The IVC 7000p was IVCs
answer to the need for a portable camera. The camera head had only the
minimum electronics in it and the rest was contained in a compact portable
CCU (camera control unit). It could be operated from internal batteries
and in that mode was fully independent.
The camera was, by todays standards, heavy and it mounted well forward
of the shoulder. A chest brace attached to the camera in place of the
tripod adaptor shown here. A range of different lenses could be used
including studio ones. In this role the camera mounted into a frame
that supported the lens and a 7" studio viewfinder. The frame was
nicknamed "the iron lung" (in the UK).