Able to handle DSLR setups weighing four pounds up to ENG and digital cinema cameras weighing 40 pounds, the Sachtler Video 18 S2 Fluid Head can fit into a wide range of video productions. Sixteen steps of counterbalance and seven steps of pan and tilt drag, along with locks for each axis, let you easily customize the response of the Video 18 S2 to fit your application, be it studio or field production.
The top of the Video 18 S2 head is dominated by a sliding balance platform which accepts Sachtler’s convenient Touch & Go quick release camera plate. Once the plate is secured, the entire platform adjusts to balance your camera setup. At the front of the platform, parking spaces for 1/4″-20, 3/8″-16, and registration pin screws are available for when they are not being used. Both sides of the head feature rosette mounts for pan handles. A right-side pan handle is included with the Video 18 S2. The base of the head terminates in a 100mm bowl mount for coupling with industry standard tripods, jibs, sliders, or other grip equipment that feature 100mm bowls.
The novel flowtech design features quick release locks at the top of the legs, eliminating the need to stoop while adjusting the tripod height. All three legs can be deployed simultaneously to quickly find their individual levels on uneven ground.
The flowtech 100’s versatile leg hinges adjust freely or can be locked at 20, 46, and 72° angles, providing a height range from 10″ to 5′ and reducing the need to carry a set of baby legs. Additional ergonomic features include a flatter leg design that’s more comfortable when carrying on your shoulder, and magnetic locks that neatly snap the legs together for travel. Three handy 3/8″-16 threaded mounts can be used to attach a variety of accessories.
Weighing only nine pounds with its spreader and feet, the flowtech 100 can support a payload of up to 66 pounds and extends from a minimum height of 20″ to a maximum height of 61″ when using the included mid-level spreader. Each leg features a single clamping lever that quickly and easily locks and unlocks the three sections.
- Sachtler Video 18 S2 Fluid Head
- Pan Bar
- Touch & Go Camera Plate
- Flowtech 100 MS Carbon Fiber Tripod Legs
- Mid-Level Spreader
- 3 x Removable Rubber Feet
- Padded Bag