When we think of an icon, what comes to mind is a symbol that represents something fundamental in our lives. For those who have operated television cameras, even from the earliest days of broadcasting, one of those iconic symbols is Vinten brand pedestals and heads.
Electric Friends, a new Norwegian-based manufacturer that has developed the next generation of robotic camera systems for broadcasters, and Ideal Systems, the largest systems integrator in Asia, have launched a new robotic studio camera system at BroadcastAsia2016.
The use of on-screen graphics to add value and content to a broadcast is a longstanding production technique. The integration of interactive graphics into a live broadcast, although a more recent addition, is now a staple of news and sports productions worldwide.
At the 2016 NAB, Shotoku Broadcast Systems, a specialist in manual and robotic camera support, will show its Free-d2, a new generation of tracking system that does not require physical encoder devices attached to the camera support’s moving axes.