Newsrooms’ Robotic Cameras Get An IQ Boost

Thanks to AI and other advances in software, robotic cameras in the newsroom are getting more and more capable, including carrying out actions that no longer need to be programmed by people. Above: The recently re-launched studios in Al Jazeera’s flagship facility in Doha combine ceiling-mounted cameras with free-roaming pedestals to provide dynamic moving shots from unique vantage points, and complete coverage of the on-air talent throughout the set. (Al Jazeera photo)

NAB Show: Shotoku Broadcast System Launching Orchestra CMS v3

Shotoku USA, Shotoku Broadcast Systems’ North American operation, is launching Orchestra CMS v3 at the 2022 NAB Show (April 23-27 in Las Vegas). Orchestra CMS v3, the latest version of the company’s camera management system, incorporates major updates that it says “significantly improve the user experience by making both setup and live operation a breeze.” Shotoku, […]

NAB Show: Shotoku To Highlight Remote-Controlled Camera Systems Developments

Shotoku USA plans to highlight features that boost functionality in production environments controlled either remotely or on-site at the 2022 NAB Show (April 23-27 in Las Vegas). It will demonstrate its flagship SmartPed fully robotic XY pedestal with Orbit and LiveView features integrated into the TR-XT control panel, and its Orchestra CMS control system enhanced […]


TVN Tech | Camera Robotics Get COVID Proving Ground

Broadcasters are warming to using robotics for remote camera operations, having seen crucial improvements in camera movement, better object and face tracking, new movement patterns and stronger overall automation. Above, a camera operator stands behind Ross Video’s remote panbar system, capturing the action on the field at a college baseball game.

Shotoku Adds Clockwise And Counterclockwise Functionality To SmartPed Pedestal

Shotoku, a provider of manual and robotic camera support and virtual reality tracking, has introduced unique new functionality — Orbit — to SmartPed, its fully robotic XY pedestal. SmartPed, which addresses the creative and commercial demands of on-air environments with a cost-efficient and high-performance solution, can now travel in clockwise and counterclockwise movements around circular sets, […]

Shotoku Names Jim Travers Robotics Support Engineer

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 […]

Shotoku Broadcast System’s TR-XT Gets Automatic Face Tracking

Shotoku Broadcast Systems, international manufacturer of robotic and manual camera support systems, has announced a new feature for its TR-XT control system. AutoFrame adds intelligent automatic face tracking to the TR-XT control system — the centrepiece of the company’s robotic platform. “Face tracking is not new, we are all familiar with the ability of even the […]

At IBC, Shotoku Intros Advanced Features For TR-XT Control System, Robotic Pedestal And Ceiling Mounted Rail System

Shotoku Broadcast Systems, international manufacturer of robotic and manual camera support systems, is demonstrating upgrades and additions to its core product platform at IBC 2019 (Sept. 13-17, RAI Amsterdam) in Stand 12.E42. The manufacturer is showcasing new features to its flagship TR-XT Control System that boost safety measures and increase ease-of-shot control and command capabilities. Shotoku is […]

On The IBC Exhibit Floor: Shotoku

Shotoku | Stand 12.E42| Shotoku Broadcast Systems has returned to IBC with enhancements and upgrades for its robotic camera control platform, including the SmartPed and SmartRail camera support solutions. It is also showing an improved TR-XT remote camera control system with an improved External Control Automation Interface (ECI), introducing its new SD and SE […]

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