Tiffen to Features Its Top Brands at CES 2014

The Tiffen Company announced its new product lineup for the 2014 International CES exhibition held at the Las Vegas Convention Center from January 7 – 10 (booth C9143).

tiffenTaking center stage in the Tiffen booth, located next to GoPro, is the new Steadicam CURVE for GoPro HERO cameras. A groundbreaking camera stabilization product from the legendary Steadicam brand, CURVE’s compact form factor gives GoPro users the freedom to shoot shake-free video using Steadicam’s stabilization technology. The CURVE handle can be locked for use as a handgrip for capturing the wildest of shoots, or folded up to fit in a back pocket for maximum portability.

“With the release of CURVE, we are putting Steadicam Hollywood stabilization technology into the hands of the GoPro HERO user, and the response from the community has been outstanding. Like GoPro, Steadicam CURVE is a product that we will see used for all sorts of action sports – from a snowboarder capturing his or her latest trick to a skateboarder capturing every action-packed moment of a competition,” states Steve Tiffen, President and CEO, The Tiffen Company.

Also making its CES debut is Tiffen’s Domke Next Generation camera bag collection. Keeping with the core Domke DNA and personality, Domke Next Generation is a stylish new camera bag lineup featuring a patent-pending GearProtex insert and PocketFlex storage component system.

Steve Tiffen elaborates on the camera bag launch saying, “We have spent a number of years on research and field testing to perfect Domke Next Generation, and the stylish product line is nothing short of exceptional. In keeping with the core Domke makeup photographers have trusted for over three decades, we are rolling out a camera bag collection that tops the charts in both style and versatility.”

Book a Personal “Ahead of the Curve” Press Briefing
Tiffen “Ahead of the Curve” press briefings will provide an exclusive tour of the Tiffen stand and demonstrations of the new Steadicam CURVE for GoPro and Domke Next Generation products as well as other Tiffen innovations including: the brand new Tiffen Neutral Density 3.0 and Variable Neutral Density filters, Tiffen Dfx digital filters, Davis & Sanford Attaras and Magnum tripods, Listec PW prompters for smartphones and tablets, Lowel family of innovative LED Lights, including the new GL-1 and Prime Series, and Steadicam SOLO and Smoothee camera stabilizers.

The Full Tiffen Product Lineup at CES 2014

CES press and attendees are invited to stop by the Tiffen booth (C9143) for a look at new Tiffen products and a chance to win one of many Tiffen giveaways.

  • Steadicam CURVE, Smoothee and SOLO: In addition to the new Steadicam CURVE for GoPro HERO cameras, Tiffen will have on display Steadicam Smoothee camera stabilizers for the Apple iPod touch, iPhone 3/4/4s, iPhone 5/5s, Drift and GoPro HERO cameras, as well as the new hybrid Steadicam SOLO stabilizer/monopod solution.
  • Domke Next Generation Camera Bags and Gear: Tiffen’s Domke Next Generation camera bag lineup includes the new Journalist, Metropolitan, Adventurer and Viewfinder series with PocketFlex and GearProtex technology for the ultimate in customizable bags.
  • Lowel Lighting: Lowel Light demonstrations at CES include the new portable Lowel GL-1 Power LED Light, Blender 3-Light Kit, Ego and Prime series.
  • Tiffen ND 3.0 and Variable ND Optical Filters: The company will showcase the new 10-stop ND 3.0 Tiffen Filter as well as the highly popular Variable ND filter that integrates seven Neutral Density filters in one, with eight true stops.
  • Tiffen Dfx 3.0: Simulating 2,000+ popular award-winning Tiffen glass filters, the Tiffen Dfx digital filter suite is the definitive set of digital optical filters for both amateur and professional photographers and video enthusiasts worldwide.
  • Davis & Sanford Tripods: The Davis & Sanford tripod lineup will feature two brand new tripods: the Attaras 4M tripod/monopod combination from the Vista line and the new Magnum P336 tripod and ball head.
  • Listec Teleprompters: Shown at CES 2013, Listec PromptWare PW-04 and PW-10 are mini teleprompter products that turn smartphones, iPod touch, tablets and similar devices into professional teleprompters.

Tiffen Closes Out Award-Winning 2013
The Tiffen Company closes out 2013 with a hefty collection of awards from industry tastemakers. The most recent accolades began rolling in when the Steadicam SOLO landed a coveted spot on Outdoor Photographer‘s list of Editors’ Picks. SOLO continued Tiffen’s winning-streak, being honored with one of Digital Photo’s 2014 Editors’ Choice Awards, which features the magazine’s handpicked “annual collection of noteworthy gear and technology.”

The camera stabilizer from the trusted Steadicam brand rounded out its wins with a Product Innovation Award from NewBay Media, which also awarded the Tiffen Variable ND Filter and Steadicam CURVE for GoPro HERO cameras with honorable mentions. NewBay Media’s PIA program recognizes excellence in manufacturing, praising some of the industry’s most innovative new products that serve TV, professional video and broadcast/online radio users.

Listed twice in the Videomaker Editors’ Picks for Best Video Production Products for 2013, Tiffen is also proud to be recognized for its lighting and tripod products. The Lowel Blender 3-Light Kit was named the best light kit of the year, while Davis & Sanford ProElite Series was listed as the best tripod of 2013.

“The manufacture and use of video production gear is in constant flux, but this past year we saw some changes not just to the technology, but how we use it. Rather than having step up changes we saw products go from evolutionary to revolutionary that will help producers from beginners to pros make better video,” Videomaker reports. “This was one of the hardest selections of products for the editors to determine at Videomaker, as we define the gear of the past year that we think is innovative and evolutionary enough to say it will last through the technological changes of the next year and more to come.”

