Autoscript, Camera Corps and TCS go on air at The Degree Show

Date: 27/06/2013
Autoscript, Camera Corps and TCS go on air at The Degree Show

Vitec Group companies Vinten, Autoscript, Camera Corps and The Camera Store partnered with Ravensbourne college to demonstrate the latest advances in teleprompting, remote camera control and grip technology at The Degree Show in London mid June. Held adjacent to the O2 Arena in Greenwich, the two-day event gave visitors the opportunity to see live programme production in progress while exploring Ravensbourne's wide range of courses related to broadcasting, communications and graphics.

"We established and operated a complete television channel throughout the Wednesday 12 June and Thursday 13 June of the show," explains Michael Colyer, The Degree Show’s Engineering Manager. "Ofcom licenced us to transmit locally in HD MPEG-4 and SD MPEG-2 on two separate Freeview channels. With just two channels on our multiplex, we were able to transmit very high signal quality. All the content was produced by Ravensbourne students working a across various parts of the college building.

"TCS provided three Vinten Heavy Duty tripods and Vector 950 pan and tilt heads. As a headline sponsor of the show, Vinten in turn provided Vector 950, Vector 75, Vector 430 and Vision 250 heads on a range of Quartz, Osprey and Heavy Duty pedestals and tripods. These allowed precise and smooth pan and tilt operation from a wide range of angles. We also used two 15 inch Autoscript LED on-camera prompters with a WinPlus XBox base station and HC-1 optical handle control. These proved very popular with our presenters, were easy to install on a plug-and-play basis and displayed a very logical control routine. The prompters linked straight into our system and, since the feeds were analog composite, cabling was easy.

"Camera Corps Q-Ball heads gave us some fantastic shots, both in the studio and mounted on a balcony above one of the sets. The students really warmed to the Camera Corps system. Two joystick controllers and a mini joystick panel were installed, operating five remote heads. Remotely controlled cameras clearly have a big future as they greatly extend the range of options available to a production team."

Founded in 1962, Ravensbourne is a university sector college in the field of digital media and design, with a vocationally focused portfolio of courses spanning fashion, television and broadcasting, interactive product design, architecture and environment design, graphic design, animation, moving image, music production for media and sound design. Vinten has a long standing relationship with the college which chose a range of Vinten heads and pedestals to equip its state-of-the-art live HD studio when Ravensbourne moved to its new campus on the Greenwich peninsular. The site now features Vinten Quattro, Quartz and Osprey pedestals, as well as Vector 430 pan and tilt heads. See www.rave.ac.uk

Based in Twickenham near London's Heathrow Airport, Autoscript's hire division offers a wide range of prompting systems including highly advanced lightweight flat-screen on-camera displays, wireless prompting, optical scroll controls with no potentiometer, and a unique dual-colour tally system. A full hire service is available for all types of studio, office, stage or outdoor teleprompter shoots, ranging from television shows and films to corporate productions, conferences and awards. Autoscript supplies all the equipment a client requires, a technician to set it up and an operator to input scripts, make changes, and control the speed of the words on the screen. Autoscript's hire division maintains the UK's largest team of teleprompter operators and riggers, plus a 24 hour booking and support line. See www.autoscript.tv

Camera Corps specialises in providing high-volume support services for reality television programmes as well as very large-scale sports and stage events. Based on the site of the former Brooklands motor-racing circuit near London’s Heathrow airport, Camera Corps has achieved a pre-eminent reputation for its ability to acquire exciting and unusual television content from exceptionally challenging environments. The Camera Corps rental fleet includes remote heads such as Minishots and HotShots, a wide range of HD cameras and lenses, plus the Q-Ball, Q-Ball Preset and RF Q-Ball family of all-weather ultra-compact remote pan/tilt/zoom/focus cameras. Fully remote weatherproof camera systems and  remotely controlled underwater systems, in-goal cameras, com-cams and long-range optical/hybrid links complement the fleet. See www.cameracorps.co.uk

Established in 1996 and based in West London, The Camera Store (TCS) draws on many years of experience as television cameramen to guide clients in their choice of equipment. It has a large stock of standard equipment, including pedestals, tripods, heads, crane arms, lighting, fibre-optic cable and camera-support accessories. The Camera Store offers a countrywide rapid response delivery and collection service embracing large or small items. It is always ready to meet the challenge of improving existing kit or developing new production tools. See www.thecamerastore.co.uk


@

Tags: ravensbourne | degree show | tcs | camera corps
Submitted by David Kirk
View author's directory page

Related Interviews
  • Camera Corps at IBC2011

    Camera Corps at IBC2011

  • CameraCorps at BVE 2015

    CameraCorps at BVE 2015

  • Vinten Radamec at NAB 2012

    Vinten Radamec at NAB 2012


Related Shows
  • KitPlus TV featuring mini remote heads, new ATMOS facility and choosing the right camera for you.

