Marshall CV228 All-Weather Lipstick Camera & two new POV cameras

Marshall CV228 screw mount

Marshall has announced its next generation of POV cameras developed around a brand new highly optimized Sony sensor.

The CV228 All-Weather Lipstick Camera has 3G-SDI, remote adjust/match, swappable lenses, and improved video performance. The camera also has the added ability for firmware updates to be performed in the field like all other Marshall POV cameras. The new CV228 is also designed with additional cable reinforcement and flexibility to cater to the usual heavy use of these models. In the development timeline, there will be several additional models making the switch to the new design, including the CV503 to the CV504, the CV506 to the CV508 and the CV344 to the CV348.

CV228 Key features

  • Full-sized 3G/HDSDI (BNC) video output
  • 2.5 Megapixel (1/2.8″) sensor (4:2:2 color)
  • Interchangeable 4.0mm lens with 85° Horizontal AOV
  • 10-foot (3 meter) breakout cable with BNC (3GSDI), RS485, and locking 12V power
  • Interchangeable M12 lens with IP67 cap includes stock 4mm lens (85°H. AOV)
  • IP67-rated weatherproof housing; submerge in water up to 10-feet for several hours
  • Full-HD resolutions: 1920x1080p, 1920x1080i and 1280x720p
  • Frame rates: 60, 59.94, 50, 30, 29.97, 25 fps
  • Remote adjustable through RS485 (Visca) or OSD menu joystick
  • CV-RCP-V2 Touchscreen RCP compatible and free Camera Control Software option
  • Wide range of picture adjustment settings including white balance, color, gain control, pedestal (blacks), white clip, exposure, gamma, and more

These new models are claimed to deliver improved video performance with cleaner, crisper images, greater pixel sensitivity and better color reproduction.

Marshall is also introducing two new POV camera models, the miniature CV570 and compact CV370 models, which add NDI|HX3 network capability with standard IP as well as SRT codecs. The Marshall miniature CV570 and compact CV370 will use the same lenses as other Marshall POV cameras and are equipped with the same new Sony sensors.

The latest POV cameras from Marshall feature slightly larger physical pixel size so they can capture more light information with greater sensitivity in low-light environments.

POV cameras have been used in live production workflows for well over a decade. I remember using lipstick cameras in vehicles and for use when shooting certain animals more than 25 years ago. Many broadcast and production events require a unique and unobtrusive angle of view, such as live concerts, reality television, nature observation programs, stage production, live sports production, news outlets, etc.

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