Museum of the Broadcast Television Camera

Marconi MkVIII Television Camera colour balance control panel

Marconi MkVIII Television Camera colour balance control panel

 

This is the companion panel to the OCP, The multi core cable from the CCU plugged into this panel and then "looped" on the to OCP panel. It has the same joystick assembly but with the ability to be locked in the central position.

 

Connectors
The MkVIII series of cameras used "MRAC" connectors made by Pye, Electro-Methods and others. These featured crimped & removable gold plated pins to military standards. There were a large number of options, pin layouts, sizes, shells.

 

In the picture you can see the 50 way version with the index slot on the fixed plug.