e-Maxima 5.0

Commercial Code: HM5000/EN

EAN Code: 4260725673590

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The revolutionary e-Maxima 5.0 is the ultimate encoded fluid head designed specifically for the captivating world of Virtual Reality & Augmented Reality in Digital Cinematography


With its cutting-edge features, the Cartoni e-Maxima 5.0 sets a new standard in VR and AR applications. Equipped with ultra-precise 4 Million Count/Revolution absolute encoders for both Pan and Tilt, it does not require re-calibration on set up.


The encoded data is conveyed through binary code, interfacing with all renowned virtual engines and streams seamlessly into the Cartoni Virtual Box (available separately), alongside other metadata sourced from cameras and lenses.

The e-Maxima 5.0 connects directly to the encoder via Lemo connectors.


One of the standout features of the e-Maxima 5.0 is its patented counterbalance system, which flawlessly compensates the most demanding camera setups up to a staggering 57 kg (126 lb). Achieving the coveted “perfect balance” becomes second nature, thanks to the intelligent design that spans the entire 180Β° tilt range.


The patented continuous fluid drag system takes versatility and precision to new heights, providing a spectrum of drag options that range from almost freewheeling to exceptionally consistent. This ensures unparalleled adaptability, allowing filmmakers to effortlessly capture those perfect diagonal shots with absolute control.


When it comes to user comfort, the e-Maxima 5.0 leaves no room for compromise. The ergonomically placed knobs and levers guarantee complete ease-of-use for camera operators in any situation, be it in a studio, on location, or even during outdoor shooting. Digital displays meticulously monitor the drag and counterbalance settings, providing real-time feedback for precise adjustments. Furthermore, the large sliding camera plate is fully compatible with Arri, Sony, and O’Connor slides, ensuring seamless compatibility with a wide range of professional camera systems.


The e-Maxima 5.0 effortlessly interfaces with all flat base Mitchell tripods and platforms, offering unmatched versatility for various shooting scenarios.

The e-Maxima 5.0 represents a leap forward in technological camera support, blending innovation, precision, and user-friendly design into a single remarkable tool.

Prepare to unlock new creative horizons and embark on a thrilling journey with the e-Maxima 5.0, the ultimate companion for VR and AR cinematography.



Key features

  • Pan Pan & Tilt angle resolution: 22𝑏𝑖𝑑 (4.194.304 πΆπ‘œπ‘’π‘›π‘‘/π‘…π‘’π‘£π‘œπ‘™π‘’π‘‘π‘–π‘œπ‘›)
  • Absolute encoding
  • +/- 90Β° tilt range
  • Flat Mitchell base (optional 150mm bowl adapter)
  • Continuous fluid drag and continuous counterbalance
  • Perfect balance at any tilt angle
  • Ergonomic brake levers and operating knobs
  • Horizontal lock
  • Large quick release, side-load sliding camera plate
  • Digital readouts and illuminated spirit level
  • Telescopic pan bar and short front pan bar


All Cartoni encoded fluid heads have successfully obtained CE certification and passed the EMC test according to EN 55032 (2015) + A1 (2020) & EN 55035 (2010) + A11 (2020)



In the Box


Technical Data

13 kg
29 lbs
Minimum Payload Capacity
5 kg
11 lbs
Maximum Payload Capacity
57 kg
126 lbs
Bowl Diameter
Fluid Drag
Pan Range
Tilt Range
+/- 90Β°
Operational temperature
-15Β°C/+60Β° Celsius
Supply voltage
𝐷𝑐 5𝑉
Encoder resolution
22𝑏𝑖𝑑 (4.194.304 πΆπ‘œπ‘’π‘›π‘‘/π‘…π‘’π‘£π‘œπ‘™π‘’π‘‘π‘–π‘œπ‘›)
Output code
𝐡𝑖𝑆𝑆 – 𝐢
Grafico_Payload_Maxima 5.0 e E-Maxima 5.0


Sam Nicholson A.S.C. – Founder & Ceo of Stargate Studios, reviews the Cartoni encoded E-Maxima 5.0

Compatible products

PP Case Master Mk2 – Master 30 – Maxima 30

Fly Case Maxima 5.0 – Master 40

Euro style camera plate support