New Gear: Tether Tools Vu Booth Modular Photo Booth System

Tether Tools' new Vu Booth system makes it easy to turn your gear into a photobooth for events

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Setting up a photo booth for a company party or wedding that you're covering can involve a lot of work, and require an awful lot of large and ungainly gear. The folks at Tether Tools want to change that, with a light, flexible, modular system that works with standardized mounts and gear you already have to set up your photo booth shooting rig easily.

The Vu Booth system combines Tether Tools' Vu Mount for attaching any VESA compliant monitor, a Magic Arm, a Rock Solid ProClamp and a camera mounting platform. What that means is that you can use all gear that you already own to assemble the photo booth, since it's all industry standard mounts. Tether Tools explains how you assemble the kit:

The Tether Tools Vu Booth sets up in minutes. Easily connect any VESA compliant 75x75 or 100x100 monitor to the Vu Monitor mount. Once mounted, the monitor can easily rotate from landscape to portrait position.

Then connect the ProClamp and Arm to a tripod leg or stand column. The camera platform mounts any camera, which can be positioned on top, below or to the side of the monitor.

There are three variations on the Vu Booth:

  • The Studio Vu ($381.99) mounts easily to a studio stand's standard 5/8" (16mm) stud and has a maximum weight capacity of 80 lbs. (36.5kg).
  • The Local Vu ($301.99) mounting options include 1/4"-20 thread tripod/ballhead mount, 3/8" tripod mount, 5/8" (16mm) stud as well as an Arca-style plate mount.
  • The Go Vu ($291.99) offers a 1/4"-20 thread tripod/ballhead mount as well as an Arca-style plate mount. The maximum weight capacity of both the Local Vu and Go Vu is 35 lbs (15.88kg).

Since the Vu Booth kits are modular and small, and connect to gear you already have, it limits the amount of heavy and bulky gear you need to lug around to a shoot, and can be set up relatively quickly.

Full press release follows:

Tether Tools Introduces Photo Booth Made Easy Using Vu Mounts Combination of products creates an accessible photo booth for weddings and events July 17, 2013 – SCOTTSDALE, AZ – Tether Tools is excited to announce the introduction of the Vu Booth – a simple, portable and affordable photo booth solution for weddings and events. Designed with photographer ease in mind, the Vu Booth serves many photo display needs, travels easy and affords the photographer various options for set up. By providing a modular booth setup that leverages Tether Tools’ Vu Monitor Mounts, the Vu Booth helps photographers offer a photo booth option to their clients without having to invest in a major casing/housing. The Vu Booth system includes a choice of one of the Vu mounts – Studio Vu, Local Vu or Go Vu Mount – and includes a Camera Platform, Articulating Arm and Rock Solid ProClamp. The system is designed to utilize a monitor, DSLR and studio stand of choice. The Tether Tools Vu Booth sets up in minutes. Easily connect any VESA compliant monitor to the Vu Monitor mount of choice. Once mounted, the monitor can easily rotate from landscape to portrait position. Then connect the Pro Clamp and Articulating Arm to a tripod leg or studio stand column. The camera platform mounts any camera, which can be positioned on top, below or to the side of the monitor. When not being used as a photo booth the same equipment can be dismantled and utilized in a number of other capacities and situations in the photography and video workflow. Choosing the right Vu Mount The Vu Booth offers 3 different mount options – Studio Vu, Local Vu or Go Vu – to connect the monitor, depending on size/weight, to the stand of choice. The Studio Vu mounts easily to a studio stand’s standard 5/8” (16mm) stud and has a maximum weight capacity of 80 lbs. (36.5kg)*. The Local Vu mounting options include 1/4”-20 thread tripod/ballhead mount, 3/8” tripod mount, 5/8” (16mm) stud as well as an Arca-style plate mount. The Go Vu offers a 1/4”-20 thread tripod/ballhead mount as well as an Arca-style plate mount. The maximum weight capacity of both the Local Vu and Go Vu is 35 lbs (15.88kg). “Photo Booths can be large, cumbersome and expensive. Tether Tools VU Booth introduces a solution that allows photographers to integrate gear they already have on hand to create a portable and streamlined photo booth for their clients. With the Vu Booth, photographers can use their photo booth software of choice and users can see their images immediately, generating instant gratification and encouraging more event attendees to participate.” said Josh Simons, president of Tether Tools. About TETHER TOOLS® Tether Tools® is a design and manufacturing company providing innovative custom photography equipment and accessories for in-studio and on-location shoots. Tether Tools is committed to providing high quality versatile tethering and workstation solutions for professional and enthusiast photographers. Tether Tools also supplies gear for musicians, filmmakers and other creative professionals. For more information, please contact Amber McCoy at 888.854.6565 x228 or visitwww.TetherTools.com. Press photos and more information can be found online in the Tether Tools media kit. *The Studio Vu is rated to hold equipment up to 80 lbs(36.5kg), however, always refer to maximum load limits on stands, arms and clamps. Those weight limitations ALWAYS take precedent. For larger monitors always position the display over one of the stand legs. The use of a sandbag on the opposite leg of the monitor is recommended. This listing is for the Studio Vu monitor bracket attachment only. All other items pictured are sold separately. #