BR Remote reveals the CamBall4 and launches silent Proteân XMi camera head at IBC2018

BR Remote reveals the CamBall4 professional broadcast camera enhanced with HDR, VR and AR - BR Remote launches silent Proteân XMi camera head at IBC

BR Remote Ltd, manufacturer of remote controlled professional camera equipment, is to reveal a new CamBall camera to launch  a brand new Proteân XMi camera head at IBC2018.

The CamBall4 -  a PTZ camera enhanced for AR and VR and updated with a brand new sensor, new control options, VR and AR capabilities, and importantly – HDR. BR Remote has added Free-D metadata outputs to create a turnkey solution for many camera applications wanting to move towards studio automation. 



BR Remote reveals the CamBall4 professional broadcast camera enhanced with HDR, VR and AR

CamBall cameras are completely weatherproof, and are widely used in wildlife filming, studios and live events. The company’s CamBall range has been revised to create four camera models that include many previously add-on features such as DMX control as standard, and built-in IP and fibre options are readily available for even greater flexibility.

2018 will be BR Remote’s third year at IBC. David Bradley and Nick Percy formed BR Remote in 2015 to develop advanced, remote controlled, programmable cameras for broadcast and live entertainment. The business has grown in volume since then.

“It’s revolutionary to have HDR and Free-D metadata in a small, weatherproof camera, comments BR Remote’s Managing Director, Nick Percy, “and the CamBall camera range is achieving excellent sales in broadcast and the concert tour industry.”


BR Remote launches silent Proteân XMi camera head at IBC

The brand new Proteân XMi camera head - their very latest, totally silent, remote controlled head for programmable cameras in studios, live events and sports broadcast. The key feature of the new Proteân head is its smooth, precise, silent movement.  BR Remote has taken a new design approach, using direct drive motors to achieve a silent, zero-backlash performance.


BR Remote launches silent Proteân XMi camera head

BR Remote places the “intelligence” which stores camera positions, moves and timings, within the camera head, which simplifies the operator’s control of the cameras.
The camera head can be driven with a joystick, wheels or a pan bar system. BR Remote has used its own unique ‘predictive motion smoothing’ algorithm which makes positional control from wheels or PBS as smooth as it is with a joystick.  

“Our Proteân head, introduced last IBC, proved to be incredibly popular, and its orders have already amounted to over £1 million. They are being installed in a group of studios across Europe,” comments BR Remote’s MD Nick Percy. “They are so quiet they can be placed by the orchestra in a concert and will not be heard. The new model combines zoom and focus with the built-in motion control, which enables a simple route to studio automation, with full Free-D metadata including for the lens.” 


BR Remote has added a host of other features including new control protocols and built-in profile moves. The Proteân head can be extended in both height and width to suit many lens and camera configurations and has options for IP or fibre control and fibre output.

BR Remote will be at IBC in Hall 12, stand 12F67.

About BR Remote

BR Remote designs and manufactures remote 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.  

BR Remote is continually developing the cameras, adding new features as customers request them, and 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. BR Remote provides full support services.