In Broadcast - June 2016 - 49


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KFX Technology At Cine
Gear Expo

The KFX-Ronford Baker
Motorized Camera Slider

KFX Technology took its Aurora Remote Head and
new products to Cine Gear with high-end KFX-Ronford
Baker Motorized Slider, and KFX-MYT new products
Velvet Remote Head and Constellation Skater Dolly...

K

FX Technology showed their
new high-end product, the KFXRonford Baker Motorized Slider at Cine
Gear Expo 2016. KFX Technology was
chosen by Ronford Baker to collaborate
on motorizing their well known sliders
after impressing them with the highquality engineering of the KFX Aurora
Remote Head.
The Aurora Remote Head is precision
engineered, easy and intuitive to use,
with more than enough power for the
most demanding applications, and
already has an established success
and reputation in the movie industry
worldwide. Recent productions include
Mission Impossible 5, Spectre, Star
Wars the Force Awakens, Insurgent,
Daddy's Home, Downton Abbey, Game
of Thrones and Victor Frankenstein.
KFX Technology CEO Steve Scammell
said: "KFX Technology, now based in
New York, emerged from Kontrol Freax
Ltd, a company that was among the
first to offer lightweight motion control
to the UK film market. Eventually
working worldwide from USA to China
to Indonesia, Kontrol Freax worked
with the BBC Planet Earth Team to
bring Hollywood production values
to natural history programming. KFX'
second collaboration with the BBC
Natural History Unit saw us design a
bespoke lightweight motion control
system for use on the Frozen Planet TV

The KFX Aurora
Remote Head

series."
"The experience gained from
creating technology that works reliably
and is easy to use in those extreme
conditions were put to use in the
development of the Aurora Remote
Head and now the slider motor. Plug
and play design and ease of use are
at the core of our design philosophy
as well as reliability. Now the Aurora
Remote Head and slider motor work
together to form a three axis system
remotely controlled through just one
cable. The five minute set up time for
the head and slider allows for more
flexibility on set to create more unique
shots without lengthy rigging time,
using the slider and head in either
overslung or underslung mode."
At the show, KFX Technology also
demonstrated an early version of their
new Repeat Software for the KFXRonford baker slider and the Aurora
remote head.
The KFX/MYT Velvet Remote Head
is a super compact remote head with
enough power to move even larger
camera packages around with ease.
It has a capacity of 50lbs/22kgs.
Using backlash free gearboxes the
MYT Velvet is incredibly smooth in
operation, with zero lag from the
operator's perspective and spot-on
starts and stops. This new system is
based on the popular MYT Velvet pan
and tilt Fluidless Nodal head combined
with KFX Technology control system
with its simple, one cable plug and play
operation. The MYT Velvet has a simple
joystick control console that has the
usual KFX functions for setting speed,
end stops and direction. Options are
available for pan bar or hand wheel
control.
The first collaboration between KFX
and MYT began with the motorisation
of the MYT Constellation skater dolly
from the MYT Galaxy Line. The MYT
Constellation is a camera skater dolly
that runs on regular speed rails,
an industry standard which allows
very long runs to be achieved in
comparison to regular fixed bearing

camera sliders. This allows for motor
All the new motorised products
controlled tracking shots up to 300 will be available with our new Repeat
feet/90m. As with all KFX products this Software in the near future.
motor unit is compatible with the
The KFX Controller
MYT Velvet Remote Head as well
as the KFX Aurora Remote Head.
Controls for this system offer
the same options as those from
the MYT Glideline.
All the new KFX/MYT products
come with the KFX plug and play
controls, which are recognised
within the film industry for their
simplicity and robustness.

NBC Olympics Opts
For RTS OMNEO
Intercom Technology

I

n the first Olympics use of RTS
OMNEO Technology, NBC Olympics,
a division of the NBC Sports Group,
has selected RTS to provide broadcast
intercom systems and support for its
production of the Games of the XXXI
Olympiad, which take place in Rio de
Janeiro, Brazil, from August 5 to 21.
The announcement was made by
John Pastore, Director of Broadcast
Communications for NBC Sports &
Olympics and Ralph Strader, Director
Global Product Management, RTS.
"We are proud of our long-standing
partnership with the NBC team," said
Strader, "and that RTS continues to be
their brand
of choice for

broadcasting the world's largest
sporting events. The RTS equipment
list for NBC's Olympics coverage in Rio
is extensive, including OMNEO, RVON,
IP trunking ADAM intercom matrix and
intercom panels."
"NBC Olympics has a long history of
using RTS products for its coverage
of the Olympic Games. By using RTS'
OMNEO and IP Trunking services,
we will once again be able to
expand the boundaries of intercom
communications during our coverage
of the Olympic Games," said Pastore.
A division of the NBC Sports
Group, NBC Olympics is responsible
for producing, programming and
promoting NBCUniversal's Olympic
coverage.
It is renowned for its unsurpassed
Olympic heritage, award-winning
production, and ability to aggregate
the largest audiences in U.S.
television history.

RTS' KP-Series will ensure NBC's Olympics coverage in Rio


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