CopperHead(TM) 3000 Series – Camera-Mounted Fiber Optic Transceivers at NAB 2011
The CopperHead(TM) 3000 Series is the newest addition to Telecast Fiber Systems’ patented CopperHead family of camera-mountable fiber optic transceivers, providing a single fiber optic link between any professional camera or camcorder and the broadcaster’s truck, control room, or “video village” position. The CopperHead 3000 Series can handle all vital camera signals and can be configured for specific applications such as ENG or multi-camera use.
At the 2011 NAB Show, Telecast will show the CopperHead, specifically designed to meet the unique requirements of electronic news gathering (ENG) and satellite news gathering (SNG), and the CopperHead 3200, which offers an affordable yet powerful multi-camera solution for a range of HD broadcasting applications. Both systems deliver uncompressed HD video and simultaneously transport bidirectional digital (SDI or HD/SDI) and analog (NTSC or PAL) video, as well as all two-way camera control, audio, video, data, sync, tally/call, prompter, and intercom signals between the camera and the base station. The new CopperHead 3400 pulls double duty as the new standard fiber link for top-quality 3D production, as well as for live high-speed HD sports coverage. The system multiplexes four HD/SDI signals, as well as camera control, return video, intercom, and all of the other signals required for 3D rigs and/or Phantom-style high-speed camera systems. The CopperHead Pro is specifically designed for HD image magnification (I-MAG) applications in houses of worship, music venues, and corporate events. The CopperHead Pro offers a versatile and affordable solution that leverages the light weight, high reliability, and superior quality of fiber cable for projecting high-quality HD images.
“Telecast products are designed to enable convenient, reliable delivery of quality signals without compromise, and the systems we’re showcasing at the 2011 NAB Show add more robust functionality, higher density, and even greater control and flexibility at an attractive price point. These fiber optic systems not only reduce the cost and complexity of HD production, but also increase operators’ signal transmission capability.” – Steve DeFrancesco, vice president and general manager at Telecast Fiber Systems.