Miranda Technologies’ new Telecast CopperHead 3404K camera-mountable fibre transceiver is designed to simplify the installation of Ultra HD infrastructure. The transceiver requires just two strands of fibre optic cable to carry all bi-directional signals, including four 3Gbps HD-SDI paths, from camera locations to truck or control room or around a remote production site.
The dual-strand bi-directional system enables 4K cameras to be easily multi-purposed for ENG, digital cinematography and studio applications without the constraints imposed by copper connections.
The 3404K, pictured here installed on a For-A FT-ONE 4K high-speed camera, has been designed to take advantage of lightweight, easy-to-install fibre. It can also provide power, return HD-SDI video signal, a 10/100GB Ethernet path, two RS-422 paths, one RS-232 path, genlock, two channels of RTS, Clear-Com or 4-wire intercom connectivity, and audio paths.
Full camera control is provided by the manufacturer’s control panel or the CHRCP-2050A universal control panel.
The complete system includes the camera-mountable transceiver, base station and remote camera control panel, which collectively enable a range of high-end cameras to be fully connected and remotely controlled via SMPTE 311M fibre.
The 4K CopperHead has already been used for network coverage of major sporting events like professional football, baseball and hockey. It can also be used for 3D
“The CopperHead 3404K transceiver system is the starting point of the end-to-end 4K production workflow solution that Miranda provides,” said Scott Murray, Miranda’s senior vice president, Core Products.
“Our NVISION 8500 enterprise-class routers, Kaleido-MX and Kaleido-Modular-X series multiviewers, for example, are among a comprehensive range of 4K-ready products throughout our portfolio that make possible the creative freedoms and new service opportunities that 4K UHDTV productions can deliver. By enabling the distribution of all required signals for 4K, including Ethernet, CopperHead 3404K is a perfect pathway to next generation television production.”
By David Fox