Vinten
A Vitec Group brand
Vitec Group Websites

 

LEADING SPANISH NEWSPAPER EL PAIS DEPLOYS VANTAGE AND MICRO VRC CONTROLLER

18/04/2018

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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, labor-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, while 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 was 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 is 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 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.
 
Find out more about Vantage here

 

Return to 2018 News

The cookie setting on this website is set to ‘allow cookies’ to give you the very best experience.

If you continue without changing this setting, you consent to this - but if you want, you can change your setting at any time using the ‘change cookie setting’ link at the bottom of this page.

COOKIE SETTING







OUR COOKIES

Cookie NamePurpose
eu_ask This is used to store the cookie setting you set in the form above.
If you choose 'Do Not Allow Cookies' we will need to store this information as a cookie with the value N.
If you choose 'Allow Cookies' or do not make a choice, we will store this information as a cookie with the value Y.

The value is kept for one year.
SESS[followed by a series of letters and numbers] This indentifies the current ‘session’ (linking the pages viewed in one 'visit' to the site).

This is used to access pages, validate forms, My Vinten and some Downloads, and for administering the site.
The site needs this cookie to work at all.

The value is kept until you close your browser.
has_js Set if javascript can run in your browser. Some pages may look or behave differently depending on whether
your browser allows javascript to run.

The value is kept until you close your browser.
dhtml_menu Used to remember which Product category you have selected in the Products menu.

The value is kept until you close your browser.

3RD PARTY COOKIES

Cookie NamePurpose
Google Analytics This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc.
Google Analytics sets a cookie in order to evaluate your use of the website and compile reports for us on activity on the website.
Google stores the information collected by the cookie on servers in the United States.
Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law,
or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf.
Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google
By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.

How to reject or delete this cookie

http://www.google.com/intl/en/privacypolicy.html