7/17/2007 8:32 AM
VINTEN RADAMEC PRESENTS QUATTRO SE - THE ULTIMATE MANUAL PEDESTAL TRACKING SOLUTION FOR VIRTUAL STUDIOS
Vinten Radamec, a Vitec Group brand and a leading provider of robotics broadcast systems, introduces the Quattro SE. This lightweight, compact, manually-operated pedestal offers built in encoders for optimum integration into today‘s virtual studios.
Developed from the award-winning Quattro S, the new SE model offers all the benefits of the ergonomically assisted lifting column, the convenient doorway width, and the on shot performance of the Vinten pedestal.
High quality precision encoders have been integrated into the wheels and column, providing precise real time digital electronic positioning over the floor and during elevation.
To negate the impact of the ‘scrubbing‘ or wheel dragging experienced with other encoder equipped virtual pedestals, an algorithm has been developed which uses the motion data from each of the seven encoders to provide an error correction estimate. This delivers an improvement in accuracy ten times greater than other pedestal tracking solutions.
To deliver accurate position data for all axes, two electronics modules, a base processor and a head processor are included.
Also included is a PDA which provides the configuration and operational user interface. This not only simplifies virtual studio set-up, it also provides the operator with useful positional feedback and calibration data.
In keeping with Vinten Radamec‘s aim to simplify tracking solutions, output from the pedestal is integrated with position feedback from the 950E and 250E head and lens into a single clocked channel to the rendering system of a virtual software image generator.
For further information on the Vinten Radamec range of robotic camera support systems and accessories, go to www.vintenradamec.com
From: Vinten Radamec
709 Executive Blvd.
Valley College, NY 10989
Effective: July 13, 2007
About Vinten Radamec
Vinten Radamec is the world‘s leading provider of robotic camera support systems with the largest range covering robotic heads, pedestals and controllers suitable for studio, OB and legislative environments. With the widest customer support network and distribution infrastructure, and the most far-reaching development program in the industry, Vinten Radamec‘s aim is to continue to grow the number of robotics users in the world‘s broadcast industry.
Along with five other leading brands in the broadcast industry, Vinten Radamec is part of Camera Dynamics Inc., a Vitec Group company.
About The Vitec Group plc
The Vitec Group plc is acknowledged as a global leader in the supply of equipment and services to the broadcasting, entertainment and photographic industries and has established a reputation for technical excellence and superior engineering along with an astute business strategy, which has seen it grow by acquisition. Innovation is a cornerstone of the Group‘s activities and the organization is committed to a policy of continuous product development. With revenues (2006) of $400m (£222m) and over 1500 employees worldwide, its products are distributed in almost 100 countries, through a strong, fully resourced distribution network or direct to the end user or corporate customer. More information can be found at www.vitecgroup.com