    KitPlus TV featuring mini remote heads, new ATMOS facility and choosing the right camera for you.


Related Articles
  • Mr MXF thinks the future is bright

    Mr MXF thinks the future is bright

  • Manage and Monitor

    Manage and Monitor

  • Capture and Produce

    Capture and Produce

  • 23 Countries, 93 Load-ins, 106 shows

    23 Countries, 93 Load-ins, 106 shows

  • Covering the Winter Games for Broadcast

    Covering the Winter Games for Broadcast

  • Introducing #TVFUTURES

    Introducing #TVFUTURES

  • Graduation of the Ravensbourne 3!

    Graduation of the Ravensbourne 3!

  • Following the Ravensbourne 3: What a past few months!

    Following the Ravensbourne 3: What a past few months!

  • Alice Chants final term: Following the Ravensbourne 3

    Alice Chants final term: Following the Ravensbourne 3

  • Alex Fine is super busy: Following the Ravensbourne 3

    Alex Fine is super busy: Following the Ravensbourne 3

  • Following the Ravensbourne 3: Ruth Matos manages her time

    Following the Ravensbourne 3: Ruth Matos manages her time

  • Alice Chant: Following the Ravensbourne 3

    Alice Chant: Following the Ravensbourne 3

  • Alex Fine: Following the Ravensbourne 3

    Alex Fine: Following the Ravensbourne 3

  • Ruth Matos: Part 4 of following the Ravensbourne 3

    Ruth Matos: Part 4 of following the Ravensbourne 3

  • Following the Ravensbourne 3 - part 3

    Following the Ravensbourne 3 - part 3

  • Part 2 following the Ravensbourne 3

    Part 2 following the Ravensbourne 3

  • BVE 2012 in no particular order.......

    BVE 2012 in no particular order.......

  • The evolving art of sports television

    The evolving art of sports television

  • So why bother with training?

    So why bother with training?

  • Putting the Realism into Reality Television

    Putting the Realism into Reality Television

  • The #BVEXPO Great Experiment

    The #BVEXPO Great Experiment

  • Getting the basics right

    Getting the basics right

  • TSL snaps up Ravensbourne gig

    TSL snaps up Ravensbourne gig

  • Ravensbourne 21st Century Broadcast Education

    Ravensbourne 21st Century Broadcast Education

  • Around the globe with Q-Ball

    Around the globe with Q-Ball

  • Eye to Eye: Getting a grip

    Eye to Eye: Getting a grip

  • Robotic cameras on location

    Robotic cameras on location

  • NAB 2009 report

    NAB 2009 report


News
Artels New Award-Winning SMART OG Brings Software-Defined Functionality to openGear Platform Posted: 03/12/2021
Artels New Award-Winning SMART OG Brings Software-Defined Functionality to openGear Platform

Artel Video Systems, a world-class provider of innovative, real-time multimedia delivery solutions, today announced the release of the award-winning SMART Multimedia Delivery Platform in openGear® (SMART OG). A software-defined, four-channel, auto-sense SD-SDI/HD-SDI/3G/4K-over-IP multifunction gateway, SMART OG is the first to bring the family of JPEG compression engines, including those specified in VSF TR-01, TR-07, and TR-08, onto the openGear platform. With SMART OG, users can deploy hardware once and easily change the gateway function via a software update.

Tags: SMPTE ST 2110 | SDI | Video | Multifunction Gateway | IP Migration | SMART OG Card
Submitted by Wall Street Communications
More from this author
Riedel Continues Growth Path and Expands Leadership Structure Posted: 03/12/2021
Riedel Continues Growth Path and Expands Leadership Structure

As part of its global growth strategy, the Riedel Group announces a strong, expanded management structure comprising of experienced leaders from within. Starting January 1, 2022, the Wuppertal-based company will be organized in three main divisions: The "Product Division" and "Managed Technology" business units will have Rik Hoerée and Lutz Rathmann as their respective new CEOs, with Riedel Networks GmbH and its managing director and CEO, Michael Martens, forming the group's third division.

