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Even though he didn’t develop a camera he contributed much to the process of pictures becoming “movies”. In 1958, Wendelin Sachtler, cameraman, actor & inventor, developed his own tripod head, a turning point for the film industry. His so-called gyro head could not only be panned & tilted but was also dampened by a gyro-system—so now filmmakers were finally able to execute pans without having to fight against their equipment gaining momentum.
To this day Wendelin Sachtler`s inventive mind is the foundation on which the philosophy of the company is based – a company that now belongs to Vitec Group which consolidates products, Services & solutions for the broadcast, entertainment & media industry. The company remained true to its founder`s principles. Today, as in the past, the film & television industries equate Sachtler with quality, reliability & innovation. Through constant advances in product development & continual investments in the most modern manufacturing system, Sachtler has maintained its foremost standing in the industry for more than five decades.