2-axis remote head (PAN, TILT) for jibs/cranes, dedicated for heavy, professional cameras up to 16kg.
This reinforced version of reliable X-HEAD is designed to work in a professional studio environment. The heavyweight gearbox, previously used only in panorama axis has been applied as well in the tilt axis. The new X-HEAD STUDIO has increased payload capacity and higher stability for precise motion.
The previous iteration, the lighter X-HEAD MK III, is still available for less demanding applications.
Strengthened housing and redesigned mechanics, apart from increasing payload capacity, makes this head more stable and less prone for vibrations.
The new mounting bracket is suitable for large, broadcast and cine cameras.
The head is designed to work underslung (hanging down) on jibs, cranes, or overhang sliders, and this way it works best. Thanks to the reinforced gearboxes, it can also work overslung (upright) on tripods, sliders, etc.
Note that the rigidity of the system might be decreased and a payload capacity should be reduced in the overslung mode.
Our new lineup of devices uses heavy-duty LEMO connectors. The new design includes power and data connections in one cable, which allows you to work faster and safer - without tangling the unnecessary wires.
The connectors are compatible with a wide range of AC adaptors, from small chargers for one device to large power bricks with communication modules designed for big setups.
The X-HEAD STUDIO is equipped with our unified head mount, compatible with SLIDEKAMERA's heavy sliders, as well as our jibs and tripods. This ensures that the head is mounted firmly and allows to attach the unit safely in an upside-down configuration.
The X-HEAD remote head is equipped in the Lens Control System port, which allows you to work with PDMOVIE lens motors. You can daisy-chain up to three drives and connect them directly to the head. You will have access to the lenses with the KAIROS controller. You can also use Dragonframe software or Slideye 2.0 on your Mac/PC (requires a Slidelink v3.0 adapter).
With an optional network module (SLIDELINK 3.0), you can use Ethernet or Wi-Fi to connect a group of motion control devices with the controller (that may be the KAIROS controller, a PC with a DRAGONFRAME software or the SLIDEKAMERA's SLIDEYE 2.0 app).
You need only one Slidelink v3.0 for your set. Therefore we recommend using the one integrated into the PSU320E Power Adapter, as it gives you the cleanest and neatest wire connection. But for specific use cases, such as remote setups on large distances or using the head with a separate controller for the second operator, you may consider an additional network adapter for your head.
|Maximum payload capacity:||16 kg|
|Maximum rotation speed:||72°/s (360°/5s)|
|Optional Slidelink I/O:||