Marshall Electronics has joined forces with pan/tilt head designer BR Remote in the UK to design and build a micro pan-tilt (P/T) head, the CV-PT-HEAD, for Marshall miniature cameras. The new P/T head is compatible with all Marshall 500 series cameras.
The CV-PT-HEAD body is less than 3.5-inches tall and under 2-inches wide, creating one of the smallest P/T footprints available. The CV-PT-HEAD comes with an IP65 weatherproof rating, which means it is dust-tight and protected against water under pressure from any angle. When paired with Marshall’s weatherproof CV503-WP camera, the CV-PT-HEAD creates a movable camera position that can be left out in wet and compromised environments.
A built-in camera power supply delivers a constant 12V to the camera socket, as well as camera control data. The input voltage ranges from 12V to 35V allowing operators to run up to 3,000ft with a common 4-pin XLR cable. Unusual for a small head, the input socket for power and control data is on the fixed base. This allows greater freedom of movement, with the camera socket on the moving part with the camera.
“As cameras become smaller, it became evident that we needed a smaller head,” said David Bradley, Development Director, BR Remote. “We are still using our bespoke engineering and the same ingenuity designed into our larger P/T heads, just in a smaller version. The main benefits of using Marshall are its high-quality image and design, and its low light capabilities. This new system controls all parameters without requiring a secondary controller and runs on IP or fibre so it can be integrated into most existing infrastructures.”
For direct plug-and-play, operators can use Marshall’s affordable CV-MICRO-JYSTK controller, sold separately, with thumb joystick control. One of the smallest, most cost-efficient joysticks produced, the CV-MICRO-JYSTK is extremely flexible in a very small package. www.marshall-usa.com