Acratech Video Ballhead with Lever Clamp Quick Release

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Acratech
Acratech Video Ballhead with Lever Clamp Quick Release
Key Features
  • Payload: 25 Pounds
  • 1/4"-20 and 3/8"-16 Compatible Flat Base
  • Adjustable Pan and Tilt Drag
  • Full Ball Head Adjustment
Acratech's Video Ballhead is a hybrid between a still photography ball head and a fluid, dampened, pan-and-tilt, video head that can hold camera and lens combinations weighing up to 25 pounds. This version features a lever clamp style quick release for quickly and easily securing your camera or lens. Despite its load capacity, the Video Ballhead only weighs 1.5 pounds, so it can be easily incorporated into an existing still photographer's setup, especially if they want to start shooting video with their camera as well. The head has a flat base that can be screwed onto a still photo tripod with a 1/4"-20 or 3/8"-16 attachment.
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Quick-Release Type
Knob Clamp
Lever Clamp
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Acratech Video Ballhead Overview

Acratech's Video Ballhead is a hybrid between a still photography ball head and a fluid, dampened, pan-and-tilt, video head that can hold camera and lens combinations weighing up to 25 pounds. This version features a lever clamp style quick release for quickly and easily securing your camera or lens. Despite its load capacity, the Video Ballhead only weighs 1.5 pounds, so it can be easily incorporated into an existing still photographer's setup, especially if they want to start shooting video with their camera as well. The head has a flat base that can be screwed onto a still photo tripod with a 1/4"-20 or 3/8"-16 attachment.

Because it combines stills and video head technologies, it can be configured for either purpose. With the fluid, pan-and-tilt dampening engaged, the camera can be moved deliberately and precisely for smooth cinematic shots. With the damping disengaged and the ball unlocked, the camera can be tilted freely in any direction to compose photographs. Using the laser etched markings, the head can also be used with traditional panoramic photography techniques for stitching in post-production. The adjustable Arca-Swiss compatible camera platform can secure camera plates, lens supports, and nodal slides from Acratech and other manufacturers as well, so your existing equipment will still retain compatibility.

Features

Works as a video head, still photography ball head, long lens head, and a panoramic head
Fully adjustable ball tension control
Fits standard tripods with 1/4"-20 or 3/8"-16 mounting screws
Compatible with Arca-Swiss type quick release plates
Removable pan handle
Laser engraved dual degree markings
Dual large 15mm bull's eye bubble levels
CNC machined from 6061 T-6 aluminum and stainless steel

Acratech Video Ballhead Specs

Camera Plate
Camera Plate FeaturesQuick Release
Tripod Platform
Base Mount3/8"-16 Thread
1/4"-20 Thread
Pan & Tilt
Drag ControlFixed
Physical
Load Capacity25 lb / 11.3 kg
Counter BalanceNone
Weight1.5 lb / 680 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight2.35 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)12.8 x 6.5 x 4.3"
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question

Does it come with an arca type quick release plate?
Asked by: Allan G.
The reason we do not include a plate is because many customers want cameras specific plates. It would be impossible to know what plate to put in a box. We do not include a generic plate for the same reason. Most want the custom plate that prevents twisting that is known to happen on the flat generic plates.
Answered by: Scott D. Acratech Expert
Date published: 2018-08-26

question

Have you tried mounting the head upside down and use the ball head as the leveling base? You wouldn't be able to use the handle, but it would fix the leveling issue.
Asked by: Josef K.
Hi Josef, The Video head is designed to do Panorama images like the GP models and you can use it upside down for video you would just have to rotate the camera for pan shots. Both Lever and Knob clamps models have bubble levels for leveling the ball and there is also a level on the base to help level the legs. i hope this helps.
Answered by: Scott D. Acratech Expert
Date published: 2018-08-26
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