Bright Tangerine Debuts Clever Articulated Titan Arm, Finally Releasing Revolvr Follow Focus

Bright Tangerine now has Titan, its own articulated arm that allows adjustments while maintaining rigidity thanks to an asymmetrical distribution of friction.

The Titan looks like most articulating arms, but it has the unique ability to pivot its head without collapsing the middle joint.  It accomplishes this by distributing its friction unevenly favoring the middle joint, meaning that loosening the arm slightly will loosen the head but not the center. It supports up to 8kgs (17.6lbs) and will be around $250, releasing early summer.

Their much-anticipated Revolvr Follow Focus will also now be shipping after production delays.

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This "clever arm" suffers from the same design flaw that kills other arms: the puny "gear" that tightens against the device you're supporting (in this case, the monitor). You can't grip the tiny cross-section of this gear to tighten it sufficiently to keep the viewfinder, monitor, or whatever from spinning and loosening.

It totally ruins the product. This is from experience. Now you have to carry a pair of pliers around to re-tighten the thing every time you want to adjust it. Instead of a gear, this piece should be a large wing nut or at least one of those nuts shaped like a star with rounded edges.

And... what the hell? This report told NOTHING about the follow focus! What's special about it? All that was said was "precision." So what? It's in the headline as if it's some kind of big deal, but was pretty much ignored in the interview.

Come on, guys.

April 25, 2016 at 2:44PM, Edited April 25, 2:49PM

David Gurney

I think the arm looks pretty good actually. Having used a couple of the tangerine products before I think it will be quality and you hopefully won't have to use pliers ;)

April 26, 2016 at 8:54AM