As you'll know, IBC has unfortunately been cancelled this year so we will not be able to welcome you to our stand and show you some of the great new developments we've been working on recently. However, feel free to contact us to arrange a one-to-one Q&A demo session online covering any of our systems.
Below is a selection of highlights from the planned demonstrations at the show this year.
Thanks for your understanding and we look forward to seeing you soon!
“SMART” ROBOTIC SOLUTIONS
SmartRail – Both Ceiling and Floor Mounted Configurations
Specifically intended for live studio broadcasts that operate 24x7, SmartRail is ideal for full-size camera configurations. It can be mounted on the ceiling and provide an extended elevate/descend range as well as dolly drive allowing the camera to descend to eye-level and also elevate for the higher-level sweeping shots, all with fully integrated motion and under a single Shotoku control system. SmartRail can also be mounted on the floor. The advanced design of the elevation column makes it possible to raise cameras to new heights while retaining the stability and smoothness of on-air control.
New Functionality - SmartPed Robotic Pedestal
Engineered for continuous use in high-profile live TV productions, the SmartPed now supports the new Absolute Navigation Interface (ANI) system enabling an embedded Shotoku supplied, or customer-supplied external absolute navigation (i.e. optical tracking) system to provide always-referenced pedestal position data.
New - TG-18 PT Head with Integrated Electronics
The TG-18 PT head will be on show with its new fully-integrated electronic control system. The same powerful CMC electronics module used on all standalone TG-18 systems can now optionally be embedded within the body of the TG-18 itself, providing a compact unit with AC power and network connections directly to the head. Fully compatible with the traditional external CMC solution the TG-18i provides added choice for customers dependent on the configuration of their system.
New – ‘LiveView’ Powerful User Interface with Unparalleled Capabilities
The TR-XT will be shown with the new LiveView option using a secondary IP video camera to provide a wide-angle scene view for each camera. Operators can use the LiveView image to control and command the robotic systems to new positions – without needing to pre-store the position.
NEW AND NEWSWORTHY MANUAL CAMERA SUPPORT
SX200 and SX260 ENG Tripod Systems
The new SX200 and SX260 ENG/EFP camera support systems feature a brand-new ground-up design. The systems incorporate “Truebalance” which delivers perfect counterbalance and is also easy to adjust throughout the range with an intuitive display to indicate the current setting. The drag system uses our well known “Viscam” design but adds a new actuation system that combines the convenience and speed of selection of a stepped approach, with the fine-tuning and on-shot adjustment of a continuously variable design.
Partnered with a new 2-stage ENG carbon fiber tripod with fast action de-tented leg locks for quick setup and teardown, the system is also one of the lightest on the market at this payload and performance level.
Shotoku will also show the recently launched SD & SE Manual Tripod Series. 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.
Our sales and technical staff will be available at all times to answer any questions at stand 12.E42. We look forward to seeing you there.