Camera Corps has chosen the upcoming NAB Show in Las Vegas as the launch platform for SIMPLY SMPTE MAX, a powerful addition to its rental range of television production solutions.
"Developed by our in house engineering team, SIMPLY SMPTE MAX is designed for use in 4K-UHD or multi-camera HD broadcast coverage of live events," details Camera Corps' Barry Parker. "It is a compact remote fibre signal transportation system with five 3G feeds to support 4K and super-slow-motion applications operated and powered over long distances.
"SIMPLY SMPTE MAX delivers the security and reliability demanded for high-profile sports events where space is at a premium and a neat efficient fibre solution is required. It has already been used with outstanding success at one of the largest events in the winter 2018 sports calendar and now forms part of the Camera Corps rental fleet."
Each system comprises two units, base and remote. Both are compact and highly robust, allowing very fast installation, configuration and tear-down. They connect via a single SMPTE 311M hybrid cable capable of carrying multichannel video and audio from one or more cameras back to a production control room. The same cable can be used to deliver AC mains power (240 volts at up to 480 watts) from base to remote. Two XLR4 sockets, delivering up to a combined total of 50 watts at 12 volts, are also available at the remote end.
SIMPLY SMPTE MAX additionally accepts a remote-to-base 3G video feed such as the HD monitor display output from a 4K-UHD camera, typically used to carry camera-settings information. Base-to-remote video is also provided for genlock. Eight bi-directional data channels, 2 x RS232 signals, 2 x RS422/485, 2 x audio and 2 x GPI are all fully supported. Two Ethernet networking ports (10/100/1,000 Base-T) are also provided plus a base-to-remote analog audio channel for camera control data.
Camera Corps staff attending on the Vitec Group exhibit (C6025) will include Phil Beckett, Barry Parker, Neil Ashworth and David Sisson.
A Vitec Group company, Camera Corps (www.cameracorps.co.uk) is a world leader in supplying speciality remote cameras, remote tracks systems and bespoke camera systems and services to broadcasters worldwide. We offer a wide range of production equipment for daily or event-based hire. This includes comcams, cricket-stump-cams, fixed and steerable robotic camera heads, goalcams, camera cranes, platforms, dollies and tracks, Polecams, interface boxes, lenses, optical links, slow-motion systems, Qx weatherproof pan-tilt-zoom-focus heads remote control systems, stabilised mounts, underwater cameras, underwater track and wide-angle adaptors plus miniature devices such as wearable cameras with the latest high-performance wireless links. Camera Corps support services are used across a wide range of broadcast productions including documentaries, reality shows, sports and general entertainment.