Fluid Head / Tripod System for XTR Prod
Posted 21 January 2012 - 03:57 PM
I am shooting something on an Aaton XTR Prod, and am looking for a good general purpose support system for it. I was looking at the Sachtler video 20 line (the 20P?), but have heard that it is sometimes considered a notch beneath what's needed for film work, and that the 25's are better suited to bear a super 16 system. I am looking to get it used and the 25 have not been showing up as frequently. Unfortunately too, some of the O'Connor heads that have been recommended are a bit above what we are are able to spend. We are hoping to get the head and legs used for $5000 or under. If anyone can attest to using the Sachtler video 18 or 20 with success in this area, then I'd be interested to know more about that, or to hear other recommendations. Thanks very much,
Posted 21 January 2012 - 05:00 PM
The Ronford F7 is very nice with the Aaton, but it's rather heavy.
Posted 21 January 2012 - 10:05 PM
Thanks very much. I'm doing some doc work but am also planning a narrative feature that will most likely be shot with the XTR. Really what I'm hoping for is something that can handle most detailed / smooth shots, and not buckle under the prod and its accessories. It would be nice to have something light, another reason for the Sachtler.
Posted 22 January 2012 - 05:26 AM
Posted 23 January 2012 - 11:44 PM
Go to a local rental house, bring the camera, and try it out. That's how we ended up with our sticks.