In ARRI’s latest Teck Talk, Sean Dooley tells you everything you need to know about the LMB 4×5 matte box. If you want in-depth, ARRI has you covered. The Tech Talk goes for 45 minutes and covers just about every setup you could possibly use the LMB 4×5 in.
In this exhaustive ARRI Tech Talk, Sean will take you through all features of the industry-standard and ubiquitous lightweight matte box, the LMB 4×5.
Below you can see the various chapters, so you can easily skip to a particular section that you are interested in.
- 00:00 Intro
- 01:02 History of the LMB
- 04:45 Philosophy of the LMB
- 06:13 LMB 4×5 Sets
- 06:55 LMB 4×5 Case
- 07:27 Clamp-On Set 3-Stage & Clamp Adapters
- 09:46 Clamp-On Set 3-Stage Features
- 16:39 LMB 4×5 15mm LWS Set 3-Stage
- 19:07 LMB 4×5 Pro Set
- 20:38 Side Flags
- 21:24 Accessory Adapter + ARC-1
- 23:11 Rotating Filter Stage
- 24:30 Using the Swing Away Tilt Module
- 28:15 143mm Clamp Adapter + Bellows 31:32 Spherical & Anamorphic Mattes
- 32:17 Diopter Frame & Stage
- 36:24 Rota Pola Frame
- 37:48 Anti-Reflection Frame
- 38:41 Flexible Sunshade
- 40:52 ARRI FSND Filters
- 41:46 Weight
- 42:52 Lens Compatibility
Suited for a wide range of applications in just one product, the robust but lightweight LMB 4×5 allows for an unprecedented level of flexibility. From a single-filter configuration for gimbals, drones, or Steadicams to clamp-on versions up to rod-mounted solutions, the LMB 4×5 makes short work of challenging situations.
The Swing Away Tilt Module offers a comfortable swing-away function (with extension) for easier lens changes, as well as an integrated tilt module with 10° up and down adjustments for avoiding unwanted reflections. The LMB 4×5 also features versatile filter stage options, securing loops, and a tray catcher for maximum safety on set. The LMB 4×5 is compatible with 4×5.65 filters.
- LMB 4×5 Clamp-On Set 3-StageKK.0015175The LMB 4×5 set for clamp-on use with an additional non-rotating filter stage, a carbon fiber top flag, and a tray catcher. The weight of this configuration is approx. 707g…
- LMB 4×5 15mm LWS Set 3-StageKK.0015176- The LMB 4×5 set for 15 mm lightweight support and a universal flexible adapter to fit almost all lens diameters, including a non-rotating filter stage, and a carbon fiber top flag.
- LMB 4×5 Pro SetKK.0015177- The LMB 4×5 set fulfills all needs with the most modular matte box – from single stage, to three stage, to bottom and top lightweight mounted, to the full-blown version.
- Upgrade Set LMB-25 to LMB 4×5 BasicKK.0015178- To upgrade the LMB-25 on the platform of the new LMB 4×5.
- Upgrade Set LMB-25 to LMB 4×5 ProKK.0015181- The Upgrade Set LMB-25 to LMB 4×5 Pro comes in a foam insert that fits perfectly into any kind of Pelican 1560 case. To upgrade the LMB-25 to the full pro set of the new LMB-4.
- Flexible Sunshade Side Flag Holders SetKK.0038066- The Flexible Sunshade is an alternative to the existing sunshade for the LMB 4×5 out of plastic. The rubber part can be detached in seconds without using any tools.
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