Sachtler Expands Ace Product Line with Ace L


Last Updated: September 14, 2012 11:49 pm GMT
(Valley Cottage, New York--September 14, 2012) Sachtler, part of Vitec Videcom, a Vitec Group company, expanded the Ace product line with the new 75mm Ace L fluid head at IBC2012. The new fluid head will be available with a choice of two different carbon-fiber tripods. In comparison to the popular Ace M, Ace L has an extended payload range of 0 to 13 pounds (0 to 6 kilograms). This makes the new fluid head extremely versatile: whether filming with a lightweight video-enabled DSLR camera, a heavier rig with camera accessories or an HDV camcorder. Seven steps make counterbalancing comfortable and quick. The Ace L also features the patented SA dragTM (Synchronised Actuated Drag) damping with three vertical and three horizontal grades of drag (+0), which provides an authentic broadcast feel and familiar dependability for precise panning and tilting. Popular Sachtler features, such as the illuminated bubble level, round out the new Ace L fluid head.

"Due to the great demand for the Ace M, we decided to develop the Ace product line further. The new Ace L offers a choice of carbon-fiber tripods, an extended payload range for work with multiple camera accessories, plus typical Sachtler extras such as the illuminated bubble level – all at the same price/performance ratio which quickly made the Ace M the most popular tripod system in its class," says Barbara Jaumann, Product Manager at Sachtler.

Carbon-fiber tripods for every demand
Sachtler now offers the lightest weight tripod systems for the professional market. The two new Ace L carbon-fiber systems offer a 4.4 pound weight savings over other systems. With the mid-level spreader, the Ace L system weighs a mere 8.6 pounds (3.9 kilograms). In addition to their low weight, carbon fiber tripods win over users with their low torsion.

The TT 75/2 CF telescopic tripod is available with the Ace L system. The three segments per tripod leg can be quickly adjusted in length and secured with a fast action clamp. Three different positions are available for leg angle adjustment. Furthermore, the tripod equipped with the Ace L head provides an extremely broad height range of 17 to 73 inches (43 to 186 centimeters). In addition, Ace L is available with the Ace 75/2 CF mid-level spreader tripod that also comes with Sachtler rubber feet – ideal for filming on uneven ground.

Perfect counterbalance from zero to over 13 pounds
The 7-step counterbalance and the long 4.1 inch (104mm) sliding range of the Ace camera plate allows for quick counterbalancing of a camera set-up weighing anywhere from zero to over 13 pounds (six kilograms). In addition, Ace L features clearly marked counterbalance settings to aid repeatable moves. The new fluid head has a tilt range of +90° to -75°. In addition, every Ace L tripod system comes with a bag, which features practical grips as well as a carrying strap. A tripod carrying strap for the Ace L MS CF tripod system is optionally available.

Authentic broadcast feel – now more versatile
The Ace tripod systems offer optimum camera support for the growing market of video and DSLR filmmakers whose work includes everything from low-budget documentaries and EB to industry films, wedding, event, and training videos as well as webinars. Lightweight, compact, durable, dependable, and like all Sachtler products, they are ergonomically designed and feature intuitive operation. Depending on the requirements, camera operators can choose between the Ace M starter model with mid-level or ground spreader or the new Ace L in one of two configurations – all at an optimal price/performance ratio.

For more information visit or contact: Sachtler, 709 Executive Blvd., Valley Cottage, NY 10989, Phone: 845-268-0100, Fax: 845-268-0113, Email:

About Sachtler
Sachtler, founded in 1958 by cameraman Wendelin Sachtler, is a worldwide market leader for professional camera support systems for cinematography and television production, its name a symbol of top quality and reliability for decades. With an extensive range of camera support systems as well as a finely modulated product line of reportage lighting, Sachtler is the highly qualified partner for broadcast and film applications. Since 2000 Sachtler has been offering the artemis modular camera stabilizer system. With its numerous workshops and training sessions, the Wendelin Sachtler Academy has become a top address worldwide for invaluable know-how and the exchange of information, creating the ideal international platform for creative talents. Along with other leading brands in the broadcast and professional videographer industry, Sachtler is part of Vitec Videocom, a Vitec Group company. For more information on Sachtler, visit

About Vitec Videocom
Vitec Videocom brings together some of the most respected, most innovative and most sought-after brands in the industry: Anton/Bauer, Autoscript, Litepanels, OConnor, Petrol, Sachtler, Vinten and Vinten Radamec. It acts as an endorsing brand for these market-leading broadcast, film and pro video products, encouraging multi-brand system sales and simplifying the way that customers worldwide do business.

Vitec Videocom is an operating division within the Vitec Group, an international business serving customers in the broadcast, photographic and military aerospace and government markets. Vitec is based on strong, well known, premium brands on which its customers rely on worldwide.

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