ENCO enters the new year with the purchase of Rushworks, a supplier of professional production, playback, streaming and robotics for the broadcast and professional AV markets. The acquisition, ENCO said, strengthens its “range of professional video and audio technology while adding proven products and integrated solutions that will drive expansion into new markets and applications.” […]
Mark Roberts Motion Control (MRMC), a Nikon company, will showcase its range of motion control robotics and control software, as well as industry leading broadcast solutions at IBC 2022 (RAI, Amsterdam, Sept. 9-12). MRMC’s motion control robotics and Flair software solution will be on display on stand D11 in Hall 12. Visitors to MRMC’s motion […]
Mo-Sys Engineering, a provider of image robotics virtual production and remote production, will join forces with AOTO Electronics, a specialist in LED application products, to showcase LED virtual production solutions aimed at broadcast news and factual programming at the NAB Show 2022 (April 23-27 in Las Vegas) in Booth C3331. In a live LED virtual […]
Broadcasters are insisting on more from their cameras, from the ability to capture more cinematic-style video with shallow depth of field to 4K, UHD and HDR capabilities, remote PTZ abilities and ever-smaller sizes. Above, a JVC camcorder being used on location for Idol Chat, which premiered on Retro TV and The Family Channel.
Shotoku USA, Shotoku Broadcast Systems’ North American operation, has expanded the U.S. team with the appointment of Jim Travers as robotics support engineer. Travers will provide remote and on-site robotics support and will perform installation and commissioning services for Shotoku’s North American customer base. Shotoku is a leading international manufacturer of high-quality, easy-to-use, robust and reliable robotic and […]
Telemetrics, a provider of camera robotics and control, has introduced a new collaborative pan bar for its camera robotics solutions that allows operators to robotically drive the company’s roving camera pedestal, its pan/tilt head, and camera pedestal locally with minimal effort. These hand controls, with ergonomic hand grips, offer the flexibility to easily move a […]
Robotic pedestals for newsroom cameras are fast evolving, allowing for more creative shots, AR and VR integration and far greater operational efficiency. Next up: full autonomy. Above: The Telemetrics OmniGlide Roving Platform features an innovative new drive system that is completely automated and leverages advanced software and XY sensors to “learn” the environment it is operating in.
Technology leaders from Hearst, Fox, Gray Television and Nexstar discuss the challenges and opportunities posed by recent advancements in automation and robotics technologies. Among the advancements that are improving station newscasts are templated graphics, consistent newsroom editing, consistent studio lighting and multifunctional workstations.