Marshall Electronics just introduced the CV503-U3 camera model designed around its CV503 camera, which is commonly used in professional broadcast production. The CV503-U3 is a dedicated USB3.0 HD POV camera to meet the demand for USB-based workflows for both work-from-home as well as a range of remote livestreaming applications. It offers simple plug-and-play connectivity using capture device drivers already built into Mac, PC, laptop or Linux systems, as well as a software agnostic design to integrate into any USB capture soft codec. It features a lockable 6.5-foot USB3.0 cable for simultaneous power and video capture, interchangeable lenses and adjustable settings via UVC1.5.
The camera comes complete with a locking USB3.0 cable handling video, power and control and a CVM-5 Monitor/Desktop stand, however, it is also adaptable to any 1/4″-20 mount type for custom installations. The secure-locking USB connector thumb screws lock the cable into place, which prevents it from being accidentally unplugged during use. Rear connector protection wings on the back panel also offer an added layer of security.
The software agnostic design and universal UVC1.5 command and control of the camera provides the flexibility to use or switch between soft codecs. It is usable with a wide array of videoconference, video chat, streaming or other computer video capture services, such as OBS Studio, Zoom, Skype, Microsoft Teams and Google Meet. Further, the CV503-U3 works off existing laptop/computer capture device drivers, so additional drivers are not necessary for tracking and changing video capture settings on your computer.
Like its predecessor, the CV503-U3 includes a 90-degree lens and features interchangeable lens function. This provides unprecedented customization and personal design control through the selection of a wide array of focal lengths necessary to achieve a custom AOV (angle-of-view). This makes it possible for users to find the ideal arrangement for any studio, workspace or live event venue, among other things.