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.
Telemetrics’ robotic Pan/Tilt camera system for mirrorless cameras played a starring role for the Associated Press during the NFL’s biggest game in Tampa Florida on Feb. 7. The remote controlled system—a Sony Alpha α9 full-frame mirrorless camera mounted on the Telemetrics PT-CP-S5 Compact Pan/Tilt Head installed inside a Telemetrics WP-HOU-A9 Weatherproof housing and sold as […]
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.
Twin Cities PBS recently used robotic camera control equipment from Telemetrics for a taping of Suze Orman at the New World Center in Miami. The show, Suze Orman’s Ultimate Retirement Guide, was recorded for a special fundraising drive at numerous PBS stations across the country over the next year. A “pledge set portion” of the PBS show […]
As designs and prices get smaller, robotic cameras are cropping up on more stations’ wish lists, especially for groups with centralcasting ambitions. The top three manufacturers, offering different features and designs, see their market expanding both in the U.S. and internationally.