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HT884 4-channel and HT888 8-channel controller

Functions you require where and when you want them, meets the rigorous demands of production companies, studios and post facilities – in the gallery, on OBs and in post-production. It delivers significant operational benefits and economies, reducing production times and increasing operator efficiency.


  • Simultaneous control of 4 or 8 VTRs
  • 2 machine editing capability, assemble and insert (including track selection and adjustable frame delay), record inhibit and crash record.
  • Mark In and Mark Out keys to store a total of 99 in and 99 out cue location points.
  • Programmable cueing modes (cue + stop, cue + play, cue + loop and VTR 1 play to end linked to start VTR 2).
  • Display time duration between Mark in and Mark out points.
  • Simultaneous multi machine control.
  • Multiple gang control variations.
  • Over-Record-Protection mode prevents previously recorded material being overwritten.
  • Programmable jog, shuttle and variable sensitivity of the wheel, for operator preference and VTR type.
  • Latching or none latching fast-forward and rewind control options.
  • Play and Record lock – prevents accidental stopping of device.
  • Control panel keyboard lock – prevents unauthorised operation.
  • 4 programmable trigger inputs and outputs.
  • Loop control (“loop through”) from another control panel to any of the connected VTRs.
  • Loop control (“loop through”) from another control panel to any of the connected VTRs.
  • Controls large range of VTRs and Disk systems.
  • Device id – controller identifies the VTR name on the display.
  • Large high visibility vacuum fluorescent display for time code and data information.
  • ON-AIR tally indicator.
  • Internal beeper to alert warnings (off line, cassette out etc).
  • New ID software is distributed through the Hi Tech website, allowing convenient upgrades (using a PC).
HT888 VTR controller

HT884c 4-channel and HT888c 8-channel Cue controllers

The HT800c Cue Controller series has been optimised for the record and play-in requirements of multiple VTRs or DDRs (Digital Disk Recorders) in studio, MCR or outside broadcast operations.

Features as HT884 plus

  • Fast Cueing and Playback up to 250 cues can be stored. Quickly and easily mark, save, edit, view, enter and recall cues with just a few keystrokes.
  • The numeric keypad allows entering and recalling cue locations or time code numbers
  • “Last Cue”, “next cue” and “previous cue” keys for instant cue access
  • Record and edit commands – inhibit, crash record, auto assemble edit, auto insert edit with video and audio track selection.
  • Studio play-ins managed with pre-programmed or captured “on-the-fly” cues.
  • Studio play-ins managed with pre-programmed or captured “on-the-fly” cues.
  • Programmable pre and post roll time from 1–100 seconds
HT884c cue VTR controller

HT884s 4-channel and HT888s 8-channel Sport controllers

Slow Motion controller – versatile production control with instant slow motion replay. The HT800s series are versatile production controllers for the coverage and packaging of live broadcasting events, that require instant replay in slow motion. The HT800s series Slow Motion Controller has been optimised for controllable instant slow motion replay for DDRs (disk recorders) and VTRs., designed for speedy and convenient control of VTR and disk based systems.

Features as HT884 plus

  • “Live” jog mode switches live action to playback – for instant action replay
  • The operator can gang any of the selected record and playback channels to provide multi angle cueing and slow motion replay possible and 100 out cue location points.
  • Highlights replay your cues back to back to create a highlights “spot reel”
  • Cues can be re-trimmed with new in and out points
  • Disk Recorders simultaneous record and playback for rapid access of just-recorded events. In disk mode each record channel (up to 4) is set to “endless recording” mode. At the same time each playback channel (up to 4) is available for playback from any position from the record channels. With one key press the operator can mark a cue point on the record channel and cue the playback channel for instant slow motion replay without stopping the recording.
HT884s sports VTR controller


HT211 VTR controller

VTR control 1 and 2 channels

Stylish and cost effective. They have a small footprint console and are ideally suited for use in cluttered production areas. A custom designed heavy metal jog/shuttle wheel and transport keys with status LEDs provide smooth and accurate machine control.

HT888 VTR controller

VTR control 4 and 8 channels

Multi channel controllers A range of Dynamic VTR Controllers. These offer direct control of 4 or 8 VTRs for jog, shuttle, cue and play operations.

HT252 disk controller

Disk control panels

Dual Clip Controller, features compact control of two server ports with clip management tools to make the most of a server’s record and replay capabilities. Operators no longer have to rely on a front panel user interface to select, load and play clips in a live environment – which can be fraught with disaster.