Vinten Announces New Robotic Controller for Small Studios

Vinten has introduced the μVRC micro-sized robotic camera controller for small studios seeking broadcast-quality robotics.

Vinten said the μVRC controller allows studios of all shapes and sizes to control high-end robotics and third-party PTZs. Aimed at users looking for a complete robotic solution that suits their budget, the μVRC is a companion to the company’s Vantage compact robotic head.

The μVRC controller allows users to control multiple units for various shooting angles. The modular version of Vinten’s HD-VRC software gives users access to various features, including camera select, pre-set shots, essential shading, playback and video switcher integration that connects with third-party switchers.

The μVRC controller has a touchscreen, USB joystick panel and personalized function keys. The controller’s auto-discovery setting enables setup of the user’s robotic devices.

The controller allows users to adapt and increase functionality based on their specific needs and budget. By purchasing additional licensing modules, users can expand the software up to all of the features found in Vinten’s HD-VRC system.

Add-ons include third-party PTZ integration, the ability to add support for ICE, functionality for additional Vantage heads and full compatibility with the Vinten automation interface.

“By using the μVRC controller in tandem with Vantage, users are given the opportunity to choose which camera and lens would be best for them, while staying within budget,” said Neil Gardner, Vinten’s product manager. 

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