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Manfrotto Photo-Movie Head

08/17/2011 — 

The innovative Manfrotto Photo Movie Head is the ideal solution for the new HD DSLRs with embedded video functions. A single product to take advantage of an extraordinary Photo Head and a fully featured Video Head.

Experience the best of photo and video shooting in one, with one single head!

The innovative Photo-Movie head has been developed simply to be the best and most ideal solution for the new HD DSLRs with embedded video functions. With a single product it is possible to take advantage of an extraordinary Photo Head and a fully featured Video Head. The unique Photo-Movie selector makes switching from shooting photos to videos quick and immediate, experiencing the best of both worlds. In Photo mode the head provides speed and maximum freedom in all directions, like a ball head combined with an incredibly precise, smooth and controlled movement never experienced before thanks to the fluid cartridges and friction control. In Video mode a fully featured Video Head allows precise and fluid movements for pan and tilt and includes all standard video settings, including an adjustable counterbalance control. The pan bar is reversible for right or left handed users and it can quickly be removed and fixed on a tripod leg thanks to the rest clip that’s included.


KEY FEATURES
• Photo-Movie selection: maximum speed in switching from photo to video
• Fluid cartridges for high precision movement control
• Both right and left handed use in video mode
• Adjustable friction control
• Single lock for tilt and portrait to quick lock the camera position
• Independent Pan lock for precise panoramic shots
• Counterbalance for precision and safety in controlling the camera
• Removable Pan Bar for maximum freedom in photo mode
KEY BENEFITS
• One single head for both photo and video applications
• Ultra accurate and smooth
• Fast and Immediate
• Lightweight, durable materials and construction
• Ergonomic controls for speed and comfort

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MH055M8-Q5 055
Magnesium Photo-Movie Head with Q5 Quick Release

 

One single head for both professional photo and video applications. Instant on/off switch to pass from photo to video mode.
• Photo mode • Movie movie
• Single lock for Tilt and Portrait:
Allows the quick locking of the camera position.
• Photo-Movie selection:
Maximum speed in switching from photo to video.
• Quick release
The head plate allows to quickly fi x and release the camera without risks of vibration or slipping.
• Independent Pan lock:
Precise panoramic shots.
• Both right-and left-hand use in video mode. • Pan Bar for maximum freedom in Photo Mode
• Adjustable friction control:
For precise movement tuned on camera weight.
• Precision and safety in controlling the camera
• Leveling bubble
The basic but essential way to place your tripod/head system in the right position.
• Ball friction:
The friction of the ball head can be adjusted to safely control the camera movement.
• Magnesium
Magnesium is a light metal, with two thirds the density of aluminum. It’s a good material for having good mechanical properties reducing the weight in medium volume components and parts.
• Micro adjustment
Geared system for a very fi ne adjustment of the camera position.
• Fluid cartridges:
High precision and control of movement.
• Counterbalance spring
Special springs can be used inside heads in order to handle more comfortably heavier camera loads. These springs can be turned off in case normal operation is required.

 




Photo-Movie Head - Tutorial Video


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