Shotoku To Show Advancements In Robotic Camera Control At NAB 2020

Shotoku USA will launch the next phase in technical and operational developments for robotic control systems at NAB. The company will demonstrate advancements that incorporate an IP interface into its SmartPed robotic pedestal and a self-contained and easy to connect pan/tilt head.

Shotoku said its SmartPed now comes with two optional additions depending on the environment. 

TG-18i Pan/Tilt Head.

TG-18i Pan/Tilt Head.

AN-I is an IP interface within SmartPed enabling it to interface to existing external optical tracking systems such as Mosys StarTracker or Stype RedSpy using the absolute tracking information to reference and adjust the pedestals own internal navigation systems.

AN-S provides a full integrated solution, including the optical tracking system for situations where customers do not already have installed optical tracking.

The TG-18i Integrated Pan/Tilt Head provides an integrated head with high payload and simple connectivity. All the key features of the TG-18 include perfect motion and full manual override with fluid damping.

The TR-XT Control System will be shown with multiple enhancements that will further expand the capabilities of this control system. It will be demonstrated with the new LiveView option that uses a secondary IP video camera to provide a wide-angle scene view for each camera.

LiveView enables operators to command heads to new positions simply by touching on a wide-angled live video view of the studio, smoothly repositioning the head towards the selected presenter, guest or other area of interest.

Studio Zones Software.

Studio Zones Software.

Studio zones define areas within a studio into which cameras may or may not travel. Zones have a dynamic understanding of studio equipment to avoid no-go areas and potential collisions. In addition to each SmartPed’s unique on-board collision avoidance system, Studio Zones offers a higher level of control for the operator to ensure smooth and safe operation within the environment.

The company will show its enhanced automation interfaces allowing not just pre-set shot recall but full camera adjustment on-the-fly from external systems, even including face-recognition and tracking systems.

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