Benro has two new BV Pro professional video tripod kits designed for more demanding filmmakers and videographers, allowing for precise control over the counterbalance, pan drag and tilt drag. Both sizes will be on hand for live demonstrations at NAB 2016.
The new Pro versions of the BV4 and BV6 incorporate the eighth generation two-stage aluminum tripod. This professional tripod is a double tandem leg design that uses an adjustable, removable spreader, a metal 75mm bowl, oversized quick positive leg locks and dual spike feet with pads, making this kit perfect for heavy loads and rigged cameras.
The BV4 Pro and the BV6 Pro tripod kits are packed with useful features usually found on more expensive tripods. These features include a stepped counterbalance, which does the heavy lifting for you when operating hefty camera rigs or longer lenses. Having individual steps allows you to dial in the right amount of counterbalance for each setup, which is extremely helpful when changing lenses and adding accessories.
“At Benro, we believe that everyone should have access to great filmmaking tools. However, most professional video tripods are just too expensive or lack the right features,” said Brian Hynes, Benro’s brand manager for marketing. “The BV Pro tripods are going to fix that and we expect to make a lot of filmmakers very happy.”
Also at NAB 2016 Benro introduces the Benro Hi-Hat, a versatile video production tool that has been engineered to fit your workflow. This tripod is capable of supporting heavy payloads, while remaining extremely portable, and allowing for endless creative possibilities.
Available in wo sizes, the The Benro Hi-Hat is a versatile video production tool that allows for unique camera placement and comes in a portable package. This aluminum leg/magnesium bowl hi-hat can be placed low to the ground, on stairs or even secured to a wooden board.
The small footprint allows the hi-hat to be used in tight spaces and on smaller surface areas. Each leg can be independently positioned at one of the three locks located on the outside of the bowl. In addition, each leg features oversized rubber twist locks and is telescoping for adjusting the height. When you combine these two features, you can easily set up the hi-hat for use on uneven terrain and even stairs.
The 100mm version (HH100AV, there is also a HH75AV version) will accept a 100mm video head and includes a 3/8″-16 low profile tie down adapter for getting low to the ground shots. You can add a 100mm half-ball adapter (BL100) to mount any standard 3/8″-16 flat base video head or photo head. The large rubber feet are attached to a metal ball joint for quick positioning, which can be removed for attaching the included metal spiked feet. The feet also have pre-drilled holes for securing to wooden octagon boards when using on top of apple boxes or securing the board to the top of a ladder. There are three accessory mounts on the outside of the bowl come in handy for attaching monitor arms. Each 3/8″-16 male to ¼”-20 female insert can be used to convert any standard ¼”-20 screw to 3/8″-16 in addition to being removed for attaching 3/8″-16 accessories.Transporting the hi-hat is easy with the included carrying case.