Innovision Optics and Vinten Radamec, a Vitec Group brand, announce a
collaboration to explore bringing Innovision’s camera tracking systems under the
control of Vinten Radamec’s control systems.
“We’ve been excited about working with Vinten Radamec since we began talking a
few years ago,” said Mark Centkowski, Innovision Optics president. Innovision
makes a number of robotic camera systems, including the Mini Shuttle, being
displayed at the 2009 NAB exhibition. The Mini Shuttle is a ceiling or wall
mounted camera tracking system designed for studio or other venue use.
“We’re always on the lookout for ways to add more value to our robotic camera
control systems by providing control of robotic camera products made by other
manufacturers.” said Alan Platt, Head of Robotics at Vinten Radamec. “Providing
this control of third-party devices allows existing and new Vinten Radamec users
to integrate those production values into shows in their studios, sports and
performance venues, legislative halls and other locations.”
A remote operator can move Innovision Optics’ Mini Shuttle under the same
control as the Vinten Radamec pedestals. This allows all camera moves to be
choreographed by one controller.
The Innovision Mini Shuttle transports a lightweight remote-controlled camera
head above, through and alongside the action at speeds of up to 2 meters per
second. The system’s revolutionary new aluminum dual-rail bendable track can be
custom mounted to the studio wall or ceiling, in straight or curved profiles.
Designed to carry a payload of up to 12 lbs (5.4kg), the Mini Shuttle works with
most popular standard and HD block or box-type cameras from major manufacturers
such as Sony, Panasonic, Ikegami, and Hitachi.