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  • Protect your Camera from anything

    Just a quick take on the strength of the BMPC Cage...more extreme photos to come

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  • Off to anodizing...

    Here's the new battery plate with hinge assembly and 15mm thin MultiForce™ clamp. The first batch ships Tuesday.

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  • A few new products coming out next week.

    Hello all.  Here are a few new product announcements that might be of interest to those building up a rig for the BMCC or any camera for that matter.

    Earlier we announced the new MultiForce™ clamping design for our 15mm wide bottom bracket on the Contineo BMC cage.  One downside to the wider bracket is that it is really meant to be used solely for bottom mounting. We are happy to announce that we are in the process of finalizing the thin version of the 15mm MultiForce™ clamp. With the thinner design you can mount to the top, side or bottom of a cage or mount our new battery plates directly to 15mm rods.

    The battery plates have interchangeable cables so you can use them with the BMCC or purchase cables for other cameras soon. The cables are clamped down with a small bracket and use a simple Molex connector on one end so no soldering is necessary for change out.

    In addition to the battery plate we have developed a very compact friction hinge bracket that will hold even the largest batteries in position without the use of any tools. Just tilt the battery plate to where you like it and it will stay there - no fuss.  Please note that the $199 pricing we originally set for the battery plate was for the non-tilting version that can only be mounted horizontally. It includes the 15mm thin MultiForce™ mounting bracket. The new friction hinge assembly will run $50 so the hinged version of the battery plates will be priced at $249.  As always, we use only original IDX and Anton Bauer plates... no knockoffs.

    Video demos and pictures of of all of these new products will be posted shortly.


  • Contineo BMC cage kit giveaway

    This contest has ended... our winners were selected and have been notified. Congratulations to @jonkim, @cameraguymatt, @jakeschwarz, and @philarntz.

    View Factor is pleased to announce we are giving away four Contineo BMC cage kits. The kit consists of a Contineo BMC Cage, 15mm bracket and an Anton Bauer or IDX power plate with integrated DC power cable (winners choice).  Winners will be drawn randomly from our twitter followers using twitrand.com at 12am on August 20th.  To enter, follow the instructions below. Good Luck!

    1) Follow @viewfactor on twitter.  

     

    2) Simply tweet:

    “Just entered the Contineo BMC cage kit giveaway.
    For a chance to win, follow @viewfactor and
    retweet this link: http://goo.gl/bxRwF”


  • First pre-production Contineo BMC Cages

    We have first units off of the production fixtures. The cages should be shipping next week as scheduled. We have a
    few units going out to some notable individuals for testing and expect to  have anodized units this week. If you would like to place an order you can do so here. 

  • Contineo Cage for the Black magic Cinema Camera

    We are pleased to announce the all new Contineo Cage for the BMCC. The cage does not add any width to the camera and provides numerous mounting options for your accessories. The 15mm mounting bracket is spaced for the BMCC and will allow you to easily mount any standard 15mm lightweight matte box with 85mm lens height. Shim plates will also be available for mounting the cage to any ARRI or ET/Red bridge plates.

    To Pre-order follow this link.

    Additionally, We are offering 15mm stainless steel rods in lengths of 3"($15), 6"($25), 8"($35), 12"($40), 16"($45), 18"($50), 24"($70), and 32"($85).

    The expected ship date is August 3rd and pre-orders will be accepted starting early next week. Pricing for the Cage (Top/Bottom/Sides) with 15mm lightweight bracket is only $299. Additional 15mm brackets will be available at $99 if top mounted rods are needed. IDX and Anton Bauer battery plates with 15mm mounting and a 18" BMCC power cable will be priced at $199 ea.

    Several other accessories will be announced shortly. Check back frequently. You can also visit the forum to discuss this and other accessories from View Factor.



  • SALE EXTENDED!

    Get the sale items while they are still available! The Best deal is the LEVO and FMJ Top Lite kit for $250.00 over $100 off the retail.

  • CargoHold™ Case ships on July 13th!

    Introducing the most compact case for your valuable REDMAG™ SSD drives. Available in multiple colors as well as ESD protective.

  • Levo Brackets and Straps Shipping

    Lots of Levo Cinema Camera Straps shipping. Get yours while they are in stock!

  • Cinegear Expo 2012

    We will be exhibiting at the Cinegear Expo again this year in Los Angeles in booth #23. Expect big things to be announced at the show for all who attend. We look forward to seeing everyone there!

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