Manfrotto’s Nitrotech N8 Video Head Features Breakthrough Nitrogen Piston Technology

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Yea, we're all usually really excited about cameras and lenses, but what of the other accessories that we use all the time? What about that lowly video head?

Manfrotto looks to take a leap forward with their new Nitrotech Video Head – order at B&H


  • Supports Up to 17.6 lb
  • Innovative Nitrogen-Piston Mechanism
  • 75mm Flat-Base Head
  • Precision Counterbalance System
  • Illuminated Bubble Level
  • Left-Side Controls

Manfrotto Nitrotech Video Head

Manfrotto Nitrotech N8 Video Head

Via B&H:


The Manfrotto Nitrotech N8 Video Head features an innovative, continuous counterbalance system based on a nitrogen-piston mechanism. Unlike heads with stepped levels of counterbalance, the Nitrotech N8 can be precisely adjusted to the weight of your camera rig. Adjust the counterbalance by twisting the knob on the left side towards the front of the head. The knob itself can be extended with a pull, adding room useful with a wider camera. With a maximum payload capacity of 17.6 pounds, the Nitrotech N8 is designed to be used with a variety of video or DSLR/MFT camera rigs. This 75mm flat-base head can be used with a half-ball adapter (available separately) for maximum flexibility in mounting to tripods, sliders, hi-hats, or other supports.

More about the Manfrotto Nitrotech N8 at B&H.

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Witness a Revolution in Videography

Introducing Nitrotech – the New Fluid Video Head

Upper Saddle River, N.J. (April 19, 2017) – Manfrotto, a leading global innovator and manufacturer of premium photo, video and lighting support products and accessories, announces the launch of the new Nitrotech Video Head – a revolutionary head that combines the most successful features of Manfrotto’s Video Heads range with the ground-breaking, unique-to-the-market nitrogen piston mechanism which guarantees continuous counterbalance during use.

The Nitrotech N8 Video Head securely supports a load up to 17.6 lbs. The new head features a precise, continuous counterbalance system which effortlessly and safely holds and operates a wide array of video camera models. The variable fluidity function on both pan and tilt allows for smooth, judder-free movement. It also features a 3/8” Easy Link equipped with an anti-rotation function that enables an external monitor or other accessories to be mounted.

This new video head also features a side-lock sliding plate mechanism that allows for a safe, quick and easy camera attachment. The Nitrotech head has a flat base mount with a standard 3/8” thread that is highly versatile for different support combinations (tripod, slider, rig or crane).

Manfrotto’s game-changing N8 Nitrotech Video Head makes a strong impression at first sight through its distinctive and impactful design, which emphasizes this core breakthrough technology.

Key features include:

  • Breakthrough nitrogen piston technology for precise, continuous counterbalance
  • Variable pan & tilt fluidity for smooth and accurate shooting
  • Easy link connector with anti-rotation to support off-camera accessories
  • Side-lock sliding plate attachment
  • Secure 17.6 lb. load capacity
  • High-impact, groundbreaking design, superior quality materials

The Nitrotech N8, first model in the Manfrotto Nitrotech line, is also available as a system in the following configurations: MVKN8CUS and MVKN8TWINMUS.

MVHN8AHUSNitrotech N8 Fluid Video Head$449.99
MVKN8CUSNitrotech N8 & 535 Single Carbon Fiber Leg$1,179.99
MVKN8TWINMUSNitrotech N8 & 546GB Twin MS$949.99


Nitrotech and the entire Manfrotto video heads range will be showcased in the Manfrotto section of the Vitec Group booth in Central Hall (#C6025) at the Las Vegas Convention Center during NAB Show®, April 24-27, 2017. Cinematographer Matt Workman, who has shot music videos for Justin Bieber, 50 Cent and commercials for Google, Facebook and BMW, will be demonstrating and shooting with Nitrotech during the show Monday, Apr. 24 at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, Apr. 25 at 2:00 p.m. and Wednesday, Apr. 26at 11:00 a.m. Videographer and YouTube vlogger, Devin Graham, a.k.a. DevinSuperTramp, will be doing a live broadcast as part of the Teradek show on Tuesday, Apr. 25 at 11:00 a.m. PST. This broadcast will be streamed live Additionally, Devin will do live demonstrations Monday, Apr. 24 and Tuesday, Apr. 25 at 11:30 a.m. and on Wednesday, Apr. 26 at 11:00 a.m.

Nitrotech is available now nationwide at authorized dealer locations and on the newly redesigned website. The revamped brand site features an enhanced user experience: easy, intuitive navigation, fresh design and smart shopping assistant, dedicated mobile version for enjoyable on-the-go content and a wide array of brands for photo and video devices and accessories.

For additional information about Manfrotto, visit Follow Manfrotto on Facebook at, on Twitter @manfrotto_us or

About Manfrotto (Vitec Group) –
Manfrotto is the world leader in the design, production and distribution of professional products for photography, video and entertainment. The company was founded in 1972 based on Lino Manfrotto’s experience, and its mission has always been to support and simplify the work of reporters, photographers and producers. The Imagine More project adds to this historical mission the idea of fuelling the enthusiasm of weekend photographers and supporting the surge of new amateurs. Part of the UK-based Vitec Group since 1989, Manfrotto has now become a worldwide presence. In its nine key markets – Italy, France, Germany, the United Kingdom, China, Japan, Hong Kong, the United States and from 2016 in the Netherlands – it is represented by its own direct distribution system, Manfrotto Distribution, whereas in 80 other countries sales are handled by independent distributors. Through the Imaging Division of Vitec Group, Manfrotto Distribution owns the following leading international brands: Manfrotto, Gitzo, Lastolite by Manfrotto, Avenger and is the U.S. distributor of Bowens, Gossen, Metz, 360Rize, Shoulderpod and National Geographic.

(cover photo credit: snap from Manfrotto)


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