Tags: Company Growth | IP Networks | Intercoms
Submitted by Wall Street Communications
More from this author
AIMS Announces Leadership for 2022 Term Michael Cronk to Step Down From the Board Posted: 03/12/2021
AIMS Announces Leadership for 2022 Term    Michael Cronk to Step Down From the Board

The Alliance for IP Media Solutions (AIMS) today announced that all members of the AIMS Board of Directors were re-elected earlier this month to serve once again in 2022.

Tags: AIMS | Board of Directors
Submitted by Wall Street Communications
More from this author
An Avant-Garde Line-Up For Maxon and rsquo;s December 3D Motion Design Show Posted: 03/12/2021
An Avant-Garde Line-Up For Maxon and rsquo;s December 3D and amp; Motion Design Show

Today, Maxon announced its line-up of speakers for the December 3D and Motion Design Show, the free-to-attend virtual series of artist-focused presentations for 3D and motion graphics artists. Taking place on December 8th, the final show of the year will see presentations from a number of industry-leading VFX artists who will explore a range of topics from digital fashion and style, to trippy designs and environmental distortions. These artists will be demonstrating their own workflow best practices and sharing their top tips to help users make the most out of the extensive suite of Maxon tools.

Tags: Maxon | 3DMotionDesignShow | Cinema4D | VFX | DigitalFashion
Submitted by Zazil Media Group
More from this author
Franz Ferdinands Alex Kapranos upgrades studio with Canford Bantam Jackfield Posted: 03/12/2021
Franz Ferdinands Alex Kapranos upgrades studio with Canford Bantam Jackfield

Canford manufactured jackfields chosen for their superior build-quality and known reliability. "It's always better to get the good stuff in the first place" - Alex Kapranos, Franz Ferdinand

Tags: Canford | Jackfield | Franz Ferdinand | Alex Kapranos | Neutrik
Submitted by Canford
More from this author
NativeWaves EXP Redefines the Fan Engagement Experience for Mobile, In-Venue and Home Entertainment Posted: 03/12/2021
NativeWaves EXP Redefines the Fan Engagement Experience for Mobile, In-Venue and Home Entertainment

NativeWaves has announced the launch of NativeWaves EXP, a new offering that enhances today’s standard broadcast and streaming experience by giving audiences the chance to explore a wealth of additional content at their leisure in order to dive deeper into the action.

Tags: NativeWaves | NativeWaves EXP | Second Screen | Multi-Camera | Low Latency Streaming | IBC 2021
Submitted by White Noise Public Relations Ltd
More from this author
New Cineware for Unreal Plugin Now Available Posted: 02/12/2021
New Cineware for Unreal Plugin Now Available

Maxon, the developers of professional software solutions for motion designers and visual effects artists, is pleased to announce the immediate availability of an update to the Cineware for Unreal plugin. This new plugin for Unreal Engine 4.27 features substantial workflow improvements like dynamic import of C4D content without pre-caching, and the ability to modify Cinema 4D content and attributes directly within the Unreal Editor.

Tags: Maxon | Cineware | Cinema4D | UnrealEngine | VFX
Submitted by Zazil Media Group
More from this author
Sky Deutschland Upgrades to Next-Generation UHD Rohde and Schwarz VENICE and SpycerNode for Sport Production Posted: 02/12/2021
Sky Deutschland Upgrades to Next-Generation UHD Rohde and amp; Schwarz VENICE and SpycerNode for Sport Production

Rohde & Schwarz, a global leader in media technologies, has supplied the latest version of its R&S®VENICE media server and R&S®SpycerNode intelligent storage solution to Sky Deutschland. The German broadcaster will now benefit from a highly robust workflow, with full built-in redundancy and no single point of failure, for its coverage of premium sports content, such as the Bundesliga and Champions League. 

