Red Digital Cinema has started to target live TV production, particularly for Ultra HD, and Lemo showed at BVE how users can get the UHD signals from the 6K Epic Dragon using its new 3G Serbal interface.
“Red has used Lemo connectors from the start, because it wanted reliability,” said Lemo MD, Richard Thomas. The Serbal takes the four 3G SDI outputs and outputs them on a single SMPTE Hybrid fibre cable. “It is auto-configurable, so it is literally plug and play,” he added.
In the broadcast workflow demonstration at BVE, Lemo showed the system linked by Furukawa cable, which has been knotted to show its resilience, while the Lemo connectors have been put through a 50kg load test, to show their strength, with the result streamed to a UHD screen.
Lemo also has a new range of T-series connectors that are waterproof to IP68 and can easily be retrofitted into any existing, widely used B-series connector kit.