Cartoni introduced a new Smart Deployment Series (SDS) tripod and new fluid heads for broadcast, studio and digital cinema cameras at the 2017 NAB Show.
Cartoni said the SDS tripod improves upon the company’s Smart Stop two-stage, single-lever trigger technology with a new Smart Lock mid-level spreader. It features a no-bind mechanism for fast spreading and collapsing, enabling rapid deployment.
Cartoni also showed the Master 65 heavy-duty head for broadcast cameras with larger zoom or box-type lenses. It features the Magnum counterbalance system and silicon fluid drag system for precise balance and smoother starts and stops with no backlash. Cartoni said it is ideal for tighter shots on long, zoomed lenses that are subject to subtle camera movements. It has a payload capacity of 44 to 143 pounds.
The Master 30 head features a wing counterbalance system that provides precise balance throughout the full +/- 90-degree tilt range with no dead spots. Offered in a flat base, it can be converted to a 150-bowl base with optional adapter. Its rugged construction can handle payloads up to 66 pounds.
Cartoni also showcased the Lambda 25 3rd Axis, which allows the Lambda 25 head to perform 360-degree rotations on a third axis from jibs, dollies or sliders and the Total Dutch, a head design capable of full 360-degree rotation, which can be mounted on any existing heavy-duty pan and tilt head.
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