Burbank, CA—The mission of Matthews Studio Equipment is to create support equipment that not only stands the test of time but also adapts to all types of shooting challenges—and supports creative ideas. With this in mind, Matthews is set to debut its K-Stackers II lighting support at NAB 2018. Matthews is a manufacturer of camera and lighting support for the entertainment industry.
“Often, today’s shooters, who work mostly with LED and FLO lights, find themselves in situations where they need to get larger soft light out of the lights they have. However, they don’t have the gear they need to make it happen,” said Tyler Phillips, vice president of Matthews Grip.
“With our new K-Stacker II it’s easy. Based on a concept from Canadian-based gaffer Alex Amyot, Matthews has created a strong and robust tool that turns Kino Flo LED panels and fluorescent fixtures into larger light sources.”
K-Stackers II Features
K-Stackers mount three FreeStyle 31 LED panels or two 4×4-foot banks in a row. The LED controllers and 4Bank ballasts rig on the stand. Or remotely up to 75 feet away via head extension cables. Or users can power the LEDs via 24V DC batteries mounted on the K-Stacker. In addition, the 4Bank fixtures can rotate from a horizontal to a vertical light fixture mode.
With the K-Stacker II, “Now it’s simple to build several of the world’s popular, professional, fluorescent fixtures into a compact configuration—easily, quickly—and save money at the same time,” Phillips added.
Matthews’ new K-Stackers and other support gear can be seen at NAB 2018, Booth C5437. Look for the big white Matthews balloon.
Matthews Studio Equipment
MSE is a 48-year-old manufacturer of industry-specialized hardware, camera and lighting support. Its equipment is used on entertainment productions and in major studios in more than 90 countries.
Moreover, the company has been honored with two Presidential “E” Awards. The awards are bestowed for outstanding contributions to growing U.S. exports, strengthening the economy and creating American jobs. Matthews has also been honored by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. msegrip.com