16x9 Introduces Chrosziel HDV Mattebox Kit and 4x4 Clamp-on Sunshade System
16x9 Inc. has introduced the Chrosziel HDV Mattebox Kit and 4x4 Clamp-on Sunshade System ($825-3050), custom designed for use with the JVC GY-HD100 camcorder. Chrosziel's new HDV Mattebox Kit for 4x4/4x5.650 filters is equipped with a 16:9 housing and snap-in 16:9 insert mask developed to offer exceptional shading precision and efficiency.
The company says that this low-profile system has been engineered to work with all lens models being offered by JVC--standard 16X, 13X wide angle zoom, and 0.8X wide angle converter. Features include a full-size French flag, filterstage for two filterholders, one 4x4 rotating and one 4x4/4x5.650 fixed-combination filterholder, pivot mechanism (for use of optional side wings), and 110:85mm insert ring.
For secure mounting, the system includes a center bracket and lightweight support system with 15mm rods. For cine-style feel and function, the Mattebox Kit may be ordered with the optional Chrosziel DV Studio Rig Follow Focus and Focus Gear Drive. For compact, lightweight use, the Chrosziel 4x4 Clamp-on Sunshade System attaches directly to the front of the standard 16X lens. Features include a 16:9/4:3, housing, full-size French flag, filterstage for 2 filterholders (one rotating and one fixed combination), and a 104:85 step-down ring. An optional center bracket and lightweight support system are also available.
Chrosziel Matteboxes, Sunshade Systems, and other products are available exclusively in the U.S. from 16x9 Inc. The basic HDV Mattebox Kit (#450-JVCVKIT) is now available at the introductory price of $1566 (regularly $1800). The system with follow focus and focus gear drive (#450-JVCKIT2) is $3050 (regularly $3500). Optional sidewings are $335 (regularly $410). The introductory price of the 4x4 Clamp-on Sunshade System (#440-02) is $825 (regularly $943).