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IBC 2012: Arri kits complement Blackmagic's Cinema Camera

September 5, 2012
IBC 2012: Arri kits complement Blackmagic's Cinema Camera
AMSTERDAM — Arri (www.arri.com) is at the IBC show with its new “Ready to Shoot Kits” for Blackmagic’s Cinema Camera, which got a lot of attention during its introduction back at NAB in April. The kits from the Arri Pro Camera Accessories (PCA) line are built for a wide variety of users, situations and environments. Stable and reliable support systems, sturdy connections and quality engineering allow DPs to stay prepared and tackle a range of workflows in dynamic shooting environments. 

Starting at $1,200, all Blackmagic Cinema Camera kits include Arri’s Mini Base Plate MBP-3 and Camera Cage System, offering a non- obstructive solution for the mounting of accessories through industry standard 3/8-16-inch and 1/4-20-inch interfaces, as well as a Universal Cable Safe System CCS-1, which protects internal electronics against accidental stress when using HDMI, USB or audio cables. 

The MBP-3 was designed to fit small form factor cameras, such as the Blackmagic Cinema Camera, through dedicated adapter plates. Attaching the strong yet lightweight cage support system to the MBP-3 provides numerous 3/8-16-inch and 1/4-20-inch mounting points for arms and accessories, and an ergonomic design allows for efficient set up and operation. 

The Arri PCA set for the Blackmagic camera comes in several different configurations. The basic configuration adds an aluminum left side support arm (CSL-1), providing solid support for handles and accessories, while still allowing for the use of handgrip and controls. The top of the line configuration comes with a hot shoe bracket (CHS-1) to prevent camera body flex.