SpeedBalance... With their payload ranges from one to 16 kilograms, the five heads Video 15 SB, DV12 SB, DV8/100 SB, DV8 SB and DV6 SB offer high-precision and extremely fast counterbalance to all digital camcorder operators, from broadcast to MiniDV.
The heads are called SpeedBalance, because they feature either 10 or 12 step counterbalance, greatly reducing set-up time. In addition to finer counterbalance graduation, SpeedBalance heads also have an increased payload range, including a reduction in minimum payload. This makes them ideal for lightweight camcorders such as those from the DVCAM, HDV and DV classes.
Fluid heads DV 6 SB and DV 8 SB both feature 75 mm tripod fittings and are thus perfect for news gathering. In the broadcast sector, three heads the DV 8/100 SB, DV 12 SB and DV 15 SB have 100 mm fittings and are perfect for DVCPRO, DigiBeta and Editcam camcorders, among others. These heads offer twelve step counterbalance, which greatly simplifies balancing on heavier camcorders, saving time and money.
Another feature of the new fluid heads is their self-illuminated Touch Bubbles that make balancing in poor light conditions even easier.
Fluid heads DV 12 SB and DV 15 SB also feature tap holes that let you mount an optional viewfinder extension adapter something only found on bigger heads until now. The heads thus do justice to the increasingly popular small HD camcorders, which achieve film-like quality when equipped with the right cine accessories. In addition, the Video 15 CB is equipped with exchangeable pan bar rosettes.
With all these new developments, Sachtler has continued to follow its secret of success step switching. It allows camera operators to optimally balance the fluid head and camera in no time at all. While stepless systems often require time-consuming adjustments by trial and error, graduated-step counterbalance gives you perfect set-ups on demand.