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Bexel named exclusive US distributor and rental agent for Camera Corps' Q-Ball HD/SD minicam system

Camera Corps' Q-Ball robotic camera heads are available in a variety of finishes to blend in with specific backgrounds

Camera Corps has named Bexel, a unit of the Vitec Group's Services Division and a leading worldwide provider of broadcast services and solutions, as the exclusive United States distributor and rental agent for the Q-Ball HD/SD minicam system.

The Q-Ball is Camera Corps' latest robotic HD Pan and Tilt camera system combining both appearance and performance in the smallest system currently available.

"We are excited to be named the exclusive US distributor and rental agent for the Q-ball camera system," says Jerry Gepner, chief executive officer, Bexel. "Bexel is known for the best in new technology and our association with Camera Corps continues that tradition".

Based on the well-proven Sony CMOS HD imager, the Q-Ball incorporates exclusive additional features to make it the most comprehensive HD robotic minicam system available today.

The Q-Ball incorporates a built-in 10x zoom optical lens and smooth accelerating pan and tilt motors in a sturdy, fully-weatherproof aluminium sphere with a diameter of 115 mm. The addition of up to four embedded audio channels allows stereo effects microphones to be incorporated into any set up. Master black level and full paint controls allow much better colour matching of the popular Sony camera with other cameras, important in all situations where camera types are mixed.

Optional extra features include infra-red capability and a wide-angle lens adapter.

The Q-Ball is fully compatible with all Camera Corps existing control systems including choice of Camera Corps joystick controls and CCU panel.

About Bexel

Bexel is the pre-eminent worldwide provider of broadcast services including video and audio equipment rentals, fibre services, new audio sales, used equipment sales, and repairs/maintenance. Bexel provides brilliantly designed and flawlessly executed systems and solutions to all customers - including producers of the biggest and most important televised events in the world.



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. Its ever-growing arsenal includes high-level cranes, HD and SD motorised tracking cameras, underwater cameras, bullseye-mounted archery target cameras and fire-proofed high-temperature cameras. The Camera Corps team expands during large-scale events from 10 full-time staff based at Shepperton Studios to as many as 200 specialists, including highly-skilled rock climbers able to establish camera positions in almost any location.


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