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

“MAGNUM is Cartoni’s response to our customers’ need for a versatile, workhorse fluid head capable of supporting today’s heavier camera packages,” said David Butler, Cartoni USA National Sales Manager. “MAGNUM is designed to handle big box cameras with big lenses.  It maintains stability through zooms of four to five hundred feet, or more. That, plus our best-in-the-industry 5-year warranty, makes this an outstanding value.” Butler notes that MAGNUM also provides complete balance control for payloads weighing as little as 25 kg (55 lbs.), making it a versatile performer.

Cartoni USA will be demonstrating MAGNUM and the rest of its product line at NAB 2015, Booth C9039.

As with all Cartoni fluid heads, MAGNUM employs the company’s patented technology to deliver perfect counterbalance  at any tilt angle +/- 65°. High-performance, continuous-drag fluid modules ensure maximum flexibility in drag intensity, making it ideal for fast moves and precise long shots.

A wide camera platform, incorporating a standard wedge plate, allows quick and safe attachment of the camera. A micrometric sliding plate, operated by an accessible crank wheel, ensures the perfect centering of any configuration. It’s also equipped with a positive horizontal lock for safe set up. MAGNUM can be attached to Mitchell mount tripods, pedestals and other flat base supports via M12 threaded shaft knob, 4 bolt fixing system or 2 ¾ ” castle-nut.

MAGNUM is available with a  digital readout system for counterbalance, pan & tilt and drag intensity. The electronic display is conveniently positioned on the rear for easy, single-hand access.

Representing the state-of-the-art in camera support technology, CARTONI offers the widest product range in the industry. Eighty 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 exports from Rome, its Italian headquarters, to 65 countries on 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 - Via Giuseppe Mirri, 13 – Rome 00159 (RM) Italy. Phone: +39 064382002 FAX: +39 0643588293

Formed in 1992, CARTONI USA, a division of Manios Digital & Film, is the North American source for CARTONI fluid heads, tripods and pedestals. CARTONI manufactures a wide range of fluid heads for both video and film applications. The company’s products support cameras of all sizes and descriptions from the smallest DV cameras to the largest studio cameras, while adhering to the highest industry standards for quality, reliability, performance, durability and features.

CARTONI USA, 10663 Burbank Blvd., North Hollywood, CA 91601; 818.760.8240.