CANON IMPROVES HD REMOTE-CONTROL ROBOTIC PAN & TILT and ZOOM CAMERA
New BU-45H gives cost-effective HD outside broadcast pictures - remotely
As video moves to widescreen 16:9 HD in every sector of television & demand has increased for a versatile and cost-effective HD pan-tilt remote camera for specialized applications. These applications include point-of-view cameras for traffic and weather monitoring & houses of worship & legislative chambers & high-resolution outdoor security installations & remote-controlled Web cameras & and more. So Canon is introducing the new BU-45H remote-control robotic pan-tilt HD 16:9 camera system at NAB 2008 in Las Vegas & April 14-17.
Small & lightweight…and easy to control
This new BU-45H remote-control robotic pan-tilt HD 16:9 camera features a Canon HD camera equipped with three 1/3-inch (1 &670 &000-pixel) CCDs & a Canon HD zoom lens with 20X optical zoom ratio (4.5 - 90mm) and a remote-control ND (neutral density) filter. In addition to providing exceptional controllability and smooth pan-tilt motion & the BU-45H remote-control robotic pan-tilt HD 16:9 camera also offers such advanced features as a Canon Auto Focus function and Canon’s sophisticated Image Stabilizer technology. All in a rugged outdoor housing that is surprisingly small and lightweight. The total weight of the pan-tilt system & camera and housing is 17 kg. (approx. 37 lbs.).
Powered by 12V DC current & the Canon BU-45H has Genlock input for video system synchronization. Outputs include HD-SDI and SD-SDI with embedded audio or standard-definition composite PAL. It can output HD-SDI and SD simultaneously for high-definition recording and standard-definition monitoring at the same time. It is capable of panning 340 degrees and tilting 80 degrees (30 degrees up & 50 down). Its outdoor pan-tilt head and weatherproof housing are designed for operation from -15 to +40 degrees Celsius (5 to 104 degrees Fahrenheit). The BU-45H remote-control robotic pan-tilt HD camera’s housing also meets the IP-45 specifications for dust- and waterproof efficiency & and it has a “windshield-wiper” blade to keep its lens port clear.
The BU-45H remote-control robotic pan-tilt HD camera can be operated in automatic mode - or all of its main features can be controlled manually as well. Short and long-distance control systems interface via RS-422 connections.
All-In-One Body For Outdoor Use
The BU-45H is a turnkey device featuring an outdoor pan/tilt head and housing, an HD 3 CCD video camera and a builtin 20X zoom lens all in an elegant design.
By offering extensive control capabilities of the pan-tilt head and various functions of the camera and lens, the compact and versatile BU-45H will fill many varying applications.
The BU-45H protocol is non-proprietary and is open to public. Thus the user or system integrator can provide their own control system or contract with a third party provider.
High quality HDTV/SDTV Video Images
Incorporated in the BU-45H is a 1/3 inch 3 CCD HD camera with 1,670,000 pixels per CCD. It offers exceptional video quality for a variety of applications such as broadcasting, event coverage, tourism promotion and high quality surveillance, among others.
High Optical Performance and Image Stabilization
The 3 CCD HD camera incorporates a 20 times optical zoom HD lens (4.5 - 90mm) with an Auto Focus Function and an Image Stabilizing System, providing exceptional video images and greatly improved operability.
The BU-45H can output an uncompressed HD-SDI and SD-SDI signal with audio embedded. Each SD (VBS) signal and the HD-SDI signal can be output simultaneously, which enables the user to record the HD-SDI signal for acquisition and the SD signal for monitoring. In addition, the BU-45H features a GENLOCK function for video system synchronization.
|Camera & lens||Pick-Up device Pixel Count||1/3\" HD 3CCD, total of ~1.67 million pixels per CCD|
|Range of Focal Length||4.5~90mm F1.6-3.5,|
8.25~165mm (2/3\" conversion)
|Zoom ratio||20x Optical zoom|
|Focusing system||AUTO, Manual|
|Shutter speed||1/4, 1/15, 1/60, 1/100, 1/500|
|Gain||AUTO, 0dB, 6dB, 12dB, 8dB, 36dB|
|White balance||AUTO, Set|
|Picture quality adjustment||Master pedestal, R-gain and B-gain|
|Adjustment range approximately ~0.4H|
|Pan Tilt Section||Operational angle||Panning:340°,Tilting:+30~-50°|
|Operating speed||Panning:0.5°~25°/s, Tilting:0.3°~20°/s|
|Wiper||Built-in Electrical Wiper|
|Washer||Connector on Pedestal Section for Third Party Washer Unit|
|MIC input||Yes, pedestal section|
|Connector Receptacle||DC Terminal, SDI out, VBS out, SYNC in, AUX out, Control (RS-422)|
|Video output||HD-SDI / SD-SDI Embedded audio output BNC1 Line (receptacle section)|
SD Composite (NTSC/PAL) output BNC1 Line (receptacle section)
|GEN LOCK input||BNC 1 Line (receptacle section) (3value/BB)|
|Operating temperature||Ambient -15~40°C / 20~90% (Without being dew condensation)Within ±10\'|
|Wind Velocity-Resistance||0~25m/s Normal operation|
25~40m/s Operation possible
40~60m/s Non destruction
|Power source||AC100~240V 60W|
|Dustproof waterproof efficiency||IP45|