An interview from the 2017 International Broadcasting Convention in Amsterdam with Filmmaker Paul Cook at the Sachtler/Vinten Stand. Sachtler is a worldwide market leader in professional camera support systems for cinematography and television production. Vinten is a leading provider of manual and robotic camera support systems offering engineering excellence and globally supported solutions for a wide range of technologies and markets. In this interview Paul talks with us about a revolutionary new Carbon Fiber Tripod, the flowtech 75 from Sachtler & Vinten.
The Sachtler Flowtech 75 MS Carbon Fiber Tripod eschews the common single or double carbon fiber tube design and instead has redesigned the shape of the legs for improved torsional strength. The legs work weigh just under 7 pounds yet they can support a payload of up to 44 pounds, and extend from a minimum height of 24" to a maximum height of 61" when using the included removable mid-level spreader.
Each leg features a single clamping lever lock design at the top of the leg, near the 75mm bowl. This allows you to loosen all three leg sections from a single location, saving you time while reducing the wear and tear on your body as you don't have to bend down to loosen a leg lock at the bottom to lower or raise the legs. The legs incorporate a locking mechanism that enables the legs to move completely freely, suitable when working with a spreader, or to lock at one of three angles, suitable for use when working without a spreader. When closing the legs, there is room for the mid-level spreader to be folded up while remaining attached. The legs feature a magnetic locking system strong enough to hold them together during transport, but allows you to easily release the legs when you want to set them up.
The flowtech 75 is compatible with all major 75-mm fluid heads and is ideally suited for fluid heads from the Sachtler or Vinten product families. The versatile tripod is an ideal companion for digital cinema cameras, such as the Sony PXW-FS7, Blackmagic URSA Mini, and the Canon Mark II.
For more information please visit: www.Sachtler.com
or please visit: www.Vinten.com