Vinten Introduces FH-155 Heavy Payload Robotic/Manual Pan-Tilt Head

Vinten has introduced the FH-155, a robotic/manual pan-and-tilt head designed to support heavy payloads in modern broadcast studio settings.

With a maximum payload capacity of 155 pounds, Vinten said the FH-155 combines sophisticated software and mechanical engineering to enable accurate, smooth and quiet movements. It is the industry’s first pan-and-tilt head with an option for an integrated StarTracker module, offering reference tracking system for floor-roaming pedestal combinations.

StarTracker is an improvement on many tracking systems, which regularly need recalibrating to maintain accuracy. With StarTracker, broadcasters can calibrate multiple studios and move equipment between them as needed without additional calibration.

The FH-155 features a manual operating mode that enables camera operators to make smooth pan-and-tilt movements when required by the content or production. The manual mode features a continuously adjustable, servo-controlled drag that can handle the heaviest payloads. Operators can switch between robotic and manual modes either at the head or from the Vinten HD-VRC control system.

Both the FH-155 and the FHR-155 are designed to be near-silent when in motion — making them ideal for environments with ultra-critical noise limitations. The FH-155 and FHR-155 will be available from May and shown at NAB.

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