Madrid-based broadcaster Atresmedia has bought a robotically-controlled camera system from Shotoku comprising seven TG-18 robotic pan and tilt heads and two 16-camera TR-T control systems, which will be used in Atresmedia’s re-launched and refurbished studio.
“Since the first test, we were satisfied with the overall capability of Shotoku’s system, both operationally and technically,” said Fernando García del Rey, head of studio operations, Atresmedia. “The system works well, operators find it easy to use, and the support we get from Shotoku, with Datos Media [Shotoku’s newly-appointed regional reseller], has been excellent.”
The Datos team worked very closely with the Atresmedia crew during installation and provided full training on-site once the system was integrated.
The TG-18 takes a 56kg payload, ideal for any ENG camera/lens combinations in typical studio configurations including the usual accessories such as viewfinder, hand controls and teleprompter/preview monitor. It offers complete freedom for on-air adjustments from the control systems.
The completely configurable screen layouts of the TR-T system supports 16 cameras, controlled by a single operator.