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NAB Sneak Peek: Lights! Camera! Rushworks!

Automated video equipment made simple

For radio stations looking to get onto the Web but without actually having to hire a video crew, automated video production products maker Rushworks is worth a visit at the NAB Show.

Proprietor Rush Beesley has several new products. Ctrl+R is a touchscreen PTZ camera control software application for Windows 7 and Windows 8 systems and supports up to four standalone PTZ cameras. The new PT-Mini pan/tilt head (shown) lets users use a preferred HD camcorder that supports LANC (Sony) or JLIP (JVC) control protocol. Pan, tilt and zoom are controlled via VISCA command protocol from the Ctrl+R software.

VDesk Lite is a new entry-level offspring of the company’s VDesk/Remo Integrated PTZ Production System. It has four inputs that can be configured for analog or SDI sources, and it supports both SD and HD production switching, encoding and streaming. PTZ camera control is also included.

SegmentR is a new standalone video file segmenting utility that supports fast, accurate trimming of segments within MPEG-2 or MP4 files. Segment information can be saved as metadata within the file or the individual segments can be exported as discrete files. It’s interfaced with the Contour ShuttleXpress for maximum speed and efficiency when segmenting

NAB Booth: SL7627