The Quattro SE, VRI Box & Vector 950i Pan and Tilt Head System from Vinten is a pedestal system which includes a Quattro SE Encoded Manual Pedestal, a Virtual Reality Interface (VRI) Box, and a Vector 950i Pan and Tilt Head, as well as a Telescopic Pan Bar, a Pan Bar Mounted PDA user interface, a camera wedge plate, and a VRI Box mounting kit.
The Quattro SE pedestal is a compact, manually operated pedestal with built-in encoders. It offers a combination of simplified homing and setup procedures, precise digital electronic positioning, and on-shot performance for use in virtual studios. The pedestal features an ergonomically assisted lifting column and a small doorway width.
To enable tracking, high-quality precision encoders have been integrated into the wheels and column of the Quattro SS. The pedestal also incorporates an electronic module and base processor which deliver accurate position data for all axes. This combination with the head information provides precise real-time digital electronic positioning over the floor and in elevation. A PDA is included to simplify the setup procedure and provide the configuration and the operator's user interface. This is delivered through various calibration routines, head setup, and optical axis offset input, whilst also providing the operator with enhanced functionality such as quick homing and virtual set trimming. The homing procedure has been further simplified to provide ease of operation, flexibility of direction & angle of approach, and a fast targeting option.
A cable management system is incorporated into the pedestal to prevent the cable being caught or tangled during repositioning. To simplify virtual tracking, the output from the pedestal is integrated with the Vector 950i head, and lens position is fed back into a single data channel to the rendering system of a virtual software image generator.
The Vector 950i is an encoded manual pan and tilt head. It offers real-time digital electronic positioning with a load bearing capacity of 35 to 264 lb. The rotary optical incremental encoders can be accessed via a connector provided at the front panel. Along with a tilt range of ±90° for 132 lb & ±60° for 264 lb, the Vector 950i Encoded Manual Head offers a tilt and pan resolution of 1,800,000° (per 360°). It supports TF drag that adjusts the drag level and whip pan movement without any manual reduction of drag. This head is ideal for virtual production with full facility studio and OB cameras.
The VRI Box processes the positional data from the head encoders. It offers direct interfacing to lenses with encoder outputs (or bolt on lens encoders), to enable single data streaming to a graphics rendering system. The VRI box comes with a head interface cable, GUI, and mounting brackets. Mounted on the Quattro SE it provides full six-axis tracking. The Quattro software enables re-configuring to give X, Y, and Z axis VR movement.