Miller Announces Compass Range of Fluid Heads
Posted Feb 14, 2011

The Compass range of fluid heads is Miller Camera Support’s multi-award winning innovation, bringing to the market a premium camera support option with professional performance at very competitive pricing. The stylish and operator friendly design incorporates features like a wide payload range, selectable pan and tilt drag settings, illuminated bubble level, in a compact and lightweight 75mm and 100mm ball levelling fluid head. The Compass range has proved to be a perfect match for the latest HDV, DVCAM, XDCAM, P2HD, ENG and highly accessorised DSLR cameras.

Fluid Drag that Outperforms All the Competition
The Compass range retains the same drag components used in the renowned Arrow range. The result is soft take offs, super stable pan/tilt moves and smooth stops. There is nothing as smooth as a Miller, the inventor of pan and tilt fluid heads.

3 Models Suit all Applications
The 75mm Compass 15 and Compass 20 fluid heads provide professional performance for the latest lightweight cameras and camera configurations with a payload range between 2-9kg (4-20lbs) for Compass 15 and 2-12kg (4-26lbs) for Compass 20. With the best performing pan and tilt fluid drag range combined with a selectable counterbalance system, the versatile Compass fluid heads and its high quality construction ensures reliability in the toughest conditions.

The 100mm Compass 25 fluid head has a selectable 4-14kg (8-30lbs) payload range which provides for a variety of camera configurations to be used with Miller’s lightweight and compact tripods systems. The Compass 25 incorporates 5 settings of pan and tilt fluid drag combined with a four-position selectable counterbalance system. A quick release camera mounting system utilising the standard Euro camera plate, common to the Arrow range of fluid heads allows the Compass 25 Fluid Head to integrate easily into existing camera support inventories.

A variety of system packages are available, from the 2-stage 75mm or 100mm alloy tripod to ultra-versatile 2-stage or 3-stage Solo DV/Solo ENG tripod to the ultimate in quick deployment, the Sprinter 2-stage carbon fibre tripod; there are system packages to suit a wide range of applications.

Smartly Designed Compass Accessory Mounting Block
To meet the setup demands of today’s new trend of highly accessorised DSLR and video cameras, Miller engineers brought to the market a Compass accessory mounting bracket to allow the user to side mount camera accessories (monitors, lights etc.) up to 3kg (6.6lb) to all Compass fluid head range. The beauty of the smartly designed mounting block improves the camera’s Centre of Gravity, therefore, improving performance.

Matched with an Accessory Adaptor with standard ¼” & 3/8” tap holes, a static position is achieved for mounted accessories such as monitors to stay in sight of user whilst panning.