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A Bescor MP-101 tripod head, for example, will allow you to pan and tilt remotely. A lanc controller, which will work with many Canon and Sony cameras, will allow you to start and stop recording, as well as to zoom. You’ll need a make up a cable bundle with three cables: one cable for the Bescor head, a second for the lanc controller and the third to provide video from the camera to a monitor so you can see what the camera is shooting. We’ve used cable runs of up to 200 feet successfully, and carry the cables to shoots on a large diameter spool.
You’ll need a video and an audio mixer so you can run cables from the camera to each of the rooms involved. I’d suggest using a professional installer for the cable runs to insure maximum efficiency in the system.