(NAB/Las Vegas--April 21, 2017) At the 2017 NAB Show, Vitec Group brands Vinten, a world leader in manual and robotic camera support systems, and Teradek, a premium provider of H.264 encoders and wireless video devices, have teamed up to showcase the Vinten Vantage robotic camera head in action on the set of the popular "Teradek Live Show" at booth C6025. In a compact and lightweight form factor, the Vinten Vantage enables broadcast-quality video and superior motion control at the same price point as a traditional pan-tilt-zoom (PTZ) camera head.
"We use a very lean, four-person team to produce the Live Show, so naturally we depend on solutions that can give us not only bulletproof reliability, but also allow us to operate as efficiently as possible," explained Michael Gailing, Director of Marketing for Teradek. "We especially can't afford to have our people standing at the cameras making minimal adjustments all day — and that's where the Vinten Vantage comes in. With its advanced robotics and automation, the Vantage allows us to maintain our high production values and the efficiencies we need to turn out great content all day long for every day of the show."
The "Teradek Live Show" is one of the NAB Show's most watched productions, leveraging Teradek's Cube 655 and Core solutions to stream live from the show floor for the four days of the exhibition. Expected to generate more than 600,000 unique viewers, the show will also be live-streamed to social media platforms including Facebook, YouTube Live, and Ustream. Major topics to be covered this year include virtual reality, 360-degree camera movement, new product announcements, and next-generation IP video. Sponsors for 2017 include Immersive Shooter, ProVideo Coalition, AbelCine, Vidiexco, RedShark News, LiveX, BeTerrific!!, and Production Hub.
"It's astounding how much quality content the 'Teradek Live Show' is able to stream day after day at NAB, given its minimal crew. In fact, the show offers an excellent prototype of the smaller-studio customers for which we designed the Vinten Vantage," said James Wilson, Global Product Marketing Manager for Vinten. "The Vantage can give any studio a complete, robust solution for leveraging high-quality Vinten robotic systems, enabling any production to capture broadcast-quality video and reap the benefits of perfect control."
The Vantage is a truly camera- and lens-agnostic robotic head, supporting professional camcorders from a variety of manufacturers, including Canon and Sony, as well as both full-servo and manual lens types. This versatility allows users to choose the best camera and lens for their application requirements and build a future-proof platform that will support their ongoing and evolving production needs.
In addition to the "Teradek Live Show," Vinten will showcase the Vantage paired with its new μVRC (microVRC) controller in the Vitec Group booth, C6025. The powerful Vinten Vantage and μVRC combination delivers industry-leading versatility and flexibility to studios of all shapes and sizes for control of high-end robotics and third-party PTZ cameras.
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Vinten®, a Vitec Group brand, is a leading provider of manual and robotic camera support systems offering engineering excellence and globally supported solutions for a wide range of technologies and markets. Founded over 100 years ago by William Vinten, the Vinten brand is still based on its founder's guiding principles of highly innovative design and extreme precision in manufacturing. Offering a best-in-class range of products that includes manual supports, robotic heads, pedestals, and controllers, Vinten is the premium solution for studio and outside broadcast. With over 80 registered patents, Vinten frees the camera operator's creativity by making camera operation effortless. Vinten – innovating perfect control.
Teradek manufactures wireless video devices for remote video capture, camera control, real-time monitoring, color correction, and webcasting. For complex IP video systems, Teradek's cloud-based workflow management platform allows users to remotely operate a fleet of Teradek encoders in real-time from anywhere in the world. All Teradek products are designed and manufactured in the U.S.
A Snapshot of The Vitec Group
The Vitec Group plc is a leading global provider of premium branded products and services to the fast changing and growing "image capture and sharing" market. Vitec's customers include broadcasters, independent content creators, photographers and enterprises, and our activities comprise: design, manufacture and distribution of high performance products and software including camera supports, wireless systems, robotic camera systems, prompters, LED lights, mobile power, monitors and bags; and premium services including technical solutions, systems integration and equipment rental for TV production teams, film crews and enterprises. In the broadcast industry, Vitec brings together some of the most respected, innovative, and sought-after brands: Anton/Bauer, Autocue, Autoscript, Bexel, Camera Corps, Litepanels, OConnor, OFFHollywood, Paralinx, Sachtler, SmallHD, Teradek, The Camera Store, Wooden Camera, and Vinten.
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