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Camera Corps' Q3 Technology Boost
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amera Corps has chosen NAB
2014 as the launch venue for a
major advance in robotic camera
technology.
Developed from the awardwinning Q-Ball, the Q3 incorporates
double the zoom power, a higher
specification camera and a greatly
expanded feature set. It is compatible
with multiple serial data formats
including IP plus Camera Corps own
audio-based data system.
"The original Q-Ball revolutionised
the use of robotic cameras in
applications such as sports and
reality shows," said Camera Corps'
Founder and Managing Director
Laurie Frost. "Q3 elevates remote
camera control to an entirely new
level. It gives producers much
greater flexibility plus the freedom to
source high-quality live video from an
unlimited number of cameras located
anywhere in, around or outside a
production set.
"Q3 feeds can be intercut
seamlessly with the output from
broadcast cameras. Each Q3 head
incorporates a high-precision pan/tilt/
zoom/focus mechanism in a compact
unit which can be mounted at any
height, indoors or outdoors, and

operated under full remote control
from an adjacent desk or half-way
round the world. Over a hundred Q3
heads can be operated from a single
joystick panel."
Technical Director Jim Daniels said:
"Q3 retains the spherical shape which
made Q-Ball so easy to conceal
when in view of other cameras. We
have replaced the former ten times
zoom optics with a 20 times lens and
incorporated a new high sensitivity
imager that delivers high quality
video with control that matches much
higher cost systems.
"The camera can be upgraded
as imaging technology continues
to improve, making Q3 inherently
future-proof. The motor system has
been further refined, enabling remote
operators to match the precise
acceleration and deceleration of
much larger robotic heads when
tracking moving performers on-air."
Using an integral 3 gigabits per
second slip-ring, Q3 can perform
an unlimited number of 360 degree
lateral rotations. Pan and tilt speed
are adjustable from an ultra-slow 360
degrees in 90 minutes to 90 degrees
per second. All pan/tilt/zoom/focus
parameters can be stored to internal

Camera Corps
Q3 robotic
pan/tilt/zoom
camera

non-volatile memory for fast recall.
Motion control sequences of up
to 25 seconds duration can be
stored in this way.
Q3 is compatible with all highdefinition and intermediatedefinition video formats currently
in common use, including 1080 or
720 progressive or interlaced at 60,
50, 30, 25 or 24 frames per second.
A concurrent PAL/NTSC output is
available. Minimum illumination
requirement is 0.5 lux (colour) or 0.02
lux (monochrome).
Camera alignment features include
gamma correction, white balance,
16-step edge enhancement and a
two second to 1/10,000 second

shutter. A genlock input with useradjustable sync timing offset is
provided. The camera can be locked
to external C sync or tri-level HD
sync. An optional optical-interface
provides data control, genlock and
3 gigabits per second video over a
pair of single-mode fibres.
Q3 retains Q-Ball's ease of rigging
with just a single cable to the head.
Continuous D1 format virtual-reality
data is available for elaborate motion
control requirements.
The Q3 robotic pan/tilt/zoom/
focus head will be deliverable
from the commencement of the
2014 NAB Show.

Transvideo Debut CinemonitorHD
Evolution X-SBL Enhanced
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t NAB 2014, Transvideo
International has introduced the
new 6" CinemonitorHD Evolution
X-SBL Enhanced.
The monitor, with a 2000NITS
backlight system, is hailed as
the brightest monitor available
for camera operators. Yet, at full
brightness it only draws 19W
(1.6Amp at 12v).
Transvideo Enhanced anti-glare
technology reduces reflections and
enhances contrast. The monitor
can be set in two operating modes
either for outdoor or indoor viewing.
In Xtreme Bright mode, details in
both dark areas and highlights
are maintained even in full sun
without hood.
The basic price of the 6"
CinemonitorHD Evolution X-SBL
Enhanced includes the Virtual
Horizon2. The Virtual Horizon2 is
the first and only electronic horizon
featuring inertia/acceleration
compensation and shock analyser.
The sensitivity and direction are
adjustable with six available
renditions. The display
can be moved anywhere
on the screen. Inertia/
shock compensation can
be turned off.

Transvideo new Cal-On-Tap is the
fastest short cut to zero calibrate the
Horizon: once the rig is set, just tap
on the screen or on the Transvideo
logo. Cal-On-Tap can be turned off
by the operator.
Since 1985 Transvideo has
provided state of the art equipment
to the professional film and video
industry and the military.
Transvideo has won multiple
awards including a Technical
Academy Award.
Transvideo international has been
selling and maintaining Transvideo
equipment in North America for
over 15 years.

The new 6" CinemonitorHD Evolution
X-SBL Enhanced


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