MultiDyne Video and Fiber Optic Systems has announced that its SilverBack 4K5 transceiver, used to fully systemise any quad link (4K) camera on the market today, is now available (and is fully compatible) with the RED Epic (with 6K Dragon sensor) camera and REDCAST module from RED Digital Cinema to support a variety of live and studio production applications around the world.
RED’s 6K Dragon sensor can capture over nine times more pixels than HD. Its detail and native exposure eclipse 35mm film in latitude and image density, enabling customers to capture HD/4K while acquiring 6K raw data. To accommodate the higher resolution inherent with 4K, UHD and higher resolution images, the SilverBack 4K5 provides camera operators with power and five 3 Gbs per second HD/SDI signal paths between the Epic camera and the base station.
This combination gives camera operators a flexible design that provides all of the necessary communications, camera control, tally, data and other functions of a fully featured camera system. It also allows the user to interchange RED cameras with the same MultiDyne SilverBack transceiver, enabling signals to travel long distances over a SMPTE fibre cabling infrastructure.
“RED has really made a name for itself in the digital cinema market, where our products are also sold into. They now are having success in live sports and entertainment projects with their powerful single-sensor cameras,” said Frank Jachetta, president of MultiDyne Video and Fiber Optic Systems. “We’re happy to have a solution that pairs up so well with RED’s camera systems that w bring a very reliable, affordable solution to market and prove our value to a whole new range of customers.”
By putting power and five 3 Gb/s HD/SDI signal paths between the camera to the Base Station (required for multi-camera 4K/UHD TV production) onto a single tactical or SMPTE hybrid fiber cable, the MultiDyne SilverBACK 4K5 system ensures connectivity regardless of the application. The SilverBACK 4K5 base station is a standard 1RU enclosure with LED status indicators for each signal, as well as a colour LCD screen that displays system status and general health.