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Camera Corps Launching the Multi Camera Keypad to US Market at NAB 2011

The Camera Corps' Multi Camera Keypad

Camera Corps' Multi Camera Keypad makes its NAB debut at the Las Vegas Convention Center, 11-14 April. Shown in prototype at IBC 2010 and now in production, the Multi Camera Keypad increases from five to 96 the number of remote camera heads that can be operated via the company's Joystick Control, Mini Joystick Control or CCU Panel.

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"The Multi Camera Keypad is designed for easy operation during fast-action events such as sports or reality shows, allowing very large remote camera systems to be manipulated efficiently and precisely," states Camera Corps' founder and Managing Director Laurie Frost. "It is fully compatible with a very wide range of cameras, including our own Q-Ball ultra-compact robotic pan/tilt/zoom camera."

"The Multi Camera Keypad is designed for easy operation during fast-action events such as sports or reality shows, allowing very large remote camera systems to be manipulated efficiently and precisely," states Camera Corps' founder and Managing Director Laurie Frost. "It is fully compatible with a very wide range of cameras, including our own Q-Ball ultra-compact robotic pan/tilt/zoom camera."

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Central to the Multi Camera Keypad's operation is a three-digit channel selection routine. UP and DOWN buttons can be used to step through the channel numbers. LEFT and RIGHT buttons sequence through the most recent eight channels used. MIX buttons can be preset to any four channel numbers as a means of quickly displaying stream or mixer outputs. Up to eight channel numbers (any of the 255 available) can be pre-assigned to selector buttons on a Camera Corps control joystick.

Connection is quick and easy via a highly robust interface which encodes control data onto a standard audio line at user-selectable bit-rates of 4.8, 2.4 or 1.2 kilobaud. Up to four joystick operators and up to four CCU engineers can control the 96 cameras and pan/tilt heads simultaneously using a single data line.

Camera Corps will display and demonstrate the Multi Camera Keypad on the Bexel booth (C6833 in the Central Hall) as part of a fully operational robotic programme production system. The company will be represented at NAB 2011 by Laurie Frost, Jim Daniels, Jeff White, Tim Reynolds and Neil Ashworth as well as Bexel colleagues.

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About Camera Corps

Camera Corps specialises in providing high-volume support services for reality television programmes as well as very large-scale sports events. The company has achieved a pre-eminent reputation for its ability to acquire exciting and unusual television content from exceptionally challenging environments. The Camera Corps team expands during large-scale events from 14 staff based at Shepperton Studios to as many as 200 specialists, including professional climbers who are very experienced at rigging camera systems at height in almost any location.

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