JVC signed an agreement at IBC to sell a range of Bradley products, including pan/tilt cameras and studio components. “It is giving JVC access to remote cameras, which they don’t have, and it’s opening up their markets to us,” said David Bradley, CEO of Bradley Engineering.
Bradley has also developed some products specifically for JVC cameras, including the new U4_J remote camera head with full CCU control for the GY-HM600/650 camcorders and the Z-Head remote camera head for GY-HM170/200 camcorders.
It is also using JVC protocols for LANC controlled cameras, and is working with JVC to extend the capability of the LANC control to include white balance, iris, gain and other functions, “so it does give full remote control,” he said.
JVC is also demonstrating Bradley’s Multi-Function Controller and Remote Camera Panel Mk3, along with the RD_11 multi-channel radio data transceiver and RD_12 miniature wireless CCU controller.
Bradley has been working with JVC Kenwood’s sensor manufacturer, AltaSens, for more than a year, using its Super 35 4K sensor in its new fibre-based 4K PTZ (3840×2160 50p) remote camera.
“We wanted to have PTZ cameras for the future, and JVC doesn’t do them, but it is an important trend in broadcasting,” said Hisao Kikuchi, president, European professional business, JVC Kenwood. “We will work together to expand the PTZ systems, especially in Europe.”