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  • Micro Force Controller, 12V Dual Block Battery

Our 6" x 12" Clairmont Motorized Matte Box mounts on 15mm rods in front of any lens that is compatible with a 6.6" x 6.6" matte box. Inclusive with the matte box package is a motor and control, plus batteries.

We designed this matte box as a companion to our Clairmont Blink filters which were created at the request of Dante Spinotte ASC for the movie BLINK. He needed to capture the point of view of someone who had just regained their eyesight. Spinotte asked for an analog alternative to the computer generated effects that had been suggested to him. Our R&D Department came up with an answer: warped plexiglass; 6" x 12" sheets were custom melted and bubbled in varying degrees. In concert with our motorized matte box, these filters can be slid from side to side or rotated. Cascading streaks of color flow off the subject as the irregular portion of the plexiglass passes over it, a truly amazing effect.

The Clairmont Strobe System for Arri Alexa Digital Cameras provides pulsed light at 7000 degrees Kelvin. The strobe's extremely short flash duration (1/50,000 second) is triggered when the camera is at mid-shutter. The result is a blur-free image that greatly enhances photography of moving objects at any frame rate. As an example the exposure time when using the strobe is 1000 times faster than a shutter speed of 1/50 second at 25 fps. When shooting 16x9 available frame rates and required shutter openings in degrees are; 4-60 fps @ 180 degrees, 72-96 fps @ 270 degrees and 100-115 fps @ 320 degrees. When using 4:3, 2X Anamorphic or Open Gate FPS and Shutter Openings may differ somewhat and should be tested prior to actual shooting. Each of the strobe system lamp heads come with a light stand yoke and a power pack. Any number of lamp head/power pack combinations can be used (typically 2, 3 or 4) and all will fire in perfect sync. The provided accessory case includes cables, light meter, preview box, Alexa Strobe Interface box, spare light meter batteries and spare cables. A spare flash lamp is provided in its own case. The Alexa Strobe Interface connects to any of the RS connectors on the Alexa body via the included 3 pin RS cable.

Before setting up and operating the Clairmont Strobe System, please read our Strobe System manual to ensure safe and proper operation. Even if you are in a rush, the CAUTIONS under "Power Requirements" and "System Set-up" must be observed or system damage and shock hazards will result. Set-up errors are typically inadequate ventilation and lack of a good earth ground. Additionally the Clairmont Strobe power packs must be laying flat when in use to allow for proper ventilation. An internal sensor in each power pack will prevent the pack from powering up if it is not in the correct position.

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