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Our flagship CamBall3 has evolved to meet the increasing demand for computer controlled cameras. It is now available in 3 new versions. Any version can be upgraded to a more advanced model and all versions have the Sony© Exmor Sensor.
- Camball3 S- Standard unit (Bradley D* control), digital slip rings
- Camball3 X - + DMX control, PMS, 16bit positioning, profile move, status display
- Camball3 XM - + Motion control via Free D & Bradley M*, 24bit positioning with Free D metadata output for VR and AR
The DMX controlled CamBall3 X has been developed in response to requests from leading show facilities suppliers to integrate the Camball3 into the master show computer. It can still be controlled with any of our normal controllers, but can also be controlled via 8 DMX channels, giving 16bit precision in Pan, Tilt and Zoom plus Focus and Iris.
The CamBall3 X can be used to move to DMX positions or, if the show computer can track follow spots, then it can track this camera. When used as an ‘Auto Tracking’ camera it can follow the designated artist extremely smoothly, including zoom & focus. This has been made possible with our PMS (Predictive Move Smoothing) algorithm which both predicts and smooths the moves and also copes with missing data packets.
The CamBall3 is the camera of choice around the world for many stage shows and concert tours. It has been tried and trusted for over 14 years. Our ‘future-proof’ design ethos has enabled these upgrades to be added to previous models. This ethos continues today and is central to our future developments.
Built to last:
The main parts of the unit are machined from high grade aluminium with deep milled pocketing to give a rigid and strong chassis. The motors and moving mechanics have been proven over many years from the original CamBall to give trouble free operation.
Slipping clutches are fitted to both axes to protect the motors and gearboxes. Unlike many competitors, these clutches prevent damage whilst rigging and during operation. It can be mounted either way up.
Slip rings enable continuous 360º pans with 720 degrees under DMX control. All the power, data and video signals pass through the slip rings delivering HDSDI on the fixed base.
Amazing picture quality:
The camera offers full HD images and is switchable to a number of standards. Both 50Hz and 60Hz frame rates are supported as well as interlaced or progressive outputs. All camera CCU functions can be remotely controlled via our Remote Camera Panel Mk3. The low light infrared mode is also activated remotely. The CCU control on a small camera is unmatched.