support innovator will also debut a revolutionary concept for enabling 360°
Dutch rotation in nodal mode.
ROME— CARTONI, developer
of innovative camera support systems designed and manufactured in Italy, will
introduce a  new  tripod system and significant expansions to its
Master, Maxima and Lambda lines of fluid heads at NAB 2017 in Las Vegas. Highlights
include the SDS (Smart Deployment Series) system tripod, the MASTER 65 and
MASTER 30 broadcast and studio heads, the MAXIMA 30 cinematography head, and the
Lambda 25 3rd Axis and the Total Dutch head.
products can be seen at the Manios Digital/ Cartoni USA booth, Central Hall,
C9521. NAB 2017 is April 24-27 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
its history of innovation, CARTONI’s new heads were developed to accommodate
today’s most popular camera systems, both large and small, and provide maximum
flexibility in the use of lenses and other accessories. “We’re very excited
about technical advancements we were able to achieve in  our new tripod and heads,” said CARTONI President
and CEO  Elisabetta Cartoni. “They were
designed with direct feedback from operators and include a number of patented
features that continue our legacy of advancing the art and science of image capture.”

New products

SDS (Smart
Deployment Series) Tripod
expands and
improves upon CARTONI’s popular Smart Stop two-stage, single-lever trigger
technology with a new Smart Lock mid-level spreader. It features a patented
“no-bind” mechanism for fast spreading and collapsing. Combined, they form the
most intelligent and fastest deployed 100mm tripod in the industry.
MASTER 65 is a heavy-duty head for broadcast cameras with larger zoom or box-type lenses.
It features Cartoni’s patented Magnum counterbalance system and unique silicon
fluid drag system, offering perfect balance, and the preference of heavier drag
with smooth starts and stops and no backlash. The new drag system is essential
for tight shots on long, zoomed lenses that are subject to subtle camera
movements. At a payload capacity of 44 lbs. (20 kg) to 143 lbs. (65 kg),
it is the largest fluid head in the MASTER series.
MASTER 30 features the patented Cartoni, “wing” counterbalance system that
provides perfect balance throughout the full +/- 90 ° tilt range with no dead
spots. Offered in a flat base, it can easily be converted to a 150 bowl base with optional
adapter. Its rugged construction can handle
payloads up to 66 lbs. (30kg).
MAXIMA 30 is designed for digital cinema camera packages. It comes with a patented counterbalance and fluid drag system, and a
wide payload range of 6.6 lbs (3kg) to
66lbs (30kg). Pan and tilt brake controls are placed conveniently on the left (where
operator muscle memory expects them) along with 4-rosette attachments for pan bars. The camera plate stage accepts all industry
standard plates (ARRI, RED, etc.), and the safety lock and release latch can be activated with
one hand to either disengage or remove the camera plate.
Lambda 25 3rd
is the latest accessory for CARTONI’s
popular Lambda 25 head, featuring an innovative design allowing operators to
perform complete 360° rotation on a third axis. Offering a nodal setting on
three axis, it is ideal for shooting underslung off a jib arm, dolly shots, or
on a slider.
Total Dutch is a
revolutionary head design for creating the ultimate in Dutch angle
compositions. After setting the standard in 2000 with its famed Cartoni Dutch
head, Cartoni has expanded the canted angle capability with total 360 degree rotation.
The Total Dutch head can be mounted on any existing heavy duty pan and tilt
head and provides nodal settings to any camera package up to 25 kg.
Cartoni has a long and rich history of developing innovative camera
support systems. Its legacy of high quality Italian design and manufacturing
has resulted in numerous patents and awards, and helped shape the modern
broadcast and cinematography industries. This dedication to quality and
performance continues today in their Focus, Master, Maxima and Lambda systems.
Reflecting the state of the art in camera support
technology, CARTONI offers the widest product range in the
industry. 80 years of know-how and experience, innovative solutions,
patented technologies and the constant care of serving the professional in any
shooting situation with any camera, make CARTONI synonymous
with excellence in camera support. CARTONI currently exports
from Rome, its Italian headquarters, to 65 countries in five continents, with a
network of agents and distributors serving all major international users. CARTONI’s
mission is to guarantee the cameraman the highest possible reliability, freedom
and creativity in any environment.
CARTONI SpA – Via Giuseppe Mirri 13 – Rome 00159 (Rm)
Italy – Ph +39 064382002
About Manios Digital & Film
A division of Ste-Man, Inc. and led by President
Steven Manios, Jr.,  Manios Digital &
Film has been bringing the world’s highest quality products to professional
filmmakers, videographers and ENG crews in the United States since 1992. The
company has longstanding relationships with leading manufacturers around the
globe and an extensive dealer network spanning the United States. It is an
authorized distributor for Cartoni, Vocas and Kinotehnik. By working closely
with its customers, and by listening to and understanding their needs, Manios
Digital & Film has become a trusted partner to film and video professionals
Manios Digital & Film 10663 Burbank Blvd.,
North Hollywood, CA 91601; 818.760.8290.
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