Now you can add camera control to any of the Broadcast Pix Studio systems, including all our 1 M/E and 2 M/E versions. The Camera Control options enable the Broadcast Pix control panel to control camera position and lens. The entire range of Flint, Mica and Granite systems can control of up to 9 or more robotic cameras directly from the Broadcast Pix panel, simplifying single-operator control of the entire studio.
The panel's PixButtons can control preset positions and the name of each preset position can be on the button. These buttons can also set the speed and movement range of panning and tilting. The panel's 3D joystick manually control a selected camera's pan, tilt and zoom. And its knobs can control focus, iris and other settings.
Can control the full line of Telemetrics camera pan/tilt heads and robotic equipment, including pedestals and tracks. Broadcast Pix can control Telemetrics equipment on its own and in combination with both Telemetrics Studio Control Software applications.
Can control a wide-range of Panasonic cameras, including the AW-HE100, AW-PH400 and other Panasonic pan-tilt camera control systems. Up to 12 cameras with up to 100 presets positions may be controlled. Depending on your installation, other Panasonic control cables may be necessary.
Can control a wide-range of Hitachi Eagle Pan/Tilt Heads, including the PT-101. Up to 9 cameras with 32 presets each may be controlled.Depending on your installation, other Eagle control cables may be necessary.
Can control a wide-range of Sony cameras, using the Sony VISCA protocol. Control up to 12 cameras with 16 presets each.
Camera Control for Sony - Option #800 (RS-232C)
In addition to remotely controlling audio mixers the Broadcast Pix Slate system can control robotic cameras through the Sony VISCA™ protocol, for the ultimate ‘one-man-band’ production. Examples of controllable cameras are: Sony BRC-300, BRCH-700, EVI-HD1 and many others.
The Broadcast Pix software can control up 9 cameras directly from the 2 M/E control panel. It uses the joystick to pan/tilt/zoom and knobs in the Device Control to adjust focus, iris and other settings. There are a total of 6 presets per Sony camera. Each camera, preset and menu settings appear directly on the PixButtons of the PixPad, as shown below, for ease of use and greater control.
A typical installation for the Sony VISCA cameras uses an RS-232C daisy chain configuration, see below for example. Where a DB 9-pin to Mini Din 8-pin VISCA cable is used to connect the first camera to the workstation’s communications port ( COM 1 or COM 2) and the other cameras being looped through each other with a Mini Din 8-pin to Mini Din 8-pin VISCA cable through the VISCA In/Out ports. There is a maximum length of 15 meters (50 feet) when using an RS-232C configuration. A 10 foot test cable is included with the system when this option is purchased.
The Broadcast Pix system allowed us to replace our switcher, CG, still store, and clip store with one box. Our control rooms are kind of compact, so having everything in the one frame saved us a lot of space. And just being able to get a lot of functionality out of one box saved us a lot of money.”