KST Moschkau GmbH, Am Burgholz 36, 52372 Kreuzau GERMANY

Joystick-panel: KST-CbR-RP1

CamBot®.remote Production (short Pro) refers to the software for controlling the automatable CamBot® systems and the hardware panels RP1 and RP2 of the same name. The software offers a wealth of features in a clear user interface, which allow a deep, individual and smart intervention in the automation. CamBot®.remote Pro can control any module belonging to the CamBot®.system. Among other things, the operator is able to assign position presets to cameras, light spots and virtual objects in the same way and to build moves for these systems. The software can be controlled via a PC or tablet or also via the CamBot®.remote panels RP1 and RP2, depending on the application needs. The panel can only be used in combination with CamBot®.system.

Joystick panel features

System Selection

In the upper right area of the control panel, the operator can choose between the different systems to be controlled. Twelve keys are installed in the panel as standard, but two keys can also be assigned the "page change" command via a programmable key assignment, so that more than twelve camera systems can also be operated from one panel.

CamBot® automatically controls the image mixer or the router remotely when switching to the respective camera, so that the operator always has an automatically routed full image of his currently controlled camera available.


Up to three joysticks are installed on the panel. Two large three-axis joysticks on the left and right, which are for the normally maximum six available axes of a camera system. The right joystick is used for orientation (pan, tilt, roll) and the left joystick for the position in space. On the left, depending on the configuration, there is another thumb joystick, for a possible seventh axis, for example a rail. The joysticks are arranged so that they can be operated simultaneously and ergonomically by the operator.

Zoom & focus

There is also a conventional zoom rocker and a focus wheel on the panel. Both parts are also available as a small separate panel, for a possibly necessary focus puller. With the innovative software features of CamBot®.system, such as the target mode, the focus can also be fully automated.


The T-bar of the panel has two possible assignments, either it is responsible for the global input speed of the control panel, which is a rather conventional function of such a T-bar, or it is used to change the timing of the currently running move live. This allows a "slowmo" to be dragged into the current, programmed move. This is especially useful if the move follows the presenter, for example, but you don't really know in advance how fast the presenter will move.


In the speed slider section, the user can set the input speed for each axis and use the respective switch to turn off or invert the axis. Switching off individual axes is very helpful for clean panoramic pans, for example.

Matrix-function keys

A central part of the panel are the matrix function keys. These communicate directly with the CamBot®.remote Pro software and always correspond to the top two rows of the currently selected matrix. The buttons have small LCD panels built in, which always take the designation of the respective presets from the software. The freely assignable function keys on the right side can be assigned with any matrix function. So it is possible to control the whole matrix functionality of the software from the hardware panel. This control is especially convenient for operators who do not want to switch back and forth between the camera monitor and the software interface.


Felix Moschkau