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Header image for article At the Bench: A Closer Look at the PCU2+ Control Unit

At the Bench: A Closer Look at the PCU2+ Control Unit

The PCU2+ is the latest version of the PCU from AbelCine’s Cameo line of accessories. The unit can control two Phantom cameras at once, and also replaces the need to be tethered to a computer to control the functions of the camera.

The PCU2+ is made with an aluminum enclosure. The power supply is also a charger, which charges the internal battery for up to 30 hours. Additionally, when cabled to a Phantom camera, the battery is also charged. These are all new improvements in this model.

In this blog, I take you through a demonstration of some of the capabilities of the PCU2+. I also give you a behind the scenes look at a shot we did with two Phantom VEO cameras, both controlled with the PCU2+.

Megan Donnelly
Training Manager, AbelCine CHI

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