Digital Camera Control
Shooting movies under extreme conditions like in deserts is a big challenge for recording equipment; this rugged camera control unit based on COTS 3U CompactPCI and CompactPCI Serial computers is perfectly suited for such harsh environments and also offers further advantages over regular cameras.
Prior to the availability of high-performance Intel mobile architecture, digital cinema camera systems were limited to dedicated hardware and did not have the flexibility of software upgradability or the connectivity options that are available when using a general purpose embedded processing platform.
Using standard-based embedded hardware with sufficient ruggedization, processing and graphics performance and IP connectivity enables film producers to shoot film footage directly to disk at Full HD (1920x1080) or greater cinema resolutions (2048x1152) with an IT centric digital camera, changing the way movies are made.
The 3U CompactPCI single-board computer G20 is equipped with Intel's Core i7 processor running at up to 3.2 GHz maximum turbo frequency and offering multi-core architecture from Intel with full 64-bit support.
Standard Components Used in this Example
The G20 is a 4HP/3U CompactPCI Serial CPU card supporting USB, SATA, PCI Express and Gigabit Ethernet rear I/O interfaces according to the CPCI-S.0 standard.