The Manfrotto 504HD Pro Video Head has been developed specifically for the latest camcorders and is part of a new generation of DSLR-V video accessories. Its pan fluid drag system allows for a more ergonomic operation, while a flexible approach to accessory attachment is provided by the Easy Link Connectors. The 504HD’s wider top and longer sliding plate give extra stability and balance while using video or photo equipment, and its more rigid structure offers maximum precision and improved responsiveness. The use of lightweight modern materials in the construction of the 504HD Pro Video Head give it the optimum balance of strength and size, while Manfrotto have given focused attention to the development of their new variable friction (FDS) components in order to guarantee outstanding fluidity of movement around both tilt and pan axis.
Manfrotto 504HD Pro Video Head main features
- PAN fluid drag system for a more ergonomic operation
- Easy Link Connectors for a more flexible accessory attachment
- Wider top plate and longer sliding plate for extra stability and balance while using video or photo equipment
- More rigid structure for maximum precision and improved responsiveness
- 4-step counterbalance system ensures quick set-up and optimal performance
- Ball-bearing drag system for precise, smooth movements
- Lightweight modern materials for optimum balance of strength and size
The 504HD’s CounterBalance System is an evolutionary step above our older versions, and can now balance loads up to 7.5kg (16.5lb). The 504HD’s CBS has four step settings:
- STEP 0: Off
- STEP 1: min (2.5kg – 5.5lb)
- STEP 2: mid (5kg – 11lb)
- STEP 3: max (7.5kg – 16.5lb)
The 504HD is Manfrotto’s latest video fluid head. It is a perfect balance of design and performance. The bridge design improves the head’s rigidity and its PAN fiiction control is fast, simple to fine-tune and protected from knocks.
All structural components are made from aluminium, with the PAN axis rotation unit using ball bearings to obtain smooth, totally vibration-free controlled movements that can be directly adjusted using the head’s FDS variable friction system. FDS on both the PAN and TILT axes also ensures that the head works perfectly at all temperatures, with all types of equipment and under all loads.
Ergonomically improved lever and dial designs combine with the new friction index to give you complete control over the 504HD. The 504HD has been designed to offer a load capacity of up to 7.5kg (16.5lb) making it suitable for a huge range of camera equipment. The CBS counterbalance system has 4 presets for a full range of camera weights (0.2.5kg-5.5lb, 5kg-11lb and 7.5kg-16.5lb).
Levelling the head is easy thanks to the 75mm diameter hemisphere and the back-lit bubble level. Two 3/8” threads on the top plate allow accessories (such as monitors and arms) to be directly and securely attached to the head, which helps cut down set-up time, keeps your camera hot shoe free and, saves you from using another clamp.
The 504HD is suitable for Manfrotto PRO series video tripods with mid-level or ground spreaders and for carbon fiber single-leg MPRO tripods. Wider, longer platform for your camera and accessories.
High rigidity structure delivers maximum response and strength. Ergonomic controls for easy use in all conditions. Easy-link connections for accessories. 4-step counterbalance system ensures a quick set-up with optimal balance. Ball Bearing drag system for precise, smooth movements. Lightweight modern materials for optimum balance of strength and weight.
Eligible for a free Limited Conventional Warranty Extension of 3 years – totalling 5 years from the date of purchase. Item must be registered on www.manfrotto.co.uk within the first year to receive this.