Originally featured on BroadcastEngineering.com
Sachtler delivers new fluid heads for MiniDV, DV, HDV camcorders
Sachtler is delivering two new fluid heads for MiniDV and HDV camcorders. The Sachtler FSB 2 is designed to accept payloads of up to 4.4lbs while the FSB 6 supports 2.2lbs to 13.2lbs.
With the FSB 2 and FSB 6, Sachtler’s engineers have employed the same fluid head dampening technology used in the company’s larger heads. Both the FSB 2 and FSB 6 have three dampening steps in both pan and tilt directions, as well as a zero setting, that deactivates dampening. The FSB 2 has a two-step counterbalance system, and the FSB 6 has a 10-step counterbalance system. Both have a tilt range of +90 degrees/–70 degrees.
The new heads use Sachtler’s Snap & Go sideload camera plate attachment system for quick transition from tripod-mounted to handheld operation.
For more information, visit www.sachtler.us.