“2013 has been another award-winning year for Tiffen. We’ve been working closely with photographers, videographers and imaging enthusiasts to offer an even wider selection of innovative digital imaging gear and accessories to help them create the world’s greatest images,” comments Steve Tiffen, President and CEO, The Tiffen Company. “I am so proud of all the people at Tiffen and customers who have helped shape these products, and am thankful to Videomaker, NewBay Media, Outdoor Photographer and Digital Photo, among others, for recognizing the passion and dedication that go into creating tools that continue to revolutionize the industry. We’re proud to close out 2013 on such a positive note, raising the bar higher than ever for 2014.”

A Strong Start to a Successful Year
While Tiffen closes out 2013 with a number of recent wins, the beginning of the year also proved to be just as fruitful. Kicking the year off right, Tiffen was named one of the recipients of the 64th Annual Technology & Engineering Emmy Awards, awarded for its Infrared Neutral Density (IRND) Glass Filter Technology for Digital Motion Picture Cameras. The company was honored at the awards ceremony during CES 2013 in January. In April during NAB 2013, Tiffen won two Studio Daily Prime Awards: a Best in Show for the state-of-the-art Tiffen IRND + GlimmerGlass Motion Picture/TV Filters and a Value award for the Davis & Sanford ProElite Series. Both awards were in the Production category, where Tiffen’s Lowel Prime Power LED also received a nomination. Also during this year’s NAB Show, Tiffen received a 21st Annual Mario Award given by TV Technology magazine for its Listec PromPTZ, one of the first prompters of its kind.

The awards continued in May 2013, when Tiffen Photo fx Ultra v5 was named “Best Mobile Photo App of 2013” by the prestigious Technical Image Press Association (TIPA). According to the TIPA website, editors of the member-magazines (full list can be found here: http://www.tipa.com/english/magazines_list.php) evaluate products introduced to the market in the past 12 months and base judgments on “innovation, the use of leading-edge technology, design and ergonomics, ease-of-use, as well as price/performance ratio.” In July, Tiffen was awarded 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, ending the first half of the year in awards and setting the stage for the end of 2013.

The Davis & Sanford ProElite tripods, Lowel Blender 3-Light Kit, Tiffen Variable ND Filters, Steadicam CURVE for GoPro HERO, and Steadicam Solo will be on display at the 2014 International CES trade show held in Las Vegas from January 7 through 10 on stand C9143.

Request a Product Review Kit or Personal Press Briefing at CES 2014

Members of the media can contact Anya Oskolkova at anya@zazilmediagroup.com to request additional product information such as a press review kit, or if attending the CES 2014 exhibition, set up a press appointment for a private product viewing by registering via this link.

Lowel Blender 3-Light Kit
The Lowel Blender LED Light is an easy-to-use lighting solution, ideal for mixed-source environments and run and gun–style video productions. Compact, the Lowel Blender is powered by AC as well as a host of professional battery connections. Users adjust the tungsten and daylight color dimmers until they match the ambient light of the location. The Lowel Blender 3-Light Kit comes equipped with three Blender LED Lights, three Lowel Uni-stands and one Slim Litebag.

For more information, visit http://www.lowel.com/kits/blender3light.html.

Davis & Sanford ProElite Series
The new Davis & Sanford ProElite Series includes a snap-in center support brace with boots for uneven ground, plus an adjustable ground spreader for maximum rigidity and a true fluid head design – providing shooters a system that performs flawlessly on both flat and uneven surfaces. The ergonomically-designed lever offers shooters incredibly smooth pan, scan and tilt with counter-balance control capabilities that support a wide range of camera weights. The variable quick release lets users to easily fine tune the camera balance.

For more information, visit: http://www.tiffen.com/userimages2/davis_and_sanford/D%26S_ProElite-2-chart-2_SS.pdf.

Steadicam SOLO
The versatile Steadicam SOLO is a camera stabilizer and monopod that has been cleverly engineered into one product that is perfect for DSLR and Camcorders, Steadicam SOLO product designers employed CAD (Computer Aided Drafting) and FEA (Finite Element Analysis) in the engineering process to maximize SOLO’s stabilization capabilities. The process was also employed to minimize its weight, offering users a high-performing Steadicam product with outstanding portability. The use of ultra-precise machining, rigid extruding, economic die-casting, and lightweight injection molding produced a superior Steadicam system that could withstand the rigors of heavy and constant travel/use.

Steadicam SOLO will be available in Q1 2014. For more information, visit http://www.tiffen.com/userimages2/Steadicam/Solo_SS.pdf.

Steadicam CURVE
The newest member from the Academy Award-winning Steadicam family of products, CURVE is a stealth camera stabilizing system engineered for easy one-hand video shooting with GoPro HERO cameras. The handheld ergonomic design weighs a mere ½ lb. and is compact enough to fit into your 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 even on the wildest adventures.

For more information, visit http://www.steadicamcurve.com/.

Tiffen Variable ND Filter
Incorporating seven ND filters into one, the Tiffen Variable ND Filter is all about versatility and convenience. Designed for use by photographers and videographers, the all-in-one ND filter means more space in the camera bag and less time changing filters when shooting. With the Tiffen Variable ND, photographers can use slow shutter speeds to record movement/image blur, have full control over depth of field, shoot high-speed film (above ISO 400) in bright outdoor situations by reducing the effective ISO, and effectively use cine and video cameras (which have fixed shutter speeds) to film bright scenes that could otherwise cause overexposure.

The Tiffen Variable ND Filter comes in 52MM, 58MM, 62MM, 67MM, 72MM, 77MM and 82MM sizes and is available today through Tiffen’s domestic and international dealer network.