now TV’s Sports Studio Boosts Performance with Vinten Radamec

now TV has chosen Vinten Radamec’s latest robotics technology for its sports studio as
part of the company’s ongoing technology enhancement strategy. now TV deploys IPTV technology and serves more than 882,000 subscribers by broadcasting in
excess of 160 channels of local, Asian and international programming.
“We need
to maximize our resources while minimizing manual operation of the equipment –
but at the same time, we insist on providing our viewers with top quality and
exciting programming,” said Dominic Leung, PCCW’s Managing Director of Television
& Content. “Vinten Radamec is helping us to achieve just that, especially
in the case of live sports broadcasts, which demand fast and reliable
operation. Back in the studio, another robotics advantage is precise movement
control for planned shots.”
now TV’s studio
has been equipped with broadcast robotics systems from the Vinten Radamec
Fusion range, which includes two Fusion FP-145 Robotic Pedestals and eight
Fusion FH-100 Robotic and Manual Heads, operated via a pair of the latest
Vinten Radamec Control Systems (VRC).
Designed
to work with Vinten Radamec Fusion robotics heads, the Fusion FP-145 pedestal
is compatible with today’s cameras, lenses and prompters. The quality of
performance in manual or robotic set-up allows a studio to operate in either
mode. The unique four-wheel design of the FP-145 incorporates a flexible
chassis, significantly improving repeatability of position without affecting
outstanding on-shot quality of movement.
The
Vinten Radamec VRC is an easy-to-use, easy-to-configure control solution that
maximizes production flexibility, while providing multi-facility control of
pedestals, heads and elevation units. The VRC’s design enables broadcasters to
make the move to robotics either at once or on a gradual, cost-effective basis
without having to upgrade an entire system in one expensive maneuver.
Dominic
Leung added, “We have found that Vinten Radamec Fusion robotic systems are the
best fit for all aspects of our operation – from payload and effective remote
control to general ease of operation.”