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RUSHWORKS unveils the PTX Model 1L PanTilt Head

The new solution includes a more powerful tilt motor and a larger L-shaped tilt platform

RUSHWORKS recently announced the roll out of its new PTX Model 1L at The Video Show in Washington D.C. During the show the company also highlighted the RUSHDOLLY, its robotic camera platform alongside other systems developed specifically to bring easy-to-operate, affordable solutions to a broad cross-section of markets.

Following on the global success of its PTX Model 1 PanTilt Head, RUSHWORKS has designed the Model 1L to include a more powerful tilt motor and a larger L-shaped tilt platform. The result allows expanded compatibility with wider and heavier camera/lens combinations including DSLR and mirrorless bodies like the Sony Alpha series and the versatile RX10 IV “bridge” camera with a 25x optical zoom lens.

Like the previous PTX Model 1, Model 1L can be controlled using RS-422 VISCA devices as well as DMX hardware and software. It includes connections for cameras that can be controlled using RS-422, RS-232, LANC and Panasonic REMOTE (2-wire) communications.

The “tiny but mighty” RUSHDOLLY supports cameras of all kinds, including those on PTX PanTilt heads and PTZ standalone models. It is fully integrated with RUSHWORKS CTRL+R Camera, Dolly and Switcher Control software – and with RUSHWORKS’ VDESK/REMO Integrated PTX/PTZ Production Systems.

RUSHWORKS also showcased how one integrated system can turn one person into the producer, writer, director, technical director and talent of a news program or entertainment show. VNEWS is the Company’s turnkey production system “in a box” that includes all the hardware and software necessary. It includes up to 4 x PTZ cameras, prompters, lights, microphones, computer and rundown software with Picture-in-Picture (PiP), double-box, Chroma-key, recording and streaming. Add an optional RUSHDOLLY – equally at home on the floor or suspended from the ceiling, creeping or strolling – for enhanced studio production value. VNEWS is perfect for K-12, Higher Ed, Broadcasters and Internet TV Stations.

Answering the need of a very specific market, RUSHWORKS brings VDEPO to meet the needs of those specializing in the production of on-location video depositions and courtroom support. Lightweight and small, it’s optimized for quick setup and noiseless touch-screen operation. It has four inputs, supports Picture-in-Picture (PiP), a graphic and video File Browser with search and playback, and ISO recording of all inputs. New features include cropping, highlighting and streaming.

RUSHWORKS flagship production and playouts systems were also on show. VDESK is an integrated multi-camera PTZ & PTX production system that includes switcher, effects, transitions and Chroma key, with local encoding and streaming functions.

The Company’s A-LIST BROADCAST Automation System, found in many of the world’s most recognized television facilities, provides all the features needed for 24/7 automation and supports SD and HD on up to FOUR independent channels. The OTT-only configuration, the A-LIST Streamster, was also demonstrated on the booth.

About Author

Tim Albright is the founder of AVNation and is the driving force behind the AVNation network. He carries the InfoComm CTS, a B.S. from Greenville College and is pursuing an M.S. in Mass Communications from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville. When not steering the AVNation ship, Tim has spent his career designing systems for churches both large and small, Fortune 500 companies, and education facilities.

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