The Video 18 fluid head has been helping people get amazing results all over the world for decades. It can support a payload of up to 22 kg and is a perfect fit for a wide range of projects. This operational versatility is added to by 16-steps of counterbalance and seven steps of pan and tilt drag, which allows you to work intuitively safe in the knowledge that movement will always be smooth and seamless.

ENG TV crews will love the Touch & Go function for speedy mounting and removal of the camera, robust temperature resistance, position for spare camera screws and self-illuminating levelling bubble. The Sachtler Video 18 is designed to work as fast as you do.

Sometimes perspective is the most important part of a shot, helping to better convey the underlying story. The HotPod Tripod with pneumatic column gives you a lot of height fast. At the touch of a button, its unique central locking system allows all three legs to be clamped or released at the same time. The pneumatic central column lifts cameras to a lens height of over 2m, ensuring you get the best view in the house. Changing position and packing up is made simple with the handle.

Technical Specifications

Range Video Video
Payload 2 kg to 22 kg 4.4 lb to 48.5 lb
Counterbalance 16 counterbalance steps + Boost Button 16 counterbalance steps + Boost Button
Drag 7 + 0 horizontal and vertical grades of drag 7 + 0 horizontal and vertical grades of drag
Weight 9.9 kg 21.8 lb
Bowl Size 100 mm 100 mm
Spreader Type Mid-level spreader Mid-level spreader
Material Carbon Fibre Carbon Fibre
Pan Bar Count 1 1
Sliding Range 12 cm 4.7 in
Tilt Range 90° to -70° 90° to -70°
Temperature Range -40 °C to 60 °C -40 °F to 140 °F
Interface Compatibility Touch & Go Touch & Go
Transport Length 95 cm 37.4 in
Height Range With Spreader 74 cm to 175 cm 29.1 in to 68.9 in

In The Box

Video 18 S2 fluidh head with HotPod and transport cover