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Fluid head rises above OB Skyline

The new Skyline 90 fluid head is aimed at outside broadcast use, and can support payloads of up to 75kg. It is a collaboration between Miller and Ronford Baker Engineering, known for its work with heavy-duty fluid heads and tripods in the cinema industry, and combines technological innovations from both.

“The Skyline 90 was created with the demanding broadcast professional in mind and is the perfect fluid head for OB productions,” said Mike Lippmann, European manager, Miller Fluid Heads (Europe).

It has a robust, all-alloy, heavy-duty construction.

The Skyline 90 has a continuous counterbalance control that ranges from zero to 75kg at 30cm above the centre tilt axis and 15+0 selectable fluid pan-tilt drag positions, to ensure the optimum drag for lenses of any focal length.

The platform has 30cm of sliding range that easily balances heavy camera loads, and it comes with an auto safety lock to ensure a secure horizontal position when loading or dismantling heavy box lenses.

Two bubble levels on either side of the head allow for convenient levelling. The floating calliper pan and tilt locks with large metal levers and can be operated simultaneously with one hand without causing picture disturbance.