Sachtler Intros New artemis Cine HD Pro
Sachtler, a Vitec Group brand, has unveiled the advanced artemis Cine HD Pro for professional film and digital cinematography. The new artemis Cine HD Pro is a completely revised system, which combines the traditional functions of the previous Cine and Cine HD systems with the updates of the artemis EFP HD Special Edition. Among other benefits, the modular system offers a new 1.8″ post and a matching gimbal.
The artemis Cine HD Pro has “Dual Video Processing”, which means HD SDI and SD Video signals can be used simultaneously. For the first time, the Hot-Swap Technology, a feature that only artemis systems offer, is used in the Cine product range. Thus, during a battery change, electrical power is supplied continuously so there is no need to shut down the camera, monitor, and radio channels. Due to the HiCap wiring, the artemis Cine HD Pro, like the artemis EFP HD SE, can provide more than 200 Watts to the camera. It is, therefore, also capable of supplying today’s digital cameras with optimal power. The HiCap wiring keeps power loss extremely low (voltage drop) and in combination with the Hot-Swap technology, also allows for longer battery operating time. Thus, depending on the type of battery used, the operating time can be doubled.
The new 1.8″ Carbon Post offers a redesigned no-tool clamp and a newly shaped tortion-free inner post with a 1.5″ diameter. Therefore, monitor brackets and existing accessories based on 1.5” diameter can be used with the new post. To match the new post, the new gimbal offers a refined design that includes a new diameter, handgrip and yoke. Because of the modular design of the artemis systems, previous artemis systems can be upgraded with the new ACT2 1.8” post and the gimbal.
The Cine HD Pro can also be expanded with modules like all of the Sachtler artemis products. The camera stabilizer systems are developed and precision manufactured in Germany. The new artemis Cine HD Pro will replace the Cine and Cine HD systems as of September, 2010.