09.18.2009 03:27 PM
Originally featured on BroadcastEngineering.com
Telemetrics debuts Legislative Software System

With the use of live video broadcasts growing rapidly at all levels of government, Telemetrics, a provider of camera robotics and control systems, demonstrated the latest version of its CPS-LG-S Legislative Control System at IBC 2009. The software features customized touch screens of the user’s legislative chambers for easy and accurate camera position for best shot selection. The software can be used to automate multiple cameras per room with audio, graphics and up to 6000 presets.

The CPS-LG-S suite is also compatible with third-party video switchers and character generators, can manage cameras from several rooms from multiple control locations and allows camera control to be easily switched from automation mode to robotics only mode.

Already proven in use in televised legislative proceedings throughout Europe, North America, South America and Pacific Rim, the CPS-LG-S can store up to 6000 presets including pan, tilt, zoom, focus and track/pedestal functions. These presets can then be called up using the individual’s name, seat number or by microphone activation as well as from the GUI by touch-screen map activation. The system also provides 500 dynamically assignable seats per session and each seat has 16 presets (eight standing, eight sitting), which are assignable to any camera.

When a seat is activated (via the mouse, microphone or touch-screen), the CPS-LGS-S recalls the preset shot associated with the seat as well as any graphics (i.e. names) or video. If the camera is currently on the program output, no movement will occur on that camera. The preview bus of the video switcher will switch to the camera that the preset is assigned to. A joystick control panel provides trim controls for pan, tilt, zoom and focus, to adjust the camera's position if the user moves.

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