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Camera Corps Introduces MeerCat Mini HD Broadcast Camera
Imager is a third-inch MOS sensor
LONDON—Camera Corps announced a major new addition to its range of specialty
cameras. The MeerCat is a miniature HD broadcast camera that can be mounted nearly
anywhere without being visible to other cameras or to an audience.
response to demand from sports, reality-television and stage-show producers,
the MeerCat is housed in a metal case with a footprint of 30-by-30 mm, and is 93
mm in height. Lens protrusion is 25 mm. High-quality, NF-mount lenses are
head can be attached to a quarter-inch mount for easy integration into
narrow-profile locations such as a sports markers, rugby try-line posts or
reality-show props, or can be discreetly located in a studio set. It can also
be used as a wearable camera with a full high-definition live wireless link.
Full control facilities including manual iris setting with adjustable
electronic exposure can be performed remotely using the existing range of
Camera Corps joysticks and remote panels.
The imager is a
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 fiber 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.
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 MeerCat cameras can be operated
from a single Camera Corps remote control panel.
Corps MeerCat is available now for rental or purchase.