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  • Rodney Charters

    …My operators on “24” Guy Skinner on A when he is not HH on his Starglider uses the CARTONI GAMMA for those demanding shots with an 11 to 1  while Jay Herron on B mounts the GAMMA with the 3 to 1 every day.  I am extremely happy  with the GAMMA for my RED system.

  • Tommy Mack
    Sales Manager - EVS, Inc.

    …From broadcast & HDV to tripped-out Red Cameras, with prompters, matteboxes & souped-up Redrock Micro kits, CARTONI DELTA ROSSO does them all with a solid finesse usually reserved for tripods three times the price.

  • Nancy Schreiber

    …The CARTONI LASER is quite  sturdy and well designed, even though it is small and lightweight. I was particularly impressed with the control I had over both the tilt and pan drag, with  a full  range of tension settings. This allowed for very smooth and precise moves which were challenging to execute on  many tripod heads made for small cameras in the past .This puts the LASER  a giant  step above other heads that are similar in size and price

  • Joe Shackleford
    Sweetwater Digital

    …CARTONI GAMMA, DELTA, MASTER, SIGMA, OMEGA and P50 Pedestals over the years always delivered top performance; and, last but not least, the after sales service at CARTONI is unsurpassed.

  • John Sharpe
    “24” - Key First

    …The LAMBDA is quick to set up and balance. It affords feature shots at a television pace

  • Guy Skinner
    “24” – “A” Camera Operator

    …Precision, Flexibility & Simplicity, The CARTONI LAMBDA is fast and easy to set up. It operates with comfort, grace and can be positioned and maneuvered in a multitude of ways

  • Danys Bruyère
    Groupe TSF, Paris – France

    …As a rental company, service is very important for us. Our CARTONI SIGMAS have had virtually no service issues in a long time of use and abuse, the SIGMA is very rugged, though gentle, our clients love the smooth linear damping and prefer it to the step by step system for precise movements.

  • Nigel Cooper

    …I can guarantee that if you buy any model of CARTONI  tripod, you will receive the best after-sales service ever.

  • Bruce DeAragon
    1st camera assistant

    …My SIGMA has withstood the continual daily abuse on “24” series, from pilot through season 4 without fatigue.

  • Jay Herron

    …CARTONI is seriously the leader in camera support and make the best fluid heads in the industry

  • Bill Brady
    Alford Media Services, Inc.

    ...It is very important for us to have sturdy and reliable equipment.  The CARTONI DELTA and C40S Fluid Heads and Tripods give us a lot of bang for our buck. We’re very happy with these products and would recommend them to anyone.

  • Mark Irwin

    ...I have been using the CARTONI SIGMA exclusively for 3 years and I find it to be the most consistent in every situation. With fast action or slow dramatic moves, the pan, tilt and especially counterbalance response is perfect .The convenience and accuracy of the digital readouts is a real bonus on set when conditions change but the biggest plus is the solid, repeatable behavior of the tilt and counterbalance combination. When we  change lenses or magazines, I can enter a predetermined setting and just get on with the shot - no need to fuss with dials and cranks. Keep on designing heads like these ! 

  • Bob Wyatt
    Director of Engineering - KSPS-TV

    …KSPS couldn't be more pleased with the purchase of our CARTONI Heads and Pedestals for our Studio conversion to HD.  The support and service provided by CARTONI after the purchase has been excellent.  Our camera operators find the ease of adjusting the heads for individual preferences to be a pleasant surprise

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Paolo Sodi - Papua New Guinea

Paolo Sodi is a young Italian Documentary film maker with a solid experience. A world traveller, he shot documentaries in Africa, Asia, South America and Scandinavia. Paolo’s work reflects realism and a deep sense of humanity and understanding, while giving his films a feature look.


Superstore DP Jay Hunter relies on CARTONI’s Airfloater

On the set of Superstore, Jay's camera operators work with three CARTONI Airfloater, which perfectly simulates handheld camera movement, while relieving operators of the burden of holding heavy camera systems on their shoulders. 


Guido Cartoni

​After a long and rewarding life he passed away in Rome at age 96 but managed last year to celebrate his company’s 80th Anniversary. He is survived by his wife Alicia and daughters Elisabetta and Beatrice.


Cartoni MASTER CINE 30

The ultimate innovation in Cartoni Fluid Heads designed for today’s Digital Cinematography. 


Cartoni LAMBDA Heads

This year, the Society of Camera Operators (SOC) presented Cartoni with a Technical Achievement Award “for outstanding contributions to cinematography through the design and development of the Lambda Head.” 


The New Lightweight Fluid Head MASTER 30 Series

New lightweight, compact head is available in Broadcast and Digital Cinematography versions. 


