Vinten Radamec shows versatile and flexible automation at CabSat 2011 and BVE 2011
On display at at both exhibitions will be a standard Vinten Osprey Elite studio pedestal, fitted with a Vinten Radamec Fusion Bolt on Height Drive and Fusion FH-100 robotic and manual head. These can be fitted to any Vinten or Sachtler non skirted manual pedestal in the field, giving precise control over pan, tilt and elevation when in automatic mode, with the capability of switching at the touch of a button to fully manual mode, giving the system the feel of a conventional Vinten pedestal.
It will be teamed with a Vinten Radamec HDVRC control system, widely recognised as the most powerful and flexible robotics controller. Complex moves as well as pre-set shots can be defined in advance then initiated directly from a touch-screen controller. On-shot trims can be made using a joystick, ensuring perfect framing even when the performers are out of place. The networked architecture of the HDVRC brings multiple benefits, including the ability to control cameras over multiple sites, allowing remote and local studios to be operated simultaneously from the same controller. As well as the broad range of Vinten Radamec robotics the system is capable of driving Autocam and Radamec products, as well as specialist units such as external weather cameras.
Vinten Radamec has experience in providing camera robotics and controllers for legislative chambers worldwide. Installations in Sweden, Poland and Alberta in Canada are among the most recent parliamentary systems. The demonstrations will feature a specialist Radamec 431 pan and tilt head, designed to provide excellent stability and range of movement in an unobtrusive form factor. It will be shown in conjunction with a Vinten Radamec Legislative Control System (LCS) which provides a simple single point of control for any legislative installation, and can involve a very large number of robotic cameras.
The LCS can be linked into a voting or audio system that provides speaker information, from which its internal logic will choose the most appropriate camera to cover the speaker. Alternatively, it can be manually controlled using a touch screen to select and direct the cameras. In both cases, a joystick is provided to trim and tighten pre-set shots. “Automation - whether for a public building like a legislature or for a busy studio - is definitely no longer a complex, risky and expensive process,” said Karen Walker of Vinten Radamec. “What we are showing at BVE this year is that it is simple to implement, secure in operation and delivers a real return on investment in a surprisingly short timescale.”
About Vinten Radamec
Vinten Radamec is a leading provider of robotic camera support systems offering engineering excellence and globally supported solutions for a wide range of technologies and markets. Its extensive range of products include robotic heads, pedestals and controllers suitable for studio, OB and legislative environments. Recognised for some of the most innovative broadcast robotics in the world, Vinten Radamec has a worldwide customer support network and distribution infrastructure, and the most far-reaching development programme in the industry. Open interconnectivity is built in to every Vinten Radamec system, allowing it to take a seamless role in the broader automated environment and thereby increasing the number of users who can take advantage of the economic and operational benefits of robotic cameras.Vinten Radamec