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Shotoku's NAB 2013 Exhibition Plans Target Sports, Studio, VR & Field Production Applications

2013-03-21 17:31:08

Visit Shotoku at NAB Booth # C9032 Torrance, CA • Shotoku Broadcast Systems, a well-established leader in manual and robotic camera support, and virtual reality tracking, has announced plans to exhibit a mix of new and established products that target sports, studio, virtual reality, and field production applications at NAB 2013 in Booth C9032. The Company, known for technologically advanced and sturdy pan & tilt heads, will highlight its latest models, including a VR Tracking EFP head, and a new X-Y Tracking VR Dolly Crane System for Virtual Studios. SX-300 Pan & Tilt Head Shotoku’s ergonomically designed SX-300 is a robust state-of-the-art pan & tilt fluid head perfectly suited for field production, OB and studio use. The unit’s high capacity 38kg (83 lbs) payload and wide-balance capability supports a vast variety of cameras, lenses and accessories. The 300 head will accommodate flat base or 150mm ball. Operators can expect top class performance and reliability from the SX300’s VISCAM technology for smooth and adjustable pan & tilt drag with reinforced torque. SG-900 Pan & Tilt Head Shotoku’s SG-900 manual pan & tilt head offers vibration-free speed in an ergonomically designed sturdy package. Ideal for OB and studio production with Teleprompters or box type lenses, the SG900 supports 90 kg (198 lbs), and features single knob balance adjustment. The unit incorporates the VISCAM ultimate fluid drag system to control smooth pan & tilt movement and REULAUX perfect balance system for maintaining the camera’s center of gravity. The SG-900 is suitable for various pedestals including Shotoku’s TP-200 lightweight, 2-stage pneumatic pedestal and both the TP-80 and TP-90 studio models. SX-300VR Virtual Tracking EFP Head For VR studio applications, Shotoku’s new SX-300VR offers precise tracking and uncompromised operation. Drawing on decades of extensive VR experience, the ergonomic design features a robust, reliable platform for a wide range of camera and lens configurations. The SX-300VR provides high-accuracy, real-time data output with absolutely no loss in manual performance. Like all Shotoku VR systems, the unit combines with the Serial Position Interface (SPI) for frame-synchronized high-resolution data tracking, compatible with all leading VR graphics systems. The VISCAM Fluid-Leaf Drag System supplies smooth continuously adjustable pan & tilt drag with enhanced torque and unparalleled levels of operator control. Capable of supporting payloads up to 38kg (83 lbs.) and available in 4-Bolt, M70 Mitchell, or 150m-ball mount, the SX300VR is an extremely flexible option for a range of studio configurations. The head may be simply mounted on a tripod, or for real-time full 3D tracking, one of Shotoku’s VR pedestals such as the TP-90. TK-53LVRII / TK-53VRII VR Dolly Crane Systems for Virtual Studio Shotoku, the world’s only manufacturer of a X-Y tracking base for virtual reality cranes, will present its leading model VR crane to the American market for the first time at NAB 2013. A unique set of VR features coupled with a sturdy twin arm structure provides vibration-free, high performance with a single operator. The VR Dolly Crane System allows any studio to be easily transformed into a virtual environment without the need for targets on the ceiling, floors, or walls, or infrared sensors. Reliable, accurate and immediate VR data, including pan/tilt, zoom, focus and X/Y camera date is sent to the graphic computer via RS422 cable. A Pan Bar control unit maximizes optimal pan & tilt operation. The TK-53VRII also features Shotoku’s unique SPi-Touch 2 point calibration system for quick set-up. Click on harriet@desertmooncomm.com to schedule an NAB booth visit with Shotoku! About Shotoku Broadcast Systems Shotoku Broadcast Systems is an international leader in the manufacture and marketing of a full range of camera support products with emphasis on manual and robotic pedestals and pan/tilt heads for the television broadcast industry. The Company also provides robotic camera systems capable of interfacing with third-party equipment. Established as an engineering design firm specializing in advanced mechanics and electronic control systems, Shotoku maintains headquarters in Japan with offices in Staines, UK and Torrance, CA. The Company’s robotic camera systems are designed, developed and manufactured in Staines, UK. For further information: www.Shotoku.tv # # # Shotoku contact: James Eddershaw +44 (0) 1784 224650 / info@shotoku.co.uk Press contact: Desert Moon Communications / Harriet Diener +1-845-512-8283 / Harriet@DesertMoonComm.com

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