Camera Corps has unveiled a new addition to its range of miniature robotic camera systems, the Qx, which incorporates features from its established Q-Ball and Q3 siblings.
“The Q-Ball took the broadcast market by storm in 2009,” said commercial manager Barry Parker. “The Q3, which followed in 2014, delivered higher video quality and greater optical zoom power, giving producers the freedom to mix the output more easily with that of full-size studio and OB cameras. The new Qx, which we are introducing for rental and purchase, features a high-specification 1/3-inch CMOS Full HD sensor delivering 1080p60, 1080p50, 1080i and 720p. A shutter with a speed range of 1/4 to 1/8,000 second is incorporated. Imaging sensitivity is F5.6 at 2000 lux and minimum illumination level at F1.6 is 1.5 lux. Enhanced IR capability allows live video capture in zero visible light conditions using infra-red illumination.”
Other features of the Qx include an integral 18x zoom lens, automatic exposure, auto white balance, colour correction, edge enhancement, noise reduction and gamma control. Genlock allows synchronisation with other equipment. Among the new capabilities are 3D noise reduction and shading correction.
Fully compatible with all existing Camera Corps control systems, the Qx robotic pan/tilt/zoom/focus head can be rigged with just a single cable to the head. Provision is made for easy user control programming. Continuous D1 format virtual-reality data is available for elaborate motion control requirements. Combining the Qx with Camera Corps’ ‘Simply SMPTE’ hybrid electro-optical links allows secure operation over distances of 5 kilometres or more.