Shotoku Enhances Robotic Camera Control Platforms for IBC
Shotoku Broadcast Systems will introduce enhancements and upgrades for its robotic camera control platform, including the SmartPed and SmartRail camera support solutions.
Shotoku is showing an improved TR-XT remote camera control system with an improved External Control Automation Interface (ECI), introducing its new SD and SE manual tripod series and highlighting its Free-d2 absolute tracking system.
Shotoku’s SmartPed Robotic Pedestal, a robotic XY pedestal that addresses the creative and commercial demands of on-air environments is the highlight of the show. The three-wheel smooth-steer pedestal has been upgraded with multi-zone collision avoidance and detection systems, an electro-mechanical steer/drive system and a new height column that eliminates any need for pneumatic balancing.
SmartPed offers instant switchover between local/remote operation. No re-reference or calibration is ever required when switching between these modes and a pan-bar mounted local joystick enables control from the studio floor. It is intended for use in live TV productions day after day.
The rail camera system, SmartRail, supports floor or ceiling operation and a range of height column configurations, in both upright and inverted modes. SmartRail combines Shotoku control systems with a rail-based dolly and column system for any live, multi-camera studio production.
Shotoku is also showcasing its TR-XT remote camera control system with an upgraded and enhanced External Control Automation Interface (ECI). ECI’s new features add a layer to TR-XT including pre-set shot recall functionality and full joystick trim control to adjust and restore the pre-sets as necessary. It works from the automation system or switcher itself.
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