Welcome to our June newsletter.
We are delighted to announce that orders for the new Protean XMi have already exceeded 100 units with the promise of further orders to come over the next couple of months. Most of the heads are to be supplied with the IP interface and some with additional features specifically requested by customers.
A couple of the features we’ve added are an extra Tally Light on the front and internally we have arranged for the iris to automatically flip/flop control from either the pan/tilt controller or the camera.
One customer in particular, is taking advantage of the built-in profile moves, cued from a touch-screen with thumbnail previews of the final shot. We are expecting to demonstrate our progression into studio automation at IBC in September. Hopefully you will have loads of suggestions for us to develop into the system. If you can’t wait until then just get in touch and jump the queue!
Our ever-popular Camball is always evolving as we, and our customers, think of more ideas and features to add. Lately we have offered 16bit encoders fitted to the output shafts for even more accurate metadata, free from backlash and gear-train flexing. This makes VR or AR applications far easier to achieve.
In addition to this, we have developed the Camball software to be able to ‘slave’ to other remote or manned cameras, both in movement and lens angles. It seemed simple when we first started but now, several months on, we have added a host of adjustable parameters. The operator can ‘tune’ the slave camera for the actual application, giving a perfectly natural feel to the shots.
Don’t forget that all these new features can be retro-fitted to your existing Camball2s and 3s including DMX, Free-D, profile moves and motion control. IP control and Fibre i/o can also be incorporated.
Sensor technology is also always improving and we can offer sensor upgrades with added features, including better pictures, improved control and more output standards.
We will share more of our developments in further newsletters, however we already know that at IBC our stand will be packed with new ideas and innovations and well worth a visit.
We have a couple of ex-demo units available at a discount. They have a couple of scratches so we can’t sell them as new but they come with a full warranty and all the bits & pieces. Give us a call if you are interested.