One Big Hairy Head - Cullmann Video
What do Perth's modern videographers have in common with the Royal Navy in the 1890's?
Simple. They both need stable platforms for heavy equipment. In the case of the former it is complex DSLR and camera rigs with follow focus mechanisms, matte boxes, and video monitors. In the case of the latter it is simpler - 2-pounder quick-firing guns. ( Not as good at weddings but excellent against torpedo boats. )
Back onto the video rigs. We have just taken delivery of a shipment of very large and precise fluid video heads by Cullmann. They are marketed under the Alpha 9000 VH name, and are suitable for carrying equipment up to 10 Kg in weight.
Standard 3/8" and 1/4" mounting socket on the bottom and standard 3/8" and 1/4" screws up on the removable top plate for the video equipment. Extremely strong and slow movement from the fluid-filled bearings, both training and laying.
The real surprise for me was when I turned the knob on the RHS of the head - the one that has the red arrow in the picture. It is a geared control for the camera plate to slide it for and aft. You can precisely balance your camera and lens once it is mounted on the head and can re-set it as you like when you change lenses. The collar around the knob is a positive lock.