Magliner Senior Cart

Magliner senior

A beautiful new Senior Magliner cart just arrived. Sweet way to get lots of study from A-B with ought breaking your back and still fitting in the back of your Subaru! (Or grip truck) Available for rent today for $40/day or $120/week.

 

New Lite Panel Astra LED

fstoppers-litepanel-led-astra-featureNorthwest Grip has a brand new Lite Panel Astra LED pre-ordered for shipment in Dec 2014. This light has me (Casey) quite psyched up. It’s not everyday a new product comes out that stands out from the crowd in the lighting sector. I’ve been following the progression of this light for some time now and I finally had the opportunity to place my order.

Why is the Astra so exciting? First things first, it’s 4X brighter than the previous generation of 1X1 panels. That’s insane! Secondly, I like the idea of a bi-color light but loosing half the output never seemed worth it. Well with the Astra being 4X brighter, even as a bi-color it’s twice as bright as a straight day light or straight 3200K LED panel!

Lite panel astraThird: I love that lite panel got hip to attaching the transformer to the yoke. This may seem trivial but when your on set and have to manage 25-50 cables, having one cord coming off this light with a self contained transformer fixed is really nice! The transformer can be swapped out for a V-mount or Gold mount battery for “off the grid use.”

Fourth: Lite panel had a moment of forward thinking and angled the yoke forward so the diode panel itself is positioned out from the stand and yoke allowing a better and unobstructed tilt down when needing to light subjects at a steep angle.

The fan, good or bad? Ok yes, there is a fan. Audio guys be ware! No the fan is ultra ultra quiet. The unit can be run withough the fan but the power is limited to 70% of the full output as to not overhead the circuits. No real biggie in my opinion. Also it’s great that the fan is “user replaceable.” I’ll make a video review once this comes in so you can get the full ¬†breakdown of this cool lighting tool!

 

 

Available for rent! Dana Dolly universal kit.

dana-dolly-universal-rental-kit-w-caseThe Dana Dolly is a tried and true Ultra portable camera slider system allowing cinematographers and DP’s to achieve beautifully fluid dolly moves in the back country or used for small moves¬†during interview shots.

The Dana Dolly universal rental kit accommodates 75, 100 and 150mm fluid heads giving maximum flexibility with varying camera systems. The rental kit contains two universal track ends which give the option of using pipe other than speed rail when only PVC, iron or galvanized pipe may be available at a local hardware store.

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Our kit includes two low boy combo stands and all new low low adapter arms making the slider drop to the ground with ought the need for apple boxes and leveling wedges. With our system, you can adjust the stands as needed even on rough ground and find the perfect balance and height. Give us a call and come pick it up!

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