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Sachtler and Vinten
Introduce flowtech
New tripod technology speeds camera operators' workflows
with instant and easy setup, versatile height range, and
exceptional torsional stiffness...

S

achtler® and Vinten®, both Vitec
Group brands, are introducing
flowtech - an all-new camera tripod
technology with unique quick release
brakes and easy adjust levers that
enable camera operators to set up and
begin using the tripod in an instant.
"In the Arctic, from atop mountains,
on the beach, or in the sea, flowtech
has been used and tested in every
single environment you can imagine.
We believe it's the next evolution in
tripod technology, and it promises
to transform the way camera
operators work," said Tobias Keuthen,
Director of Global Product Marketing
Management. "flowtech is the type
of innovation that happens when two
legendary brands from the broadcast,
film, and video industries join forces."
He added: "With the world's fastestdeploying tripod legs, this fantastic
carbon-fibre product combines the
speed and portability of a Sachtler
tripod with the torsional rigidity of
a Vinten. It's easier and faster to
deploy and adjust than any other
tripod, enabling our users to capture
the big shot quickly and giving them
the reliability and performance they
expect from both of these marketleading companies."
Quick Release
The flowtech design offers a set of
two-stage carbon-fibre tripod legs
with an easy-to-remove midlevel

spreader, rubber feet, and a payload
capacity of 20kg (44lbs). Unique
quick-release brakes located at the
top of the tripod enable all the legs
to be deployed simultaneously and
adjust automatically to the ground's
surface, eliminating the need for
operators to bend over or manually
adjust multiple brakes on each leg.
Lightweight and easy to transport,
flowtech 75 is specifically designed to
be carried comfortably on the camera
operator's shoulder, with magnetic
locks ensuring that the tripod legs
are stable during transport. flowtech
75 can be deployed as low as 26cm
(10in) and as high as 153cm (60in)
without the detachable spreader, and
between 63cm (25in) to 157cm (62in)
with the spreader. A unique hinge-lock
mechanism allows users to capture
extremely low, ground-level shots
removing the need to bring a second
set of "baby legs" to each shoot.
The exceptional torsional stiffness
of flowtech ensures that the tripod
will not twist during camera panning
movements, an extremely important
consideration in all motion picture
productions.
"My first impression of flowtech 75
is that this is a revolutionary tripod,"
said Luke Thomas, Los Angeles-based
freelance cameraman and Sachtler
ambassador.
"Clearly,
Sachtler
and Vinten put a lot of thought
into its design - they looked at the
fundamental ways tripods
are used and came up
with a solution that will
greatly improve camera
operators' workflows. It is
unusual to see this amount of
innovation in one tripod."
flowtech has unique
quick-release brakes

"Clearly, Sachtler
and Vinten put a lot of
thought into its design"
Luke Thomas,
Cameraman

Rigerous Testing
To
qualify
flowtech's
performance, the tripod has been
tested in the most punishing
environments ranging from
sludge and sand to extreme
temperatures. After more
than 30,000 lab-testing
cycles, in which the
tripod was repeatedly
deployed, and 1.5 million
clamp operations on
the test endurance
rig, the companies
determined
that
flowtech exceeded
the
stringent
performance targets
for both the Sachtler and Vinten
brands.
"The tripod is often taken for
granted, since the operator has more
interaction with the camera and fluid
head than with the legs supporting
the gear," said Karen Walker, Vice
President of Product Management.
"However, the tripod's importance
can't be overstated; it's often a major
factor in an operator's ability to set up
for a shoot as quickly and efficiently
as possible. With flowtech, we've
thought of every detail of the camera
operator's workflow, and we've
created a tripod solution that is far

Sachtler and Vinten's
"next evolution in
tripod technology"

easier to use and more versatile than
ever before."
flowtech 75 is compatible with
all major 75mm fluid heads and is
ideally suited for fluid heads from the
Sachtler or Vinten product families.
The tripod is an ideal companion for
digital cinema cameras such as the
Sony PXW-FS7, Blackmagic URSA Mini,
and the Canon Mark II.
www.flowtech-tripod.com


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