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#1 Shaun Kendall

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Posted 24 July 2008 - 10:12 AM

We have a client that has asked us to create a computer-controlled remote camera system for them. They have a warehouse where they would like to mount a camera on the ceiling, be able to control zoom, iris, focus, etc. from a computer and take very good quality photos.

So, I need some suggestions on a camera, or camera system, with software to control everything from a computer.

Thanks.
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#2 Paul Bruening

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Posted 24 July 2008 - 12:34 PM

Security systems are the category you're looking for. There are integrated systems already made.
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#3 K Borowski

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Posted 24 July 2008 - 12:55 PM

Even if you were to want to do this yourself, this is a cinematography forum, not a camera technology forum. The closest we cinematographers get to computer-controlled cameras is when someone is shooting a motion control pass for models or to get a background plate, so you probably aren't going to find very many knowledgeable people here for this sort of thing.
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#4 John Sprung

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Posted 24 July 2008 - 07:30 PM

Paul has the right idea. Though you could do the same thing with a broadcast quality HD camera and a hothead, the resulting system would probably be the most valuable item in the warehouse. It would be the wrong price/performance point.




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