The New Lightweight Fluid Head MASTER 30 Series
CARTONI today announces the release of MASTER 30 Broadcast and MASTER 30 Cine, the latest additions to its innovative line of fluid heads. Designed respectively for broadcast production and digital cinematography, the two new heads include many of the features of the popular CARTONI MAXIMA fluid head in a unit that is lighter and more compact. CARTONI will demonstrate MASTER 30 Broadcast and MASTER 30 Cine for the first time at IBC 2016 (Stand 12.E30) 9-13 September in Amsterdam.
Both heads in the MASTER 30 Series feature CARTONI’s famed “wing” counterbalance system, which delivers perfect response, even for payloads with low centers of gravity (such as those with teleprompters) throughout the +/- 90 ° range. The head supports payloads up to 23kg (51lbs) at 200mm (8-inch) center of gravity, and heavier payloads up to 30kg (66lbs) and 40kg (88lbs) at 150 mm (6-inch) COG and 100mm (4-inc) COG, respectively.
“Camera operators will be thrilled with the smoothness and fluidity of MASTER 30,” says CARTONI CEO Elisabetta Cartoni.
“The head’s unique feel is the result of our patented ‘planetary’ drag mechanism. It delivers perfectly smooth movement in pan and tilt, going from virtually freewheeling to an extremely consistent, maximum drag, while also providing extraordinarily precise starts and stops.”
Other appealing features of MASTER 30 include a digital readout that allows operators to check counterbalance and pan & tilt settings at a glance, and an illuminated bubble level. For improved user friendliness, pan & tilt brakes are conveniently placed on the left side of the head. The camera latch has also been ergonomically designed. It can be activated with one hand to disengage the new safety lock and free the camera plate.
MASTER 30 Broadcast comes equipped with dual telescopic pan bars. MASTER 30 Cine features a single telescopic pan bar and a short, 90° pan bar.