Cartoni in encoded professional fluid heads first

Cartoni Camera Supports’ professional fluid heads, including the Maxima, Master and Magnum, make it the first camera support company to introduce a full line up of encoded and encoded-ready professional fluid heads. By including the ability to track position, they will provide precise camera information for VFX, virtual production and more.

The e-Maxima, e-Master and e-Magnum encoded heads include all the features of Cartoni’s premium heads for digital cinematography. In addition, the e-series features extremely high-resolution direct sensing encoders in both the pan and tilt axis. The encoders render absolute positioning without recalibrating at start-up.

“We were pioneers when we made our first encoded-ready heads and are now pioneers in creating the new position-encoded E-series,” said Elisabetta Cartoni, president & CEO of Cartoni Camera Supports.

“We designed the e-Sensor head to track virtual environments more than 10 years ago. The e-Sensor was followed by the encoded Master Series and Magnum, which are mainly utilised in virtual production and sports. Now that the evolution of VFX technology faces the growing need for motion picture precise data, we have expanded our encoding technology with the latest absolute encoders available on the market. These encoders have a reduced size and high resolution at 4 million counts per turn.”

The Cartoni e-series is compatible with most 3D packages for real-time camera and scene movement in virtual sets and pre-visualisation. It is suitable for sports 3D graphic insertions. Data is provided directly through dedicated connectors on the head or can be processed and gathered with other metadata through a VR box programmed on the major VFX industry protocols.

The addition of encoding ability complements the premium line of Maxima fluid heads. The e-Maxima fluid heads are designed for digital cinematography. In contrast, the e-Master and e-Magnum fluid heads are custom-built for broadcast and OB production needs.





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