Ronford-Baker then designed and developed the first fluid head with variable levels of fluid damping, whose patented designed was internationally recognised and awarded with a Technical Oscar by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
Years later, with the introduction of a counterbalance system Ronford-Baker introduced their now-legendary "2000" family of fluid heads and support systems - 2003, 2004, 2015, and 2030. The company's newest range, the ATLAS, has all the tried and tested attributes that Ronford-Baker was built on, strength, service life and reliability, and adds the functionality demanded by the modern industry. These include a 180 degrees of tilt, variable fluid power including ‘free’ running, infinitely variable counterbalance, and massive payload capability. All whilst maintaining the effortlessly fluid feel synonymous with Ronford-Baker heads.