Tiffen Receives Two Industry Awards for Steadicam Accessories
The Tiffen Company, a manufacturer and distributor of accessories for the still imaging, video, motion picture, and broadcast markets, announced its Steadicam collection of handheld camera stabilizers has received two industry awards: the 2013 “Hot One” Award from Professional Photographer Magazine for Steadicam Merlin 2 and Dealerscope’s CE Week Line Show 2013 Best in Show Premier Product award in the Digital Imaging category for the brand new Steadicam CURVE for GoPro HERO products.
“Whether they’re shooting on smartphones, GoPro cameras, or high-end DSLRs, Steadicam solutions ensure the millions of people creating movies, from personal once-in-a-lifetime moments to professional work, capture the very best image possible. Smooth and steady, Steadicam turns shaky images and videos into exceptional pieces that can be proudly shared with the world,” says Steve Tiffen, President and CEO, The Tiffen Company. “The Tiffen Company extends its appreciation to Dealerscope and Professional Photographer for recognizing the end user benefits of Steadicam technology that are at the core of the exceptional Steadicam CURVE and Merlin 2 products.”
Steadicam CURVE Product Features and Benefits
- Lightweight, durable aluminum frame
- Standard GoPro quick-release mount
- Fine tune adjustment knob for precise balance
- Collapsible handle for compact storage and portability or for use as a GoPro hand grip
- Built-in mount works with GoPro HERO, GoPro HERO2, and GoPro HERO3 (LCD BacPac or LCD Touch BacPac required)
- Available in five colors: Black, Blue, Red, Silver and Purple
- Weight: ½ lb.
- Height: 6⅜”
Steadicam CURVE will be available later this summer with an estimated street price of $99.95.
Merlin 2 Camera Magic
Manufactured for endurance, the sturdy Merlin 2 supports a wide range of DSLR, compact and professional camcorders, point-and-shoot cameras and other video-capture device models weighing from 0.5 to 5 lbs. (0.23 to 2.2 kg). The Merlin 2’s forward thinking “Folding-Caliper”TM hinge enables instant fold-up, perfect for shoulder-mounted shooting. Just as quickly, the hinge allows the stabilizer to return precisely to its original position for handheld camera work. The newly enhanced precision adjustable stage offers shooters exacting balance. The enhanced Merlin Camera Controller is directly integrated with the handle, providing the ultimate in operational convenience.