PR Camera Corps Q-Ball HD remote camera system Camera Corps will introduce its new Q-Ball HD remote camera system at the 2009 NAB Show. The Q-Ball, designed for outside broadcasting, reality shows and studio productions, allows program producers to obtain video in full HD quality from practically any location, day or night.
The Q-Ball incorporates 10 x zoom optics (5.1 to 51 mm) and smooth-accelerating pan/tilt motors in a sturdy fully weatherproof aluminum sphere with a diameter of only 115 mm. It can be used upright or inverted without need for any structural reassembly, allowing very fast installation and de-rigging.
“The Q-Ball can be mounted unobtrusively almost anywhere and connected via up to 20 meters of 5.5 mm multicore cable to its HD-SDI output interface,” states Technical Director Jim Daniels. “It is fully compatible with all our existing pan/tilt and CCU systems. Integral low-noise motors allow the camera to be repositioned smoothly while on-air. Pan and tilt can be operated simultaneously or independently at any speed from 20 minutes down to 4 seconds per rotation cycle. The camera is coupled via dual slip-rings to allow unlimited 360 degree rotation.”
The Q-Ball incorporates a 1/3 inch 2 megapixel 16:9 CMOS sensor delivering 720p or 1080i at 50 or 59.94 Hz with >50 dB signal-to-noise ratio. Focus can be controlled manually or automatically. The Q-Ball is 210 mm high including mounting shaft and weighs 1.3 kg. The camera interface operates from 9 to 18 V DC power supply.
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