PowerPod Pan/Tilt Base for Camcorders
The PowerPod - Robotic Control for your Camcorder
The Eagletron PowerPod is a computer-controlled pan/tilt/zoom (ptz) base for camcorders. It makes a simple camcorder a networked camera solution. After mounting your camcorder on a PowerPod (any standard DV camcorder works), you can turn the camcorder up, down, left, and right under the control of your PC. You can even control the optical zoom of compatible camcorders. PowerPod comes with the same sophisticated control software as the TrackerPod®, giving you features like Internet remote control, programmable video capture, motion detection and subject tracking.
Note: the PowerPod cannot be mounted upside down. If you need to mount your DV camera upside down, we suggest a MotorPod.
Pan/Tilt for Camcorders 2 to 3 lbsPowerPod turns your camcorder up, down, left, and right to view what you want. You control movement with simple mouse-clicks or voice commands. (If your camcorder is under 2 lbs, use a MotorPod instead ).
Use Camcorder as WebcamPowerPod's bundled software lets you use your camcorder's video in any software designed to be used with a regular webcam. Use your camcorder for video-chatting and webcamming.
Optical ZoomControl your camcorder's optical zoom from your computer if your camcorder has an IEEE 1394 Firewire interface and supports the zoom command set. If you own a Sony camcorder, see our special model called PowerPod-LANC which offers optical zoom control for your camera.
Digital ZoomDigital zoom is provided via software for all camcorders. Use it to scale the camera image from 50% to 300% for detailed close-up views.
Surveillance with your CamcorderSet your PowerPod/Camcorder to scan a room or area in a simple or complex pattern you specify. Useful for monitoring banks, lobbies, workshop, parking lot, daycare, workrooms, etc.
Motion TrackingTrackerCam® software is tuned to track all human skin tones and can automatically pan and tilt to track the nearest person as they move around. Quality of tracking depends on the quality of your camcorder and the subject's distance from the camera.
Video CaptureCapture video from your camcorder to disk.
Remote Monitoring and Pan TiltLog in to your computer over the Internet from anywhere in the world to view live video from your camcorder and to move it. You can also view a history of the movement captured by your PowerPod and Camcorder. With our surveillance, motion detection, tracking, and remote control features, your PowerPod can monitor an entire room by detecting, tracking and recording movement.
Bundled softwarePowerPod comes free with TrackerCam® Software. Optionally, you can also purchase DVdriver Software to allow you to use your camcorder's video in multiple applications simultaneously or to remotely control optical zoom from over the Internet.
Purchase a PowerPod
The PowerPod is not available in stores. Click here to order a PowerPod for only $169.99. Camcorder not included.
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Special Versions of PowerPod
If you own a Sony camcorder, or other camcorder with a LANC connector, a special version of PowerPod, called PowerPod-LANC, offers you optical zoom control.
Want to control your PowerPod with a TV-remote instead of with your computer? Learn about the PowerPod-IR here.
Press InfoRead our Press Release about the PowerPod.
PowerPod WarrantyThe Eagletron PowerPod comes with a one year manufacturer's warranty. For details, click here.
Order a PowerPod for only $179.99. Camcorder not included.
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