NOS, Holland’s national broadcaster choose for its NED 1 TV station’s annual show >>NOS Over de doden 2012<< (about the dead) the Egripment Encoded TDT Crane Solution. The crane package delivered to the NOS consisted of an Egripment TDT crane with 306 remote head with teleprompter on 10 m Track. All axis of the setup including the 10 m Track were equipped with high resolution encoders.
The setup was used to present floating, high class graphics in HD in augmented reality together with the real-time encoded data delivered by the superior Egripment tracking interface for virtual studios and augmented reality.
The staff of Egripment Rentals delivered a one stop full service from pre-production planning, installation and precision calibration of the crane setup for augmented reality as well as onsite support during the production. Together with the partner Molden Media from Germany, Egripment Rentals delivered also the Rendering engine with onsite graphics artist onsite.
Belgium Broadcaster RTBF, based in Brussels purchased via Egripment's Dealer, Studiotech Belgium a TDT Encoded System with 306/ENC Remote Head.
The encoded crane package was successfully used during the 2012 elections in Belgium.
Example of the crane with Augmented Reality graphics (ORAD) can be seen on our YouTube Channel.
NEW @ IBC 2012 |EGRIPMENT - UNIVERSAL DOLLY
Egripment now announces our newest dolly in this line of products. It combines the best features of all of the above dollies, into one “Universal” dolly that is certain to meet all of our client’s needs for a Platform size dolly.
The “Universal” Dolly utilizes a completely new method of steering, it folds into a small and lightweight package that weighs only 16.8 kg / 37 lbs, it carries a very good payload of 200 kg / 440 lbs, offers a solid camera platform, and it offers steering from the back or the front side, both 2 wheel steering and also 4 wheel steering when very tight turns are required. It can also be equipped sideboards that are flat or contain 100mm or 150mm camera bowls, and can be operated with Pneumatic Wheels, Hard Rubber Wheels, or Track Wheels. When equipped with Track Wheels it runs on standard width Track of 62 cm / 24.5” wide, straight and curved.
We will update our Product Page in the next days.
Meanwhile you can download the leaflet for the Egripment Universal Dolly.
As many of our friends and clients know, Egripment USA, Inc. has been the Sales, Support and Service center for Egripment, since it was founded in 1986 in the Los Angeles, California area.
During these 25 years much has changed in our industry, and one of those changes is that the Film and Broadcast industry is no longer centered in only one area of the U.S. Therefore it is no longer essential to be located in any one part of the U.S. in particular to properly serve all of our clients.
Some time ago the decision was made to move Egripment USA to Knoxville, Tennessee, near the East Coast of the U.S. This move is now in the final stage and the new address and contact information is:
Egripment USA Inc.
201 Center Park Drive
Knoxville TN 37922 USA
Phone: +1 (865) 357-7535
Fax: +1 (865) 357-7536
We are convinced that this move will be very economically beneficial for our clients, and will also improve our service to the majority of our clients. So for all services regarding North, Central and South America, please contact our new Egripment USA office, it will be a pleasure to continue working with all of you for the future.
NEW - STARCAM MKII
The Egripment StarCam MKII is the latest version of the Egripment StarCam Tower Product Line. Evolutionary improvements and based on the classic StarCam System with the possibly to use the column either up ride or hanging – all in one unit.
The all new StarCam MKII has now increased payloads, 60 kg | 132 lbs when used hanging and up to 75 kg | 165 lbs in normal operation and still fulfills even the strongest safety demands.
The telescoping remotely controlled Electric Column lifts the camera with any Remote Head, such as a HotHead, HotShot, 305 | 306, Scanner or Scanner Elite Head, straight up to a maximum height of 5,00 m | 16.40 ft.
The movement is very smooth and can be used during the shot. The telescoping remotely controlled Electric Column lifts the camera with any Remote Head, such as a HotHead, HotShot, 305 | 306, Scanner or Scanner Elite Head, straight up to a maximum height of 5,00 m | 16.40 ft.
The hand or computer controlled movement is completely proportional, and you can adjust the degree of ramping during the start and stop. Easy to set up end stop for individual top and bottom limits. The StarCam can easily be operated by one person, by joystick or foot pedal.
Optional accessories like bazooka extensions, encoder package in combination with Egripment Tracking Interface for Virtual Studios and Augmented Reality as well as low mode remote brackets complete the StarCam Product Line.
ELECTIONS IN TURKEY
Egripment used our new Encoded Package for Cranes during the TV broadcasting of the Turkish elections in June 2011.
The TDT6 crane package and the 306 Remote head were both equipped with high resolution encoders. All Pan and Tilt data from the TDT6 crane arm and from the 306 remote head were transferred to the TDT Tracking interface and combined with the lens data, in such a way that all data could be used for the Virtual functions of the broadcast.
The Augmented Reality functions require much higher resolution of the encoder then with standard virtual use.
The data was then transferred per UDP to the rendering machine. In Turkey we used the Orad equipment for that purpose.
The TV set/studio was a combination of a classic Virtual studio and Augmented reality.
To see the result we invite you to have a look at the following link on the Egripment YouTube Media channel. YouTube Clip
The complete Encoded Crane Package is now availbale. (Sales and Rentals)
NEW FOR THE PROSUMER MARKET: THE PROTRAVELLER SYSTEM
As the pro consumer market is expanding, Egripment introduces its “ProTraveller System” which is a Jib / Crane system for Prosumer type cameras with a maximum payload of 10kg / 22lbs. The Pro Traveller is an affordable option for a Jib / Crane system including a remote head and can be mounted on any 100mm bowl type of connection. In the field, on track, in the studio or clamped on a balcony; there is no type of mount impossible for this light and easy Jib / Crane combination. The Pro Traveller System in its highest configuration of 6mtr / 19.7 feet, only weighs 37.4kg / 82.5lbs, which makes the crane very easy to transport.
