cheese plates are both designed to be low profile while providing protection for the camera. Both cheese plates allow for mounting of accessories with ¼”-20, 3/8”-16 and ARRI accessory mounts. Handles and extension arms can also be mounted using the ARRI standard rosettes. The Cheese Plates are compatible with ARRI’s MAP-1 & MAP-2 brackets. Bright Tangerine will also be introducing low profile top and bottom plates with optional 15mm LWS rod mounts.
On introduction, the range will include:
B4001.0001 – Alexa Mini Master System (AB Gold-Mount)
B4001.0002 – Alexa Mini Master System (V-Mount)
B4001.1001 – Alexa Mini Power Distribution Module (AB Gold-Mount)
B4001.1002 – Alexa Mini Power Distribution Module (V-Mount)
B4001.1003 – Alexa Mini Left Side Cheese Plate
B4001.1004 – Alexa Mini Right Side Cheese Plate
B4003.1002 – Universal 19mm Studio Quick Release Bridge Plate
Canon C200 Camera Cage and Universal Camera Accessories
Bright Tangerine is in the process of developing a range of universal camera accessories including quick release bridge plates, carry handles and accessories. Prototypes of these accessories will be shown at NAB.