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Atlantic Video sets up remote broadcast cameras at newspapers

There are now remote broadcast television cameras installed in the newsrooms of The Dallas Morning Star, The Chicago Sun Times, The Boston Globe, The Denver Post and The LA Times. Atlantic Video, a broadcast production management firm, installed the cameras for ESPN's Around the Horn and other broadcast programming.


The HK 435 pan and tilt heads are capable of supporting cameras, lenses and teleprompters up to 110lbs.

The FCC’s rule allowing cross ownership of broadcast stations and newspapers may be in trouble, but the convergence of the two media is thriving as newspapers flourish on local television channels. Atlantic, based in Washington, D.C. has become a specialist at installing remotely controlled Radamec Broadcast HK 435 pan and tilt head camera systems in newspaper studios. Its latest project is installing three additional HK 435s in an Atlantic production facility currently under construction in New York City across from Madison Square Garden.

To control it’s remote systems, Atlantic uses Radamec Broadcast’s Shot Control Panel, a device capable of controlling up to eight pan and tilt heads. Equipped with a high-resolution, menu-driven, touch-screen display, the panel incorporates a wide viewing angle and logical layout.

The HK 435 pan and tilt heads are capable of supporting cameras, lenses and teleprompters up to 110lbs. The electro-mechanical design ensures responsive control, precise repeatability and smooth broadcast quality movement. The 435 has a unique system of electronic clutches enabling it to be converted to full manual control by just a simple flick of a switch. Adjustable fluid damping is provided as standard for both the pan and tilt axes to provide a perfect feel when used manually.

For more information, visit www.radamecbroadcast.com and www.atlanticvideo.com.

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