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Telecast Fiber Displays CopperHead INF

Telecast Fiber Systems will show its CopperHead INF camera-mounted fiber-optic transceiver for the Thomson Grass Valley Infinity camcorder at NAB. It enables use of the Infinity as both a camcorder and an HD-SDI multicam production camera.

The compact CopperHead INF, which previewed at IBC, fits between the Infinity camcorder and its battery, delivering bi-directional HD-SDI, composite video, audio, intercom, genlock and camera control between the Infinity camera head and the remote base station over a single lightweight, battlefield-rated fiber optic cable. Optionally, remote powering of the camera is possible using SMPTE hybrid fiber cable. The 1 RU base station integrates easily into any studio, mobile truck or portable flypack and plugs directly into the facility’s switcher, router, intercom and house sync systems.

The company will also exhibit its new “Mini-Mussels,” which are universal enclosures for a series of modules that can be mixed and matched to provide customized, portable fiber-optic solutions.

The HDX-3D will also be on display. Telecast has adapted its HDX hybrid elimination device to accommodate stereoscopic camera systems from Sony and Ikegami. Using local power, the HDX-3D provides power and optical connectivity to two camera heads, making 3D acquisition easy. The new HDX also supports HD cameras from Thomson and Panasonic.