AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS, SEPTEMBER 8, 2008 – Building on the success of its widely accepted and innovative Stasis body support system, Anton/Bauer, a brand of The Vitec Group, and the world’s premier provider of professional camera batteries, chargers, lighting and other mobile power systems, is introducing its new Stasis® Flex at IBC 2008 (Stand 9.C40b).
Redirecting the geometry of a handheld camera by redistributing its weight onto the operator’s torso and over the shoulder, the innovative design of Stasis Flex enables a cameraman to shoot in virtually any position, taking the weight off the operator’s hand, relieving fatigue and stabilizing shooting.
“Today’s handheld cameras have many variables to consider; they differ in size, weight, location of viewfinder and LCD monitor, operating voltage, even in where the center of gravity lies,” says Michael Accardi, president of Anton/Bauer. “The Stasis Flex addresses all of these factors and provides the operator with more comfort, which results in improved video.”
Stasis Flex features a revolutionary, patent-pending adjustable mechanism that provides the operator with complete flexibility – forward/back, in/out, and up/down positions. At a moment’s notice, the camera can be repositioned instantly and locked in place at the touch of a lever.
Stasis Flex can be used as a standalone unit, with Anton/Bauer’s acclaimed ElipZ® System, or with the industry standard Gold Mount® unit, enabling use of the full array of Anton/Bauer Gold Mount batteries to extend runtime and to power additional devices including lights while providing a counterbalance to further stabilize the camera. The Stasis Flex accommodates a number of peripherals, including wireless receivers, hard drives and transmitters.
Anton/Bauer is recognized as the world’s premier provider of professional camera batteries, chargers, lighting and other key mobile power systems for the broadcast and video production markets. Headquartered in Shelton, CT and established in 1970, Anton/Bauer’s superior-quality camera batteries, chargers, and mobile power systems have become an industry standard. Since its inception, Anton/Bauer has expanded its product offerings to include many signature lines such as its leading Gold Mount® system, which includes the Interactive chargers, HyTRON® 50, 100 and 140, and Dionic® 90 and 160 batteries, as well as mounts, compatible with virtually every camera brand on the market today. Other Anton/Bauer performance products include the Ultralight®, the ElipZ®, ElightZ®, CINE-VCLX® and its new CINE VCLX/2®. For more information on Anton/Bauer, visit www.antonbauer.com.
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 (2007) of $546m (£274m) and over 2200 employees world-wide, 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.