Valley Cottage, NY-- Sachtler, a Vitec Group brand, is delivering two new fluid heads for MiniDV and HDV camcorders. The Sachtler FSB 2 is designed to accept payloads of up to 4.4 pounds (2kg) while the FSB 6 supports 2.2 to 13.2 pounds (1 to 6kg). The new heads are engineered to offer low-mass cameras the same smooth pan and tilt movement that operators have enjoyed with larger camera packages on heavy-duty fluid heads.
Sachtler‘s engineers employed the same fluid head dampening technology professionals have come to expect from 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 sports a 2-step counterbalance system and the FSB 6 has a 10-step counterbalance system. Both have a tilt range of +90° / -70°.
The new heads utilize Sachtler‘s patented Snap & Go sideload camera plate attachment system for quick transition from tripod mounted to handheld operation. The Snap & Go system offers an over 4.5" (120mm) sliding range, allowing the operator to center the camera system‘s c.g. on the head. The FSB 6 can also be delivered with Sachtler‘s classic Touch & Go® camera plate.
The Snap & Go system also provides quick integration between the camera and fluid head of Sachtler‘s new F-Cell battery. This 10.5 AH lithium rechargeable power source provides eight hours of shooting time and adds ideally positioned mass to facilitate better pan/tilt performance.
The new fluid heads are available now through the Sachtler dealer network. For further information, visit: www.sachtler.us or call 845-268-0100.
709 Executive Blvd.
Valley College, NY 10989
Sachtler, founded in 1958 by cameraman Wendelin Sachtler, is the global market leader in professional camera support systems for film and television production. In addition to its complete range of camera support systems, Sachtler has a comprehensive product portfolio of Reporter lighting and studio equipment. For more information, please visit: www.sachtler.us.
Along with five other leading brands in the broadcast industry, Sachtler is part of Camera Dynamics Inc., a Vitec Group company.
About The Vitec Group plc
The Vitec Group plc is acknowledged as a global leader in the supply of equipment and services to the broadcasting, entertainment and photographic industries and has established a reputation for technical excellence and superior engineering along with an astute business strategy, which has seen it grow by acquisition. Innovation is a cornerstone of the Group‘s activities and the organization is committed to a policy of continuous product development. With revenues (2006) of $400m (£222m) and over 1500 employees worldwide, its products are distributed in almost 100 countries, through a strong, fully resourced distribution network or direct to the end user or corporate customer. More information can be found at www.vitecgroup.com