Thu, 04/27/2017 - 9:19am
Congratulations to Manfrotto’s Nitrotech N8 Fluid Video Tripod Head, taking home our award for Best Tripod Head of NAB 2017.
If the Nitrotech N8 looks a little strange, that’s because Manfrotto has replaced some of the mechanics inside a typical fluid tripod head with a nitrogen piston. The unique approach promises to provide videographers with continuous counterbalance.
“The piston in the center, in counterbalancing the back weight of the camera, allows you to set your tripod where you need it,” said Drew Geraci, founder of District 7 Media. “The pan [Nitrotech] allows is incredibly smooth,” said Geraci. “And tilting is safe with the drag system, even with a heavy payload.”
In addition to continuous counterbalance, the Manfrotto Nitrotech N8 also offers more typical features like a variable fluid drag system, a side lock sliding plate attachment and a 75mm flat base. Manfrotto’s Easy Link connection technology is also included, as well as an illuminated bubble level. The Manfrotto Nitrotech N8 can hold up to 17.6 pounds.
Nitrotech is available now for $450. It can also be purchased in a kit with either the aluminum Manfrotto 546B twin-leg model or a carbon fiber 535 single-leg model, retailing at $950 and $1,180, respectively. For more information, visit manfrotto.us.