The new Vinten FH-155 is a robotic/manual pan-and-tilt head designed to support payloads of up to 70kg with accurate, smooth and quiet movements.

It is also the first pan-and-tilt head with an option for a fully integrated StarTracker module, offering an attractive 22-bit-accurate absolute-reference tracking system for floor-roaming pedestal combinations. If manual use isn’t required, there is a robotic-only version, the FHR-155.

Robotics on track for the stars

Robotics on track for the stars

Also on show is a new virtual reality/augmented reality addition to the Vinten Hexagon curved floor and ceiling tracks. A collaboration between Vinten, dolly manufacturer Tecnopoint and Vizrt, the VR/AR option brings virtual set graphics together with Hexagon’s camera angles and movements. As the first curved track designed for Vizrt’s graphics engine, the new VR/AR system takes tracking data from the dolly, then uses an algorithm to calculate the position of the camera on the curved tracks and communicates it back to Vizrt.

There is also a new sequencing control option for Vinten’s robotic pedestals and pan-and-tilt heads enabling curved movements via a series of user-defined waypoints. It is part of the latest version of Vinten’s HD-VRC control software.

Vinten is exhibiting at IBC2019 on Stand 12.E65.