Sachtler Introduces Cine 7+7 HD Fluid Head System

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Mon, 04/13/2009 - 20:00 -- Nick Dager

Sachtler has introduced the Cine 7+7 HD fluid head a 100mm system that offers a host of cine-style features including a front pan bar. With a payload range of 4.4 to 48.5 pounds (2-22 kilograms) the new head aptly supports a variety of packages from HDV camcorders to full-sized cameras loaded with accessories. Yet at just 7.3 pounds (3.3 kilograms) the location-ready Cine 7+7 HD is one of the lightest weight heads in its class.

 The new Cine 7+7 HD fluid head is equipped with a convenient side load clamp for the camera plate. The six-inch (150mm) wide displacement area of the camera plate offers the advantage of easy lateral loading of the head via the pre-mounted camera set-up. Busy operators will appreciate that the Cine 7+7 HD brake lever and swivel arm are uniquely engineered employing a dual compound moulding procedure to promote a sure grip significantly minimizing the risk of slipping. 

The Cine 7+7 HD fluid head is well suited for a variety of HDV HD and film productions. Thanks to a 16-step counterbalance and reliable Sachtler multiple contact switching camera balancing is quick and safe. Additionally the payload can be switched between “High“ and “Low“ with the Boost Button. Seven each horizontal and vertical adjustable levels of drag (plus 0) ensure jolt-free pans and tilts. Plus the 7+7 HD offers an extensive temperature range from -40 to +140°F   (-40° to +60°C) making it ready for use in extreme climatic zones from the Antarctic to the Sahara. 

 According to Robert Zierer product manager for Sachtler “The lightweight Cine 7+7 HD offers Sachtler-quality in the 100mm size. Thus it is an attractive alternative to 150mm heads when using smaller film and HD cameras.“ The Cine 7+7 HD is available in five complete systems when matched with different types of tripods. Sachtler