At the top of the line for digital cinema production and broadcast is Cartoni’s Maxima Fluid Action Head. With a massive payload range of 0 – 86 lbs., there are virtually no configurations the Mitchell base-fitted Maxima cannot support throughout its 180° tilt range. The quick release plate is adjustable fore and aft by almost six inches to allow balancing a wide range of acquisition platforms and accessories. Viewfinder leveler and front box pegs are standard, as are dual pan handles.
For smaller configurations, the new Master MKII Fluid Head is built for camera configurations weighing between 6.6 – 66 lbs. The “Wing” system is infinitely adjustable for any load in the range between +/- 90°. The MKII comes with a Mitchell base as standard, but can be adapted for use on a 150mm bowl.
Among the full line-up of Cartoni fluid head and pedestal platforms is the budget-friendly P20 for portable studios and lighter camera configurations. The P20 pneumatic column smoothly supports cameras up to 55 lbs. With variable tracking width between 26.5” – 38”, the rugged dolly base remains stable even when moving through narrow doorways or in smaller spaces. List price is $6795 US.