The newly founded Robycam GmbH will present a smaller version of the well-known Robycam 3D rope camera system at IBC 2018 - the new version is only half as heavy. Like its big brother, the camera moves freely in the vertical and horizontal directions with the help of cable pulls and can be remote-controlled by gimbal along with the lens parameters.
The Robycam Compact is intended for use in television studios and small and medium-sized sports facilities such as basketball or ice hockey halls, i.e. places where no drones can be used because of the crowds and where the short flight time of drones would be too great a restriction.
Robycam Compact Rope Camera System
The Robycam Compact System is available for fixed installations as well as a mobile version for multi-event applications. The cable winches are compact and can be installed in places where space is limited. It achieves a speed of up to 4.5 metres per second and reliably transmits the UltraHD/HD/HDR camera data via fibre optic cables integrated into the cables. Standrad compact cameras from Sony, Grass Valley or Panasonic including ENG lenses (Canon, Fujinon) can be used as cameras.
Here are some impressions of Robycam recordings of football matches (but with an older model):