NEW ACCESSORIES FOR MATADOR DOLLY
For a perfect low angle shot the Matador Dolly accessory range has been expanded to include the new Bowl Sideboard. This sideboard fits on all Matador Dollies and can be equipped with a 100mm or 150mm bowl to make it easy to get the best and most stable low angle images.
The Angle Adapter and the Rear Boards are designed to create more space on the Matador dolly, as the Rear Boards extend the base of the dolly and the Angle Adapter curves the handle bar for more turning space.
For more information about these or other Matador accessories please contact Egripment or your local Egripment dealer.
ENCODING PACKAGE FOR EGRIPMENT CRANES
With the increasing demand for Virtual Studios as well as use for Augmented Reality, Egripment offers now a High Quality Encoding Package to be used with Egripment Cranes for VR-Applications.
AVR EXPERIENCE – DEMO OF VIRTUAL & AUGMENTED REALITY
Egripment demonstrated with Partners the possibilities for the use of Camera Support Systems, here the TDT Encoded on Track and 306 Encoded Remote Head, in a Virtual Studio and Augmented Reality Setup.
Take a look at these small example videos from the demonstration day:
The 305 Remote Head delivers high quality movements.
The Egripment 305 Remote Head is our latest remote head in the extensive line of Egripment remote camera heads. This head compliments our current line of heads including: The world well known HotHead, HotShot, MiniShot, MicroShot, SuperShot, and of course, our well known Scanner Elite Head.
The 305 is a compact and completely nodal remote head with a load capacity of 15 kg / 33 lbs.
The 305 Remote Head is very fast and offers the smooth response and reliability that Egripment heads are known for.
Stability and reliability as expected from Egripment.
HANDBALL WORLD CUP 2009 - CROATIA
Croatia hosts the 2009 handball World Cup and the country is keen to make sure it gives the best possible impression to fans and viewers.
Six Croatian cities will host games during the world cup, these are: Zagreb, Zadar, Split, Osijek, Varazdin and Porec.
With Egripment Special Projects Department the organisation is assured to have the best shots for the fans and viewers.
Egripment delivers several systems such as the StarCam telescopic tower system, the rock solid HotShot and HiLo platform.
TDT ---- ALL IN ONE ---- REMOTE CRANE SYSTEM
The TDT Remote Crane System is a new concept for a Lightweight remote camera crane and remote head combined as a single product.
Portions of the remote head are built into the front section of the arm, and the controls at the back of the crane are built as a part of the weight bucket.
There is no other crane system like this available on the market.
We would like to add the TDT system as a “different” and completely “new” design offered at a very low price, but with the high Egripment quality all our products are known for.
The TDT crane is a modular system with 3 arm sections of 1,50 Mtr / 5 Ft. long. This gives the user the ability to transport the complete arm in a very small vehicle.
The TDT remote head technology is a combination of the Scanner Head and the SuperShot Head. The two motor sections (Pan and Tilt) of the head can be adjusted for completely nodal use. There are no slip rings available but both motor units have cleverly placed holes to guide the cabling to the camera.
EGRIPMENT'S FASTEST REMOTE HEAD: SUPERSHOT !
The SuperShot is the latest Egripment Remote Head to be added to the line-up of the HotHead, HotShot, MiniShot, MicroShot, and Scanner Elite.
The SuperShot is bigger then a MiniShot and is designed with the new generation of HD Cameras in mind. Equipped with digital motors and digital Electronics makes the SuperShot ready for future use in combination with Egripment's Digital Remote heads.
The SuperShot comes with its own Super Control offering Joystick Pan and Tilt, Zoom and Focus, plus Electronic Damping control.
Contact your local dealer for pricing and delivery!!
RAINCOVER FOR MINISHOT
Due to big demand from our end users we designed a Rain Cover for the MiniShot.
You can use this Rain Cover for the analogue MiniShot MKII as well as for the Digital MiniShot.
The Rain Cover consists off two Covers. One Cover will protect the connector plate at the bottom of the MiniShot and the other cover will protect the head itself.
PRICE € 399,00
EGRIPMENT STARTS SERVICECENTRES IN RUSSIA
"To serve our valuable customers with the service they deserve"
Nederhorst den Berg- Egripment BV is proud to announce that they are the first Camera Support Supplier which offers their valuable customers the possibility to maintenance and repair Egripment products at an official Service Centre in Russia.
In the beginning of 2006 Egripment signed contract with Sfera-Video and TEC TVC that they will be Egripment official Service Centre in Russia.
After an intense training Egripment's engineer Edwin Reuling handed over Egripment's official Service certificate to Sfera Video and TEC TVC engineers.
Sfera-Video and TEC TVC are able to maintenance and repair all Egripment products.
These pictures give you a good impression of the actual Xtreme production.
After we had delivered the first 7 Xtremes in the first part of 2005 we are preparing another 5 Xtremes to be delivered in the last quarter of 2005.
Since the introduction of Egripment's Xtreme T12 we have had a lot of responds from our clients and users of our equipment.
Besides the ultimate performance of the Xtreme T12, the general reactions claimed the Xtreme T12 to be the most beautiful crane available on the market.
Please contact us for any information that you require.
Because Egripment develops and produces their own products, there is a continuous revolution of the products in the sales department. This can be complete products, as well as parts of existing products that are improved. Therefore we will keep you posted on new developments as much as possible.