Since its introduction in 2008, Furio has revolutionized not only studio robotics, but also the way broadcast news is produced. With the ability to produce silky smooth, sweeping on-air dolly shots, which can then be precisely repeated over and over again at the push of a button, Furio allows broadcasters to create more dynamic looks – while also delivering higher quality and repeatability, and lowering operating costs. Unlike jibs or other specialty camera systems, Furio has the capacity to support full-sized cameras and teleprompters, giving it the flexibility to deliver spectacular beauty shots, while also serving as the primary production camera.
As a modular system, Furio is available in a wide variety of configurations, with multiple platforms, lifts and heads to choose from. Select the towering height and unbeatable range of the SE 3-stage lift, the more economical S2 2-stage lift, or a fixed column – or mount the head directly on the SE dolly. System can then be paired with either a VR100 or VR600 pan and tilt head, depending on payload requirements.
The Furio SE dolly combines high performance, usability and safety in an eye-catching package. Quick around the tracks, intelligent cabling and interconnect features make it quick to setup, while full-featured, field replaceable electronics modules make it easy to maintain. Front and rear E-stops, regenerative brakes, and motion indicator lights make it the safest dolly on the market. Mounting a VR100 or VR600 head directly on the dolly provides a unique perspective, whether looking up from floor level, or down from a mezzanine.
Already a market leader as the only mass-produced, high performance robotic dolly system available, the Furio lift and dolly were completely redesigned in 2017 when Furio SE was introduced. At over 2.2 m (7′ 2″) tall, and with more range and speed than the original, the SE Lift combines with the SE dolly to provide spectacular moving shots, while safer, more robust and more reliable than any competing system. Meanwhile, its intelligent design makes it easier to setup, maintain, and operate.
With the addition of the economical S2 Lift, the Furio lineup now includes a more affordable option that will enable an even wider spectrum of studios to enjoy the practical and creative benefits that have made Furio so successful. Combine with a VR100 (1777mm/70.0″ height) or VR600 head (1808mm / 71.2″ height) and the SE dolly to create a high-performance dolly system at a mid-market price.