The Ross family of BlackBird PTL (Pan/Tilt/Lift) Pedestals combine robotic elevation with a pan and tilt head for cameras that are typically left in the same floor position for the duration of a show. They provide the flexibility to remotely adjust camera height in an automated environment, as well as combine smooth vertical movement with pan, tilt, and zoom to create dynamic on-air moving shots. All Ross PTL systems are built on the revolutionary BlackBird base, which provides a smooth, ultra-stable platform for both the 2-stage S2 and C2 Lifts, and the 3-stage SE Lift, with either a 600PT or VR-series head.
Our entry-level system, the C-Series BlackBird 600PTL is based on the C2, 2-stage lift, and provides our most cost effective robotic elevation solution. Featuring the CamBot 600PT head with proprietary anti-backlash technology, it delivers an industry-leading 57 kgs / 125 lbs payload capacity and an unbeatable combination of smooth and accurate movements at a very competitive price.
The S-Series BlackBird adds several convenience and safety features, enabled by an advanced, field-replaceable electronics module that is based on the same design used in the Furio SE dolly. In addition, all S-Series models output accurate and reliable Virtual Tracking data for virtual and augmented reality, and include alignment aids to ensure the base is accurately positioned on floor.
S-Series BlackBirds are available with two choices of lifts: the S2, 2-stage lift that is based on CamBot S2 lifts, and the top of line, 3-stage carbon fiber SE Lift that delivers dramatic increases in both maximum height and elevation range. These can be mated with either the VR100 or VR600 head depending on payload requirements.