CARTONI introduces MAGNUM, a pan-and-tilt fluid head that offers a high payload capacity of 25 – 95 kg (55 – 210-lbs). With a good operator, the MAGNUM has a fluid feel (with no transition in tilting) and an unprecented 5-year warranty, making it a great solution for both studio and on location broadcast cameras, including cameras with long lenses and/or heavy camera accessories.
“MAGNUM is CARTONI’s response to our customers’ need for a versatile, workhorse fluid head capable of supporting today’s heavier camera packages,” said David Butler, CARTONI USA National Sales Manager. “MAGNUM is designed to handle big box cameras with big lenses. It maintains stability through zooms of four to five hundred feet, or more. That, plus our best-in-the-industry 5-year warranty, makes this an outstanding value.”
Like all CARTONI fluid heads, MAGNUM employs CARTONI’s patented technology to deliver perfect counterbalance at any tilt angle +/- 65°. For fast moves and precise long shots, MAGNUM employs high-performance, continuous-drag fluid modules to give you more flexibility in drag intensity. It also has a wide camera platform, incorporating a standard wedge plate that allows quick and safe mounting of your camera. A micrometric sliding plate, operated by an accessible crank wheel, can center any configuration perfectly. The MAGNUM is also equipped with a positive horizontal lock for safe set up and can be attached to Mitchell mount tripods, pedestals and other flat base supports via M12 threaded shaft knob, 4 bolt fixing system or 2-3/4″ castle-nut.
MAGNUM also has a digital readout system for counterbalance, pan and tilt, and drag intensity. The electronic display is positioned on the rear for easy, single-hand access.
CARTONI USA will be demonstrating MAGNUM and the rest of its product line at NAB 2015, Booth C9039.
By Neil Matsumoto – http://www.hdvideopro.com/gear/stabilization/magnum-force