The new Vinten Vantage has made its London debut here at BVE 2017. The Vantage is marketed as a ‘revolutionary compact robotic head that offers ultimate motion control and unmatched flexibility in the studio while enabling broadcast-quality movement.’
The product is designed to enable high-end moving present shots, and is camera and lens agnostic. It supports a range of cameras as well as servo and manual lenses, tailored to reduce the need for expensive full servo lenses.
Neil Gardner, product manager, Vinten Automation, said: “The Vinten Vantage offers all of the capabilities of Vinten’s high-end studio solutions plus it supports the latest professional camcorders from a variety of manufacturers including the Canon C100 or the Sony FS7.
“We are breaking new ground and offering enhanced image quality and superior motion control at the same price point of the traditional PTZ.”
Other features include a lightweight form factor for portability and adaptable connectivity to fit a variety of workflows (Serial, Ethernet, LANC, and VR). It works with existing HD-VRC control, has a tally indication display when on-air, and offers integrated level bubble for correct set-up.