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Vinten Radamec: Robotics head for heavy cameras

A robotics fluid head for larger studio cameras, that can handle payloads up to 90kg, has been introduced by Vinten Radamec. The FH-200 is based on the design of the company’s successful FH-145, but with higher capacity, to cope with box lenses, prompters, talent monitors and large viewfinders.

“The FH-200 was designed as a direct result of customer feedback, who indicated they wanted the same high quality robotic performance for their heavier studio set ups,” said Karen Walker, robotics commercial manager for Vinten Radamec. “We have kept the familiarity of the FH-145, taking its outstanding on-air movement quality and accurate shot replay.”

Additional features of the FH-200 include a new mounting cradle that is now large enough to suit the wider studio cameras. Like the FH-145, the FH-200 can also be used in both manual and robotic modes.

“We have created a different pan bar mounting arrangement [from the Vinten Vector range] on the FH-200 as the big box lenses require larger pan bar mounted zoom and focus demands,” she added. “The updated motion control parameters of the head ensure smoother movement and more accurate recall of shots even with those much heavier payloads.”