Matthews Studio Equipment, Inc.

4520 West Valerio Street
Burbank, California 91505

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(323) 849-1525

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MSE is a 43-year-old manufacturer of industry-specialized hardware, camera and lighting support. Its equipment is being used on entertainment productions and in major studios in over 70 countries around the world. The company has been honored with the Presidential “E” Award for outstanding contributions to growing U.S. exports, strengthening the economy and creating American jobs. MSE is the exclusive distributor of the FLOATCAM products throughout Asia and the Americas and the home of the Richard Mall’s Academy Award© winning MATTHEWS MAX MENACE ARM. MSE recently moved into a new state-of-the-art facility at 4520 West Valerio Street, Burbank, CA 91505. www.msegrip.com

We have been in the industry since 1970.

Matthews Studio Equipment expands rigging options with the Matthews Claw and Bulb Mount at Cine Gear 2021
Added on 10/13/2021
Matthews announces the answer for safely mounting Astera Hyperion, Titan and Helios as well as T12 tube lights to standard grip equipment. The Claw is a new generation clamp, designed to solve real on-set issues, by Sci-Tech Award-winning Key Grip Richard Mall with gaffer Jeremy Launais and crafted by the team at MSE headquarters in Burbank, California. This smart innovation offers smooth, intuitive operation and a solid hold, while protecting a delicate tube from slippage, over-squeeze and scratching. Made of lightweight aluminum and weighing under one-half pound, the system offers the familiar operation of the popular Matthellini Clamp. But in this case, the Claw is purpose-built for delicate tubular lighting fixtures. A unique tool, The Claw brings these popular lights into the grip world, offering ease and compatibility with any common rigging that has a baby receiver. Integral to The Claw is a Matthews 5” long, industry-standard 5/8” Baby Pin. Designed with the mounting pin in-line with the fixture, facilitates low-profile and simple mounting to a 5/8” grip head or Baby receiver. The ¼”-20 threaded receiver allows the pin to be extended using a MicroRod or similar hardware. Adding Claws to a grip kit enables easy stacking of any number of tubes or accomplishing custom designed tube light arrays. For more information please visit: http://www.MSEGrip.com

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