RTÉ News, Ireland’s public-service television network, has installed Vinten robotic equipment for AR and VR effects in Studio 3, its main news studio.
The Vinten robotics equipment was installed in the newly completed, 1.4 million euros refurbishment and technical upgrade project. The upgrade was designed to enhance the storytelling capabilities of Ireland's television facilities.
Provided by Irish reseller Broadcast Video Services Ltd., the Vinten equipment includes ceiling track and floor roaming pedestal systems. Studio 3 now boasts a large video wall spanning three sides of the set.
Broadcasts are further enhanced with sophisticated virtual studio graphics powered by Vizrt. Working in concert with the Vizrt VR/AR graphics engine is a combination of old and new Vinten equipment.
RTÉ purchased a new FHR-145 robotic head supported by an FP-188+ robotic pedestal. The network then was able to upgrade an existing FP-145 robotic pedestal with Vinten's Absolute Positioning System (APS), a laser scanning technology that constantly references the camera's position and removes the need for manual retargeting.
The newly installed Vinten ceiling track also includes VR/AR capabilities, adding a fresh perspective for viewers. All robotic supports are controlled by upgraded Vinten VRC software, which allowed RTÉ to retain existing control panels.
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