Shotoku Introduces Advanced Control and Navigation Features at IBC
By: Shotoku USA
Company also introduces pan/tilt head with integrated electronic controls, and manual tripod systems
Amsterdam – 13 September 2019 – Shotoku Broadcast Systems, international manufacturer of high-quality, easy-to-use, robust and reliable robotic and manual camera support systems, is demonstrating upgrades and additions to its platform at IBC in Stand 12.E42.
TR-XT ADDS ADVANCED CONTROL OPTIONS
As part of the TR-XT extended automation interface (ECIPlus) the system now accepts shot recall commands from main and backup automation systems as well as complete joystick control, so on-the-fly adjustments can be achieved from an external automation or face tracking system.
Studio No-Go Zones
TR-XT now supports creation and management of operational zones for free roaming (SmartPed) and rail-based (SmartRail) cameras such that safe areas, and no-go zones, are always enforced. Different sets of zones can be created and stored within the Show definition of the TR-XT. Complex moves can be previewed with the Zone.
Bigger Picture with LiveView
The TR-XT's new LiveView option uses a secondary IP video camera for a wide-angle scene view for each camera enabling operators to command heads by touching a wide-angled live video view. Touching the LiveView screen will smoothly reposition the head.
SmartPed Robotic Pedestal Gets Around
Shotoku's SmartPed Robotic Pedestal now supports the new Absolute Navigation Interface (ANI) system enabling an embedded Shotoku or customer supplied external absolute navigation (i.e. optical tracking) system to provide always-referenced pedestal position data.
SmartRail Elevates Performance for Creativity and Control
SmartRail, intended for live 24/7 broadcasts, is a leading system for full-size camera configurations. It can be floor or ceiling mounted and comes with a range of elevation columns for any application and budget. Ceiling systems provide an extended elevate/descend range as well as dolly drive allowing the camera to descend to eye-level or elevate for higher-level shots, all with fully integrated motion and under a single Shotoku control system. Elevation control works upright for floor-tracks or inverted for ceiling-tracks. . The SD range, available in 2 variants, has been developed to provide a quality, affordable system for handheld cameras. The SE range provides support with high functionality and wide-ranging applications for the extended range of camera systems now available.