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Manfrotto Nitrotech: a revolution in video heads

The new video head from Manfrotto, Nitrotech N8, combines the best features of the company’s video heads range with the a unique-to-the-market nitrogen piston mechanism which guarantees continuous counterbalance during use.

Manfrotto Nitrotech: a revolution in video heads

The Nitrotech N8, first model in the Manfrotto Nitrotech line, will be showcased and used in live demonstrations during NAB 2017. The fluid video head is already available in the United States.

With a recommended price of $449.99, the Nitrotech N8 fluid video head features state-of-the-art technology consisting in a Nitrogen piston mechanism that allows continuous counterbalance system and that enables precise control of a camera and accessories up to 8 Kg (17.6 lbs). The variable fluidity function on both pan and tilt allows, according to Manfrotto,  smooth, judder-free movement. It also features a 3/8” Easy Link equipped with an anti-rotation function that enables an external monitor or other accessories to be fitted. The sliding plate attachment side-lock mechanism allows safe, quick and easy camera attachment. The Nitrotech head has a flat base mount with a standard 3/8” thread that is highly versatile for different support combinations (tripod, slider, jib or crane).

Manfrotto Nitrotech: a revolution in video heads

Manfrotto’s game-changing N8 Nitrotech Video Head makes a strong impression at first sight through its distinctive and impactful design, which emphasizes this core breakthrough technology.

Key features include:

  • Breakthrough nitrogen piston technology for precise, continuous counterbalance
  • Variable pan & tilt fluidity for smooth and accurate shooting
  • Easy link connector with anti-rotation to support off-camera accessories
  • Side-lock sliding plate attachment
  • Secure 17.6 lb. load capacity
  • High-impact, groundbreaking design, superior quality materials

Manfrotto Nitrotech: a revolution in video heads

Nitrotech and the entire Manfrotto video heads range will be showcased in the Manfrotto section of the Vitec Group booth in Central Hall (#C6025) at the Las Vegas Convention Center during  NAB Show.  Cinematographer Matt Workman, who has shot music videos for Justin Bieber, 50 Cent and commercials for Google, Facebook and BMW, will be demonstrating and shooting with Nitrotech during the show Monday, Apr. 24 at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, Apr. 25 at 2:00 p.m. and Wednesday, Apr. 26 at 11:00 a.m. Videographer and YouTube vlogger, Devin Graham, a.k.a. DevinSuperTramp, will be doing a live broadcast as part of the Teradek show on Tuesday, Apr. 25 at 11:00 a.m. PST. This broadcast will be streamed live on facebook.com/manfrottoimaginemore.  Additionally, Devin will do live demonstrations Monday, Apr. 24 and Tuesday, Apr. 25 at 11:30 a.m. and on Wednesday, Apr. 26 at 11:00 a.m.

The Nitrotech N8, first model in the Manfrotto Nitrotech line, is also available as a system in the following configurations: MVKN8CUS and MVKN8TWINMUS.


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