Sachtler Releases a New Ace Accessory Lineup at NAB
By Monica Burres
Sachtler announced the release of new Ace camera support gear at 2014 NAB. Ace Accessories includes Ace Base Plate, Ace Follow Focus and Ace Matte Box, which can all be purchased together or separately.
The new support gear comes with a height-adjustable base plate that allows for the other two accessories to attach to a tripod with 15mm rods. Keeping multitasking filmmakers and photographers in mind, the Ace Follow Focus allows for operators to adjust the focus point on photo and cine lenses without having to actually touch the lens barrel.
Perfect for on-the-fly shooting environments, operators have the ability to change the direction of the drive gear mechanism by pressing only one or two buttons. The Ace Matte Box comes in handy by minimizing unwanted lens flare and providing two standard-sized filters designed to support a variety of DSLR as well as professional video cameras.
Ideal for the filmmaker with a budget, the new Ace Accessory package is compatible with other brands, such as Anton/Bauer batteries, that can be mounted directly onto the base plate rods incorporated with the new Ace Accessory lineup.