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Blackcam B40

Newsroom Al-Arabiya | Dubai

Elegant Integration

Blackcam B40 – the Emmy Award nominated rail camera system is characterized in particular by its compact size and small rail width. In addition, two integrated joints in the dolly allow a curve radius of only 1 m to be driven. As with all other Blackcam models, operation is possible wired or wireless, manual or automated.

The camera movements are smooth. The acceleration can be adjusted via track controller and software. Thus, all movements are smooth and flowing, whether slow or fast.

Let us know how you would like to use it, we create the system configuration that fits your needs.



Please check drawings attached for all measures.
Speed: Standard 4 m/s (13 ft/s), high-speed version on request
Power supply: Cable or battery operation
Batteries: LiPo batteries for dolly movement, runtime approx. 2hrs


Dimensions: 30 cm width x 12 cm height (11.81 width x 4.72 in height), black anodized
Weight: 4 kg/m (8.82 lb/3.28 ft)
Pieces: Standard length: 4 m, 2 m, 1 m, 5 0cm (13.12 ft, 6.56 ft, 3.28 ft, 1.64 ft). Custom length possible
Minimum inner radius: 1m (3.28 ft). Several radii on stock, customized radius possible


Camera: Sony HDC-P1, 3-CCD, 2/3-inch type, 16:9
Lens: 2/3” B4 bayonet mount, ENG
Sensitivity: F11 at 2000 lx (3.200K, 89,9 reflectance)
Horizontal resolution: 1000 TV lines (at Centre)
Output: 1080i/50, 1080i/59.94, 720p/50, 720p/59,94. 14bit SDI/HD-SDI via BNC
Power supply: V-Mount battery or cable

Production cabling

Camera signal: HD-SDI via BNC, return PGM-Mix as SD/HD-SDI
Tally: XLR3 (dry contact between pin 2+3)
RCP: 2 x XLR3 or 1 x XLR5 or 1 CAT5/RJ45
Intercom: Listen + Talkback via 2 x XLR3
Power: 1 x 16Amp Schuko at operator desk


Operator desk: Non-restricted view to tracks is recommended
Tracks: Wireless setups always need a off-park-position (i.a. battery change). Access to tracks must be possible. If applicable, protection against audience contact is necessary
Radio backup: If applicable, allow for cable run tracks < > operator desk

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