An interview from the 2017 NAB NY Show in New York City with Gus Harilaou of Miller Camera Support. Miller Camera Support Equipment designs and delivers professional fluid heads and tripods to the film and television industry, providing support for the world’s leading camera operators. Miller is a long time, global leader in the field of contemporary camera support and holds the first patent for fluid head design for film cameras, which it obtained in 1946. Today, Miller’s tripod and camera support systems are frequently used during electronic news gatherings (ENG), electronic field production (EFP), and digital video applications by the world’s leading networks, production houses, corporate, educational and government institutions in more than 65 countries. In this interview Gus talks with us about the new series of Miller CompassX (CX) fluid heads, the CX2, CX6, CX8, CX10 and the CX18.
The new CX fluid heads incorporate Miller’s CB PLUS™ enabling technology, which takes traditional counterbalancing a step forward. All five models feature 16 positions of counterbalance for fine, rapid adjustment and the side loading base plate enables fast and easy mounting and alighting of camera rigs. The inherent wide payload range of the Compassx series provides maximum flexibility when switching cameras or adding accessories. Its robust construction guarantees a long, low maintenance service-life and low cost of ownership.
“In our continued goal towards meeting our customers’ needs, Miller is delighted to present the Compassx series, the most flexible and durable fluid head solution for today’s videographers and their professional requirements,” says Charles Montesin, Global Sales and Marketing Manager, Miller Camera Support Equipment. “This new series is the result of intensive user research and innovative design. We are excited to launch the Compassx fluid heads at IBC and eager to see our customers use them to their full potential.”
The CX2 and CX6 boast a payload range of 0-8kg and 0-12kg respectively, 16 positions of counterbalance and 3+0 pan-and-tilt drag positions with a 75mm ball levelling mounting base for lighter rigs where portability is important. Where more fluid drag is required, the CX8 and CX10 both support 5+0 drag positions, a 0-12kg payload range and a 75mm and 100mm ball levelling mounting base. The models top out with the CX18, which features a 0-16kg range, 5+0 positions pan-and-tilt of drag and 100mm ball levelling mounting base.
While all CX models are designed for strength and durability, the range offers standard features to suit most applications, as well as distinguishing characteristics to each model. The set of fluid heads in this five-option series deliver on Miller’s “right feel” and are backed by a three-year warranty promise that videographers and cinematographers have come to expect.
For more information please visit: www.MillerTripods.com