Camera Corps will show at BVE 2014 a complete remotely controlled camera system based on the Q-Ball compact pan/tilt/zoom head. Q-Ball is a 1080i high-definition camera with 10:1 zoom optics plus a fully rotatable pan and tilt head housed in a cast-aluminum sphere of similar diameter to a standard DVD. High-precision motors enable the operator to adjust the camera angle from almost any location.
Q-Ball has delivered close-up video from many broadcast events in recent years, including the BBC Proms, summer and winter Olympics, international football, motor racing, water sports, tennis, football, rugby and many reality television shows.
"Since its original introduction at NAB 2009, Q-Ball has proved highly popular and successful across the entire television business," commented Shaun Glanville, business development director, Camera Corps.
Available for purchase or rental, the Q-Ball aims to provide producers with a number of advantages over traditional cameras. It allows live content to be sourced from an unlimited number of cameras without needing a huge team of operators; can be positioned anywhere in a studio, across a multi-set production site, indoors or outdoors in practically any climate; can be used in any lighting conditions, including infra-red-illuminated night shooting; and can be installed easily with short or long-range links plus a range of control and switching options.