Bluebell releases BlueLite17 June 2013
The BlueLite is a new compact fibre interface designed for use in the portable multi-camera productions and outside broadcast. Two 3G-SDI signals provide programme video feeds with reverse 3G-SDI paths for monitoring and tally signals.
All signals are multiplexed onto fibre so a single cable is required for quick and easy deployment. Each unit is supplied in a rugged unit suitable for the rigours of repeated rigging and de-rigging.
Paul McCann, Managing Director said: “We see this as an important addition to the Bluebell deployable product line. We will be expanding the range with additional BlueLite products in the coming months all designed to provide increased levels of connectivity between production positions within a venue or between remote sites, all with an excellent price/performance ratio.
“In addition all BlueLite video paths are fully SMPTE compliant through the use of the highest grade optical components. This ensures we pass 3G-SDI pathological signals for optimal signal performance with minimal jitter and eye pattern degradation.”
Bidirectional audio signals provide program audio, comms, data and genlock for camera control and synchronisation. BlueLite is a particularly cost effective solution for 3D camera positions and units have already been tested with compact remote cameras and portable camera cranes and jibs. Importantly the genlock signal also provides the ability to lock remote cameras to a central reference.
Fibre connectivity is via singlemode Neutrik OpticalCON DUO as standard while the base end can also be replaced with a combination of cards from the BC Series range should a 19in rack-based solution be required for a truck or fly pack.