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Sachtler introduces new range of fluid heads designed for cinematographers

15/02/2024

The new Cine Series aims to meet the diverse needs of cinematographers, from solo operators to larger production crews, said the company

By Jenny Priestley

Published: February 15, 2024

The new Cine Series aims to meet the diverse needs of cinematographers, from solo operators to larger production crews, said the company

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Camera support and accessories manufacturer Sachtler has launched Cine Series, a new range of fluid heads designed for cinematographers.

The Cine fluid head series comprises three models - Cine 20, Cine 30, and Cine 50 - which offer controlled and smooth camera movement through variable drag settings and fine counterbalance, said the company.

The Cine 20 is designed for lighter setups, offering a payload range of 2-22 kg (4-48 lb), and featuring 16 steps of SpeedBalance technology counterbalance, and seven steps of pan and tilt drag.

The Cine 30 caters to daily cine use, said Sachtler, with a payload range of 3-32 kg (7 - 71 lb), incorporating 18 steps of SpeedBalance, seven steps of pan and tilt drag, a 150 mm bowl, an ARRI compatible camera plate and front box mounting points.

Cine 50, the largest in the series, supports payloads from 10-50 kg (22 - 110 lb), 18 steps of counterbalance, nine steps of pan and tilt drag, a 150 mm bowl, an ARRI-compatible camera plate and front box mounting points.

Shared features across the series include a secure sideload mechanism, simplifying the mounting and balancing of highly accessorised cameras to quickly adapt to dynamic shooting challenges, said Sachtler. A rosette allows for the use of a front pan bar, providing extra control.

Sachtler's cinematic legacy dates back to 1958 when Wendelin Sachtler, a cameraman, and actor, introduced the first gyro-system-dampened head, said Barbara Jaumann, senior product manager, Sachtler. Since then, Sachtler Cine heads have become an inseparable partner for filmmakers everywhere from the grandeur of Academy Award winning productions to the intimate drama of everyday storytelling.
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