Vinten Radamec Unveils its Latest Robotic Camera Heads

The FH-145 and FHR-145 have "intelligent control engineering” technology
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The FH-145 and FHR-145 have "intelligent control engineering” technology

Vinten Radamec, a provider of robotic camera support systems, unveils its latest robotic camera heads—the FH-145 and FHR-145—which have the company’s “intelligent control engineering” (ICE) technology incorporated into them.

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Vinten Radamec says the ICE technology “represents a major step forward in camera robotics” for the platform provides a motion control system and drive train within the heads to deliver both the fastest and the slowest broadcast quality movement. The ICE motion control system is also able to drive a wide range of full-servo broadcast lenses using analogue, digital or hybrid control modes, the company says.

The FH-145 and FHR-145 camera heads are built on Vinten Radamec’s FH-100 and FH-120 models, and offer the same performance and manual and robotic capabilities, with enhanced aesthetics and ergonomics including tilt lock for added security, and a re-configurable mounting cradle to suit a wide range of camera, lens and accessory payloads, the company says.

“This launch signifies the evolution of our product range,” says Karen Walker, Vinten Radamec’s commercial manager. “We have taken great pride in perfecting every aspect of the design and performance of these heads so they incorporate all the successful elements of the popular FH-100 and FH-120 models with the additional new motion control platform,” she said.

In addition, the FH-145 and FHR-145 “are just the beginning of our new advanced technology,” said Walker, who added Vinten Radamec plans to launch a full range of ICE based products over the next 18 months.