Two new elevation units for camera pedestals, or height drives, have been introduced by Vinten Radamec for on air use in both large, fully-automated and small production studios.
The Fusion FE-165 can take heavy heads (like Vinten Radamec’s Fusion FHR-145) for large studio cameras and payloads (up to 55kg), while its FE-55 can take up to 25kg, and matches the FHR-35 head. The high-rising FE-165 goes up to 2m (plus head), while the FE-55 rises to 1.8m.
Both models have a small base diameter, allowing them to fit through a standard door opening. They use standard IP for control via Ethernet, and are virtual reality ready, outputting full tracking data (pan, tilt, zoom, focus and elevation).
There are two configurations of the FE-165: the FE-165 Light with the FHR-145 robotic head; or the FE-165 Elite for manual control, as it can be operated using a pan bar-mounted height controller and combined with the FH-145 head.
“The FE-55, on the other hand, has been designed to support smaller camera packages while still offering the same performance, but at a more competitive price. When combined with the Vinten Radamec CP4 control system, the FE-55 enables smaller studios to provide an additional axis of movement enhancing available shots,” explained Neil Gardner, product manager.