Joseph Electronics’ Offers New Camera Caddie Fiber Tools
March 26, 2014
NILES, ILL.—Joseph Electronics announced the availability of the new Camera
Caddie-FP Series of fiber acquisition tools for use in flypacks and other
portable broadcast systems.
The Caddie-FP Series is comprised of custom, portable, flypack-compatible
packages thatconfigured for different
types of events, such as entertainment, news, and specific sports. Base units
can be configured for standalone or dual-rackmount scenarios, while the camera
side can use local power or be powered over short or long distances via Lemo-
or Neutrik-equipped hybrid copper/fiber cables.
The Caddie-FP Series provides one 3G/HD-SDI
video signal in each direction, sync back to the camera for genlock, one
line-level audio in each direction, intercom (Studio Technologies Model 37),
two GPIs, and data for camera control. There are options for 4K and Ethernet as
power options are provided by Connexion Designs and can be configured for
short-range (less than 1,640 feet/500 meters) or long-range (up to 4,920
feet/1,500 meters) transmission. Remote power setups feature full safety
interlock capabilities to ensure safe and reliable operation.
Every system in the Caddie-FP Series attaches to the camera
with an Anton-Bauer Gold Mount.
The JE/JFS-exclusive OPTC port on all camera caddies allows operators
to daisy-chain additional Caddie systems in the series on a single camera
cable. All feeds and returns ride on the original camera cable and can be
deployed to distances of up to six miles (10 kilometers) with local power, or
up to 1,640 feet (500 meters) when powered remotely from the base station. The
Caddie use Bluebell Opticom transport