Shotoku marks its 70th anniversary at this year’s NAB Show, showcasing its range of control solutions, pan and tilt heads, robotic and manual pedestals and virtual-reality products.
Shotoku’s new TP500 is a compact and light- weight pneumatic pedestal capable of supporting camera payloads of up to 121 pounds (55 kg.), and ranges from 26.20 inches (665mm) to 58.5 inches (1,485mm) in height. It is suitable for multi-location use such as OB, studio or event production. The modular design allows simple transportation of the TP500 between locations, Shotoku says, without compromising its ability to provide a stable platform for camera operators.
Shotoku also is highlighting its Smart- Track system, an integrated product based on the core track-based technology of MAT, Germany. It is adaptable, supporting floor or ceiling operation and a range of height column configurations, in both upright and inverted modes.