No matter the quality of the camera, the images are only as good as the support device. When shooting high-speed stills photography, a steady pair of hands may be all that’s required. But for decent moving images it’s almost impossible to get pro-quality footage without using additional equipment.
Sevenoak has really made its mark in the photo/video accessories market with beautifully-made equipment at very reasonable prices.
The new Sevenoak Motorised Follow Focus Rig with Memory (SKMHF04) is a shoulder-mounted camera and accessories support system that allows film-makers to easily pull focus and steady the camera whilst on the move.
Two independent operating systems on the hand grips allow easy control of zoom and focus, and the user can store up to four focus points.
With a moveable and height-adjustable base plate, the unit allows for switching cameras without dismantling the system. A comfy shoulder pad helps to provide a stable platform for prolonged use.
The SKMHF04 uses industry-standard type ‘18650’ 3.7V lithium-ion rechargeable batteries. SRP is £455.94.
Next up is the new Sevenoak Electronic Motorised Pan Head (SKECH03), designed for use with jib arms, tripods or sliders. It will support cameras up to 5kg in weight and is compatible with most DSLR cameras and camcorders.
Easy to set up and use, the unit is supplied complete with a variable speed joystick controller and provides smooth, continuous 360 degrees movement on pan and tilt controls. There is also a variable speed remote control pan and tilt mechanism, making this an extremely versatile unit in the field.
Constructed of durable high-grade metal, the SKECH03 Pan Head is supplied with a 6m cable, a fitted carry case, and operates from 100-240V AC mains with a 12V DC adapter. SRP is £327.54 including VAT.
Finally, the new hand-operated Sevenoak Carbon Fibre Jib Arm (SKJA20) is a tripod-mounted camera crane system designed to allow the operator to smoothly boom a camera up and down and move in an infinite number of 360-degree arcs. Adding a real touch of ‘Hollywood Style’ to your footage, the jib arm is ideal for documentary producers, wedding photographers, music video producers, etc.
Constructed of lightweight carbon fibre, it weighs just 2.3kg. Maximum length is 2.39m and maximum load capacity is 5kg. Maximum working radius is 1.12m, with minimum 0.49m. SRP is £311.94 including VAT.
Says Paul Kench, Kenro's managing director: "With such an expanding range of great quality camera equipment, Sevenoak has certainly become a ‘name to watch’ in the video production industry. We are proud to be Sevenoak’s official distributor in the UK and Ireland.
''Each of these three new camera supports has its own special place in this niche market and offers very good value against its nearest competitor.''
All quoted prices are SRP guide, including VAT.
Full specifications are available on the Kenro website
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