The Sachtler Video 20 100 mm Tripod system is an industry workhorse. Its temperature-independent frictionless damping system with seven levels of drag, plus zero, enables operators to capture any action. The Video 20 is easy to handle, even with a maximum payload, thanks to it’s lightweight head and ergonomic operation controls.
A prerequisite for perfect shots is pan and tilt movement without jerks, or vibrations. Sachtler’s patented damping system takes everything in stride. Individual modules are nearly frictionless and contain no hydraulic oil, thus, are completely leak proof. Damping action is identical across both horizontal and vertical planes and offers seven steps of drag for smooth moves even under the most strenuous conditions. The operator can also completely disengage the drag for fast panning without affecting the dynamic counterbalance system.
Using torsion springs Sachtler’s dynamic counterbalance system compensates for torque as the camera tilts, preventing it from inadvertently tipping, and ensuring it’s always stable at any angle. Springs work silently without maintenance and can be independently adjusted from the damping system.Â The balance plate has a 120 mm sliding range and allows operators to compensate precisely for a variety of configuration weights, ensuring perfect balance. Vibrationless vertical and horizontal disc brakes provide maximum safety during production.
Sachtler’s carbon fiber two-stage tripod, provides maximum stability and carrying capacity. It’s legs are drawn out of a single piece of carbon fiber material, making them twist resistant and lighter than aluminum. The 100mm (4″ bowl) is fitted with the Sachtler quick clamping system. Double risers provide greater stability, allowing giving the tripod an extended height range Weighing only 5.3 pounds the legs are extremely lightweight, but solid and stable enough to support an 88-pound payload.