Scan the starry skies in 1080p HD resolution with the Orion StarShoot HD Video/Web Broadcasting Camera! Using this versatile high-definition video camera with a telescope is a great way to broadcast your astronomical observing sessions over the internet, so you can easily share your stargazing experiences with friends and family all over the World Wide Web. Or attach the camera to an HD television, projector, or monitor display to see real-time telescopic views in high-definition!
See live recordings and compare side by side views of SD resolution versus HD resolution (1280 x 720) - Footage of the Orion StarShoot HD Video Web/Broadcasting Camera - 1280x720 and Footage of the Orion StarShoot HD Video Web Broadcasting Camera - Planets.
The Orion StarShoot HD Video/Web Broadcasting Camera is ideal for community outreach events and educational purposes, since you can easily share the skies with multiple people in crisp HD resolution on an HD display. This device includes a standard definition video capture device for use right out of the box. For high-definition image capture, a separate HD video capture device is required (sold separately - coming soon).
This easy to use, sophisticated high-resolution solar system video camera features a 1/3" Sharp color CCD sensor with 3.75 micron pixels. Due to the small pixel size, this video camera works best on solar system objects like the Sun (with a properly fitting protective solar filter installed), Moon and planets. The Orion StarShoot HD Video/Web Broadcasting Camera is great for monitoring planets like Jupiter for potential asteroid or comet impacts, moon shadow transits, and more. (For deep space observations, we recommend our StarShoot Deep Space Video Camera II, sold separately, since its sensor features larger 8.4x9.8 micron pixels.)
The camera's precise HD sensor is complemented by Orion's exclusive Mac/Windows software suite which makes web broadcasting and image-capture nice and easy. With electronic shutter speed settings ranging from 1/10000s up to a single 8-second long exposure at 60 frames per second (FPS) refresh rate, the Orion StarShoot HD Video/Web Broadcasting Camera is delightfully versatile.
- live, uncompressed, high-speed, real-time astronomical digital video
- direct to web broadcasting
- NTSC or PAL input from the same device for easy international use
- full uncompressed SDI digital or analog output
- selectable color or black & white output
- CVBS NTSC/PAL, HD-SDI (292M) and HDMI/DVI video output
Camera features include:
- built-in IR filter
- digital noise reduction
- eclipse and negative functions
- sharpness adjustment
- cross hairs
- overlaid text
- user-editable quick-set presets
- progressive scan
All camera controls can be performed either directly, using buttons on the back of the camera body itself, or with the included Mac/Windows control software. Can be operated by computer or in standalone mode, with proper display connected.
Standard resolution video can be displayed on a standard TV or on your Mac/Windows PC or laptop using the included standard resolution capture device. To view in HD resolution, use either a broadcast industry HD-SDI monitor or use the included HDMI converter and cable to display on HD TV's, HD projectors, and even DVI input equipped computer monitors (an HDMI-to-DVI adapter is required). The included HD Converter Box allows for a single cable to provide power, video, and camera control over long distances; and to convert the HD-SDI video signal into standard HDMI signal for home appliances.
Along with the camera itself, the Orion StarShoot HD Video/Web Broadcasting Camera comes with a host of useful items including:
- 20ft BNC cable
- 20ft RCA cable
- 20ft Serial extension cable
- 20ft HDMI cable
- 24V power adapter
- 1.25" Eyepiece Adapter (nosepiece)
- SD Video Capture device and Software (Mac and Win)
- RS-232 USB to serial device (Mac and Win)
- HDMI Converter box (one cable solution for power, video and computer control)
- Orion Capture and Computer Control Software Suite (Mac and Win)
NOTE: Capable of displaying the view through your telescope on an HD display in high definition. Includes a standard definition Video Capture device which allows recording of the view through your telescope in standard definition. An HD Video Capture device will be available soon from Orion.
Limited Warranty against defects in materials or workmanship for one year from date of purchase. This warranty is for the benefit of the original retail purchaser only. For complete warranty details contact us at 800-676-1343.
Visit our product support section for instruction manuals and more