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act2artemisValley Cottage, NY - Sachtler, a Vitec Group brand, introduces the ACT 2 spring arm for camera stabilizing systems (with industry-standard vest/arm connection) including the artemis EFP, EFP Pro SDI HD, Cine, and Cine HD. The elegantly engineered ACT 2 delivers breakthrough functionality, easy set-up and enhanced performance in a surprisingly lightweight yet robust package.


Sachtler‘s engineering team has carefully thought out this next generation arm, improving the state of the art with new-technology springs, bearings and materials like high rigidity reinforced aluminum. The result is an arm that is 3 lbs (1.36 Kg). lighter to carry, yet offers unmatched torsional strength to benefit daily operations and ensure a long life.


The ACT 2 is designed for versatile, speedy set-up. A choice of three interchangeable stainless steel spring sets handle payloads from 24 to 57 lbs. (11-26 kg). The intuitive pre-tensioning capability lets the operator adjust spring tension to accommodate various loads simply and quickly with a single 5/32” (4mm) Allen wrench. Operators will appreciate that when it‘s time for action, the arm fully-engages at once, even at maximum load.


The new arm also introduces a flip-over vest attachment that makes it easy to switch from “right-handed” to “left-handed” operation and vice-versa, without disassembling the vest connection. The 5/8” gimbal mounting post, available in 6”, 10” and 12” lengths, offers adjustable friction.


This arm is built for durability, right down to the finish. While most arms rely on anodized aluminum, the ACT 2 housing undergoes a unique chemical process that hardens the aluminum and produces a smooth finish that repels scratches and nicks and sports a deep long lasting black matte color.


The ACT 2 arm is crafted in Eching, Germany alongside Sachtler‘s other precision artemis products and is available through the Sachtler dealer network. For further information, visit: www.sachtler.com


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Sachtler

709 Executive Blvd.

Valley College, NY 10989

Phone: 845-268-0100

Fax: Fax: 845-268-0113

Website: www.sachtler.us

e-mail: Contact@sachtler.com


About Sachtler

Sachtler, founded in 1958 by cameraman Wendelin Sachtler, is the global market leader in professional camera support systems for film and television production. In addition to its complete range of camera support systems, Sachtler has a comprehensive product portfolio of Reporter lighting and studio equipment. For more information, please visit: www.sachtler.us.


Along with five other leading brands in the broadcast industry, Sachtler is part of Camera Dynamics Inc., a Vitec Group company.


About The Vitec Group plc

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 Group‘s activities and the organization is committed to a policy of continuous product development. With revenues (2006) of $400m (£222m) and over 1500 employees worldwide, 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


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