The Elipticam, from Bradley Engineering, is an innovative development of the dome camera which overcomes the main limitations of this type of design. It can tilt above and below the horizon without being eclipsed by the casing.
Utilising the Bradley Engineering proven remote HD camera technology, the Elipticam delivers stunning and dynamic live or recorded images from the thick of the action. In the picture, the Elipticam is mounted on the end of the boom of this Extreme 40 racing yacht.
The camera can produce both general views and individual closeups of the crew as they are racing. This offers a unique perspective and greatly enhances the viewers enjoyment of this highly competitive sport.
It can pan continuously through 360 degrees and can therefore also be used to view competing yachts to the side and behind the yacht to which it is fitted. With its self-correcting roll axis the horizon is kept level, giving a true perspective of the pitch and heel of the yachts.
The outer casing is made from lightweight, black carbon-fibre, both to reduce weight, give strength and to match the material used in many racing yachts.
Before delivery, the Elipticam is dry-nitrogen flushed to remove internal moisture. It also has fan-assisted air circulation within the unit to further reduce any tendency for condensation and misting of the dome.