Leading Spanish Newspaper El Pais Deploys Vinten Vantage VRC Controller

Date: 18/04/2018
Leading Spanish Newspaper El Pais Deploys Vinten Vantage and and mu;VRC Controller

Vinten®, a Vitec Group brand and a world leader in manual and robotic camera support systems, today announced that leading Spanish newspaper El Pais has deployed the Vantage robotic camera head and the μVRC (microVRC) controller to bolster its live-video production operation. Together, Vantage and μVRC provide a space-saving, labour-saving pan-tilt-zoom (PTZ) camera solution for capturing and posting more than 1,000 live videos per month to the El Pais Facebook channel — whether reporting from the studio or streaming live coverage from the field.

El Pais, the most highly read Spanish newspaper online and the second most circulated daily newspaper in Spain, needed a robotic solution for the TV studio located in the middle of its newsroom. The goal was twofold: save space and optimize the cost of staff. El Pais achieved those goals by installing three Vantage heads integrated with JVC professional camcorders in the newsroom studio; operators use the μVRC in a control room in another part of the facility.

“The three words that best describe Vantage are flexibility, effectiveness, and quality. Vantage is a compact camera system that is just the size we needed for our newsroom studio, yet we can also take it with us on location. And it works perfectly with μVRC, which gives us all of Vinten’s broadcast-quality movement and control expertise in a cost-effective system built for small studios,” said Carlos de Vega Gonzalez, deputy director of video and photo at El Pais. “During the Catalonia elections last December, we were on the air for about 12 hours. Vantage and microVRC make it possible to do coverage like that with efficiency and relative ease.”

In a compact and lightweight form factor, the Vinten Vantage enables broadcast-quality video and superior motion control at the same price point as a traditional PTZ camera head. Because it is built to support a wide range of traditional studio POV, cine, and pro-video camcorders from a variety of manufacturers, the Vantage gives users the freedom to choose the camera and lens that best meet the requirements of each project. As the first controller of its kind, the μVRC is the perfect companion to the Vantage, giving the camera head even greater versatility and flexibility for enterprise video capture and allowing operators to control multiple units for various shooting angles.

The Vantage and μVRC system yields three primary benefits for El Pais. First, El Pais saves space in a bustling newsroom built primarily for gathering stories, not for video production. Second, it can use the cameras both on the set and in the field, which not only maximizes return on equipment investment, but also comes in handy when reporting from live events outside the studio. Finally, because camera operators can work remotely through the μVRC controller — whether the shoot is taking place on or off the set — there’s no need for them to be at the shoot location, so El Pais can make the best use of staff resources.

SDI Video - Sinopsys Distribución Integral integrated the project with support from consultant Moncada. Both companies are in Spain.

“With the Vantage and μVRC system in place, El Pais can create great news and event coverage and live-stream it to its social channels more easily and affordably than ever before, so its more than 100 million unique monthly visitors get the quality they’d expect from an outlet of El Pais’ stature,” said Ginny Grove, product marketing manager, Vinten Automation.

More information on Vinten and its products is available at www.vinten.com.

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Vinten®, a Vitec Group brand, is a leading provider of manual and robotic camera support systems. Customers rely on Vinten's engineering excellence and globally supported solutions for a wide range of technologies and markets. Founded over 100 years ago by William Vinten, the Vinten brand is still based on its founder's guiding principles of highly innovative design and extreme precision in manufacturing. Offering a best-in-class range of products that includes manual supports, robotic heads, pedestals, and controllers, Vinten is the premium solution for studio and outside broadcast. With over 80 registered patents, Vinten frees the camera operator's creativity by making camera operation effortless. For more information on Vinten, visit www.vinten.com.



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