Vinten Radamec, part of Vitec Videocom, a Vitec Group company,has announced the completion of a number of robotic studio camera support installations in the United States.
In New York City, Al Jazeera America installed a six-camera Vinten Radamec robotic system in its Manhattan studios to support its U.S. cable network. The cable channel chose Vinten Radamec’s next generation Fusion FH-145, which incorporates Vinten Radamec’s Intelligent Control Engineering (ICE) that delivers unprecedented control and accuracy in an innovative and highly compact form. FH-145 heads can be operated robotically or manually, adding to their flexibility. Al Jazeera’s robotics are controlled by a Vinten Radamec VRC controller designed for easy use in a configuration, which provides multi-user, multi-facility control of robotic pedestals, heads and elevation units.
Bay News 9, Tampa’s 24-hour cable channel, owned by Bright House Networks, expanded its existing studio robotics system with four additional Vinten Radamec FHR-145 robotic heads, utilizing ICE technology in a robotic-only head. The heads are mounted on Vinten Osprey Elite Studio Pedestals with Vinten Radamec’s FBH-175 Height Drive, providing robotic elevation control of the cameras. The cameras are equipped with Autoscript 17” prompters.
Also adding to its existing robotic studio equipment was Orlando’s WFTV, a Cox Media Group station. WFTV chose a Vinten Radamec FHR-145 robotic head along with an FP-188+ Robotic/Manual pedestal, utilizing Vinten Radamec’s new differential wheel trucks to maximize floor traction, which enhance shot stability performance. The FP-188+ can be operated robotically or manually, providing WFTV with greater operational flexibility. WFTV added a 15” Autoscript prompter.
Investment bank Morgan Stanley chose Vinten Radamec Robotics for its television studio. Through system integrator DSI RF, they selected a pair of FHR-145 Robotic- heads along with Vinten Radamec’s FCS-16 Compact Touchscreen controller, a small form-factor control system capable of controlling up to 16 robotic heads. Morgan Stanley also selected a pair of 15” Autoscript prompters.
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