Vinten Radamec, a Vitec Group brand and leading provider of robotic broadcast systems, announces the availability of the FBH-175 Fusion Bolt-On Height Drive, designed to provide robotic control of the manual height mechanisms of the Vinten Osprey Elite and Pro Ped pedestals, as well as the Sachtler Combi Ped.
With a maximum payload of 175 lbs, the FBH-175 easily supports Vinten Radamec Fusion robotic heads and professional portable video cameras, lenses and prompters. The system provides up to 35.4 inches of vertical travel with broadcast-quality and on-shot smoothness at speeds of from .4 inches to 4 inches per second.
As a Vinten Radamec Fusion product, the FBH-175 integrates with Fusion controllers and works seamlessly with the Fusion pan and tilt heads. Combining the height drive with Vinten Radamec‘s FHR-100 Robotic Head and a Vinten or Sachtler lightweight manual pedestal provides a low-cost three-axis robotic camera support, while markedly increasing the versibility of studio applications.
The Height Drive is mounted at the base of the pedestal and can be quickly deactivated to allow manual control of the vertical positioning of the pedestal. The smooth movement produced by the height drive matches the performance of the pedestal under full manual control, enabling on shot movement as well as high speed repositioning.
The FHR-175 Fusion Bolt-On Height Drive is available directly from Vinten Radamec. For more information, see: www.vintenradamec.com or 845-268-0100
About Vinten Radamec
Vinten Radamec is the world‘s leading provider of robotic camera support systems with the largest range covering robotic heads, pedestals and controllers suitable for studio, OB and legislative environments. With the widest customer support network and distribution infrastructure, and the most far-reaching development program in the industry, Vinten Radamec‘s aim is to continue to grow the number of robotics users in the world‘s broadcast industry.
Along with five other leading brands in the broadcast industry, Vinten Radamec is part of Camera Dynamics Inc., a Vitec Group company.
About The Vitec Group plc
The Vitec Group plc is acknowledged as a global leader in the supply of equipment and services to the broadcasting, entertainment and photographic industries and has established a reputation for technical excellence and superior engineering along with an astute business strategy, which has seen it grow by acquisition. Innovation is a cornerstone of the Group‘s activities and the organization is committed to a policy of continuous product development. With revenues (2006) of $400m (£222m) and over 1500 employees worldwide, its products are distributed in almost 100 countries, through a strong, fully resourced distribution network or direct to the end user or corporate customer. More information can be found at www.vitecgroup.com.
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