Studio automation offers many advantages: Productions can be made more complex with less effort through automated processes and also offer the possibility to programme camera movements in advance, shifting much of the work before the actual production.
The camera operators are relieved by planned processes so that they can concentrate on a clean picture and the ideal creative realisation during the production instead of on the technology.
To further develop the automation of the broadcast workflow, KST has developed its own modular product CamBot®.system developed.
CamBot®. systems robot control remote mirror distribution audio switch lightning playout graphic track match
CamBot®.control is the freely scalable and stackable server system that forms the core of CamBot®.system. In addition to all performance-heavy processes, such as the calculation of kinematics and collision avoidance, the server architecture also manages the interfaces to the individual internal and external systems. CamBot®.control offers exemplary redundancy capabilities that ensure 24/7 operation without a minute of downtime. The server system can be freely deployed, and the communication between the servers is exclusively IP-based.
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With CamBot®.light, complex lighting systems and sceneries can be integrated into the system and controlled centrally. Depending on the light settings or even the movements of individual effects and spots can be naturally co-controlled by the operator and fully linked to the rest of the overall system.
CamBot®.matching allows the control of all camera-side functions. Hereby the functions of a conventional RCP are taken over by the software and can be stored preset-related and controlled automatically. It is therefore possible, for example, to seamlessly adjust the aperture, white balance or other settings of the camera as a controlled, programmable axis during a camera movement from indoor to outdoor areas.
With CamBot®.graphics, a feature-rich interface to on-air and VR graphics systems, such as Reality by Zero Density, has been created. Thereby it becomes possible to automate and control all aspects and settings of the graphics from CamBot®. This can be prepared animations of AR objects, the manual control of AR objects themselves or the content on background screens. It is also possible to use pure virtual cameras like real cameras with manual control and programming.