Heiwa Seiki Kogyo will release the new LX-ePed and LX-ePed Studio electric pedestal systems in April 2023. The lineup and suggested retail prices are as follows.
- LX-ePed (ground spread type): 489,500 yen including tax
- LX-ePed Studio (Dolly type): 506,000 yen including tax
- VM-12V (power supply adapter for V-mount battery): 49,500 yen including tax
This product is an electric pedestal for PTZ cameras that can be remotely controlled with a wired remote controller. With a maximum load capacity of 10 kg, it can accommodate most PTZ cameras. You can choose from two models, a simpler ground spreader type and a dolly type that is convenient to move.
The features of LX-ePed and LX-ePed Studio are as follows.
- Remote control electric lift
The LX-ePed can remotely adjust the height of the PTZ camera. By adding a lifting function to pan, tilt, and zoom, the variation of the angle of view increases, making it easier to set up in the studio.
- Stepless speed regulation
The lifting speed can be adjusted by adjusting the tilt angle of the lever on the remote control, making it easy to finely adjust the position.
- Reliable wired system
You can focus on shooting without worrying about radio wave interference because you can complete it with a cable without using Wi-Fi or Bluetooth. In addition, the remote control is powered by PoE, so you can connect it to a separate power supply or save charging work.
- V-mount battery drive (optional)
By using the optional “VM-12V” power supply, it is possible to supply power to the entire product from the V-mount battery. However, it can be used at shooting sites without power supply.
- Compatible with flat base equipment with 1/4″ and 3/8″ screws
The included “BL-F” flat base adapter has 1/4″ and 3/8″ screws, and is compatible with various equipment other than PTZ cameras.
- Video head can be attached
A 100mm ball video head can be attached by removing the “BL-F”, and a 75mm ball video head can also be attached using the separately sold adapter ring “AD-75.”
- Compact design
The pedestal and dolly/spreader can be disassembled, and each can be folded. The main unit weighs 10.3 kg and is compact and lightweight, and can be stored in the separately sold case “RC-80” for transportation.
- High angle shot
LX-ePed has a maximum height of 247cm and LX-ePed Studio has a maximum height of 261cm, enabling dynamic high-angle shooting.
- Accessory port for added convenience
The base of the tripod has two accessory ports with one 1/4″ screw hole and one 3/8″ screw hole.
- Safety specifications that do not pinch hands
In consideration of safety, the electric column is designed so that hands are not caught when it is lowered.
- Equipped with a visible bubble level
A water bubble level is embedded in the base of the head mounting base, allowing the user to check level mounting in use.