Steadicam CURVE for GoPro HERO and Steadicam MERLIN 2 Win Dealerscope CE Week Best in Show

The Tiffen Company, a leading manufacturer and distributor of award-winning accessories for the still imaging, video, motion picture and broadcast markets, announced its groundbreaking Steadicam® collection of handheld camera stabilizers has received two industry awards: the 2013 “Hot One” Award from Professional Photographer Magazine for Steadicam Merlin 2 and Dealerscope’s CE Week Line Show 2013 Best in Show Premier Product award in the Digital Imaging category for the brand new Steadicam CURVE™ for GoPro® HERO® products.

Whether they’re shooting on smartphones, GoPro cameras or high-end DSLRs, Steadicam solutions ensure the millions of people creating movies, from personal once-in-a-lifetime moments to professional work, capture the very best image possible. Smooth and steady, Steadicam turns shaky images and videos into exceptional pieces that can be proudly shared with the world,” says Steve Tiffen, President and CEO, The Tiffen Company. “The Tiffen Company extends its appreciation to Dealerscope and Professional Photographer for recognizing the end user benefits of Steadicam technology that are at the core of the exceptional Steadicam CURVE and Merlin 2 products.

About Dealerscope’s CE Week Line Show 2013 Best in Show Awards

Dealerscope magazine and announced its Best in Show product winners on June 26, 2013 during CE Week in New York City. In choosing the winners, Dealerscope Editor-in-Chief Jeff O’Heir based the criteria on unique product design, quality build, exceptional user experience, practical and sensible features, how well the product fits into a full solution to help dealers increase their ASPs, and, when applicable, the vendor’s support of the consumer electronics dealer channel.

About the Professional Photographer Hot One Awards

The Hot One Awards are open to new or significantly revised products officially released between January 1, 2012, and March 15, 2013. The judges are well-regarded professional photographers who are not employed by Professional Photographer. They were specifically selected because of their expert level of photography knowledge. As part of the Hot One Awards selection process, judges chose one product in each category based on its exceptional quality, innovation, design, performance and, where applicable, value for price.

Ahead of the CURVE

The newest member of the award-winning Steadicam family of handheld products, Steadicam CURVE for GoPro® HERO® is a stealth camera stabilization system engineered for easy one-hand video shooting. The handheld ergonomic design weighs a mere ½ pound and is compact enough to fit into a back pocket. The CURVE handle folds up and locks to frame to provide compact storage and portability and for use as a GoPro® camera handgrip — making it ideal for capturing smooth video on even the wildest adventures.

Steadicam CURVE Product Features and Benefits

  • Lightweight, durable aluminum frame
  • Standard GoPro® quick-release mount
  • Fine tune adjustment knob for precise balance
  • Collapsible handle for compact storage and portability or for use as a GoPro® hand grip
  • Built-in mount works with GoPro® HERO®, GoPro HERO2® and GoPro® HERO3® (LCD BacPac® or LCD Touch BacPac® required)
  • Available in five colors: Black, Blue, Red, Silver and Purple
  • Weight: ½ lb.
  • Height: 6⅜”

Steadicam CURVE will be available later this summer with an estimated street price of $99.95.

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Merlin 2 Camera Magic

Manufactured for endurance, the sturdy Merlin 2 supports a wide range of DSLR, compact and professional camcorders, point-and-shoot cameras and other video-capture device models weighing from 0.5 to 5 lbs. (0.23 to 2.2 kg). The Merlin 2’s forward thinking “Folding-Caliper”TM hinge enables instant fold-up, perfect for shoulder-mounted shooting. Just as quickly, the hinge allows the stabilizer to return precisely to its original position for handheld camera work. The newly enhanced precision adjustable stage offers shooters exacting balance. The enhanced Merlin Camera Controller is directly integrated with the handle, providing the ultimate in operational convenience.

About Tiffen

Tiffen has been a leading manufacturer of photographic filters, lens accessories, software, and camera accessories for the consumer/professional imaging and the motion picture and broadcast television industries for 75 years. The company has a rich history of innovative product design, superior optical consistency, and unparalleled quality. Tiffen has been recognized for its product and engineering excellence, earning two Technical Achievement Awards and a Scientific and Engineering Award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, as well as multiple Emmy® Awards from the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. Today, the company offers a wide range of products, which include: Tiffen® filters, Steadicam® camera stabilizing systems, Lowel® light, Listec® teleprompters, Tiffen Dfx® digital imaging software, Domke® bags, Davis & Sanford® tripods, Genustech® camera accessories, Zing® camera covers, Stroboframe® flash brackets, Saunders® professional trimmers, and Kodak Wratten® filters. Tiffen continues to enhance its reputation as a leading imaging accessory manufacturer through aggressive growth in the image-making accessory industry.