Broadcast giant is
installing Cartoni P 050 pedestals as it upgrade television production
facilities nationwide.

NORTH HOLLYWOOD— Sinclair Broadcast Group, which operates the
country’s largest group of independent television stations, is relying on
camera stabilization technology from Cartoni as part of an ongoing
program to modernize production facilities at stations in its group.
A
number of television stations recently acquired by Sinclair are older broadcast
operations whose production facilities were based on outdated standard definition
or analog video technologies. Those facilities are being upgraded with new
state-of-the-art HD control rooms, cameras systems and support gear, including lightweight,
portable Cartoni P 050 camera pedestals.
“We
looked at a number of options and upon discovering what Cartoni had to offer in
terms of quality and service, the decision was obvious,” says Mark Nadeau,
Director of Television Production. “After we bought the first set and tried
them out, they became a standard part of our studio package.”

Sinclair
uses the Cartoni P 050 in tandem with Panasonic and JVC HD studio cameras,
Telemetrics robotic heads and Tekskil prompters in its new studio operations.
It began using this combination a little over four years ago and now has more
than 50 Cartoni pedestals deployed nationwide. The company plans to upgrade
five or six additional stations with HD production technology and Cartoni
pedestals this year. Its most recent studio upgrade at Oklahoma station KOKH
features five Cartoni pedestals.
“From
a cost perspective, it’s a perfect fit,” says Nadeau. “And Cartoni provides an
exceptional value for the dollar. The P 050 has a very solid core, it’s very
smooth and it has a small footprint. We are able to operate as many as five
units in our larger studio operations without space issues.”
The
Cartoni P 050s are part of a solution that is helping Sinclair stations “from
Portland, Maine to Portland, Oregon” streamline production with improving
quality and containing costs. “It is now cheaper to install five pedestals than
it used to be to do three large robotic systems,” Nadeau says. “The Cartoni
pedestal has been a great fit.”
ABOUT CARTONI
Reflecting the state
of the art in camera support technology, CARTONI offers the
widest product range in the industry. 79
years of know-how and experience, innovative solutions, patented
technologies and the constant care of serving the professional in any shooting
situation with any camera, make CARTONI synonymous with
excellence in camera support. CARTONI currently exports from Rome, its Italian
headquarters, to 65 countries in five continents, with a network of agents and
distributors serving all major international users. CARTONI’s
mission is to guarantee the cameraman the highest possible reliability, freedom
and creativity in any environment.
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ABOUT CARTONI USA
Formed in 1992, CARTONI USA is the North American office CARTONI
fluid heads, tripods, pedestals. CARTONI manufactures a wide range of Fluid
Heads for both Video and Film applications. The company’s products support
cameras of all sizes and descriptions, from the smallest DV cameras to the
largest studio cameras, while adhering to the highest industry standards for
quality, reliability, performance, durability and features.
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