Telemetrics Pan/Tilt Camera System Plays Ball for Associated Press at MLB Playoffs
Telemetrics’s new robotic pan/tilt camera system for mirrorless cameras that features a Sony Alpha α9 full-frame camera mounted on the Telemetrics PT-CP-S5 compact pan/tilt head inside a Telemetrics WP-HOU-A9 weatherproof camera housing was put to use for MLB playoffs and the World Series by the Associated Press. The new remotely controlled PT-CP-S5 A9 Weather-Resistant P/T Head Bundle system has been developed for professional photographers looking to capture high-quality (24 MP) still photos for news outlets and sports events.
For the MLB playoffs it was mounted high atop the respective stadiums to capture breathtaking still images not possible with a manned camera position. The World Series is yet another application of this system in a live sports setting, providing proof of its reliability, robustness, and ability to acquire unique images remotely using a Telemetrics RCCP-MJ Robotic Camera Control Panel. A network interface allows users to control the camera and access the images online, while Ethernet, USB and serial interfaces are also included.
“We’ve been working closely with the AP to develop this remotely controlled system, which provides a fully integrated system that is ideal for a number of hard to reach camera positions that provide highly unique and creative POV shots,” says Michael Cuomo, Vice President of Telemetrics. “As its performance at the highest profile sporting events proved, when the goal is to get it right the first time, Telemetrics has the outdoor robotic camera system you can rely on to reliably capture the action.”
The new PT-CP-S5 A9 P/T Head Bundle is a fully integrated, aesthetically pleasing robotic camera package that includes a compact pan/tilt head and weatherproof camera housing to fully protect and control the user’s choice of camera and zoom lens. The system’s robotic servo controls use motors of ultra-high position and velocity accuracy, which makes it the perfect choice for live sports and security applications where there’s no room for failure, while the compact, tightly sealed design satisfies a variety of demanding commercial and industrial applications where high reliability and smooth, accurate camera performance are critical.
Getty Photographers at the World Series set up Canon’s CR-S700R Robotic Camera System on top of the team dugouts. The remote robotic camera system, controlled from the press boxes way above the action by a photographer with a laptop and joystick controller, was paired with the EOS-1DX Mark III DSLR camera and Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM lens to help capture shots of batters at the plate, pitchers, field action and even getting dug-out team reactions and celebrations.