Can control a wide-range of Sony cameras, using the Sony VISCA protocol. Control up to 12 cameras with 16 presets each.
In addition to remotely controlling audio mixers the Broadcast Pix Slate system can control robotic cameras through the Sony VISCA™ protocol, for the ultimate ‘one-man-band’ production. Examples of controllable cameras are: Sony BRC-300, BRCH-700, EVI-HD1 and many others.
The Broadcast Pix software can control up 9 cameras directly from the 2 M/E control panel. It uses the joystick to pan/tilt/zoom and knobs in the Device Control to adjust focus, iris and other settings. There are a total of 6 presets per Sony camera. Each camera, preset and menu settings appear directly on the PixButtons of the PixPad, as shown below, for ease of use and greater control.
A typical installation for the Sony VISCA cameras uses an RS-232C daisy chain configuration, see below for example. Where a DB 9-pin to Mini Din 8-pin VISCA cable is used to connect the first camera to the workstation’s communications port ( COM 1 or COM 2) and the other cameras being looped through each other with a Mini Din 8-pin to Mini Din 8-pin VISCA cable through the VISCA In/Out ports. There is a maximum length of 15 meters (50 feet) when using an RS-232C configuration. A 10 foot test cable is included with the system when this option is purchased.