Robotic Camera Systems

The Major Symphony Hall in Miami Hosts A Myriad Of Outside Production Clients With Telemetrics Cost-Saving Technology

Allendale, NJ (November 20, 2019) —

The Minnesota (Twin Cities) PBS station recently used robotic camera control equipment from Telemetrics, a leader in robotic camera control systems, for a taping of #1 New York Times Best Selling Author and financial consultant Suze Orman at the New World Center in Miami, Florida.

The show, entitled ““Suze Orman’s Ultimate Retirement Guide”, was recorded for a special fundraising drive at numerous PBS stations across the country over the next year. A “pledge set portion” of the PBS show will be shot in Minneapolis in the next few weeks.

The Twin Cities PBS station used six PT-LP-S5 pan/tilt heads mounted throughout the New World Center as well as two Telemetrics Televator™ elevating pedestals with S5 pan/tilt heads on stage to capture Orman from every angle. There were 3 live cameras in the audience, one Steadicam operator in front of the stage, and two robotic operators in the control room overseeing a total of 14 cameras. Nine of these cameras were under the control of the two robotic operators (one camera was fixed) using two RCCP control panels. The camera shader had an additional RCCP panel to assist as needed.

As a complete camera robotics system, the Telemetrics PT-LP-S5 servo-controlled Pan/Tilt heads, Televator pedestals, and the RCCP camera controller system ensures precise and accurate camera moves that remain consistent and repeatable every time. It also saves space, setup time and production costs.

“The Televators worked perfectly for nice eye-level crowd shots taken from [Orman]’s POV,” said Dan Slentz, Chief Video Engineer at the New World Center. “We have many of the Telemetrics Pan/Tilt head built-in and ready to go at any given moment.”

“There’s nothing we really can’t do with robotics,” Slentz said, adding that the use of camera robotic keeps operational costs low. “And the key-frame tracking [on the Telemetrics control panel] adds so much more to pre-programmed moves.”

About The Products:
A unique counter-balancing system on the PT-LP-S5 enables quick, easy and accurate setup, even when a teleprompter, confidence monitor, and other components are mounted on the head. Multiple cameras can be quickly configured as pan, tilt and pedestal parameters are accessed via a simple push of a button on the camera base (eliminating the need for a dedicated control panel). In addition, LED indicators provide real-time warning if the load is out of balance.

The Televator series of elevating pedestals (available in multiple sizes)allows users to maximize space in small studios by mounting and remotely controlling cameras in a multitude of ways.

The RCCP Robotic Camera Control Panel includes a user-configurable control surface, and high-end processors to support complex automated key-frame based motion paths, as well as snapshot thumbnails for shot presets and live video preview. A single operator can now maneuver multiple cameras with powerful, yet natural control over complex camera moves.
For more information on Telemetrics’ camera robotics and control systems call 201-848-9818 or visit www.telemetrics.com.

About Telemetrics, Inc.

Founded in 1973, Telemetrics revolutionized television camera control with the development of triax and continues to be a pioneer of innovative camera control systems used in the Studio, Legislative, Military, and Education markets. The company began designing, manufacturing and supporting its own camera robotics systems in 1979, and ceiling and floor camera track systems in 1981. Today, Telemetrics offers the OmniGlide™ Robotic Roving Pedestal, the ever-expanding RCCP platform of control panels, the S5 line of pan/tilt heads, the Televator™ family of motorized columns, and TeleGlide™ camera track systems in floor, wall and ceiling mounted configurations. Telemetrics is committed to making the most reliable, durable, and dependable television broadcast robotics ecosystem in the world…products that can be built on for decades, not just years.

Editorial Contact

Mel Medina
Director
Product Marketing / Management
201-848-9818 x221
MMedina@telemetricsinc.com

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