Overhead Camera Track System Adds to Camera Shot & Angle Flexibility
Posted on Monday, December 5, 2011
Mahwah, NJ (December 15, 2011) – WABC-TV, the flagship station of ABC in New York City, has recently started broadcasting from its new window-front studio on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. In addition to being the first local network street level newsroom in the city, the WABC-TV set is also unique because of its overhead camera track system that provides television viewers with panoramic and birds-eye views of the set.
The 45-foot long overhead Telemetrics TG3 TeleGlide camera track system enables the program director to supplement traditional camera shots and angles with more variety and creativity as well as being able to conveniently cover more areas of the studio. A POV (point of view) camera is secured to a Telemetrics PT-CP-S4 Pan/Tilt Head and the remotely-controlled package moves silently and smoothly along the track.
“We are extremely pleased that WABC-TV has selected Telemetrics’ TeleGlide camera track system for their new street front studio,” said Anthony Cuomo, Vice President and General Manager, Telemetrics, Inc. “The system’s low profile design and remote operating capability make it an ideal solution for broadcast facilities looking to maximize space while expanding their ability to capture an extremely wide range of camera angles.”
Camera control, pan and tilt and trolley control commands are managed via a fiber optic connection to the control room, located in the building next door to the new studio. The TeleGlide overhead camera track system allows views of the anchors behind the desk as well as the weather desk and an adjacent interview stage. The WABC-TV system was tailored to allow control by a Vinten/Radamec Fusion control system.
The TG3 is designed with a fixed platform trolley for increased stability and is complemented by a track frame of easily-assembled lightweight aluminum components and steel rods for bearing contact. The fully servo-controlled system permits location feedback for accurate pre-set positioning and repeatable motion control while soft electronic end stops help ensure professional operator-like moves. It can support up to a 240 pound payload capacity with a maximum speed of one foot per second.
For more information on Telemetrics’ camera control systems call 201-848-9818, fax 201-848-9819, or visit www.telemetricsinc.com.
About Telemetrics, Inc.
Telemetrics, Inc. offers a comprehensive line of camera control components and systems for broadcast, industrial, educational, medical and military applications. The company’s highly specialized line includes: camera robotics systems including programmable computer controlled pan/tilt mechanisms, weatherproof camera robotic systems, motorized camera trolley systems, advanced control software, and a wide variety of programmable controllers. Additional products include camera control systems through triax/coax/fiber cable, RF and fiber links and teleconferencing and distance learning systems.
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