Innovision Optics and Vinten Radamec are collaborating to bring Innovision’s camera tracking systems under the control of Vinten Radamec’s control systems. That integration is expected to be complete this fall.
Innovision Super Shuttle at work at CNN Headline News
“We’ve been excited about working with Vinten Radamec since we began talking a few years ago,” said Mark Centkowski, Innovision Optics president.
Innovision makes a number of robotic camera systems, including the new Mini Shuttle, a ceiling- or wall-mounted camera tracking system designed for studio or other venue use.
“We’re always on the lookout for ways to add more value to our robotic camera control systems by providing control of robotic camera products made by other manufacturers.” said Alan Platt, head of robotics at Vinten Radamec. “Providing this control of third-party devices allows existing and new Vinten Radamec users to integrate those production values into shows in their studios, sports and performance venues, legislative halls and other locations.”
With the integration, a remote operator will be able to move Innovision Optics’ Mini Shuttle under the same control as the Vinten Radamec pedestals. This allows all camera moves to be choreographed by one controller.
The Innovision Mini Shuttle transports a lightweight remote-controlled camera head above, through and alongside the action at speeds of up to 2 meters per second. The system’s aluminum dual-rail bendable track can be custom mounted to the studio wall or ceiling, in straight or curved profiles. It’s designed to carry a payload of up to 12 pounds (5.4 kg) and works with most popular standard and HD block or box-type cameras from major manufacturers such as Sony, Panasonic, Ikegami, and Hitachi.