BR Remote reveals the AC180 – a new multi-function remote PTZ camera for productions outdoors and on water at IBC2019
The AC180 has been designed to capture live pictures in extremely demanding situations outdoors, including moving platforms. It can be used on a boat or telescopic pole, while the cameraman can operate the camera from a remote studio or edit suite.
The camera is built largely from rugged carbon fibre, bonded to an aluminium frame. It has ‘o-rings and other seals to ensure that it is weatherproof. This model is rated to both IP66 and IP67. IP66 indicates protection from high pressure water jets, while IP67 indicates that the camera can also withstand full immersion in water. This means the camera needs no extra protection in harsh, wet environments.
BR Remote has included a roll axis and stabilisation to enable this camera to shoot from non-stable platforms – such as a yacht deck. It can automatically keep the horizon level. The camera has three axes of physical movement, pan tilt and roll, and all three axes can have the stabilisation switched on or off, individually.
The AC180 also contains all the features of BR Remote’s CamBall4 VR, packaged in an aerodynamic design. It has positional metadata, smart profile moves, DMX control, and advanced CCU control. A vision engineer can therefore adjust the camera remotely and match its pictures to AR or VR graphics in a professional production.
For this outdoor model, BR Remote has also added a hidden wash and wipe feature to clean the lens, as well as stabilisation to steady the camera when it is used in motion.
The AC180 is the latest development in BR Remote’s range of PTZ cameras, robotic camera heads and controllers. These are used in professional broadcast and entertainment, and especially in wildlife filming, sports, reality TV and news.
About BR Remote
BR Remote designs and manufactures remote PTZ cameras and remote controls for TV, Film and live events. Best known is the popular CamBall range of miniature cameras which have been hugely successful for covert wildlife filming, stage shows, concert tours and sport.
Today the company offers a selection of digital mini camera heads that are right at the cutting edge of remote HD and 4K technology, with ultra-smooth movement and remote control. They are designed to be easy to rig, and to operate the way that camera operators like to work.
Along with the cameras, BR Remote offers a range of robotic camera heads, controllers and connectivity devices to build complete remote controlled systems.
BR Remote’s equipment can all be customised and modified for special projects and the company provides camera design, systems engineering, and integration with other broadcast infrastructure. It is this technical support and customer service that sets the company apart from larger camera manufacturers who sell standard models off-the-shelf.