New versions of the classics: Video 18 S1 and Video 20 S1

Date: 18/05/2010
New versions of the classics: Video 18 S1 and Video 20 S1

Eching / Germany, NAB 2010 Sachtler, a Vitec Group brand, presented the Video 18 S1 and Video 20 S1 fluid heads at the NAB 2010. Two classics in the industry are experiencing their relaunch: the S1 fluid heads are thelatest models of both legendary Sachtler ENG / EFP heads Video 18 and Video 20. Due to their expansive payload range both new heads are also perfectly suited for the use with DSLRs shooting HD Videos, such as Canons 5D Mark II or 7D. They now have a 16-step counterbalance, as the focus during their further development was on making the balancing system even faster and simpler.

 

Broadening the range of counterbalance by four or six steps enables extremely fine tuning which is valued by camera users. Additionally, the payload range of the Video 20 S1 has been expanded: just like the Video 18 S1, it can take on cameras starting at two kilograms instead of seven. Both heads now have a Boost Button for a quick payload range shift and are therefore compatible with a large range of cameras. That way they are not only suitable for the conventional usage in the ENG and EFP areas with digital and HDV camcorders. The expansive payload range starting at two kilograms allows the heads also to be used with DSLRs shooting HD Videos. Due to their heavy mass in comparison to the camera the tripod heads enable a distinctly precise panning.

 

The Rallye Dakar challenge

More efficiency during work is guaranteed with new features such as a considerably more ergonomic knob for the counterbalance and parking positions for spare camera screws. Sachtler still relies on seven grades of drag for their heads, each horizontally and vertically. The self-illuminating Touch Bubble now only requires one battery. Of course the fluid heads have the well-proven Sachtler Speedbalance technology, a Touch & Go plate and tap holes for the viewfinder extension adapter. The heads have already passed their first test with excellent results: the Dakar Press Team worked with the Video 18 S1 fluid head while they were documenting the Rallye Dakar. With its first use, the S1 has already done justice to the Video 18's reputation as the number one News head.

 

The fluid heads are now available.


More information: www.sachtler.com



Tags: Sachtler | Video 18 S1 | Video 20 S1 | fluid head | camera support | ENG | EFP | dslr
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