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Czech TV selects Vinten Radamec for studio upgrade

Vinten Radamec has won an order to supply Czech TV with three Quattro SE encoded manual pedestals installed to be in a refurbished Czech TV studios in Prague.

Vinten Radamec has won an order to supply Czech TV with three Quattro SE encoded manual pedestals to be installed in a refurbished Czech TV studios in Prague, writes David Fox.

The equipment will be installed as part of a rebuild programme, which will provide a full, HD set up in the Czech TV virtual studio. Predominantly used for sport and discussion programmes, the virtual studio will form part of Czech TV’s national network, and will reinforce its position as the biggest broadcaster in the region.

The Quattro SE pedestals will form a crucial element of the studio set up, working alongside a full range of equipment including Vizrt virtual studio software.

The Vinten Radamec order was secured through Czech Republic-based broadcast integrators Elvia-Pro.Jan Pavlik, its Customer Support Engineer said: “We have supplied Vinten Radamec’s equipment for more than seven years and we recommended these pedestals as part of the Czech TV rebuild as their robotic camera support systems always deliver on performance and offer the most reliable solutions for virtual reality applications. Once installed, the Quattro SEs will provide the studio with a faster and easier setup and much more dynamic movement of the cameras”.

The manually operated Quattro SE pedestal is lightweight and compact and its built in high quality precision encoders provide precise real time digital electronic positioning over the floor and during elevation. A PDA is also included to provide the configuration and operator’s user interface, significantly simplifying the set up in the virtual studio. This is delivered through the latest calibration routines, head set up and optical axis offset input, whilst also providing the operator with enhanced functionality such as quick homing, and virtual set trimming.

“The combination of simplified homing and set up procedures, precise digital electronic positioning and on shot performance ensure that the Quattro SE is an ideal solution for virtual studios,” said Vinten Radamec commercial manager, Karen Walker.

Vinten Radamec has now completed more than 800 robotic camera support installations worldwide.