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Cartoni has announced the UV-C BOXER, a UV disinfection device for video and motion picture equipment. With some productions starting back up and COVID-19 restrictions still in place, safety needs to be of paramount concern.
In addition to the need to avoid infected persons, global health experts have warned that the virus that causes COVID-19 can live on plastic and metal surfaces for up to 3 days. Making sure that equipment on set is clean and sanitized can be a big job and it has to be done properly. Wiping equipment down with alcohol sprays is one way of doing it, but there is always the risk of someone not doing it properly.
Well, in response to this growing need for better solutions, Cartoni has introduced the UV-C BOXER, a new device specially designed to harness the power of germicidal UV to safely sanitize film and video equipment – including cameras, batteries, lens, Steadicams, and other accessories.
“At Cartoni and in Italy, we were among the first to be hit by this devastating pandemic. During our state-mandated lockdown, we studied a solution to help our industry, “ – said Elisabetta Cartoni, the President and CEO of Cartoni Camera Supports. “The answer was a device that could help production crews and rental houses to stay safe from the virus. Social distancing, masks, and gels meet safety requirements, but on production sets where the equipment is constantly handled multiple times during shooting hours by operators, assistants, grips, etc… we think for production to truly ramp up again, there is a compulsory need to disinfect and decontaminate gear daily or even several times a day.”
The UV-C BOXER is being directly targeted at rental houses and large productions. This is not a device for the average shooter.
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