Videobotics Cosmos M8: Flexible and Powerful Hi-Def Systems

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Cosmos M8 systems include Sony robotic cameras, Sony MCS8M video mixer & Cosmos control software.
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With Cosmos M8 you have a choice of up to seven HD robotic cameras like Sony SRG-300 or BRC-H900, Bolin VCC-7, PTZ Optics and more.

Sony's MCS-8M switcher is one of the most powerful in its market segment with 4 HD-SDI inputs (up to 1080i signal) and 3 HDMI. It has sophisticated effects, keying, multi-viewer output, and much more. It works great with our HDTitler system as an HDMI input and luminance-keyed to other video). All Cosmos M8 systems are similarly configured with your choice of camera, the MCS8M switcher and the proven Cosmos control software to operate your whole setup with camera control cable kits included. Here's an example system combining Sony's SRG-300H cameras. Many other camera choices are available for Cosmos M8 with similar overall configuration. Any Cosmos system can be enabled for optional network-remote operation of cameras and switcher over the internet, from anywhere.

Cosmos M8-SRG
2 - 7
Sony SRG-300H
30X Optical Zoom





Some Recent Customer Feedback

  • ...the best find was the software controller application package by Videobotics. ...a tool called “CamMotion Pro70” that was easy to install, intuitive to operate and powerful in its control features. Videobotics provides tested USB to RS232 convertors and some circuitry that uses standard CAT network cables to extend the distance between the computer and you from the camera. Videobotics provides personal service via phone or email ... equipment can be upgraded to multiple cameras and video switchers. (2010 - RB in Granite Bay, CA)

  • We need a second one of your CamMotion Pro300 so hereby we order as attached... (2010 - DG in Sweden)

  • We have your software working fine with four EVI-D70 cameras and the SE500 for a year now - in West Bengal, so well done... (2010 - AC in India)

  • Grace Community Church purchased the Cosmos S5 System from Videobotics in October, 2009. Our purchase decision was based on pricing, extremely friendly and knowledgeable customer service \ technical support, but primarily for the Cosmos control software which is only available through Videobotics. As a small church with limited video resources, the software removed the complicated controlling process simplifying the entire system. A lightly trained individual can be up and running in minutes, literally. With the additional functionality of macros and user defined settings, the software is uniquely powerful allowing us to use volunteers even for complex video functions. Look no further, you will be pleased with your purchase. (2009 - Southlake, TX)

  • "The Cosmos System has provided flawless performance in helping us with an end-to-end automated broadcast system." (2009 - Bryan Halley - 214 432-5905 - now has installed over 50 Cosmos systems for government video)

  • Went to church Sunday, after the service I wired the cameras as you said & I'm so happy they all work the way you said they would...any one wants to call & talk to me my phone # is 906-297-8002... - Paul Kuiper - First Union Church - Cedarville, MI - February 24, 2008

    More Customer Comments

    Cosmos and CamMotion systems are in use in churches, city governments, and other applications in
    New York, Vermont, New Jersey, Delaware, Texas, Florida, Louisiana, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia, Tennessee, Alabama, Arkansas, Ohio, Minnesota, Michigan, Illinois, Iowa, Missouri, Nevada, Oregon, California, Arizona, and all the way to Canada, Nigeria and India.

      Three Main Cosmos M8 Components - Plus Optional Extras

    1. The Robotic Computer-Controlled Pan/Tilt/Zoom Cameras

      Sony Cosmos M8 typically includes 2-4 robotic (computer-controllable pan/tilt/zoom) cameras like Sony SRG300, Bolin VCC-7, or PTZ Optics. Pick the cameras that fit your performance needs and budget. These popular Sony robotic cameras have excellent video quality and performance. Panning and tilting through wide angles of motion, superb optical zoom, and set up for HD-SDI for true hi-def studio-quality peformance. Most also support both RS232 and RS422 control signals. In addition most cameras can be mounted either 'up' or 'hanging upside down' for your convenience .
      Sony SRG-300H Camera Full Info and Pictures - 30X, 1Chip

    2. Full HD Sony MCS8M (8-input) HD-SDI/HDMI Switcher

        switcher Sony's fully HD MCS8M 8-input switcher has inputs for SDI and HDMI sources. It's easy to set up as many as 7 HD-SDI cameras and also have a PC graphics input, all on the basic MCS8M-8 for a flexible multi-purpose HD production. The MCS8M switcher is a proven winner that handles all the inputs and lets you switch smoothly from one video source to another using wipes, fades, advanced digital effects, multiple keying sources and built-in still-store. The MCS8M also has very powerful audio features and our Cosmos M8 software can take advantage of them, including muting individual channels or master output, etc. Our CosmosM8 Systems are designed for operation using one or two multi-view monitors.
        Sony MCS8M Video Mixer/Switcher Full Info

      • The Cosmos Software

        Tying together the whole package is the software heart of the Cosmos system: the Cosmos software package (for Windows PCs). Cosmos software gives you detailed direct camera positioning (pan, tilt, zoom, focus, and more), preset-positions, and video settings (white balance, backlight, brightness) for the robotic cameras. And the Cosmos software also communicates with the switcher to allow direct operation of the 'wipe' (pull the T-bar) and 'preset camera' selection functions from the camera control GUI. With this powerful package of software you can control all your cameras individually, set up your shots, and switch video sources. Cosmos is an invaluable integration of camera-control with switcher operations for use with live production setups like small studios, churches, meeting rooms, and more. Now Cosmos robotic cameras can become integrated with your switcher into a studio-like operating environment in a single package that can be run by one person PC (even a laptop or tiny netbook) console. And it's extremely easy to install and use - you can get going in a few minutes.

