The MAGNUM Fluid Head is the flagship in the CARTONI range of camera supports.
Designed to support fully decked Studio and OB cameras equipped with long boxed lenses, 7 in. viewfinder or large teleprompter, the MAGNUM is an extremely compact Fluid Head incorporating a patented counterbalance system as well as an advanced fluid damping module.
Manufactured with an extensive use of ultra-strong aluminum alloy, the MAGNUM provides for outstandingly precise movements and consistently high drag output.
The unique patented counterbalance system is ideally suited to operate with Cameras featuring a high centre of gravity and weighing from 30 to 95 Kg (66,1 – 209,4 lbs).
Cameras within this range can be perfectly balanced through the entire 130° tilt angle.
Calibrated with a variable adjustment connected to a digital readout display, the counterbalance operating knob is conveniently located on the back of the head. The frictionless fluid damping modules also feature a patented design give extraordinary performances over an extended temperature range, with smooth and precise movements together with a constant linear response in any critical environment.
The continuously variable fluid control knobs located on both sides of the head are easy to reach and are connected to a digital readout which allows the operator for quick set-ups even in low light conditions. The effective control brakes on both, pan and tilt mode are located on the right side of the control panel for an easy one-hand operation.
Two threaded holes for the teleprompter tubes are located on the front of the sliding platform.
The MAGNUM interfaces directly with any Mitchell flat base Heady Duty Tripod and can be easily mounted on top of all existing Pedestals featuring 4-hole bores. The wedge camera plate has an ergonomic quick release and a wide range of centering slide for micrometric balance setting.