The ALCM 460 has been jointly developed by JVCKenwood, Bradley and AltaSens, using the outstanding AltaSens Super 35 sensor. The camera has been specifically developed for remote operation, to offer many features already built-in, particularly , the direct fibre output from the back of the camera. This obviates the need for fibre converters just to get the pictures futher thand the few metres possible with cable.
The back of the camera has all the connectors needed for remote operation and none that you don't need - including an HDSDI output for local monitoring. All are mounted at an angle to minimise the increase in length when the plugs are connected.
The custom Base Station delivers the Quad 3G signals up to 20km from the camera itself with the option of sending genlock and control up a second fibre, or using an SMPTE hybrid cable with power to the camera at closer ranges.
The mechanical lens interface is Micro Four Thirds (MFT), however the sensor size is larger, at Super 35. Adaptors are available to use B4, EF or PL mount lenses or directly attach an MFT lens for great value and availability. Both the Iris and Focus can be remotely controlled via the electrical MFT interface on the camera.
Various user selectable scan sizes enable the sensor scan area to be adjusted to match individual lenses. This still enables full 4K as the sensor has more pixels than the 8.3Mpix necessary for 4K.
BR Remote provides a range of dedicated equipment for the ALCM 460 including the U3 4K PTZ head, and also a zoom servo version of the Panasonic Lumix 14-140 lens.