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In the new installation, the Vinten Radamec LCS is driving five Hitachi cameras and Vinten Radamec Autocam HS102P pan and tilt heads with the whole system now ready for high-definition. A prime advantage of the LCS control system is its flexibility, allowing operators to choose the best shot from a selection of angles, to select cameras by touch screen and to use a joystick to fine tune the camera position.
The system replaces a life-expired standard definition installation, which was operated by local television station CFRN, part of the CTV network. This control system required operators to select shots manually by reference number. To ease the transition, Vinten Radamec’s LCS installation supports complex operations for both manual and fully automated functions and the Alberta Legislative Assembly is already realising the benefits of the visual selection tools.
The Vinten Radamec LCS control system was installed by Applied Electronics in Edmonton, Alberta. “The new Vinten Radamec LCS is easy for the operators to pick up,” said Alan English, technology sales representative at Applied Electronics. “They have a visual representation of the chamber and can punch in the shot number, or they can use the touch screen to select what they need. The beauty of the LCS system is that it will take every available camera, rate the shot and cue up the best rated for each location,” concluded English.