09.02.2010 09:04 AM
Originally featured on BroadcastEngineering.com
Azzurro Systems Integration adds functionality to AzzurroCam production system
Azzurro Systems Integration has added functionality to its AzzurroCam production system to target news bureaus. Designed to offer a reasonably priced, all-in-one, high-quality HD video transmission solution, the system now supports HD, SD and anamorphic SD formats; can control box camera and robotics for higher-end studios or production facilities; and is available in a flypack configuration for portability. AzzurroCam is also ideal for sports arenas, insert studios or any facility requiring a robotically controlled single or multiple pan/tilt and zoom camera application.
The system features an easy-to-use menu that includes a proprietary touch-screen interface, so non-technical users can control multiple cameras and set-up functions, DMX lighting, audio mixer with two microphone inputs, and IFB audio levels. Operation can be accomplished locally or remotely via a PC-based control system that permits remote control of all functions, with presets, using intuitive on-screen buttons, or a joystick and control panel. The system seamlessly interfaces to IP, ASI or HD/SDI transmissions. A low-resolution video stream of the camera output is visible on the touch screen, allowing a remote operator to frame shots.
AzzurroCam is easily customizable for multicamera applications, or for single control of several locations. It comes equipped with a Sony robotic controlled HD/SD camera with pan/tilt, zoom, focus, aperture and camera painting.