Blackcam rail based camera tracking systems offer discerning producers the best production tools, allowing the best job, at the best price; putting value where it should be… on screen in front of your audience!

Blackcam systems can be ground supported, can fly overhead inverted, or can have its dolly and track hidden under a stage with only the camera and head visible. Furthermore, Blackcam systems can be tethered on a wire, or can be operated completely wireless.

Compared to the competition Blackcam offers phenomenal value as they are small, light, quiet and low profile allowing them to play closer either to talent or the audience without distracting the performance or negatively impacting other camera angles.

AMV carries three models: the B10, our smallest system perfect for upgrading static POV shots into dynamic moving masterpieces. The B40, our low profile and Sports Emmy nominated system perfect for Sony HDC-P1 or HDC-P43 class block cameras up to Sony HDC4300 class cameras using our heavy duty Blackhead. Lastly, our latest addition, the B60 which can do all the B40 can do with even heavier payloads and the ability to pedestal up and down vertically.

Overview

Small, fast and quiet … the Blackcam B40 is the ‘no compromise’ solution able to support high quality camera/lens systems up to 11 lbs (or more if using alternate pan/tilt head choices).
The Blackcam B40 is the perfect solution for travelling low along the downstage edge, flying above a fashion runway catwalk, or having its track and dolly being hidden under the stage with only the camera, lens and pan/tilt arm visible to talent and audience.

Typical 2/3” imager camera systems accommodated include the Sony HDCP43 (UHD/4K) or the Sony HDCP1/3 (1080HD) cameras, or (with the optional heavy duty head extension) the Sony PMWF55LIVE Super35mm large sensor camera system, Sony HDC4300 or HDC2500 broadcast cameras.

Specifications

Configurations: Ground supported, (flying) inverted or (dolly/track) hidden under stage
Dimensions (Dolly/Head): 31.6” long x 11.03” wide x 22.5” – 27.5” tall (track yoke to top of head)
Dimensions (Track alone): 13.75” wide x 6.62” tall – ground supported

14.25” wide x 9.62” tall – flying

Track Weight: 3.25 lbs per foot if wireless

4.5 lbs per foot if flying-wired/cable management

Cable Weight: .16 (16/100) lbs per foot
Speed: up to 13 ft/sec (greater if stabilized)
Control (Dolly/Head): Hardwired or wireless
Video: Hardwired or wireless
Dolly Power Requirements: If wireless 2.5 hrs between battery changes

If hardwired, indefinite

Control Position Power: (1st) 15 amp 110v standard Edison circuit for control equipment

(2nd) 15 amp 110v standard Edison circuit if wireless

Camera Types: Various (e.g.: Sony HDC-P1/3, Sony HDC-P43, Sony PMWF55, F55LIVE, etc.)
Operator/Control Location: 6’ to 8’ table, line of sight to track/camera, 15 amp 110v circuit

 

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Overview

When you need a rail based camera tracking system that can be flown inverted overhead, or that can operated ground supported and telescopes vertically adjusting its height smoothly on-air, look no further than the Blackcam B60.

Compared to the competition the Blackcam B60 can operate on longer track distances; has a smaller, faster, quieter dolly; and its center column is more stable when extended vertically, potentially reducing the need for costly stabilized head rentals. The B60’s advanced design allows it to be able to support camera/lens system payloads up to 44 lbs.

Blackcam B60 applications are only limited to your creative vision. Fly it overhead from lighting truss while making on-air vertical moves. Position it in your audience without taking up all the space or creating the distraction a conventional dolly track, camera operator and dolly grip would cause. Or place the Blackcam B60 on-stage or on the downstage lip, having it glide smoothly achieving Steadicam, jib or Towercam-like shots without negatively impacting your other camera angles with systems that have a larger footprint, or require a larger crew on or near the stage.

The Blackcam B60 is capable of hardwired or completely wireless operation and can be used on straight or curved low profile lightweight extruded aluminum anodized black track.

Specifications

Configurations: Ground supported, (flying) inverted or (dolly/track) hidden under stage
Dimensions (Dolly/Head alone): 31.6” long x 11.03” wide x 22.5” – 27.5” tall (track yoke to top of head)
Dimensions (Lift Column alone): 13.75” wide x 6.62” tall – ground supported

14.25” wide x 9.62” tall – flying

Total Dimensions: 37.4” long x 15.7” – 25.6” wide x 65.4” – 97” tall (bottom of track to camera top)
Track Weight: 4.3 lbs per foot if wireless
5.55 lbs per foot if flying-wired/cable management
Cable Weight: .16 (16/100) lbs per foot
Speed: up to 13 ft/sec (greater if stabilized)
Control (Dolly/Head): Hardwired or wireless
Video: Hardwired or wireless
Dolly Power Requirements: If wireless 2.0 hrs between battery changes

If hardwired, indefinite

Control Position Power: (1st) 15 amp 110v standard Edison circuit for control equipment
(2nd) 15 amp 110v standard Edison circuit if wireless
Camera Types: Various (up to 44lbs payload subject to head choice)
Operator/Control Location: 6’ to 8’ table, line of sight to track/camera, 15 amp 110v circuit

 

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Overview

Imagine a rail based camera tracking system that is so small and unobtrusive that it can travel along a keyboardist’s or drummer’s kit without getting in the musician’s way or obstructing the view of the audience or other cameras? Imagine dynamic product demo or POV shots with smooth on-air motion. What you are imagining is the smallest Blackcam, the B10.

Its dolly and remote head only weighing a lean 5 lbs., the Blackcam B10 is the perfect companion for high quality miniature camera systems such as the 2/3” imager LMP Cerberus HD1200 or sinaCAM HDC1-100, and the Toshiba IK-HD5 or Ikegami HDL-23. Prefer to record in-camera? The Blackcam B10 works wonderfully with GoPro or similar action cameras.

Specifications

Configurations: Ground supported or hanging inverted
Dimensions (Dolly/Head): 9” long x 6” wide x 7.5” tall (top of head/camera)
Dimensions (Track): 6” wide x 1.2” tall anodized black
Weight (Dolly/Head): 5lbs (not including camera)
Track Weight: 0.94 lbs (or 15 oz) per foot of track (not including camera/dolly or cable)
Speed: Up to 6 ft/sec
Control (Dolly/Head): Hardwired or wireless
Video: Hardwired or wireless
Dolly Power Requirements: 12 – 16V, max. 2.5 amp (not including camera)
Camera Types: Various (e.g.: LMP Cerberus HD1200, sinaCAM HDC1-100, Toshiba IK-HD5, Ikegami HDL-23, Modula Baby MK II, Indicam, GoPro, etc.)
Operator/Control Location: 6’ to 8’ table, line of sight to track/camera, 20 amp 115v circuit

 

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