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Camera Corps New Q3 And MeerCat
To Make APAC Debut In Singapore
Camera Corps has chosen BroadcastAsia2014 for the APAC launch of its new Q3 advanced
robotic pan/tilt/zoom/focus head and MeerCat miniature broadcast camera...

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xhibited as prototypes at NAB,
both are now in production and
available for rental or purchase.
Exhibiting on the Vitec Group
stand, 5D1-07, Camera Corps
will be represented by Shaun
Glanville, Business Development
Director.
"Q-Ball, Q3 and MeerCat give
programme producers and
broadcasters the freedom to set
up live video cameras quickly and
reliably from practically anywhere,"
Shaun comments. "The Q-Ball
and Q3 heads can be steered in
any direction either to create a
new viewing angle or to track the
action. MeerCat is designed for
fixed-position shooting and can
be concealed inside sports field
markers, for example, or even on
a studio set."
"Four MeerCats were used to
capture and transmit onboard
high-definition pictures of the April
2014 Thames Boat Race. One was
mounted inside a thin metal pole
at the rear of each boat behind the
cox, showing the rowing team and
beyond them the forward view.
"Another was positioned at floor
level, looking towards the cox. We
have supported many Thames Boat
Race outside broadcasts over the
years but this was the first time
we were able to field a suitable
miniature HD camera."
"MeerCat proved a real winner
and the feedback from viewers
and production alike was superb. It
took you into the heart of the action.
In fact it was The Meercat which
captured the pivotal moment of this
year's race when the Cambridge
number two was temporarily
unseated following a clash of oars
near the start of the race."

Compact MeerCat

Developed in response to demand
from sports, reality-television and
stage-show producers, the Camera
Corps MeerCat is housed in a metal
case with a very small footprint,
30 x 30 mm, and is only 93 mm in
height. Lens protrusion is just 25
mm. A choice of high quality NFmount lenses are available.
The MeerCat head can be
attached to a quarter-inch mount
for easy integration into narrowprofile locations. It can also be used
as a wearable camera with a full
high-definition live wireless link. Full
control facilities including manual iris

Camera Corps Q3 adds a raft of refinements

setting with adjustable electronic
exposure can be performed remotely
using the existing range of Camera
Corps joysticks and remote panels.
MeerCat incorporates a highquality third-inch MOS sensor with
1944 x 1092 effective pixels. This
can be switched to deliver 1080p,
1080i or 720p video at 50, 59.94
or 60 hertz frame rate. Video is
output as HD-SDI which can be
converted to an optical feed using a
Camera Corps optical fibre interface.
Minimum illumination is 1.2 lux
at f/1.4. Chroma, master black,
saturation, gain, shutter, detail,
white balance, gamma, speed and
exposure, video format and noise
reduction can all be adjusted from
the remote control panel.
MeerCat comes complete with
a standard Camera Corps power
supply and interface which can be
positioned up to 30 metres from the
camera head. Control signals can be
delivered over a standard audio line,
allowing the interface to be located
a practically unlimited distance from
the operator. Up to six MeerCats can
be controlled from a single Camera
Corps remote panel.

Q3 PTZ & Focus

The Camera Corps Q3 robotic pan/
tilt/zoom/focus head retains the

to 90 degrees
per second.
Motion control
sequences of
up to 25 seconds
duration can be stored to internal
non-volatile memory.
Minimum illumination requirement
for the Q3 is 0.5 lux (colour mode)
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.

compact spherical housing which
made Q-Ball unobtrusive and
therefore easy to place within view
of other cameras.
All commonly used HD formats
are accommodated, interlaced
and progressive, with up to 60
hertz frame rate plus
quick. The format can
be selected from the
o p e r a t o r 's c o n t ro l
panel. An enhanced
pan/tilt/zoom drive
gives producers the
freedom to match the
precise acceleration
and deceleration of
much larger robotic
heads when tracking
moving performers onair. Initial interest and
sales have surpassed
all expectations.
Q3 can perform an
unlimited number of 360
degree lateral rotations,
3 gigabits per second
video being transferred
over high-quality slip
rings to ensure complete
freedom from cablesnagging. Pan and tilt
speed are adjustable
from an ultra-slow 360
degrees in 90 minutes The MeerCat has a tiny footprint


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