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Manfrotto Pro Video Tripod Kits

Video Direct has been an authorized Bogen dealer for many years, and thus also an authorized U.S. retailer for many of the biggest names in the business. These include Manfrotto tripods, which until recently were marketed in the U.S. under the Bogen brand name. If you came here looking for Bogen Tripods, you have come to the right place.

To achieve maximum image sharpness the camera must be set on a sturdy vibration free tripod fluid head offering smooth pan and tilt movements to iron out any jerky camera motion that will mar the recorded image; this unwritten rule applies both to professional and to amateur use.

Manfrotto has a wide range of quality systems for all applications, budgets and camera weights. The video heads they produce offer a variety of technical solutions for camera balancing, drag control, load bearing and tripod mounting.

 

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Manfrotto Video Heads

Manfrotto 526

Manfrotto 526 Pro Fluid Head

The 526 Pro Video head directly addresses the heavy-duty, high-end ENG and EFP video market by offering a feature-packed fluid video head that has all of the combined benefits of Manfrotto's 500 series heads with the ability to support top weight loads of 35.3 pounds. The 526 offers Manfrotto's most precise fluid drag system and comes with one pan arm and the long 357PLV plate.


Manfrotto 509HD

Manfrotto 509HD Pro Fluid Head

Replacing the Manfrotto 519 and 516 Fluid Heads, the Manfrotto 509HD Video Fluid Head features a patented Manfrotto exclusive, Bridging Technology, which allows for greater load capacity as well as revolutionary performance levels. The "bridge" design also enables the Pan friction control to be more intuitive and easy to set while protecting against any knocks that may occur during the recording process. The 509HD's FDS (Fluid Drag System) is variable and directly controls action and resistance on both axes; the ergonomics of the controls have been noticeably improved to make use of the FDS even easier. All of this guarantees ultimate control and excellent video camera support -- no matter what the situation, the shooting style, or the equipment set-up. The load capacity has been improved: the 509HD supports kit up to 28.7 pounds (13 kg).


Manfrotto 504HD

Manfrotto 504HD Pro Fluid Head

The Manfrotto 504HD Video Fluid Head is a perfect balance of design and performance. The bridge design improves the head's rigidity and its Pan friction control is fast, simple to fine-tune and protected from knocks. All structural components are made from aluminum, with the Pan axis rotation unit using ball bearings to obtain smooth, totally vibration-free controlled movements that can be directly adjusted using the head's FDS variable friction system. FDS on both the Pan and Tilt axes also ensures that the head works perfectly at all temperatures, with all types of equipment and under all loads. Ergonomically improved lever and dial designs combine with the new friction index to give you complete control over the 504HD.


Manfrotto MVH502AH

Manfrotto MVH502AH Pro Fluid Head

The MVH502A and the MVH502AH replace the popular Manfrotto 501HDV Pro Video Head. The MVH502AH's flat base makes it perfect for tripods with a head plate interface. It inherits its separate pan and tilt locks, gradual tilt friction adjustment system, flat base (with standard 3/8-inch thread), quick release camera plate and repositionable pan bar from its successful predecessor. The Manfrotto MVH502AH Video Fluid Head is a perfect balance of design and performance. The bridge design improves the head's rigidity. The variable fluid mechanisms deliver smoothness and full control while shooting. Ideal for latest camcorder and digital SLR cameras with external accessories (up to 8.8 pounds capacity). This head can be combined with all photo tripods thanks to the 3/8-inch female thread.


Manfrotto MVH502A

Manfrotto MVH502A Pro Fluid Head

The MVH502A and the MVH502AH replace the popular Manfrotto 501HDV Pro Video Head. The MVH502A's 75mm head bowl makes it perfect for tripods with a half-ball interface. The Manfrotto MVH502A Video Fluid Head is a perfect balance of design and performance. The bridge design improves the head's rigidity. The variable fluid mechanisms deliver smoothness and full control while shooting. Ideal for latest camcorder and digital SLR cameras with external accessories (up to 8.8 pounds capacity).


Manfrotto 701HDV

Manfrotto 701HDV Compact Fluid Video Head

Small and lightweight, the 701HDV fluid video head is capable of accommodating a payload of up to 8.8 pounds. Developed specifically to support the latest prosumer and professional light compact HD camcorders, the 701HDV offers an updated design for improved ergonomics. Redesigned locks and knobs allow for a more solid grip and better control. The 701HDV provides smoother fluid movement thanks to improved internal fluid cartridges. A double pan-bar rosette and a bigger sliding plate optimize the position of the camera in relation to its center of gravity.


Manfrotto 128RC

Manfrotto 128RC Micro Fluid Video Head

The Manfrotto 128RC Micro Fluid Video Head replaces the popular 3130 Micro Fluid Head. The 128RC is the perfect support for lightweight video cameras. A lightweight head with smooth pan and tilt fluid movements, pan and tilt locks, and one fixed pan bar. Cameras up to 8.8 lbs in weight are securely attached to the head by a quick release 200PL-14 video plate system with secondary security pin and VHS PIN. Head to tripod attachment is 3/8" female. Aluminum construction with painted black finish.


Manfrotto 700RC2

Manfrotto 700RC2 Mini Video Head

The 700RC2 is a compact and lightweight 2-movement head designed principally to support the latest digital video equipment but also well-suited to still photography cameras with medium and long telephoto lenses. The 700RC2 has a fixed length pan bar with padded handle and separate locking mechanisms for the pan and tilt. Smooth and constant movements on both axes are assured by a fixed system of fluid cartridges.


Manfrotto 128LP

Manfrotto 128LP Micro Fluid Video Head

The Manfrotto 128LP Micro Fluid Video Head replaces the popular 3126 Micro Fluid Head. The 128LP is the perfect support for lightweight video cameras up to 8.8 pounds. A lightweight head with adjustable pan bar and fixed camera plate. The head has smooth fluid movements, pan and tilt locks. The adjustable pan bar can be positioned either on the left or right side. The fixed camera plate has a 1/4-inch screw camera mount. Head to tripod attachment is 3/8-inch female. Aluminum construction with painted black finish.


Manfrotto 391RC2

Manfrotto 391RC2 Three-Way Photo/Video Head

The Manfrotto 391RC2 Junior Aluminum Three-Way Photo/Video Head replaces the 390RC2 tripod head. The new 3-way aluminum head is designed to allow for both still and video imaging applications. It is equipped with a quick release 200PL-14 camera plate system to allow your camera easy access on and off the head. The 391RC2 uses Teflon friction pads to ensure smooth pan and tilt movements. The pan and tilt features of this head are easily controlled with independents locks. The pan bar is padded with soft not-slip rubber. Although created with the needs of the video cameraman in mind, the 391RC2 is just as adept at supporting scopes, binoculars or still cameras with medium or long tele lenses.
 
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