Live or ‘recorded-as-live’ television production requires a camera mounting that can be quickly and silently repositioned off shot and have the flexibility to be smoothly positioned on shot to accomplish pre-rehearsed camera movements. It must also be capable of instant small adjustments in track or crab mode to compensate for masking by artistes or wrong positioning. A usable shot must always be provided in a continuous programme even though the position of the artistes is not as rehearsed.
In a studio these requirements are best served by a pedestal camera mounting controlled by the camera operator who can instantly compensate without misunderstanding or delay between tracker and camera operator.
The camera ...