Camera Corps Reports Highly Successful NAB 2011
"The Q-Ball ultra-compact HD/SD camera head attracted a very high level of enquiries during NAB," comments Scott Nardelli, chief business development officer of Camera Corp's US distributor, Bexel. "Broadcasters worldwide now recognise the huge production efficiencies made possible by robotic camera systems. The head's distinctive design is also becoming a familiar image on-screen. Ten Q-Ball heads were used to provide coverage of the Academy Awards Oscar presentations at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood in February. Using Q-Ball enables a single operator to control HD video feeds from a wide range of locations with full control or pan, tilt, tenfold optical zoom, focus and line-up."
"NAB 2011 was a very good show for us," adds Camera Corps founder and Managing Director Laurie Frost. "It continues to attract predominantly US-based delegates but a good number of international visitors also came to the booth, including some of the biggest names in sports broadcasting. Interest in 3D continues to expand. The CC-3D Universal RCP which we launched at the show allows six cameras of various makes and models to be comprehensively remote-controlled from a single panel. Equally suitable for 3D and 2D productions, it enables two stereoscopic rigs to be controlled on a paired-camera basis to maintain predetermined adjustment offsets between left and right cameras, or as individual cameras if preferred. The CC-3D Universal RCP is intuitive to operate, allowing fast and easy operation during outside broadcasts as well as for live stage or studio events."
Also new to the US market, Camera Corps' 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. Fully compatible with a very wide range of cameras, including the Camera Corps Q-Ball ultra-compact robotic pan/tilt/zoom camera, it allows large remote camera systems can be manipulated in a limited space such as a mobile production vehicle.
Additional to the Central Hall exhibit, Camera Corps Q-Ball robotic heads were demonstrated by Egripment, Telemetrics and ToolsOnAir as part of their respective NAB 2011 exhibits.
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.