In outside broadcast (OB) environments today, the movement of trucks from venue-to-venue places engineers under intense pressure to deliver facilities with increasingly reduced rig times, observed Colin Tomlin, Managing Director of VideoSys Broadcast.
He added, “A tool that makes a radio camera with any control, let alone bi-directional control, easier to install and operate is very appealing, particularly for those situations where an RF engineer is not available.”
To make things easier for people working in studio and OB broadcast environments, Videosys Broadcast has launched the Epsilon 4K base station Camera Control Unit (CCU).
With its simple touch-screen interface and compatibility with existing Videosys camera control systems, Epsilon is ideally suited to both studio and OB events. The system comprises up to two, dual-channel fibre receive slots in modules, RF receiver and decoder options either HD-H264 or H265 up to 4K.
In 4K mode, Epsilon can operate either single or dual pedestal and return camera control is available in Uni or Bi-Directional mode.
Epsilon is also specifically designed to simplify Radio Camera installation by offering a system that is conceptually similar to regular CCU systems supplied by the main camera manufacturers.
The system offers familiarity with connection nomenclature, ensuring multiple camera set-ups are matched quickly and effectively, with minimum input from operators and vision mixers.
It is primarily configured to operate with the DTC range of transmitters, with optional dual head operation and it also offers up to four channel Maximum Ratio Combining (MRC) diversity.