Cameraman, actor, and inventor, Wendelin Sachtler, made a significant contribution to the process of pictures becoming “movies”. With a pioneering spirit and inventive mind, he founded a company that has lead camera support engineering for over 60 years.
In 1958 he developed his own tripod head, a turning point for the film industry. His so-called gyro head could not only be panned and tilted but was also dampened by a gyro-system. Filmmakers were now finally able to execute pans without having to fight against their equipment gaining momentum.