        Cosmos Software Details:

        • One operator controls your cameras *and* your switcher.
        • Control robotic cameras' pan/tilt/zoom and white balance, backlight, and more - no 'on screen' menus.
        • Cosmos communicates and interacts with your switcher:
          • When you select a camera on Cosmos, that cam is selected on the Preview (SUB) row of your switcher
          • When you manually select a camera on the switcher's Preview (SUB) row, that camera is activated for interactive control in the Cosmos software GUI
          • Cosmos also has controls to activate the 'TAKE' and 'AUTO' functions of your switcher so you can position a cam and then switch it to main output directly from the Cosmos software
        • Control positioning of your cameras 5 ways:
          • mouse click/drag to position camera interactively
          • buttons for small-increment up/down/left/right motions
          • click-and-hold buttons for slow smooth continuous pan/tilt motions
          • at least 6 presets of pan/tilt/zoom and all camera settings, some cams support 4 additional presets of pan/tilt/focus/zoom
          • all operations (pan, tilt, etc.) can be handled by an optional Contour ShuttlePro control surface (plugs into a USB port)
        • Additional controls are provided for:
          • White Balance, Backlight, and Brightness, Iris, Gain, and many more 'optical' adjustments
          • Focus - in/out/auto/manual : Zoom - in/out/maximum/minimum
          • 9 user-configurable buttons for 'macros' (simple or complex text-script sequences of camera and switcher operations)
          • One-button 'AutoTour' feature for touring the presets with user-selectable 'dwell time'
          • Most commands are supported on the GUI and through your keyboard
        • Optional support for full control remotely over TCP/IP network (LAN and Internet) for complete 'remote studio operation'

        More Software Info And Screen Shot Image

      • Options and Accessories

        Optional Tablet-controlled Titling and Signage System For All Cosmos Systems

        HDTitler adds powerful graphics/text overlay device that plugs right into your MCS-8M and it act as the 'keyer' to overlay your CG banners and images. It's controlled by a separate Android tablet app, running wirelessly to control the font, text and banner color, user-selectable banner images, even show full-screen still-stores. Add $2500.00 (complete - Android Tablet with Android Display Generator, all software installed)
        Full HDTitler Info

        Optional Network-enable Remote Operation Available For All Cosmos Systems

        Network-remote operation is supported by our stand-alone executable control software application, ReXCAM, not a 'web interface'. No browser required. It's simple, fast, and gives you smooth instantaneous camera and switcher control with feedback of camera positions, switcher operations, and more. Videobotics has supplied network-enabled television studio control systems to CBS TV, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Time Warner, and dozens of remotely operated government meeting rooms around the USA. With our unique network-remote option your Cosmos studio control capability expands to the limits of your imagination. See more about this capability on our software information page.
      • General CamMotion Software Info with More Screen Shots
      • Other Options

        Videobotics can provide recorders, internet-remote control options, and more. We're happy to help with special applications. Please CALL to discuss your needs.

    Cosmos gives you a Windows-desktop software control system for multiple robotic video cameras and a studio quality AV mixer/switcher. Using top-quality Sony pan/tilt/zoom cameras, Cosmos adds a control panel GUI that lets you position, zoom, and focus your cameras while they are in 'preview', under computer control - all while you are operating your video switcher in your live productions.

    Our switchers offer a full broadcast-quality with portable desktop video capability to your studio (with built-in frame-sync on all channels). Multiview outputs let you see all cameras on a single monitor.

    Cosmos systems integrate cameras and switcher into a single PC-controlled studio package at a very affordable price. Cosmos is an ideal system for live production setups like PEG tv studios, churches, meeting rooms, and more. Now Cosmos easily integrates it all into a single package that can be run by one person with a PC, laptop, or even a tiny netbook.

    You get the newest Videobotics proven Cosmos camera control software and optional network-remote (LAN/internet) of your whole system. This is the same proven cam control system used by Eastman Chemical, JPL, U.S. Navy, U.S. Army, many city governments, and churches all over the USA and even in Canada, Nigeria, and India. We ship worldwide.

    Cosmos: The most powerful integrated interactive robotic camera switcher systems available - at very affordable prices

    Configuration choices include Sony's SRG-300 and BRC-Z330, Z700, H700 and H900 cameras. We can configure for up to seven cameras and each configuration comes with software specifically designed for each model of camera.

    Do you already own cameras and/or a switcher? We can configure the Cosmos package for your unique combination of pre-existing equipment. Just CALL.

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