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  • SONY RM-B170SYM Handheld Remote Control Unit
  • SONY RM-B170SYM Handheld Remote Control Unit

Handheld Remote Control Unit


Affordable handheld remote control unit for Sony studio cameras and camcorders

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Exc VAT Price £1,339.71
Inc VAT Price £1,607.65
Cat no. RM-B170SYM

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The RM-B170 remote control unit is the successor to the RM-B150. It provides an even more affordable solution for basic remote camera operations, with added features, including the remote control of media and the operation of clips of non-linear media.

It can be directly connected to a camera or camcorder as a portable-type remote control unit or it can be connected to a CCU for use as a simple remote control panel. The RM-B170 can control a camera from a distance of up to 100m (328 feet) when connected directly to the camera.

For use with the following Sony cameras:
  • HDCAM camcorders: HDW-700A, HDW-650, HDW-750, HDW-F900/H/R
  • XDCAM HD422Professional Disc camcorders:PDW-680, PDW-700, PDW-F800
  • XDCAM HD422 Memory camcorders: PMW-300, PMW-400, PMW-500
  • XDCAM EX Memory camcorders: PMW-EX3, PMW-320, PMW-350, PMW-F3
  • Digital Cinematography & 4K XAVC :F23, F35, F65, PMW-F5, PMW-F55
  • Studio cameras: BVP-950A, BVP-750A, BVP-550/570, HDC & HXC series

  • Features:
    Media and recorded files access and viewing at a distance
    As well as camera painting adjustment, the unit can control media inserted in the recorder connected to camera or a camcorder. It also supports the operation of clips of non-linear media.

    Monitor output or ‘control only’
    The unit is supplied with an 10m interconnect 8 pin remote cable, which provides an analoguecomposite output for a picture monitor for all camcorder series (Down-converter must be enabled on HD models) . Alternate Cables: CCA-5-3, CCA5-10, CCA5-30 series of cables can be used for ‘control only’ (without picture monitoring function). 50 metre and 100 metre interconnect remote cables are available via special order.

    May be used in applications or in place of RCP-700 series remote control panels
    The RM- B170 uses the new studio camera command system and may be used in applications or in place of RCP-700 series remote control panels.

    Control of automatic adjustment functions
    The RM-B170 can perform automatic black/white adjustment of the camera.

    Control of the ECS/ shutter function
    The Extended Clear Scan (ECS) and electronic shutter functions of the camera can be turned on and off from the unit. It is also possible to adjust the ECS frequency and shutter speed.

    Control of the Slow Shutter function
    The RM - B170 can set the number of accumulated frames for a camera equipped with the SLS (Slow Shutter) function.

    Parallel operation with another control panel
    When the unit is connected to a camera via a camera control unit, the camera ca