Smart Deployment Series makes for tripod Master

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A faster way to set up a tripod and improvements to its Master and Maxima fluid head ranges are Cartoni’s highlights at IBC.

The SDS (Smart Deployment Series) system tripod expands and improves upon Cartoni’s Smart Stop two-stage, single-lever trigger by adding a new Smart Lock mid-level spreader. When combined with the company’s patented no-bind mechanism for fast spreading and collapsing, they are claimed to “form the most intelligent and fastest deployed 100mm and 75mm tripod in the industry”.

Also new is the Master 65 heavy-duty head for broadcast cameras with larger zoom or box-type lenses (taking a payload of 20kg to 70kg). It features Cartoni’s patented Magnum counterbalance system and silicon fluid drag, offering heavier drag with smooth starts and stops and no backlash.

The new drag system is designed for tight shots on long, zoomed lenses that are subject to subtle camera movements.

The Master 30 handles payloads up to 30kg and comes as standard with a flat base that can easily be converted to a 150mm bowl base with optional adapter, while the new Maxima 30 is designed for Digital cinema camera packagesfrom 3kg to 30kg.