Shotoku Broadcast Systems has announced a new installation at the principal facilities of TV Azteca in Mxico City. The prolific television network annually generates more than 10,000 hours of unique content for viewers throughout the Spanish speaking world.
After evaluating a range of competing products, TV Azteca (www.tvazteca.com.mx) selected the Shotoku TP-64 VR Pedestal for studio production, and a companion tripod for portable field use, both fitted with virtual studio-enabled TU-03AVR pan/tilt heads. The Shotoku systems' precision encoders will provide TV Azteca's graphics generation computers, using Vizrt software, with fast and accurate camera positioning data.
"Compatibility with our virtual studio technology was the main factor," said Romn Gmez, director of engineering at TV Azteca. "And because we are very active in studio production, Shotoku's reputation for reliability, cost-effective maintenance and user-friendly configuration made the decision easy," Gmez concluded.
"We are delighted to add TV Azteca to the growing list of Shotoku users within the creative broadcast production community," said Naoki Ebimoto, president of Shotoku US. "Our pan/tilt heads and whisper quiet pedestals are optimized for virtual reality; their highly accurate 2D/3D positioning sensors enhance the perceived reality of computer generated studio environments."