"Airplane mode" - interview with Colt Seman

An interview with Colt Seman, Director of Photography from Los Angeles. He is working now on a new film, Airplane mode, a crazy comedy about a no normal airline, Koala air...


On the way to NAB Show 2016

The start of NAB Show 2016 is almost here, we&rsquo;ve already sent out our new lineup of products to Las Vegas. Our partner, <a href="">Manios Digital</a> has been already hard at work, and we&rsquo;ve started to transfer our team to Nevada from Rome.


Mt. Royal snowboarding run 2 with Seb Toots

An interview with Mathieu Cowan from Sunset Films about his new project in Montreal about Seb Toots and his incredible tricks with snowboard.


Microsalon Italia 2016

Rome, March 19 &ndash; The fourth edition of Microsalon Italia took place March 18th and 19th, held in the oldest film school in Western Europe and one of the most important movie archives in the world: the &ldquo;Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia&rdquo; &ndash; the Experimental Cinematography Center &ndash;&nbsp;founded in 1935 by Benito Mussolini, not the best example, but a proponent&nbsp;of the power of motion pictures.


Stray Angel Films Adds CARTONI FOCUS 12 to Rental Inventory

Lightweight fluid head is included in Canon C300 and Sony FS7 camera packages.


Sony USA buys FOCUS 12 Systems!

A big thank-you to our friends at Sony USA!&nbsp;<br /> <br /> Our US partner Steve Manios Jr informs us that they have purchased more than 175 CARTONI FOCUS 12 Systems between November &rsquo;15 and January &lsquo;16.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> The FOCUS 12 Systems, which can accommodate payloads up to 12 Kg (26 lbs) and are perfect for ENG use, will be incorporated into Sony&rsquo;s Video Journalist backpacks.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> Sony Newsgatherers now have a lightweight but rugged tool to help support their work anywhere in the world and we are proud to support their vision!


Visiting Latin America with Ikbal Arafa

A fantastic tour in South America with Ikbal Arafa, Director of Photography from Tunis.


SOC Technical Achievement Award

Our congratulations to Elisabetta Cartoni for receiving the 2016 Technical Achievement Award from the Society of Camera Operators (SOC) for the CARTONI LAMBDA Fluid Head, on February 6 at Paramount Studios, Hollywood.


Getting closer to BSC Expo 2016

BSC Expo&nbsp;showcases the latest products&nbsp;for the film and television industry. The event is&nbsp;growing every year becoming a major&nbsp;International&nbsp;exhibition.


Escuela Internacional de Cine y Television in Cuba (EICTV)

On January 20th&nbsp;2016, the Italian Manufacturer CARTONI presented a donation of support equipment to the Escuela Internacional de Cine y Television in Cuba (EICTV).<br /> &nbsp;


Interview with Andrea Cecchini about Easyrig

<strong>How did you come in contact with Easyrig?</strong><br /> During my years as a cameraman I always heard about this accessory, but unfortunately I never had the chance to try it. Then one day during the IBC in Holland I have had the direct testimony and I&#39;m loving it.


Hands on with the RED Raven

Even though we don&rsquo;t expect the RED Raven to ship until next year, I was lucky enough to get my hands on it yesterday at a special event at&nbsp;CVP&rsquo;scentral London store. The highly anticipated entry-level RED certainly isn&rsquo;t vapourware and the model they had on show seemed to be fully working. (Edit &ndash; It should be pointed out that this was a not a production camera, but an early development model. The final camera can and will change. As we&nbsp;previously posted&nbsp;the camera has already had its resolution increased to 4.5K and the model I saw did not have this feature).


Cartoni’s FOCUS HD Fluid Head Helps Cinematographer Danny Schmidt Capture Colombia’s Endangered Spider Monkey

North Hollywood, Calif.&mdash;November 17, 2015&mdash;When wildlife cinematographer Danny Schmidt plunged into Colombia&rsquo;s remote Magdalena River Valley earlier this year to document the plight of the critically-endangered brown spider monkey in a project for National Geographic, his camera package included Cartoni&rsquo;s FOCUS HD fluid head supplied by Manios Digital &amp; Film. Small enough to fit snugly in Schmidt&rsquo;s backpack, the head combines lightweight design with Cartoni&rsquo;s patented counterbalance system and proven reliability.&nbsp;


The New FOCUS range

CARTONI, the gold standard in Camera Support for 80 years, is introducing - in addition to the popular FOCUS HD - a new range of FOCUS Fluid Heads specifically designed for today&rsquo;s smaller, lighter high-performance cameras.


