Hands-On Review: Manfrotto Pro Video Fluid Heads

Manfrotto recently added a new model to its line of professional fluid heads that feature bridging technology, which results in a sturdy, lightweight design. In this short video, Mia McCormick demonstrates the many features of Manfrotto’s pro video heads and highlights the features and differences between them, to help you choose the one that's right for you.

McCormick starts with a basic overview of Manfrotto’s pro fluid head system and then concentrates on the MVH500 fluid head. She explains the head’s overall capabilities before going into the specifics of its defining features, such as the wide camera platform that provides excellent support for DSLRs, the side-lock, quick-release system, and the long balance plate. Isolation shots and close-ups in this video demonstrate a clear understanding of each feature, how it works, and what its benefits are.

McCormick evaluates the capabilities of Manfrotto video heads while sharing her personal experience working with them. She mounts the MVH500 on a Manfrotto 755XB tripod, detailing the advantages of the pairing. She also touches on the features and differences of the other three fluid heads in the lineup—the 502HD, 504HD, and 509HD—that all have expanded features, such as variable pan and tilt drag, adjustable counterbalance settings, and increased load capacities.

Manfrotto’s lineup of pro video fluid heads and tripods provide a flexible range of choices, with features to match your needs and to suit your budget. For more information on Manfrotto’s fluid heads and tripods, stop by the B&H SuperStore in New York, or contact our sales professionals over the phone at 1-800-606-6969 or online via Live Chat.