Manfrotto Fluid Video Head with Flat Base

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11 lb Weight Capacity

Wide Platform for HDSLRs

Side Lock System for Safer Mounting

Aluminum Alloy Construction

Spring-loaded Counterbalance

Includes Long Quick-release Plate

1/4" and 3/8" Camera Attachment

Additional 3/8" Accessory Connection

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The MVH500AH Fluid Video Head with Flat Base from Manfrotto is designed with a wide platform, optimal for HDSLR camera bodies. Smooth and precise, it has a maximum weight load of 11 lb and professional quality fluid cartridges on both its pan and tilt axes. It has a pre-set spring-loaded counterbalance of 5.3 lb, its lateral tilt range is -70°/+90° and it provides 360° panning rotation.



The side lock system on the MVH500AH allows the camera and sliding QR plate to click quickly into the head from above, instead of needing to be aligned and slid in from the back. This makes it easier and safer to mount your camera on this head. The head attaches to a tripod via a 3/8"-16 thread and includes a 500PLONG sliding balance plate with a captive 1/4"-20 tie-down screw and a 3/8"-16 adapter bushing. It also provides an Easy Link 3/8" connector on the side of the head to attach accessories such as a video monitor.


The MVH500AH is made from aluminum alloy, measures 3.74" high and provides a bubble level and precision control handle.


Wide platform fluid pan video head ideal for HDSLR cameras

5.3 lb pre-set spring-loaded counterbalance system

Side-lock system for easier and safer camera mounting

Aluminum alloy construction

Includes long quick-release plate

11 lb maximum weight capacity


Specific References

Camera Plate

Camera Plate Features

Sliding Balance Plate, Quick Release

Camera Plate Type


Camera Mounting Screw

1 x 1/4"-20 Male
1 x 3/8"-16 Male


Tripod Platform

Base Mount

3/8"-16 Thread


Pan & Tilt

Drag Control


Drag Type


Vertical Tilt

+90° to -70°

Panning Range


Independent Pan Lock


Independent Tilt Lock






Load Capacity

11 lb / 5 kg

Counter Balance

Fixed (5.3 lb / 2.4 kg)

Bubble Level


Operating Temperature

-4 to 140°F / -20 to 60°C


3.74" / 9.5 cm


2 lb / 0.9 kg


Packaging Info

Package Weight

3.565 lb

Box Dimensions (LxWxH)

14.35 x 6.45 x 6.4"


Manfrotto MVH500AH Fluid Video Head with Flat Base

500PLONG Quick Release Plate


Limited 6-Month Warranty, Extendable to 5 Years with Product Registration


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