Studio camerawork can be very demanding, requiring precise shots to be delivered repeatedly under pressure – often in noise sensitive and dimly lit locations. Achieving this relies not only on skill and practice, but also on quality, reliable equipment.
Pedestals are typically used in studios and because they are a dynamic tool - used during recording – noise and smoothness of movement are critical factors to consider. In addition height range is key: the ideal studio pedestal should enable the operator to place the lens below the eye line of a person sitting in a chair, as well as position the camera lens over the shoulder of a person standing on set.
Click here to download an introduction to the Quattro range’s features and operator benefits, designed to minimise the demands of studio work.
Of course pedestals are only one part of the studio set-up. Pan and tilt heads have to be reliable, quick to set-up and often capable of holding multiple accessories such as prompters and talent monitors. Most importantly they have to help the operator achieve the exacting standards demanded by today’s audiences.
Click on the tab above to read case studies by leading camera operators and find out why Christian La Fountaine, Director of Photography for ‘How I Met Your Mother’ thinks Vinten provides the “perfect interface to move the camera and get the shot”.
Philip Dalgoutte is Vinten’s Product Manager.
Philip joined the Vitec Group in 2005 as a Design Engineer. During his time with the company he has played a pivotal role in the launch of a multitude of new products including Vinten’s range of encoded pan and tilt heads. Before his current role he managed the Vinten Radamec range, overseeing the design, development and production of some of the company’s most innovative robotic camera support systems.
Philip has a unique insight into the Vinten product range and is happy to help with any more product specific questions or comments that you may have. Simply fill in your details below and your message will be sent directly to Philip, who will respond personally as soon as possible.
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