Miller Fluid Heads Spotlights an Array of New Camera Support Products

Miller Fluid Heads choose the BVE 2017 conference in London to display its latest tripods, fluid heads and pedestals, including the new arrowX Series of fluid heads, Combo Live Pedestal Series and Cineline 2090 System.

Among Miller’s most recent line of fluid heads, the arrowX Series, including the arrowX 3, arrowX 5 and arrowX 7, feature built-in CB PLUS technology, which takes traditional counterbalancing a step forward to deliver repeatable, accurate and rapid setup capability. CB PLUS features eight large counterbalance steps, enabling the user to get to their needed position quickly and efficiently. In addition, the CB PLUS switch adds a half step for counterbalance refinement for quick adjustments on the fly.

The arrowX Series delivers several additional features, such as the ability to remove the clamp stud to easily mount the head on flat base surfaces such as sliders. Where extra rigidity is required, a Mitchel Base adaptor can be fitted. All arrowX models come with 120mm sliding plate travel to help quickly re-balance changing camera payloads. Precision ball bearing supported pan-tilt movements help deliver silky smooth starts and soft stop fluid actions. Precise floating pan-tilt caliper locks ensure bounce free on-off locking.

The arrowX 3 is designed for lighter cameras used in ENG, documentaries and EFP applications, and boasts a payload range of 1 - 19kg (2.2 - 41.8lbs), 16 positions of counterbalance and 5+0 pan-and-tilt drag positions. The arrowX 5 is ideal for larger ENG and EFP applications, including documentaries, drama and television commercials, and has a wide payload range from 2 - 21kg (4.4 - 46.2lbs), 16 positions of counterbalance and 7+0 pan-and-tilt drag positions. The arrowX 7 is best suited for heavier rigs, including in-studio and OB applications, and has a payload range from 6 - 25kg (13.2 - 55.1lbs), 16 positions of counterbalance and 7+0 pan-and-tilt drag positions. 

With a carry handle for the column and dolly, the new Combo Live Pedestal Series offers an easy setup with column tension control and a safety lock.

With a carry handle for the column and dolly, the new Combo Live Pedestal Series offers an easy setup with column tension control and a safety lock.

The new Combo Live Pedestal Series was built for live studio applications and offers a sturdy design for maximum stability. With a carry handle for the column and dolly, this compact and portable pedestal range offers an easy setup with column tension control and a safety lock. An air adjustable column system allows for quick payload balancing. It features precise-smooth low noise in the shot column with a 450mm (17.7in) stroke, an independent dolly wheel axle brake system, multiple wheel positions for linear or radius dolly tracking, 125mm dual ball bearing wheels for quick swivel-turn action and a central hub locking column with adjustable spider arm supports.

The series was built with a steering wheel diameter of 294mm (11.6in) and 400mm (15.7in), a dolly tracking width of 964mm (38in), sturdy adjustable cable guards and a portable hand pump with pressure gauge. The pedestals are available as a system as it can be paired with several of Miller’s popular fluid heads.

Finally, the Cineline 2090 System is a complete tripod system that includes a new HD Mitchell Base 1-Stage Allow Tripod and HD Allow Ground Spreader to compliment the robust Cineline 70 fluid head. The Cineline 70 fluid head features drag control with ultra-soft starts and smooth stops, 7+0 selectable fluid pan-tilt drag positions and eight selectable counterbalance positions that can handle payloads of 4.5-3.7kg (9.9-82.5lbs) plus 150mm sliding camera plate.

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