A better Mattebox
The latest innovation from the premiere cine camera support maker, is the first truly new breed shading and filtering solution for today’s professional cine-style camerawork. Top cinematographers understand the advantages of high-end professional glass filters both for in-camera effects and practical exposure issues. Its about control and that’s why they also understand the benefits of effective light management and flare control that can only be done with a high-end mattebox system including flags and wings. OConnor has painstakenly come up with a new solution to intuitively handle filters, and allow configuration freedom to meet just about any shooting situation.
Meet the first Mattebox from OConnor: the O-Box WM
Things are changing. And OConnor is on the cutting edge of next generation tools to work around the selection of new digital cameras entering the market. Right on schedule, on the heels of the innovative CFF-1 Follow Focus and the game changing O-Grips Handgrip System, comes the O-Box WM, giving a new definition to the word “mattebox”.
Wide and Mini in one
The OConnor O-Box WM is a two-stage mattebox designed around the 16:9 format full-size sensor. A wide-angle system, it accommodates lenses up to 18mm (and in some cases wider).
Meeting industry expectations & beyond
In true OConnor fashion, the O-Box system delivers the expected and more. This precision mechanical device adeptly accepts up to three filters: two in top-loading filter frames (two 4×4” and two 4×5.65” frames are included). The rear frame is rotatable 360 degrees. A third 138mm round filter sleekly fits in the bellows.
Constructed of OConnor’s proprietary rugged composite, the sunshade is lightweight yet substantially stronger and more impact resistant than existing units. This translates to fewer sunshade replacements arising from the rigors of professional production environments.
Get a Grip on your Mattebox
The O-Box is the first commercially produced mattebox to have integrated handgrip interfaces. While traditionally operators have used the sunshade as a handle, this precarious handling is remedied by OConnor’s O-Grips that can be conveniently attached directly to the O-Box support cage in three locations: camera left, right or bottom center. The bottom center position is particularly useful for small setups such as HDSLR cameras when the O-Grips turn into a pistol-style grip for the operator’s right hand while the follow focus handwheel is in their left.