Menace arm kit and speed-c manufacturer
Posted 16 November 2008 - 12:41 PM
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Posted 18 November 2008 - 03:25 PM
Posted 19 November 2008 - 11:05 PM
Posted 19 November 2008 - 11:55 PM
Menace arms are great for location interiors.
Posted 20 November 2008 - 11:07 AM
I havent used to matthews MAX nor mini MAX. anyone have a review of them?
Posted 20 November 2008 - 09:28 PM
Posted 24 November 2008 - 10:39 PM
I really was impressed with the Mini Max and featured it in the article. It will be in the February '09 issue of www.hdvideopro.com magazine. A handy tool. The regular Max is pretty big and yes, it does take up some serious space on the truck.
Posted 25 November 2008 - 07:15 PM
Posted 26 November 2008 - 09:26 PM
Is it really better than a C- boom or regular boom pole?
As the owner of a Manfrotto 9' matte boom pole, I would say yes, it is quicker and safer to rig and doesn't really need anything in the way of arm counterbalance. Yes, it does need some sandbagging at the base. But if I try to rig, say an Arri 300 at the end of my 9' Manfrotto pole, I am only going to get perhaps 6-7' of extension because I will have to shift the fulcrum point so far forward. The Mini Max eliminates these issues. I like it.
You would probably want to check one out in person. If you are in LA, stop by the Matthews lobby in Burbank, they have one on display you could check out. If you are never in LA, might be more difficult to find one you could check out.