Tiffen to Show New M1 Steadicam and Lowel PRO Power LED Light at IBC

At IBC, Tiffen International will introduce the seventh-generation, top-of-the-line, modular M-1 Steadicam system and the Lowel PRO Power LED, a compact focusing light available in high CRI tungsten or daylight color with a wide fresnel 8:1 focus range.

Tiffen said the M-1 Steadicam is the result of seven generations of experience, innovation, engineering skills, technological advances and feedback from the users. The “M” stands for modular — allowing users to start with the simplest post and upgrade later to the full rig.


The M-1 camera stage is built around strength and high-load precision with center drives for rigidity with an optional vernier fingertip tilt adjustment. No tools are needed. The G-70x Elastic Arm is durable, adjustable and offers smooth operation with a 70-pound lifting capacity and a 29-inch boom range. It can be moved from lowest to highest position with little effort.

A UK-based five and a half-day Steadicam Gold Workshop will be announced for November with a high technical approach to training. It will incorporate all of the advanced skills not generally covered on the Silver and Bronze Workshops. Potential attendees are advised that it would be best to have a reasonable basic understanding of Steadicam to get the most from the training, but instructors will be on hand for all levels of ability.

Also headlining at the Tiffen IBC booth will be the Lowel PRO Power LED. This compact focusing light available is comparable to a 150-watt tungsten halogen fixture with similar optics. Dimmable without color shift, the light works with both AC power and its special DC accessory battery system, which can clamp-mount to the stand or be used with a shoulder strap for handheld lighting.

The Lowel PRO light is excellent for on-the-go shooting and small location studio setups. It has a host of available light control and mounting accessories available, plus a full range of compact and versatile lighting kits.

Steadicam inventor Garrett Brown and the new top of the range Steadicam M1 rig

Steadicam inventor Garrett Brown and the new top of the range Steadicam M1 rig

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