Cartoni Fluid Heads Help Ross Mobile Productions Deliver Quality and Value to Sports Broadcasters

Ross Mobile Productions (RMP), a division of Ross Video, is a specialist in mobile sports production. We&rsquo;ve brought innovation to the business of packaged sports broadcast services through the use of high-capability, small-format vehicles that take advantage of Ross Video&#39;s powerful Carbonite Series production switchers and XPression real-time motion graphics system. That concept allows us to provide cost effective production services for sporting events on par with network sports programming. We currently operate a fleet of five mobile production vehicles that service events in more than 30 states from bases in Florida and New York.



CARTONI introduces&nbsp;MAGNUM, a pan-and-tilt fluid head that offers a high payload capacity of 25 - 95 kg (55 - 210-lbs). With a good operator, the MAGNUM has a fluid feel (with no transition in tilting) and an unprecented 5-year warranty, making it a great solution for both studio and on location broadcast cameras, including cameras with long lenses and/or heavy camera accessories.


Italian Film Industry On Cloud Nine Over Exceptionally Robust Representation At Cannes Fest

ROME &mdash; With three Italian titles selected in the 68th&nbsp;Cannes film festival&nbsp;competition &mdash; and four in the official selection &mdash; Italy&rsquo;s film industry is on cloud nine over its most robust representation on the Croisette in at least two decades.


Sony Starts NAB

For many of us, NAB traditionally begins on Sunday afternoon with Sony&rsquo;s annual Press Event at the Mirage. Monday morning kicks off with AJA, Blackmagic, Panasonic, and ARRI press conferences.


CARTONI MAGNUM High Capacity Fluid Head for Studio & OB Cameras at NAB 2015

CARTONI has expanded its line of tripod pan-and-tilt heads with MAGNUM, its largest capacity product ever. MAGNUM, which will be shown for the first time at NAB 2015, offers a payload capacity of 25 &ndash; 95 kg (55 &ndash; 210 lbs.) combined with reliable operation, a fluid feel (with no transition in tilting) and an unprecedented 5-year warranty. It&rsquo;s an ideal choice for studio and outside broadcast cameras, including those with long lens configurations or bulky accessories.



The third edition of AIC (Associazione Italiana Autori della Fotografia Cinematografica &ndash; Association of Italian Cinematographers) Micro Salon Italia, organized by Daniele Nannuzzi &ndash; just reelected as AIC President &ndash; and Luciano Tovoli (AIC AFC IMAGO) with the help of Simone Marra, secretary general AIC, was forced to move from its original Cinecitt&agrave; Studios Stage 1 &amp; 2 location to E.U.R.&rsquo;s Salone delle Fontane. This is the same location that Federico Fellini used in the 70s as one of the sets for &ldquo;Boccaccio 70&rdquo; starring Anita Ekberg.


Ben Smithard on “2nd Best Exotic…”

A conversation with Ben Smithard, BSC about his work as Cinematographer on &ldquo;The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel,&rdquo; released in the USA on March 6, 2015.


BirTV 2014 Beijing

BirTV 2014 had 519 major international brands attending, including: Arri, Sony, Red, Panasonic, Avid, Cooke, cmotion, Litepanels, Cartoni, Ang&eacute;nieux, Canon, Vitec, Zeiss, Atomos, Cinectech italiana, Miller, and Hitachi &ndash; just to name a few.


Camera Support Buys a Dozen CARTONI Master MK2 Fluid Heads

Camera Support in Burbank has purchased a dozen CARTONI Master MK2 fluid heads from Cartoni USA and they are now a critical component of its offerings for live production.


Broadcast India 2014

This is India&rsquo;s major exhibition dedicated to the entertainment and broadcast industries, showcasing the world&rsquo;s leading companies with their latest technologies for Digital Cinema, shooting, broadcast, cameras, camera supports, lights, audio and mobile television


New Low-Cost Fluid Head

New SMART PRO fluid head, STABILO spreader-less tripod, SMART STOP ENG tripod and E-REM 25 remote control head, as well as upgraded FOCUS HD and MASTER MK II will be shown by Manios Digital &amp; Film


Terre di Cinema 2014

While visiting Sicily, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe said, &ldquo;Man is born with a talent he has meant to use and finds his greatest happiness in using it.&rdquo; This must be true, since 36 students attended the 4th edition of Terre Di Cinema International Cinematography Meetings in Forza d&rsquo;Agr&ograve;, Sicily


CAN-TV, Chicago, Installs CARTONI Camera Pedestals

&ldquo;Our old pedestals were built like tanks; they were made from heavy ferrous metals and weighed half a ton,&rdquo; recalls CAN-TV chief engineer Jason Bryant. &ldquo;We needed something that was stable, lightweight and easy to use.&rdquo;