On The NAB Exhibit Floor: RushWorks

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RushWorks is a Dallas area-based software development company that produces cool technology for production, playback, and streaming.

Locked On — Locked On is an object tracking solution that controls one or more PTZ or PTX fixtures, allowing  video cameras to follow the talent with no operators required. The technology utilizes predictive motion and acceleration/deceleration data to emulate the camera work of skilled and well-trained camera operators. Multiple RFID transceivers and anchors allow the cameras to automatically follow single or multiple moving targets in three-dimensional space. Whether you’re following a preacher at a service, a professor in a lecture hall, a presenter or performer on stage, or an athlete on the field, LOCKED ON provides a whole new dimension of cost-effective control and ISO tracking and recording capability. 

PTX  Universal PanTilt headsThey provide a new dimension of production functionality and versatility. When used as the base for your favorite camera or camcorder, PTX provides control of pan, tilt and camera/lens by VISCA devices, including the ubiquitous Sony RM-BR300. But the point of difference between the PTX and other pan/tilt heads is its support of full DMX control. They can be added as a fixture profile in lighting consoles and software, allowing the lighting designer to program scenes which include both lighting and video presets.

PTX Model 2 — Following on the heels of the rollout of the PTX Model 1 at NAB 2016, the PTX Model 2 makes its debut at NAB 2017 with the same universal support protocol, but big enough for larger cameras like the Blackmagic Design Ursa Mini, RED, ARRI, larger field production cameras, and DSLR-style camera bodies.

PTX Model 1— The award-winning PTX Model 1 will be active in the booth as well. This model is designed to work with smaller cameras like the Blackmagic Design Micro Studio Camera 4K, AJA RovoCam, Canon XA35 and other standalone cameras and camcorders of similar size. Both models support DMX, VISCA, LANC and Panasonic remote protocols via RS422.


SegmentR and SegmentR Pro — SegmentR is a stand-alone utility for transcoding many file formats into MPEG-2 or H.264, and for creating “virtual segments” as metadata that are stored within a file. You can also save marked segments as multiple, individual files.

SegmentR Pro includes nine enhanced features, including the RushWorks Audio Compander, a two-pass algorithm for peak limiting and compression for constant level output. LKFS Normalization or True Peak output assures CALM Act compliance.

These solutions provide the simplicity, speed and power required to manage and optimize multiple formats in a file-based workflow.

NewsDolly robotic platform for PTZ camerasThe NewsDolly is controlled like a PTZ camera, using a joystick to position and save multiple preset locations with speeds for transitions. It can move quickly for repositioning the camera for presets, or can creep slowly for the added dimension of smooth on-air moves.

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