Shotoku Broadcast Systems' equipment supports RCN-TV's virtual solution

Shotoku Broadcast Systems recently delivered several tripod and tripod/dolly systems to support RCN-TV’s new Vizrt virtual set solution. RCN-TV, one of Colombia’s two privately licensed TV networks, went on-air with the equipment in late 2008. The network reaches 97 percent of Colombian viewers through 132 stations.

Working with Closed Caption Latina, a prominent systems integrator and distributor for major manufacturers in the Colombian market, Shotoku designed a camera support configuration that integrates seamlessly with RCN-TV’s Vizrt Viz Virtual Studio to achieve exceptional performance in a VR environment. Shotoku supplied a TK-59VR jib paired with a TU-03AVR pan/tilt head to enable wide camera coverage without the use of a dolly. The TU-03AVR sends exact camera position signals to the computer in real-time via built-in, high-precision encoders for fail-proof positioning.

RCN-TV also installed a complement of Shotoku’s single- and double-stage tripods and studio dollies with SH-90 pan/tilt high-performance heads. Designed for portable broadcast cameras, the heads provide the smooth, high-quality movement needed for clear camera work.

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