Trade distributor to the AV and broadcast industry, Bright Space Technologies, has been selected by the Maltese Audio Visual company, Studio 7, to supply a three camera Telemetrics Robotics system for a daily Lottery transmission.
“When Studio 7, the premier solutions provider for the Maltese regions, was commissioned by a client to provide a secure studio environment for a new daily Lottery transmission, Studio 7 didn’t gamble with the choice of solutions and came to Bright Space Technologies and the Telemetrics robotics solutions, which Bright Space has represented for nearly 15 years,” confirms Colin Clarke, senior technical sales & support manager, Bright Space Technologies. “The commission was to provide a three HD camera system within a budget. The solution required remote control of the standard lens fitted and remote access to the camera paint functions in addition to these the ability to pan / tilt / rise and travel along a five meter track. After discussions the system was designed and costed using Sony EX-3 cameras.”
Timothy Bartolo Parnis, media productions manager of Studio 7 said: “We chose the Telemetrics solution as it was the only one to offer not only all these aspects, but having the unique LIU-EX3 lens control system. These external drive units allowed the fixed lens to be driven by the robotics and recall presets saving the cost of replacements.”
Camera One is a fixed position unit using a Telemetrics CLIU (Camera Lens Interface Unit) to interface to the remote paint and lens controls. Camera Two is mounted on a Telemetrics HP-S4 PT head to give positional movement as well as the same lens & paint access functions as offered by the CLIU. However, Camera Three is the most dynamic of the set, mounted on an HP-S4 in turn on a Televator rising pedestal which is driven along a five meter CTS linear track.
Control of this dynamic solution is provided by the Telemetrics CP-ST-S studio touch screen and CP-D3A digital proportional desk top joy stick panel. On-screen thumb nail images provide a visual reference for shot recall with custom labels for the story board sequence.