An interview from the 2018 Cine Gear Expo at Paramount Studios in Los Angeles with Rey Reyes of The Tiffen Company. Tiffen is a leading manufacturer of imaging accessories for the consumer/professional imaging and the motion picture and broadcast television industries, including: Tiffen optical photographic filters and lens accessories; Steadicam camera stabilizing systems; Lowel location lighting equipment; Domke camera bags and Zing camera covers; Dfx digital effects software; Listec teleprompters; Davis & Sanford tripods and support systems; and Stroboframe flash brackets. In this interview Rey introduces the Steadicam M-1 Volt Horizon Assist.
The Steadicam M-1 Volt is a tool that provides M- 1 operators with horizontal stabilization, giving them the ability to easily transition between fully manual and auto assist modes. Weighing only two pounds, the M-1 Volt seamlessly integrates into an existing M-1 sled, providing greater opportunity for content creation without jeopardizing stability.
The Steadicam M1-Volt Evolution continues with the addition of Steadicam Volt -Powered Gimbal upgrades for the Steadicam Archer2, Shadow and Shadow-V, as well as Steadicam Ultra2 and Clipper3 models. Volt for the GPI Pro systems will soon be available as well for both the Pro and Cine-Live models and can be purchased as a retrofit for the GPI Pro gimbal, or as a complete system with a M1-type gimbal for 1.5” post. The two pound Volt system is unique in that it mounts directly to the gimbal, therefore adding no weight or height to the stage or base. Garrett Brown, Inventor of the Steadicam said “This is the most significant advancement in operating since the invention of the Steadicam over 40 years ago”.