Sirui Introduces the VA-5 Ultra-Compact Fluid Video Head

For shooting video it’s important to have a fluid head, and if you’re shooting on location you’ll want it to be lightweight. To meet this need Sirui has announced the VA-5 Ultra-Compact Fluid Video Head weighing in at 1.3 lbs while holding up to 6.6 lbs. The VA-5 fluid head utilizes two bubble levels – one on the base of the head for tripod alignment and one on the top for camera alignment. An internal spring-assisted counter-balance provides for smooth 360° pans and +90°/-70° tilts. The VA-5 includes a TY-70A Quick release plate and offers a dual safety lock system.

For more info, check out the full press release below:

Sirui VA-5 Ultra-Compact Fluid Video Head

Sirui VA-5 Ultra-Compact Fluid Video Head

Sirui Introduces the VA-5 Ultra-Compact Fluid Video Head
for Professional Quality Videos
As DSLR and mirrorless cameras get smaller and their video quality gets better, more and more photographers are shooting both still and video with the same camera.  To take full advantage of these compact cameras, photographers need a high quality, compact video head that allows them to switch quickly to and from a ball head without wasting precious time changing quick release plates.

The new Sirui VA-5 Ultra-compact Fluid Video Head satisfies that demand perfectly. This precision-machined, forged aircraft grade aluminum alloy video head is lightweight (only 1.3 lb.), rugged, and designed to hold up to 6.6 lb.!

To create beautiful, professional looking videos, you need smooth movements and transitions. The SIRUI VA-5 Professional Fluid Video Head has a fluid system designed to produce smooth pans (drag is preset for smooth 360° pans or can be locked for accurate framing) and tilts (+70°/-90°).

SIRUI designed the fluid head tilt mechanism to let you steplessly adjust resistance – producing a smooth, professional look with heavy or lightweight systems. And an internal spring-assisted counter-balance mechanism provides added support, smoother tilt movements and protection of your equipment.

The SIRUI VA-5 comes with the TY-70A Quick Release Plate and can use all SIRUI TY Series photo quick release plates and most Arca compatible plates.

The SIRUI VA-5 Video Head performs equally well on photo or video tripods. The SIRUI VA-5 is well suited for use with spotting scopes, providing fast, smooth tracking and easy operation. The SIRUI VA-5 also makes a perfect video outfit when combined with Sirui P-S Series Multi-function Photo/Video Monopods.

Forward/backward camera position adjustments for balance are fast and easy. And the dual safety lock system prevents the camera from falling off when the primary locking mechanism is loosened. Push the secondary release button to remove the camera from the video head.
To make horizontal alignment of the head extra easy, there are two bubble levels – one on the base of the head to align the tripod and one on top of the video head to align the camera (a SIRUI first!).
The VA-5 is perfect for use with compact DSLRs, video cameras and spotting scopes weighing up to 6.6 lb. It includes a TY-70A Quick Release Plate, handle, custom case, tools and a SIRUI 6-year warranty.
Sirui Products are distributed in the U.S exclusively by Argraph Corporation and are available from retailers nationwide.
About Argraph:
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