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Sachtler Offers Dependable Camera Support for Sony PMW-F5 and PMW-F55 Cameras

By PVC News Staff | May 15, 2013

Sachtler, part of Vitec Videcom, a Vitec Group company offers the ideal support solutions for the new Sony PMW-F5 and PMW-F55 CineAlta 4K image sensor cameras. The cameras’ modular design makes countless set-ups in an array of weight classes possible and Sachtler offers fluid head tripod systems to match the variety of configuration possibilities. The Video 18 S1, Video 20 S1, Cine 7+7 HD and Cine 30 HD are ideal partners for Sony F5 and F55 projects.

Especially popular: the bestsellers Video 18 S1 and Video 20 S1

For decades, camera operators worldwide have relied on Sachtler fluid heads in the Video 18 family. According to the payload requirement of their set-ups, F5 and F55 filmmakers can choose either the Video 18 S1 (4-40 lbs /2-18 kg) or the Video 20 S1 (4-55 lbs /2-25 kg). This gives users enough leeway to equip cameras minimally (9-11 lbs /4-5 kg) or elaborately with heavy lenses, handgrips, a matte box, monitors, and other accessories. Both fluid heads come with the tried-and-tested Sachtler Speedbalance technology and the Boost Button. With the 16-step counterbalance, the camera set-up can be balanced precisely and instantly. In order to align even extremely front or back heavy camera configurations so that the C.O.G. is directly above the pivot point of the head, Sachtler has developed the 150mm long C.O.G. Plate (Order Code 1063) which can be used with the Video 18 S1 as well as the Video 20 S1.

Especially quick: the sideload mechanism of the Cine heads

If a complex set-up has to be mounted on the tripod system, the practical sideload mechanism of the Sachtler Cine 7+7 HD fluid head helps. It enables the user to mount and remove the complete camera set-up from the side. Together with Speedbalance technology, the Boost Button, and the 16-step counterbalance, the especially long 150mm sliding range of the camera plate guarantees optimal counterbalancing of camera set-ups of up to 22 kg (48 lbs). For all of the even heavier set-ups, the 150mm Cine 30 HD fluid head is available with sideload and ARRI dovetail compatibility (payload of up to 35 kg/77 lbs with a 125mm C.O.G.).

Especially clever: the tried-and-tested Sachtler technologies

All four fluid heads score with the familiar precise Sachtler drag and offer seven horizontal and seven vertical grades of drag (+0). Features such as the phosphorescent touch bubble and the parking position for spare screws are the finishing touches on the perfect camera support package. The Video 18 S1 as well as the Video 20 S1 and the Cine 7+7 HD can each be combined with the robust and quickly mountable Sachtler tripods from the 100mm range. The 100/150 adapter (Order Code 3901) expands the range of selection to include the even more stable Cine 30 HD 150 mm tripods.

For more information, go to www.sachtler.com, become a fan on Facebook, follow the company on Twitter or contact Sachtler: 16 Progress Drive, Shelton CT 06484, Phone: 1 203-929-1100, Fax: 203-925-2684, Email: info.videocomamericas@vitecgroup.com

About Sachtler

Sachtler, founded in 1958 by cameraman Wendelin Sachtler, is a worldwide market leader of professional camera support systems for cinematography and television production. Due to true German engineering, the brand sets quality standards in the industry. Sachtler has stood for easy and quick handling, stability and reliability for decades. With an extensive range of camera support systems Sachtler is the highly qualified partner for broadcast and film applications. Since 2000 Sachtler has been offering the artemis modular camera stabilizer system. With its numerous workshops and training sessions, the Wendelin Sachtler Academy has become a top address worldwide for invaluable know-how and the exchange of information, creating the ideal international platform for creative talents. Along with other leading brands in the broadcast and professional videography industry, Sachtler is part of Vitec Videocom, a Vitec Group company. For more information on Sachtler, visit www.sachtler.com

About Vitec Videocom

Vitec Videocom brings together some of the most respected, most innovative and most sought-after brands in the industry: Anton/Bauer, Autoscript, Litepanels, OConnor, Petrol Bags, Sachtler, Vinten and Vinten Radamec.  It acts as an endorsing brand for these market-leading broadcast, film and pro video products, encouraging multi-brand system sales and simplifying the way that customers worldwide do business.

Vitec Videocom is an operating division within the Vitec Group, an international business serving customers in the broadcast, photographic and military aerospace and government markets. Vitec is based on strong, well known, premium brands on which its customers rely on worldwide.

Vitec Videocom – innovative products around the camera.

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