Matthews now offers a better way to level up camera rigging with the latest addition to the patented Infinity Arm system. The new interchangeable ARRI-style Anti-Rotation Tip features locating pins, designed to save time and energy. This advancement promotes safer rigging of cameras, monitors and accessories to 3/8’-16 anti-rotation receivers on popular cages with 3/8” threads (Arri-style). The smart design eliminates lefty lucy/righty tighty worries!

Universally accepted as an on-set standard that accomplishes a myriad of tasks, the versatile Infinity Arm system is a solution to help mount cameras, lights, monitors and other accessories. It features twin assemblies, each equipped with a 360-degree rotatable, interchangeable, and removable ball-in-socket assembly at its outer end. The Infinity Arm is constructed from hardened tool steel insuring durability and strength. The two sections are joined at their common center point by a radial rosette which locks the arms simultaneously into the optimal accessory placement position. A choice of quick-release tips facilitate adding and removing accessories quickly and efficiently. Existing tips include: 1/4-20 (male and female), and 3/8 (male and female), Mini Matthellini, 5/8 Baby Pin, 5/8 Baby Receiver, Vesa Mount, and Super Mafer Cheese Plate.

The new Anti-Rotation Tip steps it up a notch by ensuring that mounted equipment and accessories will be completely secure, unable to wiggle loose despite jarring moves which might occur in handheld mode, car work, or extreme conditions like a roller coaster. While a standard thread tip might be loosened by unforeseen vibrations, with the Anti-Rotation Tip, even whipping and jostling moves cannot cause counterclockwise rotation (loosening), thanks to the security of indexing locating pins.

Weighing a mere 1.5 lbs (.6kg), the Infinity Arm supports from 15-32 pounds (6.8 to 14.5kg) depending on the configuration. The new Anti-Rotation Tip may be added to an existing Infinity Arm kit. Infinity Arm systems are available from Matthews dealers worldwide. See them in action at https://bit.ly/Anti-Rotation-Tip


For more information on Matthews’ full line of studio grip gear, please visit www.msegrip.com

Gabriel Mays

AbelCine Director of Rental
As Director of Rental, Gabriel Mays oversees growth of Rental by nurturing business relationships and unifying the customer experience nationwide. In his previous role as the LA Rental Manager, Gabriel worked with producers, cinematographers, and assistant camera operators to provide the highest level of customer service possible. He also ensured that all their equipment needs are met on budget. Before coming to AbelCine in 2015, Gabriel previously worked as a Communications Instructor and Electronic Media Engineer at a private university. He taught various courses in electronic media, including film, broadcasting, and digital arts. Gabriel is an award-winning cinematographer, director, producer, and editor known for his innovative research and implementation of new film techniques. He was also one of the first to implement HDSLR cameras into filmmaking. He has been the cinematographer on dozens of independent films, documentaries, and music videos.