Marshall Develops USB Capability In Broadcast POV Camera

by | Oct 14, 2020 | Gear, News, Production

Marshall Electronics has introduced the new CV503-U3, a camera model designed around its CV503 camera that’s commonly used in broadcast production around the world.

The CV503-U3 is a dedicated USB3.0 HD POV camera that can serve both work-from-home as well as a range of remote live streaming applications. It offers plug-and-play connectivity using capture device drivers already built into Mac, PC, laptop or Linux systems, as well as a software agnostic design to integrate into any USB capture soft codec. Also onboard is a lockable 6.5-foot USB3.0 cable for simultaneous power and video capture, interchangeable lenses, and adjustable settings via UVC1.5.

“Our CV500-series POV cameras have been widely used in professional broadcast applications for nearly a decade,” says Tod Musgrave, Director of Cameras at Marshall Electronics. “Having just released our latest generation CV503 with improved video performance, it was a logical extension to release it on a USB format.”

The camera comes with a locking USB3.0 cable handling video, power and control and a CVM-5 monitor/desktop stand; however, it’s also adaptable to any 1/4″-20 mount type for custom installations. The secure-locking USB connector thumb screws lock the cable into place, which prevents it from being accidently unplugged during use. Rear connector protection wings on the back panel offer an added layer of security.

The software agnostic design and universal UVC1.5 command and control of the camera provides the flexibility to use or switch between soft codecs. It is usable with a wide array of video conference, video chat, streaming or other computer video capture services, such as OBS Studio, Zoom, Skype, Microsoft Teams and Google Meet. Further, the CV503-U3 works off existing laptop/computer capture device drivers, so additional drivers are not necessary for tracking and changing video capture settings on your computer.

Like its predecessor, the CV503-U3 includes a 90-degree lens and features interchangeable lens function. This provides customization and personal design control through the selection of a wide array of focal lengths necessary to achieve a custom AOV (angle-of-view).

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