Cartoni To Introduce New Fluid Head for OB/ENG/EFP at NAB

At NAB, Cartoni will launch the new Master 25 fluid head, a robust, yet lightweight head designed to support the latest cameras complete with long lens, viewfinders, prompters and pan bar controls for studio production, OB, ENG and EFP applications.

Cartoni said the new professional-quality head has a payload capacity of up to 66 pounds.

“The new Master 25 is the ultimate do-it-all head for ENG/EFP, studios and OB” said Elisabetta Cartoni, president and CEO of Cartoni. “Not only is the Master 25 completely compatible with competitor legs and even camera plates but it is also perfectly suited to the needs of camera operators. That means the head can precisely track slow moving objects and whip pan in an instant.”

With a combination of perfect balance and a super-smooth, continuously variable patented fluid drag on pan and tilt modes, the Master 25 enables camera operators to be responsive to the needs of the production.

The Master 25, weighing 11 pounds, features a tilt range of +/-90 degrees and rings which allow the operator to preselect the fluid drag and counterbalance on a numerical scale from 0 to 10. Both the pan and tilt brake levers are easy to reach, and the head features a horizontal lock for setup.

With a 150 mm bowl, the Master 25 offers a wide and stable base on tripods or hi-hats. The head base includes four bolt threads for direct interface to most of the pedestals. Additionally, the camera platform is equipped with a sliding camera plate, compatible with competitor products such as the Vinten Vision 250, with standard 11 cm plate or 22 cm extra-long plate for balancing off-set camera configurations.

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