Tiffen Shows New M-1 Steadicam at BSC Expo 2016

Steadicam operators are getting a chance to see the new top of the line M-1 Steadicam rig at BSC Expo 2016 being held at Battersea Evolution, London, January 29 and 30.

The first M-1 to be delivered went to Max Zaher, Steadicam operator based in Germany (pictured above).

“Shooting has changed — now nobody wants to wait,” Zaher said. “Setup has to be fast and solid and the M-1 can do this. I can quickly balance and change modes and I love that it’s all tool free, including the G70x arm, and also that it’s designed to be easily updated in the future. It’s easy to maintain static and dynamic balance in either high mode or low mode, and to switch back and forth is a matter of minutes, which frees me to concentrate on the real job of shooting.”

Neal Bryant, a Los Angeles-based Steadicam operator, said “The fast pace of television demands a rig that configures quickly and the M-1 has been able to give me exactly what I need, as soon as I need it. For me, what immediately stands out about the sled is I have the ability to position the masses anywhere I like. I can have the monitor high and the batteries low, or I can make the rig completely coplanar, all in the span of about 30 seconds. It's obvious that a lot of thought and care was put into every facet of this rig.”

Tiffin is showing M-1 rigged with the G-70x arm and Exovest, a combination for motion pictures, studio work, drama, location and sports.

The BSC (British Society of Cinematographers) Expo showcases the latest products and services available to the film and tv production industry at Battersea Evolution, Battersea Park, London, UK, 29 & 30th, January 2016

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