Tags: Rohde & Schwarz | media | VENICE | SpycerNode | storage | broadcast | ingest | playout
Submitted by Manor Marketing
More from this author
iSIZE BitSave Wins 2021 VideoTech Innovation Award for Sustainability Posted: 02/12/2021
iSIZE BitSave Wins 2021 VideoTech Innovation Award for Sustainability

iSIZE today announces that it has won the 2021 Digital TV Europe (DTVE) VideoTech Innovation Award for Sustainability with its BitSave pre-processor for video.

Tags: streaming | iSIZE | BitSave | sustainability | preprocessor | environment | carbon footprint | video | encoding | VideoTech Innovation Awards | Sustainability award
Submitted by Manor Marketing
More from this author
Dejero Launches EnGo 265 Mobile Transmitter to Provide Next-Level Reliability for Newsgathering and Live Broadcasts Posted: 02/12/2021
Dejero Launches EnGo 265 Mobile Transmitter to Provide Next-Level Reliability for Newsgathering and Live Broadcasts

Dejero is launching its new EnGo 265 mobile transmitter for news teams and live events broadcasters that need resilient connectivity to quickly go live from any location. Reliable, simple to use, and built tough for field use, EnGo 265 will replace the industry-renowned EnGo 260 and introduce new features targeting the broadcast and media market. The new model bolsters security and provides even lower latency than the EnGo 260 at just 0.5 seconds over bonded cellular connections. It also features a new ‘GateWay mode’ for wireless broadband internet connectivity and a modified backpack with a wired remote.

Tags: Dejero | EnGo 265 | mobile transmitter | reliability | newsgathering | live broadcasts | GateWay mode | wireless connectivity | resilient | any live location | bonded cellular connection | Smart Blending Technology | Yvonne Monterroso | MKM Marketing Communications
Submitted by MKM Marketing Communications
More from this author
Grass Valley and Broadcast Solutions Group Sign Multi Million Enterprise Pricing Agreement Posted: 02/12/2021
Grass Valley and Broadcast Solutions Group Sign Multi Million Enterprise Pricing Agreement

Grass Valley today announced it has signed an enterprise pricing deal worth US$31 million with leading outside broadcast (OB) truck manufacturing company and systems integrator, Broadcast Solutions Group.



Tags: grassvalley
Submitted by Platform Comms
More from this author
MediaKind and Arqiva partner to break down the barriers to cloud migration with unique, fully-managed video service Posted: 02/12/2021
MediaKind and Arqiva partner to break down the barriers to cloud migration with unique, fully-managed video service


MediaKind and Arqiva today announce a pioneering partnership to introduce a media service proposition that will address the core challenges that broadcasters and operators face in migrating broadcast and streaming services to the cloud. The new strategic partnership will deliver a new and truly unique cloud-native, fully managed service for the aggregation, processing, and delivery of television services for any platform (broadcast and OTT) in any region, at any scale. 



Tags: mediakind | arqiva
Submitted by Platform
More from this author
Net Insight delivers JPEG XS to Nimbra media network customers Posted: 02/12/2021
Net Insight delivers JPEG XS to  Nimbra media network customers

Net Insight announces the launch of JPEG XS applications for the Nimbra 600 and Nimbra 1000. Based on industry partnership, the latest Nimbra software update fully leverages intoPIX’s cutting-edge video compression technology. Nimbra-accelerated JPEG XS is presently rolling out in support of major live events, mainly sports, where low latency and high quality are required.


Tags: net insight | nimba | jpeg xs
Submitted by Platform
More from this author
Clear-Com and University of Montevallo Team Give Students a Lesson in IP-Based Intercom Technology Posted: 02/12/2021
Clear-Com and University of Montevallo Team Give  Students a Lesson in IP-Based Intercom Technology

Clear-Com® is giving Mass Communications students at the University of Montevallo an education in the IP-based intercom technologies used in today’s professional production environments.

Tags: Clear-Com | Agent-IC® Mobile App | Station-IC™ Virtual Desktop Client | Eclipse® HX Digital Matrix System | Digital Wireless Intercom
Submitted by Bubble Agency
More from this author
Streaming specialist 24i unveils its new unified product portfolio: 24i Mod Studio Posted: 02/12/2021
Streaming specialist 24i unveils its new unified product portfolio: 24i Mod Studio

24i, the video streaming specialist, today unveiled the latest version of its award-winning end-to-end streaming platform: 24i Mod Studio.

Tags: streaming
Submitted by Platform Comms
More from this author
Pages:   [1] 2 3 4 5 6 7 > >>