Camera Corps will launch its new CC-3D Universal RCP remote control panel at NAB in April. The controller can handle up to six cameras, (or three stereo pairs), of different makes and models from a single panel.
“The broadcast industry is experiencing a surge in demand for efficient stereoscopic production equipment to meet the needs of new 3D television channels,” said Camera Corps technical director Jim Daniels. “The CC-3D Universal RCP is equally suitable for use with 3D and 2D systems. Up to two stereoscopic rigs can be controlled on a paired-camera basis to maintain predetermined adjustment offsets between left and right cameras, or as individual cameras if preferred.”
Interestingly, the Camera Corps data system uses modems to convert the digital control signals into audio-style tone signals before transmission. This has many advantages compared with conventional high bit-rate digital data control, including practically unlimited distance as well as easy transmission over RF links and telephone lines. Standard audio cables or CAT5 data cable can be used for transmission. The data is paralleled using XLR3 splitters for transmission to multiple cameras/heads.
The CC-3D Universal RCP can be operated standalone or fully integrated with other Camera Corps remote control equipment such as the PTZF pan/tilt/zoom/focus switcher, joystick controllers, Q-Ball and HD Mini Zoom cameras and Multi-Rate Re-Clocker.