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Vinten Radamec Launches New Legislative Control System

The multi-user, multi-facility camera control system is designed to support complex operations with requirements from manual to fully automated operation. 
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First seen as a technology demonstration at NAB earlier this year, The Vinten Radamec Legislative Control System (LCS) is being launched at IBC 2009 in Amsterdam.

The multi-user, multi-facility camera control system is designed to support complex operations with requirements from manual to fully automated operation.

The user interface allows manual operation through a touchscreen to target cameras as well as select shots. A joystick can also be added for precision control. The complete system configuration as well as the user interface can be customized to suit the needs of each job, and the whole system is modular, allowing it to be continuously scalable as the application grows.

”Our products are already widely used in assemblies and legislatures in the U.K., Netherlands, Belgium, Scandinavia and many more,” said Karen Walker, product manager for robotics at Vinten Radamec. “The aim is always to provide a flexible and scalable system which users can tailor to their own specific requirements. So the new LCS control system is as equally suited to a few cameras in a conference centrer as it is for a multi-chamber parliamentary building.”

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Vinten Radamec also unveiled its latest, the Fusion FP188VR, a high-performance robotic camera pedestal.

A fully-robotic camera pedestal, it senses its position based on a compact, L-shaped floor target. The design uses a new differential wheel-truck system for precision and shot stability. When combined with the FHR120VR robotic head with encoders, which count 1 million positions per full revolution, the full system enables tracking and control of all movements to ensure perfect image synchronization between real and virtual elements.

It can be converted at the turn of a switch from a fully robotic to a manual pedestal. Even in the robotic mode, the pedestal has a payload capacity of 85 kg (187 pounds).

“To remain competitive, studios today have to be flexible,” said Walker, product manager for robotics at Vinten Radamec. “That is why we are focusing on these products which are specifically designed for multi-purpose applications. The same studio can be used with fully automated or manually operated cameras, on real or virtual sets. By eliminating the need to duplicate camera support equipment, the return on investment case is very strong indeed. And we have formed strong partnerships with the leading VR graphics providers, like Brainstorm, Orad and Vizrt, to ensure we can deliver a complete, interoperable and fully functional system that meets the creative challenges as well as the business ones.”

Vinten Radamec can be seen at IBC at stand 9.E20.

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