Vinten Updates Fusion Tripod Fluid Head

Vinten, a specialist in robotic camera support systems, has announced an update to its Fusion Tripod Fluid Head. The new model offers nearly twice the available drag than the original model.

Vinten said the performance of the new FH-145 S2 head stays true to the Vinten Robotics brand providing operators with the highest quality broadcast output in addition to three distinct steps. Step One offers the identical drag levels offered by the original FH-145, while Steps Two and Three offer additional drag levels.

Vinten FH-145 S2

Vinten FH-145 S2

Designed to support typical camera and lens packages up to 145 pounds, the FH-145 S2 provides broadcasters with a flexible yet simple solution. Easy to set up, operate and service, every element of the versatile head has been engineered with the user in mind.

“The FH-145 is our flagship robotic head, and is widely recognized as the class-leading performance for studio automation,” said Neil Gardner, Vinten’s product manager.

“This is an incredibly flexible system that can be used as a fully robotic pan-and-tilt head controlled remotely, or can be instantly switched to manual control when a cameraman is preferred during the production. With the increased choice of drag in manual mode, the FH-145 S2 provides the cameraman with finer control over the ‘feel’ of the head’s movement which offers the user all the more flexibility for shot control and creativity.”

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