Refers to moving the camera vertically without changing the angle at which it points (that would be a Tilt). Usage: "pedestal up," "pedestal down".
The name is a reference to the spring or gas counterbalanced stand to which a studio camera is mounted (they can also be power adjustable). This same move can be renamed according to the equipment used, i.e. "boom up", "crane up", etc.
Not to be confused with Pedestal, the Pokemon fanfic..