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Sachtlers FSB 8 T Goes Off-the-Grid for Mountain Men Shoot Posted: 16/07/2013
Sachtlers FSB 8 T Goes Off-the-Grid for Mountain Men Shoot

The crew at Warm Springs Productions might be laid back and friendly, but when it comes to producing their outdoor reality television and hunting shows, its all professional. We use only the best equipment, and only the best tripods to keep the cameras stable, says equipment manager Mike Schweizer. Thats why we use Sachtler tripods and heads on all our shoots. Theyve been to the deepest swamps and the snowiest peaks. We trust our tripods to keep a steady shot in -50 degrees, in waist-high water and in torrential downpours. Sachtler is part of Vitec Videocom and a Vitec Group company.

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Sachtlers Video 18 Dutch Fluid Head for Thoughtful University Film Posted: 24/06/2013
Sachtlers Video 18 Dutch Fluid Head for Thoughtful University Film
"We all have flaws nobody is perfect." Art school graduate Benjamin Pfitzner was guided by this principle during the making of his thesis film George 90°. The film focuses on the cohabitation of handicapped and non-handicapped people, the desire to integrate, and the fallibility of each individual. However, Pfitzner does not rely on tragedy or pity. Using the comedy genre, the every-day problems of a disabled boy are portrayed, which do not differ to those of other teenagers. 19-year-old George is unhappy with himself. He would prefer to be somebody else. The reason: His cervical spine is severely deformed by an approximately 90° bend. He is disabled. For the film, Pfitzner combined a Canon EOS 7D equipped with a PL-Mount with the Video 15 SB fluid head and the Speed Lock CF tripod by Sachtler, part of Vitec Videocom, a Vitec Group brand. Additionally, in some scenes, the Video 18 Dutch was used to portray George's angle as realistically as possible. This fluid head is special because it features a lateral sliding range of the camera plate of up to 60 mm and a lateral tilt range of ±80°, so that the camera can also be perfectly operated in the third axis. 
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The Sachtler FSB 6 between Penguins, Snow and Eternal Ice Posted: 19/06/2013
The Sachtler FSB 6 between Penguins, Snow and Eternal Ice
The mainland is a white desert of snow, surrounded by a clashing cold ocean, and scarcely populated. Only the animals and few plants are accustomed to the difficult living conditions. This is the Antarctic. DP Alessandro Beltrame from Italy left his warm southern European homeland for two documentaries for The Antarctica Project, a cooperative project of the Italian government and the private broadcaster Mediaset. With scientists of the national research centers CNR, ENEA, and PNRA as well as the FSB 6/2 D tripod system by Sachtler, part of Vitec Videocom, a Vitec Group company, he spent a month at the South Pole with merciless temperatures dropping to -50° C (58 F), a real test for the crew and the equipment.
 
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Sachtlers Ace M Provides Fluid Movement for Surf Documentary Posted: 02/05/2013
Sachtlers Ace M Provides Fluid Movement for Surf Documentary
Filmmaker Kellen Keene is dedicated to documenting artistic endeavors through his visuals. Recently, he was inspired to go behind-the-scenes with surfer and photographer Chris Burkard to show what it is like to be a surf photographer and to showcase how some of the images Burkard shoots are made. Keene knew every shot had to be in-the-moment, so he wanted a shooting package that could keep up with the quixotic personality of the surf. Thats why we shot most of the project on the Canon 5D Mark II and Nikon d800s. We also used the new GoPro 3. We had multiple water housings, stabilization gear and various Canon L-series and Nikon glass. For support, my choice was Sachtlers Ace M. Sachtler is part of Vitec Videocom, a Vitec Group company.
 
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