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Bradley Engineering's ELKAM Goalcam and Tiny RD12 Receiver for Sony CCU

Bradley introduces ELKAM, a miniature HD “goalcam”, and will show the tiny RD12 receiver enabling CCU on Sony brroadcast cameras

Bradley Engineering, the designer of specialist and remote controlled cameras, will present two new developments at IBC2014 this year. The first is ELKAM, a brand new mini High Definition camera suitable for goalposts and nest boxes, and the second is the RD12 camera-back receiver which will be demonstrated providing full CCU control for a Sony camera

Bradley’s ELKAM is a specialised HD camera in an elbow shape, with a full HD MOS sensor and a 100 degree wide angle lens and full remote control. The ELKAM is designed as a goal post camera or similar, where it can be used with Bradley’s Remote Control Panel Mk3 to control all 4 cameras. It is equally suitable for getting a wide angle view of a nest box, where being remote controlled, it will not disturb nesting birds.The ELKAM uses a 2 megapixel 0.3” HD CMOS sensor and supports HD formats 1080p 50, 59.94, 60 , 1080i 50, 59.94, 60, 720p 50,59.94, 60.

Bradley’s RD12, which may be the world’s smallest CCU receiver, is capable of controlling all of the parameters on a broadcast camera. At just 100 grams and 88mm x 60mm x 12.5mm, it operates with Sony, Ikegami, Panasonic and Bradley cameras, to give effortless CCU control for Iris, Tally, Red Gain, Blue Gain and Pedestal. Bradley’s design makes this simple, it just uses one single cable for power and data. The RD12 and its corresponding transmitter, the RD11, operate in the license free zones and are frequency agile with user selectable channels.


Remote Camera Action at IBC2014: Bradley, Blackcam, Versatile and AltaSens

Bradley Engineering, the designer of specialist and remote controlled cameras, is delighted to be co-exhibiting with friends from Versatile, Blackcam and AltaSens at IBC this year. As usual, the stand will present a lively display of fully functioning remote camera systems and intriguing accessories, where everyone can get hands-on experience of the products in action, and there will be a free bar.

Co-exhibitor Blackcam will be showcasing their tiny remote controlled camera systems on tracks, which are used to capture dynamic views of artists on stage for live shows such as The Voice and Rising Star. Blackcam’s systems accommodate various cameras from GoPro to Arri Alexa, and operate on curved or straight tracks, which can be wireless or cable. Fully customizable, they can be installed over or underslung in any imaginable stage set-up.  Blackcam provides fully automated motion control, programming, and support for the camera systems.


Versatile will be showing their own designs for remote camera heads: jibs, booms and cranes which offer everything you need to support a remote camera head. Versatile’s designs are flexible enough to adapt to any situation and strong enough to carry the biggest cameras, yet light enough to remain within the payload of the jib. They are designed for ease of assembly and smooth operation. A selection of Versatile’s designs will be on display and Versatile can build a model to suit almost any bespoke requirement.

Last but not least, AltaSens, is working jointly with Bradley Engineering to create a design for the next generation of 4K remote sensing cameras. The design is based on Bradley’s dome-shaped Camball camera head and AltaSens’s Super-35 4K CMOS image sensor technology, which gives standard 4K cinema frames in 12 bit or 10 bit resolution at up to 72 frames per second. AltaSens is co-exhibiting with Bradley Engineering for the first time this year, and the design for the 4K remote camera of the future will revealed at the IBC stand.


About Bradley Engineering
Former BBC cameraman David Bradley has a long history of designing and manufacturing remote cameras. Since the company started the cameras have improved continually, with new developments based on customer requests. Today the company offers a selection of digital mini camera heads with ultra-smooth movement and remote control. They are designed to be easy to rig and operate the way that camera operators like to work.