Over the past year, UTC, a diversified company whose products include Carrier heating and air conditioning, Hamilton Sundstrand aerospace systems and industrial products, Otis elevators and escalators, Pratt & Whitney aircraft engines, Sikorsky helicopters, UTC Fire & Security systems and UTC Power fuel cells, introduced a new video production studio to its corporate headquarters in downtown Harford, CT. Locating the studio in the headquarters offers convenient, on-premise access for UTC executives.
“The idea was to create a studio within close proximity to executive leaders of UTC,” says David Conaway, studio manager and video producer, UTC. “Whether we’re looking to coordinate a live interview with CNBC or tape quarterly earnings for internal broadcasts, the new studio is equipped with the latest in professional broadcast technologies, while helping to cut down on travel time.”
In its first six months, the new studio facilitated more than 100 videos and will likely more than double that in the remainder of its inaugural year—from internal messages to presidential messages from the individual UTC business units. Featuring three sets—an executive desk, an interview setting, and a green screen—the studio also includes Autoscript’s 15-inch LED15TFT Plus on-camera teleprompters, which have become a staple in many of the studio’s productions, helping to keep speakers on cue, while allowing for script changes to be incorporated easily via Autoscript’s +WinPlus+ Studio software.
Utilizing the latest in Autoscript’s illumination technology, the TFT (thin-film transistor) LED system offers instant warm-up to full brightness, unlike CCFLs (Cold Cathode Fluorescent Tubes), which take many minutes to reach full efficiency and light output. In addition, the LED15TFT was developed with customer feedback in mind and comes with a wide-angle hood, making it optimal for news or studio-based productions.
+WinPlus+ Studio is a Windows-based software package that adds the ease of "point and click" to an intuitive on-screen edit display. It can provide stand-alone prompting for both presentation and general production, both in the studio and on location. Features include a fully active run order, which can be manipulated at any time during scrolling, as well as instant prompt editing.
Established in the U.K. in 1984, with headquarters in the U.S. and the U.K., Autoscript is the world leader in the prompting industry. Autoscript provides a complete range of PC-based teleprompters, the best designed and built hardware, PC cards and software, and – with its expanding line of intuitive accessories – is the new definition in prompting. Autoscript is a member of the Vitec Group. For more information, visit www.autoscript.tv.
A Snapshot of The Vitec Group
Vitec is an international Group principally serving customers in the broadcast, photographic and military, aerospace and government (MAG) markets. Listed on the London Stock Exchange with 2010 revenue of £309 million, Vitec is based on strong, well known, premium brands on which its customers worldwide rely. Vitec is organized in three divisions: Imaging & Staging, Videocom and Services. Imaging & Staging designs, manufactures and distributes equipment and accessories for photography, video and events. Videocom designs and distributes systems and products used in broadcasting and live entertainment, film and video production and MAG. Services provides equipment rental, workflow design and technical support for camera, video, audio, fiber optic and wireless technology used by TV production teams and film crews.
More information can be found at http://www.vitecgroup.com.