Camera Corps Q-Ball Compatible with Vinten Radamec CP4 Control System
Camera Corps and Vinten Radamec are demonstrating compatibility between their popular Camera Corps Q-Ball robotic camera system and the Vinten Radamec CP4 control system at the 2013 NAB Show (Booth C6032). Q-Ball offers a robust, high-level mini-cam system with excellent performance in the most demanding remote camera applications. Compatibility with the new CP4 control system offers users enhanced camera options for new and existing installations.
New to the market, the CP4 control system is a straightforward control system for use with small, robotic camera heads. Utilizing flexible Ethernet network architecture, the CP4 has a unique Windows-based, touch-screen user interface that can be configured to control up to four camera heads and store up to 40 pre-set shots. The desktop system is easy to upgrade to include a user-configurable option, with the capability of controlling up to eight heads and 200 pre-set shots. Competitively priced, it meets the needs of operators regardless of their level or robotics knowledge, as the CP4 is easy to use, install and maintain.
“We are very pleased to offer compatibility between our Q-Ball robotic cameras and the CP4 control system from Vinten Radamec,” says Jim Daniels, technical director, Camera Corps. “Q-Ball delivers value-added functionality to any video application requiring a camera position that may be impractical for a user to operate in remote or hard-to-reach location or where a camera operator would simply be too intrusive. These additional camera positions are remotely controlled by operators, economically extending the production options for a program. Both the Q-Ball and the CP4 are renowned for their simplicity of use. The collaboration with Vinten Radamec’s engineering team has resulted in a great way of enhancing the viewer’s experience, delivering new programming opportunities for stations and studios by connecting the Q-Ball to the CP4 control system.”
Q-Ball is Camera Corps’ ultra-compact, weatherproof, HD/SD remotely controlled camera. It features an integral 10-times-zoom optical lens and smooth-accelerating pan/tilt motors. Housed in a robust 115 mm-diameter aluminum sphere, it has a two-megapixel CMOS sensor and is capable of operating in daylight or infrared illumination. Q-Ball delivers 1080i/720p high definition or 625/525 standard definition imagery at 50- or 59.94-Hz refresh rates. As an all-in-one system, when used with the Q-Ball, the CP4 will provide users with smooth camera control, including pan, tilt, zoom and focus functions of the camera and lens.