Marconi Heli-Tele aerial television camera rig

Made:
1975-1985
maker:
Marconi Company Limited

Marconi Heli-Tele gyro-stablised ball turret aerial television camera rig for helicopter as used by the BBC, c 1975-1985.

It was attached to a special bracket on the side of a helicopter. There is no camera installed inside. This type of external ball mount rather than an internal or built-in camera became the most cost-effective answer to carrying television cameras aloft. As technology improved, sizes shrank and capabilities grew.

Details

Category:
Television
Object Number:
2011-5072/1
Materials:
electronic component, glass and metal (unknown)
Measurements:
overall (without dolly): 1060 mm x 910 mm x 1070 mm,
overall (with dolly): 1300 mm x 1070 mm x 1770 mm,
type:
dolly
taxonomy:
  • tools and equipment
  • equipment by process
  • image making equipment
  • camera accessory
  • tools and equipment
  • equipment by process
  • image making equipment
  • camera accessory
credit:
The National Media Museum, Bradford