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Northwest Grip just picked up two Arri Skypanel LED lights for the new year! We’ve heard a lot of great feedback about this light system from other industry pros and now we can offer it to you. #arri #arriskypanel #arriskypanelS60

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With the new RED Scarlet-W package looking pretty dialed, it was time for some new sticks that could keep up. We’re really pumped to have a new set of Oconnor 30L legs with a beautiful 1030D’s head!

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After reading blogs and reviews I tried to assemble the best travel case for the Oconnor and I feel good about what we put together. ┬áThe Oconnor brand soft carry bag although expensive turned out to be a worth while buy. It’s not just soft flimsy vinyl, they really took care to engineer this thing to work in tandem with this exact tripod setup. The padding is thick with reinforced areas around the fluid head. All the straps are sturdy and functional. There is not fighting when trying to take the sticks in and out of the bag, it jut works!

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There are so many brands of hard cases now, it’s hard to delineate which offers a better solution. Tuffpak, HPRC and SKB were the contenders. After reviewing the builds, reviews and pricing I decided to try the newer route and go with the SKB. When the case came, I was really impressed with the build quality and that SKB provided a Lifetime Warrantee on the case. The Oconnor bag with tripod fits perfectly inside the hardshell and will be a great companion for longer travel.

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#Oconnor #oconnor1030DS #Oconnortripod #Tuffpak #SKBtripodcase #HPRCTripodcase

 

Kino FLO LED Select 30. After scouring NAB 2016 for the best new lighting products, I came across Kino FLO’s new LED lights. They are roughly the same size and weight as the standard 4’4bank fluorescents but now are bicolor LEDS. The most exciting part of this new fixture is the ability to shift green/magenta cast to match existing lighting environments! We have pre orderd the 2 light kit and it should be available for rent soon!

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#kinofloLED #KINOFLOSELECT30LED #KinoFloSelect20LED #kinofloselect30LEDseattle #kinofloselect30LEDrentalseattle #kinoflocelebledseattlerental

Im excited for the new Innovativ Scout 37″ camera cart to arrive. Innovativ has engineered the Scout to break down to an air-travel sized wheeled “case.” ┬áThis is huge for jobs that require flying! The all aluminum body reduces weight over our steel/aluminum combo magliner carts and are stronger than our poly carts. I’ve ordered two “masts” to support a 100mm fluid head kit and another for the dual tripod support kit. The new RED Scarlet-W is going to look great riding on this thing!

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