In Broadcast - May 2016 - 34


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www.inbroadcast.com | Vol: 6 - Issue 5 | May 2016

InStudio

Shotoku Launches Fully
Robotic Studio Pedestal
S

hotoku Broadcast Systems, the
well-established leader in manual
and robotic camera support, and
virtual reality tracking, has launched
SmartPed, a new, fully robotic XY
pedestal that addresses the creative
and commercial demands of on-air
environments with a cost-efficient and
high-performance solution.
This latest addition to Shotoku's wide
range of advanced robotic camera
systems was introduced to the US
market at the NAB Show, where it
was demonstrated alongside the
company's full range of pedestals,
tripods, pan/tilt heads and control
systems.
The three wheel smooth-steer
pedestal features a new height column
without any need of pneumatic
balancing,
multi-zone
collision
avoidance and detection systems
and precision engineered electromechanical steer/drive system for
unparalleled levels of performance
and reliability.

Speaking at last month's show,
James Eddershaw, Sales Director,
Shotoku, said: "We're excited to be
able to roll out our new SmartPed
advanced robotic camera system
at this year's NAB Show. For years,
Shotoku has been supplying leading
broadcasters around the world with
high-performance remote camera
systems. SmartPed is a result of that
deep experience and marks the next
phase in the technical and operational
developments of robotic systems."
SmartPed offers instant switchover
between local/remote operation,
which makes the pedestal versatile
and easily operated in any application.
No re-reference or calibration is ever
required when switching between
these modes and a pan-bar mounted
local joystick enables easy control from
the studio floor as necessary. Intended
specifically for use in demanding,
high-profile live TV productions day
after day, the SmartPed design has
reliability and ease of use built in from

the start. The exceptionally
stable
height
column
provides enhanced on-air performance
during pedestal moves, even at
higher camera elevations. A local
touchscreen panel enables diagnostic
and local operation functions to be
easily accessed from the studio
floor. Floor-level adjustable
LED lighting subtly indicates
the current status (moving,
referenced, on-air, E-stop,
etc.) of the pedestal adding
both practical and aesthetic
appeal to the system. Like
all Shotoku robotics systems,
SmartPed also offers a VR
tracking option under either local
or remote control.
SmartPed is the latest addition to
Shotoku's widely deployed and wellregarded robotic camera systems,
ranging from lightweight PT heads
through floor- or ceiling-mounted
track systems to fully robotic servo/
manual pedestals.

Shotoku's SmartPed,
a fully robotic XY pedestal

SmartPed is compatible with
all Shotoku studio PT heads and
integrates seamlessly with the wellestablished TR-XT touch control
system.

Latest Dejero LIVE+ Mobile App
Enhances Video And Audio Quality
D

ejero,
an
innovator
in
cloud-managed
solutions that simplify the
transport of live video and
real-time data across remote
or mobile IP networks, has
announced a new update
of the LIVE+ Mobile App, its
ground-breaking
solution
allowing journalists to use
iPhones to get stories on air
fast.
"To maintain our leading
position
in
delivering
content over IP networks from
remote locations and even while in
motion, we spend a lot of time talking
to our customers," said Brian Cram,
CEO of Dejero. "They have shared
with us that our app is the best in
terms of picture quality and reliability.
They also outlined what they need
to make our LIVE+ Mobile App even
more useful, and we are using that
feedback to add new features and

Upgraded video and sound features with latest Dejero LIVE+ Mobile App

enhancements in each release."
The new release of LIVE+ Mobile App
enables image stabilisation on iPhone
5s and above models, smoothing out
vibrations and hand shake, which
is inevitable in any situation where
a journalist is holding the phone to
gather news or cover live events.
Based on user feedback, the audio

meter has also been enhanced.
Available during shot set-up and
while broadcasting live or recording
a clip, the on-screen dBFS audio level
metering more accurately reflects the
sound environment, helping mobile
journalists set the appropriate levels
for clear commentary. The new release
also supports microphones that utilise

the Lightning connector, such as
the iRig Mic HD, which is growing
in popularity with mobile
journalists.
The app now supports
real-time analytics in LIVE+
Control, Dejero's cloud-based
management system. Both
live and historical stream
performance data including
network connections and
glass-to-glass
latency,
combined with geolocation
information, helps operators
in the broadcast facility
monitor the performance of
a live shot, and review historic shots
which helps with planning of future
shots.
"Mobile journalism is an increasingly
significant trend, with even traditional
broadcast journalists recognising the
power of getting on air armed with
nothing more than their iPhone," Cram
said.


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