Cable manufacturer Rosenberger OSI and hardware manufacturer Mediamachine have unleashed FieldCast as a standalone brand, which has launched a lower-cost single-mode hybrid fibre cable with power.
“SMPTE cable is for the high-end solutions and is very expensive and very heavy. This [2Core Hybrid] cable is low cost and helps people to feed their equipment in the field up to 300m,” said Ab Vingerling, business development, FieldCast and Rosenberger OSI.
It is also making convertors and adapters for the system. Some of the adapters are rebranded Fiberbrik Adapters, but other FieldCast Adapters are being added, starting with the small Adapter Two Hybrid for the Blackmagic Design Studio Camera, which brings bi-directional video, full camera control and power to the camera. (Blackmagic Design is using FieldCast cabling for all of its fibre optic connections at IBC).
There will also be a fibre optic converter range in November, starting with 3G-SDI over fibre, 1-channel, 2-channel and 4-channel over only one fibre strand, and DVI and USB over two fibre strands. These will be followed by serial camera control over fibre.