Arri taps into Blackmagic camera8 September 2012
A range of ‘ready to shoot’ kits has been launched by Arri for Blackmagic Design’s new Cinema Camera.
Starting at $1,200, all the kits include Arri’s mini base plate MBP-3, an ergonomic camera cage system for mounting accessories, and a universal cable safe system CCS-1, which protects internal electronics against accidental stress.
A basic configuration adds an aluminium left side support arm CSL-1, providing solid support for handles and accessories, while still allowing for the use of handgrip and controls, while the top-of-the-line configuration comes with a hot shoe bracket CHS-1 to prevent camera body flex.
“The idea behind our Pro Camera Accessories range is to make film-style functionality available to users of all professional cameras that are real players in the market, which the new Blackmagic camera clearly is,” said Stephan Schenk, general manager of Arri’s Camera and DI Business Unit. “Both Blackmagic and Arri have responded quickly to customer demand, working together to create an accessory kit that improves the interface between camera and operator.” – David Fox