The model 8 control unit is an ultra compact model of portable camera control unit. It features a built in 10.4” color LCD monitor, PVR recorder, complete camera, light and crawler controls with meters as well as deluxe video titler and built in keyboard. It has an adjustable light power supply for both LED and high power lighting and can power both mini cameras and pan tilt zoom cameras. The control unit and monitor are housed in a rugged waterproof case about the size of a small briefcase. The control unit has many standard features including built in crawler controls, on screen distance counter, date, time and full on screen text counter overlays and compulink connector enabling a portable computer to interface with the unit for data collection and report generation.