NAB 2012 – MovCam: Low cost quality follow focus and mattebox

April 30th, 2012

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Movcam is a fast growing company with a line of very interesting products that provide high quality at an unexpected pricepoint. Just the kind of products 16×9 inc. is selling which is why a stop at their booth is mandatory for me. Visit their site here: LINK

Indeed, testing the follow focus and mattebox I can say they have a decent build quality that obviously wants to compete with high standard industry leaders such as the Arri MFF-2. The $727 Movcam MF-2 follow focus (as seen on the left) is obviously a variation of Arri’s design.

However Movcam didn’t just copy other products, like many do nowardays, instead it looks like they were trying to combine some of the best features with affordable solutions and upgraded them a little to provide a semi-pro line of gear: Like the follow focus articulation for example that has internal teeth to provide better stability while the Arri MFF-2 has a smoother frame joint for more precision while sacrificing the extra lock tightness.

The Movcam Mattebox MM3 is $584. The swingaway version is $916.

You can find over 100 other products by Movcam here.

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