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Canon U.S.A.ís New Bu-50L Remote-Control pan-Tilt Head Offers Cost-Effective HD Capture In Indoor Locations


As the worldwide transition to High Definition Television (HDTV) continues to accelerate, broadcasters, cable networks and other video-content creators are demanding cost-effective cameras, lenses and pan-tilt heads to produce news and other programming in this new format. In response, leading camera manufacturers have introduced lower cost, mid-range portable HD cameras.

Canon U.S.A., Inc., an established leader in both high-end and cost-effective HD lens design and manufacture, has leveraged its advanced technology expertise to create the BU-50L, its latest and highest-quality pan-tilt head. Designed to address the specialized market for remote-control HD cameras in news studios and unmanned satellite locations, Canonís BU-50L robotic pan-tilt head features control of its pan and tilt functions locally via RS-232C cable as well as over long distances via public telephone lines, thus allowing for remote-studio operation. Canonís new BU-50L remote-control pan-tilt head will be featured at the Canon booth #SU 3020 at NAB2007, the annual convention of the National Association of Broadcasters, held April 14-19 in Las Vegas.

ďHD production is expanding in multiple video markets simultaneously,Ē stated Gordon Tubbs, director, Broadcast and Communications division, Canon U.S.A. ďThis includes not only the HDTV being produced by the major networks and broadcasters, but also by local cable systems for telecasts of government meetings and arts performances; by regional news networks; and by corporations, high schools, colleges and medical organizations. Canonís new BU-50L robotic pan-tilt head provides a cost-effective solution for remote-control HDTV capture in a multitude of interior locations.Ē

Specifically designed for indoor use, Canonís BU-50L is an extremely quiet pan-tilt head featuring a maximum noise level of just NC30. This quiet operation makes the BU-50L well-suited for installation in concert and lecture halls, conference rooms and other noise-sensitive environments. The BU-50L is also ideal for use in studios. The camera portion of the BU-50L is controlled by its own remote-control unit; the BU-50Lís pan-tilt head and lens are remote-controlled separately. The BU-50L features sturdy construction with an easily adjusted center of gravity for simple, fast installation.

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