Manfrotto, a company specializing in the design and manufacture of equipment for photography, video, and accessories, has now announced the release of a new video head with a flat base – Manfrotto 504X Fluid. The new Manfrotto video head has compact dimensions, lightweight and a flat base.
A video head with a flat base is a perfect combination of design and functionality for a balance between size and capabilities. Flat base for the versatility of use. The pan and tilt counterbalance system include four presets from 0 to 4.8 to 9.7 to 14.3 lb, enabling proper balance no matter what the camera’s size or weight.
The head is able to withstand a load of up to 12 kg. Made of durable aluminum alloy. An updated Easy Link connector with locking slots, compatible Manfrotto, and Arri brackets. The head also includes a pan bar that can be attached via rosettes on either the right or left side to help create smooth pan-and-tilt movements.
On the left side, a 504PLONGR-1 sliding quick release plate with 1/4″-20 and 3/8″-16 threads to balance the camera properly on your rig. Flat base for use on sliders, camera cranes, and other mechanisms for shooting. A sliding quick-release platform with a lateral locking mechanism ensures quick and safe fastening of the equipment.
A leveling bubble keeps horizons from tilting, even in the dark, while independent disc-brake locks make sure the head stays secure when at rest.
Price and availability
The new Manfrotto 504X Fluid Video Head with Flat Base has been priced at $399 and it can be pre-ordered through the Bhphotovideo.com store. The online store also offers various Kits including Manfrotto tripod and more.
Back in March this year, Manfrotto has introduced a new generation of professional video camera tripod series called Manfrotto Fast Tripod with Fast Lock System design for quick and easy tripod installation. Single legged 635 FST (Single Leg Fast) tripods feature Extra M-Lock. And 645 FTT (Fast Twin Tripod) with double legs – locks Ultra L-Lock.