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InStudio

Telemetrics Brings Collaborative
Robotics to the Studio
T

elemetrics has improved the way
camera operators manually move
their robotic pedestals around with the
introduction of its new RCMC Robotic
Collaborative Manual Control pan bars.
Intended for installation onto a
PT-LP-S5 Pan/Tilt Head, whether
mounted on a Televator attached to an
OmniGlide RRP-1 rover or on a manual
dolly, the RCMC makes simple work of
manually moving Telemetrics robots to
reconfigure the studio, move the rover
to another set, or set up a new show.
Other studio pedestals include
a large steering wheel around the
column base. Operators have to
crank this wheel with their hands to
turn the pedestal's undercarriage
and then push the heavy robot in the
direction required. It's difficult to do
that, especially when the operator
might not be a big burly person. With
the new Telemetrics hand controls
any operator, even those with limited
experience, can robotically drive the
pedestal and move it in any direction

with the touch of a button.
"The RCMC is collaborative not
because it senses what you want
to do," said Michael Cuomo, Vice
President of Telemetrics. "But because
it allows you to work in tandem
with the robotics. This means
anyone on the production
team
can
move
the
OmniGlide in any direction.
And, thanks to the OmniGlide's
unique design, mobility is smooth
enough for on-air dolly shots."
With a dual-axis joystick integrated
right into the handle, the RCMC
allows operators of the OmniGlide to
move the camera around the studio
smoothly and effortlessly enough to
create manual camera moves on air.
It also features four pushbuttons on
the top surface for mode and settings
selections, and one rocker on the
bottom of the bar handle (under the
joystick) to control the elevation of a
Televator elevating column, or lens
zoom.

Finally, surrounding the
RCMC joystick is a knurled
RCMC (Robotic Collaborative
dial used to control lens focus Manual Control) pan bars
on products from Canon and
Fujinon.
push buttons clumsily attached, our
The state-of-the-art engineering RCMC's control surfaces are tightly
of the pan bars facilitates three integrated into the pan bars," said
operational modes: Remote robotic Cuomo. "So, it's very natural for
control via a Telemetrics RCCP operators to do anything they would
controller; Local robotic control of all normally do with a heavy studio
axis, including lens zoom and focus, pedestal but with assistance from the
from the RCMC; and Hybrid control pan bar/rover combination to make it
mode allowing partial local robotic easy."
control of lens functions and an
The new Telemetrics RCMC pan bars
OmniGlide rover's travel with manual are a collaborative, no compromise
control of a PT-LP-S5 Pan/Tilt head robotic control device made for today's
(with manual option).
busy production studios looking to do
"Instead of a simple joystick and more with the resources at hand.

Shine TV Lockdown Documentary Deploys
LiveU-Powered Smartphone Rigs
S

hine TV, part of the Endemol Shine
Group, has created an innovative
documentary about these difficult
times using LiveU's LU-Smart mobile
app to do so, fully adhering to current
COVID-19 lockdown rules in the UK.
Called A Very British Lockdown:
Diaries from the Frontline, which aired
on April 21 on ITV, one of the UK's
main terrestrial channels, it follows
NHS staff, nursing home workers
as well as members of the public to
reflect the reality of current lives.
Executive Producer Tom Hutchings
at Shine TV, says, "A lot of productions
have been put on hold, for obvious
reasons. Networks are now faced
with finding content to fill their
schedules. Production companies are
trying their best not to shut up shop,
adjusting to new ways of working to
make compelling TV in the current
climate while adhering to government
restrictions. This is what we have
done with this documentary, creating
TV simply with LiveU technology that

LiveU's LU-Smart mobile app documents life on the frontline

provides a real cross-section of what's
happening. It means we can stay safe
and ensure we capture great content.
Everything in the film - with the
exception of GVs (general views) - was
shot through the app."
Drawing on their experience in
making
technically
challenging
productions such as Celebrity Hunted
and The Heist, which utilised LiveU's
technology, Shine TV began to develop
a workflow to allow remote filming

by members of the public while
maintaining editorial quality.
Having reached out for possible
participants, Shine TV ensured each
one downloaded LiveU's LU-Smart
app to their smartphone. That meant
no crew onsite - or physical contact
at all with participants - with footage
then uploaded to Shine TV servers
and edited from home by Shine TV's
editors. Using LiveU Central to manage
and monitor what was being shot

in real-time, additional instruction
updates were communicated to
participants as and when required.
Shine TV was able to adhere to
all lockdown rules while creating
quality content that still had the
desired feeling of being raw and
real. Although this documentary is
about the UK experience, Shine also
received footage from other countries,
including India and South Africa.
Tom Williams, Executive Producer
of the documentary, says: "Lockdown
is the most extraordinary time in
recent British history, and we were
desperate to tell ordinary people's
stories of hope, fear and resilience in
the fight back against the pandemic...
By teaching our contributors remotely
to use an app on their smartphones
we cracked it! A Very British Lockdown
is a really intimate picture of the first
month of lockdown told by Britain's
families, shopkeepers, key workers
and those most vulnerable to
Coronavirus."


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