NAB Updates: Miller Debuts New Skyline 90 OB System

Miller, in collaboration with the Ronford Baker Engineering Company - known for its work with heavy-duty fluid heads and tripods in the cinema industry - has announced the Skyline 90 Fluid Head, making its debut at NAB 2017. Designed to meet the stringent and rigorous standards presented by challenging environments and condition of Outside Broadcast (OB), the Skyline 90 supports payloads of up to 75 kg. (165 lbs.) and features robust, heavy duty construction.

The Skyline 90 has continuous counterbalance control that ranges from zero to 75 kg. (165 lbs.)) at 30 cm (12 in.) above the centre tilt axis and 15+0 selectable fluid pan-tilt drag positions to ensure the optimum drag for any lens focal length. With a sliding platform featuring 300mm of sliding range that glides smoothly and effortlessly with a full payload, the Skyline 90 easily balances heavy camera loads. It also comes with an auto safety lock to ensure a secure horizontal position when loading or dismantling heavy box lenses. The floating calliper pan and tilt locks with large metal levers can be operated simultaneously with one hand without causing picture disturbance. Two bubble levels located at either side of the head allow for convenient levelling.

Collaboration with Ronford Baker is an ideal choice for us, as the company, like Miller, provides world-class engineering and design known for its reliability and endurance,” says Charles Montesin, global sales and marketing manager, Miller Camera Support Equipment. “The Skyline 90 is the product resulting from the best technological innovations the two companies can deliver. As Miller remains committed to the OB market by supplying fluid heads that achieve its signature ‘right feel,’ the company will strive to continue bringing together the greatest minds in engineering to create the best products.

At NAB, the Skyline 90 system will be prominently displayed with an OB camera and large box lens to demonstrate its capabilities in OB setups.