At last week’s NAB Show, Canon showcased its BU-50H, a turnkey HD lens-camera system intended to address a wide range of applications. It features an indoor pan/tilt head, a built-in 20X zoom lens and a 3 CCD HD. The system offers extensive control of the pan-tilt head, lens operational functions and key video adjustments of the camera.
The BU-50H control protocol is non-proprietary and is open to public. This full access will facilitate any third-party provider, system integrator or end-user’s development of customized control systems.
The BU-50H can output an uncompressed HD-SDI (or SD-SDI) signal. Each SD (VBS) signal and HD-SDI signal can be output simultaneously, enabling the HD-SDI signal to be recorded while the SD signal is used for monitoring. In addition, the BU-50H features a genlock function for video system synchronization.