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Brother Offers Professional Camera Operators a Convenient Alternative to Traditional Monitors and Viewfinders with its New SDI-Compatible AiRScouter Head-Mounted Display

What do you do when the tools you use every day become a constraint? A camera operator can use a viewfinder to see what he’s shooting, if the camera’s positioned where he can get to it, and he may still have to contort himself or lay on the ground to get the shot. A gimbal operator can frame a shot with the monitor on her rig, but she must take her eyes off her environment and where she’s walking to do so. What if there was an easy way to remove these constraints? What if you could take the viewfinder off your camera or the monitor off your rig and put it where it’s most convenient: right in front of your eye?

Brother International Corporation is excited to announce the AiRScouter WD-330C, the latest in its line of uniquely adjustable high-definition head-mounted displays. This innovative viewfinder solution helps operators get the shots they want with comfort and ease. The new model accepts an HD-SDI input for a seamless connection to a wide range of professional cameras, gimbals, and stabilizer systems. The wearer can position a 720p HD display with a virtual screen size comparable to a 19” monitor over the eye of their choice, and they can fine-tune the image with the display’s adjustable focus.

The AiRScouter WD-330C joins a line-up that includes the HDMI-compatible AiRScouter WD-200B, which was nominated for a Technical Innovation Award by the Society of Camera Operators and identified as the “easy way to see through the camera lens” by RotorDrone magazine. Be among the first to see the AiRScouter WD-330C at ShowStoppers and at NAB in Booth C6540. For more information, including full specifications, product images, and video, visit http://hmd.brother.com/WD330C

Don’t Let Your Camera Limit Your Creativity!

AiRScouter_drone02_400x600pxlAsk a camera operator: are you tired of having to lay on the ground to get a low-angle shot? When you’ve got your camera held up over your head while you’re shooting in a crowd, do you find yourself having to guess what you’re actually filming? With the AiRScouter WD-200B, an innovative viewfinder from Brother Industries Ltd, you can always see what you’re shooting, and you can do so with comfort and ease. AiRScouter lets you take your head off of your camera and keep it in the game!

AiRScouter_normal_400x267pxlThe AiRScouter WD-200B has an original optical design and a high-quality color LCD screen with 720p resolution. It offers an adjustable focus depth (from 30cm to 5m), and it displays what your camera sees clearly in any condition, even in bright sunlight. The AiRScouter WD-200B uses an HDMI input, so it works seamlessly with the equipment you already use. Now you can change the game without changing how you work!

AiRScouter_camera02_200x224xplEven when you’re not filming in adverse conditions, the AiRScouter WD-200B lets you add a second monitor where it’s most useful: right next to your eyes. Broadcasting live news or sports? With AiRScouter, you can see what the television viewer is seeing right beside your camera’s feed. In addition to its use in video production, the AiRScouter WD-200B is also ideally suited for use by drone pilots. With the AiRScouter, you can see what your drone’s camera is seeing in real time without having to take your eyes off of the controls or the drone’s surroundings. Come visit Brother at ShowStoppers for a demonstration and see what you can do with AiRScouter for yourself!