As telemedicine advances into telemental and behavior health, the need for guidelines has become necessity.  It is for this reason that telemental health may require higher end camera equipment than just the standard off-the-shelf or laptop embedded cameras. COLORADO DAYLIGHT PROJECT TELEBEHAVIORAL HEALTH PROTOCOLS FOR COLORADO stipulated following:  Camera Equipment-Orientation, covering camera placement, focus, and more »

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Protecting Your Sony EVID70

After writing about the Sony EVID70 last week it would only be fitting if we covered how you might protect your Sony EVID70 this week. After paying hundreds of dollars on a high quality investment, anyone would be inclined to think on how they might protect their recent investment. Sony Dome Housings, designed especially for Sony’s very more »

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Skycams and the Super Bowl

It starts with the chicken wings, some beer, a few brats, followed by a bit of yelling and cheering with an interruption in between, and finally finishing with cheers or tears. Oh and don’t forget the commercials! Considering what Sunday, February 3 is, the first thing that should pop up in any American’s mind when reading the combination of all of these things is the Super Bowl. One word that they probably don’t think about though is Skycam. Now as an industrial imaging company it is clear that many of our staff members would know what the Skycam is and how it is used. For those of us that are unaware of this term though, like Aegis’s new Marketing Coordinator (that’s me), we may have not thought about exactly how we are able to watch this and other large sports events at all. As I have begun to learn so much about industrial imaging, more than I ever knew before, this was a definite question that I started to ponder.


So let’s get back to the Skycam. Suspended from cables, it is a camera system that is controlled via computer. It is primarily responsible for all of the aerial views the audience at home is able to see. If Michael Crabtree or Anquan Boldin managed to catch an interception and run it down the field for a touchdown, we want to be reeled into the action. In a situation where a fast running receiver not only catches the football, but also takes it down the field for a touchdown, at home we would be lost without the camera’s tilt direction following the receiver as well as the pan in and out effects that allow us to understand just how much distance there is between him and the defensive team.

Armed with a pan tilt zoom camera and stabilization sensors, the camera (which has most recently been a Panasonic High Definition camera) makes contact with its controller through fiber optic signaling. Within one of the stadium’s control panels, someone controls the 3D space motion of the camera while another deals with the pan, tilt, zoom and focus of the camera. Complete with software to help the pilots of the camera properly and safely control the entire system, the Skycam is clearly a primary need for any NFL game or sporting event of the like.

When you tune in on Sunday, whether you are watching for the 49ers or the Ravens, be sure to remember, and perhaps thank, the imaging technology at work that makes the Super Bowl experience complete.

-Alexandria Marlar

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Sony SNC-RZ50N (SNCRZ50N) – A PTZ Camera That Accessorizes!

In the industrial camera industry, one name continues to stand out and capture our attention: Sony. The leading network camera manufacturer in the world, Sony introduces their NEW and innovative Pan/Tilt/Zoom (P/T/Z) Network Color Camera, the SNC-RZ50N  (SNCRZ50N). Incorporating enhanced image processing expertise, this P/T/Z camera is able to present three selectable compression formats: JPEG, more »

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Sanyo VCC-HD5400 (VCCHD5400)-Megapixel Color High Definition in a P/T/Z Camera

SANYO Electric Co., Ltd. offers a new 2 megapixel, 1080p CMOS Pan/Tilt/Zoom (P/T/Z) dome camera with day/night feature, and bidirectional audio.  The VCC-HD5400 (VCCHD5400), with CMOS technology for image clarity, has the ability for multi-stream monitoring (quad stream), on any given subject. This new network camera offers full high-definition video monitoring at 1920 x 1080 more »

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Four Sony Pan/Tilt/Zoom Cameras – You THOUGHT They Were Alike …

It comes as no surprise that Sony continues to be the world’s leading robotic camera manufacturer. However, in the realm of robotic Pan/Tilt/Zoom (PTZ) cameras, contrasts are as apparent as similarities. With that in mind, let’s compare, four of the Sony PTZ cameras: Models EVI-HD3V (EVIHD3V), EVI-HD7V (EVIHD7V) and Models EVI-D70 (EVID70), EVI-D100 (EVID100).  While more »

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