The Rise of the Robots
Weather Protection for Remote Head Outside Broadcast Cameras.
As lockdown eases and we move closer towards normality and the world of sport prepares for kick-off later this month, more and more remote-controlled cameras will be used at OB sporting events.
CP Cases have developed some great solutions to provide protection against the sun, wind and rain and take away the threat of an on-air kit breakdown. CP Cases are regarded as the leading manufacturers of specialised protective cases and covers for a huge mix of industrial, military and broadcast applications and have been manufacturing at their UK HQ for 50 years.
Using the same advanced construction techniques used for their established range of OB camera covers, the remote head covers are also available in a choice of 8 fabric colours. “Adding protective covers for Vinten and Egripment remote heads to our popular range of OB camera covers seems like an obvious move” says head of technical sales Stuart Watson.
“Our stockholding of high-performance materials allows us to respond quickly to those out-of-the-blue requests with colour choices that will comply with venue or corporate messaging. We can also provide full colour digitally printed logos which can be permanently heat-fused directly onto the cover surface or can even be applied as Velcro fixed label, for those events when anonymity is necessary”.
Originally developed by CP Cases in 2018 for the world’s leading remote camera specialists Camera Corps Ltd, these covers were first used in temperatures as low as -18°C at winter sports events. Ensuring that full PZT functions (pan, zoom & tilt) are not inhibited in anyway and that cable connectivity is as easy as possible are key attributes for installation and operational simplicity.[ssba]