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Lumens reveals its first 4K ceiling camera CL511

Lumens® Digital Optics Inc., today announces the 4K Ceiling Camera, its first overhead camera with a 4K sensor. Featuring a 300x zoom, the CL511 is designed to be suspended from the ceiling or embedded into the roof space. With cabling routed thru ceiling panels, the CL511 delivers an unobstructed view of objects and documents placed on the presentation area, podium, or conference table. It is ideal for zooming into maps and technical drawings, filming culinary demonstrations, recording medical training, or streaming practical lessons.

Equipped with a Sony 1/2.8″ image sensor, the CL511 shoots sharp 4K video at 30fps. The CL511 is ultra-flexible: it features a 300x total zoom and covers a wide shooting area, meaning that the camera can capture the full width of an architectural plan or focus on the smallest detail.

“The CL511 offers a unique perspective, being able to shoot an area larger than A0 and to zoom in very tight to capture the smallest objects. We are very excited to see how customers will use the camera; its predecessor was very popular with courtrooms, universities and shopping channels – we believe that the new resolution sensor and enhanced connectivity will make this model an even more attractive proposition.” Commented Steven Liang, VP of Product Development for Lumens.

The device supports a wireless mouse to access onboard collaboration tools for spotlighting and annotating specific areas of an image without the need for additional software. Advanced features, such as text overlay, 4K recording and touch panel control, are available via Lumens Ladibug app which is bundled with the camera. The CL511’s laser marker projects the center point of the shooting area, making it child’s play to position objects accurately in the middle of the frame.

Ready to connect directly with displays or projectors, or to link to video and streaming workflows, the CL511 has HDMI, VGA, USB and Ethernet video outputs. As a new generation system, it has the flexibility to integrate with a range of video and AV workflows, or simply be plugged directly into a display. Its Ethernet and USB outputs are particularly important for use with collaborative platforms such as Zoom, and IP production systems including OBS and vMix. It features Power over Ethernet enabling power, video and control over a single network cable. BCS Bureau

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