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Video 18 DutchManual
3.3 Positioning of the camera
Secure the camera. Apply all brakes of the fluid head
and release the one of the Video 18 Dutch.
Turn the counterbalance knob to position 5 and see
that the springs engage by tilting the camera through
the horizontal position.
Turn the drag setting to “0” position.
Should the camera be extremely side heavy the follo-
wing procedure has to be performed: Hold the camera
in a horizontal position by securing the Dutch head’s
pan bar. Open the lock of the sliding balance plate
(open red lever on the right side of the balance plate).
Compensate for any side heaviness.
Lock the balance plate by closing the red lever.
Turn the counterbalance knob to that number which
best compensates for the weight of the camera, i.e. for
as little movement upward or downward in any position.
Standing to the side of the camera hold the tripod
adaptor plate from underneath to perform the fine
adjustment. Open the lock of the sliding balance plate
(open red lever on the right side of the balance plate).
By sliding slightly sideward you will find the position in
which the camera will remain in the horizontal position.
Lock the balance plate by closing the red lever.
Select the damping level for your tilt movement via the
setting. In the correctly chosen position the camera
should not perform any independent tilt movements
from drag position “3” upwards.
Please note: A lower counterbalance setting becomes
immediately effective in any tilt position. An increase of
the counterbalance setting will only be effective in the
horizontal position (Springs must click in audibly).
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