NAB 2011: Cine DSLR Fluid Head Tops Sachtler Booth Offerings

Sachtler will present the Cine DSLR fluid head at NAB 2011 (booth C6032). The new support is ideal for digital single-lens reflex cameras with video function for three reasons: the unique proprietary camera plate features an anti-twist retainer for HDSLR cameras, the professional 10-step counterbalance system, as well as Sachtler’s signature damping that offers three vertical and three horizontal grades of drag (+0) to fulfill the requirements for precise panning and professional operation.

The payload range of 1 to 11 lbs (0.5 to 5 kg) is constructed so that heavier lenses or accessories can be used while filming. Additionally, the fluid head works with classic Sachtler Speedbalance technology, which enables a fast and target-oriented counterbalance of the camera set-up. Furthermore, the long sliding range of the camera plate as well as the self-illuminating Touch Bubble are typical Sachtler features. The Cine DSLR has a tilt range of +90° to -75°.

From fluid head to camera stabilizer system

In addition to the Cine DSLR, Sachtler will display its camera support systems such as the FSB 4 and FSB 6 75mm heads, the SOOM System, the ENG / EFP updated classic Video 18 S1 and Video 20 S1, as well as the Cine 7+7 HD and Cine 30 HD heads. Sachtler will also present two versions of modular camera stabilizer systems, the artemis Handheld for lightweight HDV and HDSLR cameras and the artemis Cine HD Pro which features dual video processing and HiCap wiring. The Hot-Swap technology provides an uninterrupted power supply when changing batteries.

Sachtler Live Events

In the Vitec Live Event area, part of the Vitec Group exhibition booth, hot topics and tips will be featured in eight daily 30-minute sessions. For Sachtler, New York-based cinematographer Michael Huss will show the Sachtler Cine DSLR and the artemis Handheld. He will speak about “HDSLR in Focus” on Monday 2:30 pm, Tuesday 11:30 am, and Wednesday 2 pm. The member of the Wendelin Sachtler Academy will also be a key speaker on Wednesday 12 noon. He shares his extensive knowledge of the industry with his presentation “Latest filming and lighting techniques showcase”.