InCinematographer - Issue 1 - June 2017 - 59
www.incinematographer.com | Issue 1 | June 2017
DoPchoice Expands Snapbag Line
unich-based DoPchoice, a
maker of light softening
and controlling equipment for
professional LED lights, has
debuted new light shaping tools.
A 7-foot diameter Octa 7
Octa 3 and Octa 5 to provide a
range of octagonal soft boxes
to accommodate most LED
soft lights. All feature a highly
reflective inner fabric that
provides maximum light output
and delivers even illumination
across the front surface. The
spread of light from Octa
Snapbags can be narrowed by
installing DoPchoice's 40 degree
Snapgrid to the front.
Snapbag Medium mates both
instant set-up and lighter-weight benefits with the
ability to be interchanged on most LED soft lights.
When combined with the RabbitEars mounting
system, a single Snapbag Medium can be quickly
mounted directly to: ARRI Skypanel S30 and S60,
BB&S Lighting Area 48 Soft and Studio, Cineo HS
and MAVERICK Trucolor, Creamsource Full and Mini,
KinoFlo Celeb 200, Litepanels Astra 1x1 and 1x1 Soft,
Tru-Horizon Keeps it on the Level
lidecam Industries, Inc. has introduced the
Controlling the camera's roll axis, the Glidecam
Tru-Horizon provides a true and level horizon.
So now you can move from low mode to high mode,
and back again, in one single fluid shot while your
camera automatically remains level and horizontal at
The Glidecam Tru-Horizon can be attached to the
Glidecam Devin Graham Signatures Series, Glidecam
HD-4000 and/or Glidecam XR-PRO and it will control
your camera's roll axis giving you a Tru-Horizon.
A built in slip-ring allows 360 degree rotation of
the motor without twisting wires.
* Load Weight: 1-5lbs (0.45-2.26kg);
* Angular Vibration Range: ±0.02°;
* Rotation Range: Roll Axis Control: 360°/s;
* Motor Type: 3 x Brushless with
AS5600 (I2C) Encoders;
* Processing: 32-bit processor;
* System Requirements:
Windows: (32 or 64-bit): 8, 7, XP SP3
Mac OS X: 10.9 or above;
* Power Requirements: 1x Lithium Ion
* Operating Temperature: 15 to 105°F
(-9.4 to 40.5°C).
Super Boom Box and Trusty Sidekick
-Tek has announced the addition of the Boom
Box and a compact Sidekick wireless connection
solution to their audio product lineup.
The Boom Box is a strong and versatile microphone
boom stand, which doubles as an Apple Box. Not only
does it provide an ingenious way to stand and store a
boom pole on set, it also provides a dedicated working platform and station for the boom operator. At
13lbs (5.9kg) this versatile accessory is easy to move
around, yet thanks to its hefty built-in center rib, it
can support up to 350lbs (159kg).
At 12 x 12 x 20 inches, (30.5 x 30.5 x 50.8cm) it
features flush cut-out handles for easy carrying, and
a large center cylinder for the boom pole. Two sides
are left solid to stand on. Finished with two coats of
tough marine varnish for a long life on the set.
Designed by professional Boom Pole Operator Wil-
liam Munroe, the Boom Box fulfills a practical need:
"I created the Boom Box because I needed it on the
set based on my own location needs. Folks kept asking for it, so now I am excited to see that by partnering with K-Tek, more boom operators around the world the can have
access to the practical advantages
K-Tek also launched Sidekick
KTA2B, a more compact solution to
connect wireless transmitters to KTek Klassic Boom Poles. The KTA2B
Sidekick plugs a transmitter into
the bottom of an audio pole, and
takes up less room, making it ideal
for use with the Boom Box.
and THELIGHT's Velvet 1, Velvet
1 Power, Velvet 2 and Velvet 2
The Rabbit-Ears lightweight
mounting system reconfigures to
attach Snapbags to a variety of
fixtures, shortening the traditional
soft box's complicated set-up.
Made of rugged, lightweight
aluminum and stainless steel, the
new system weighs just ounces
and folds up flat for shipping and
directing grids come in 30, 40 or
50 degree light dispersion versions
in rectangular and octagonal
Versions of DoPchoice Snapbags
designed exclusively for THELIGHT,
Spaceforce, Litegear, DMG Lumière
and Kino Flo are available.
Tru-Horizon allows camera dimensions of up to
8-inches wide, 12-inches in length, and 6-inches in
height. No more than 4-inches of clearance from the
back of the camera to the mounting hole. For further
details visit the website.