Bright Space Technologies, trade distributor to the AV and broadcast industry and exclusive UK importer and distributor of MultiDyne fibre optic-based video and audio transport and routing solutions, has today announced the availability of the SilverBACK-II¢ camera-mounted fibre transport solution. The camera-back fibre optic transceiver now provides a full complement of bi-directional signals for most SDI hand-held camera systems.
The feature-rich, battery-powered system is an innovation for fibre transport, explains Colin Clarke, senior technical sales & support manager of Bright Space Technologies. The SilverBACK-II¢ transports all camera signals including SDI video, audio, control data, GPIOs, and tally for sports, ENG, D-SNG, and multi-camera studio applications over a single cable, over any distance. In addition, the look and feel of the product has been completely refined to keep overall size and weight as small as possible without sacrificing performance or operability. The elegant, compact case just over one inch thick is combined with a simple and intuitive user interface for ease of use.
The SilverBACK-II¢ can also transport SDI video up to 3G HD-SDI uncompressed with embedded or separate program audio, continues Clarke. The units return video option supports up to 3G HD-SDI video for viewfinder or monitor viewing, providing a high-quality viewing experience for users in the field.
It also allows users to achieve camera control/RCP paint functions through one of the three available data channels, and an additional back channel is available for camera sync or gunlock, confirms Clarke. Plus, several options are available for optical connectivity including STs, Neutrik® opticalCon, Fibreco Mini 2 expanded beam, and Lemo 304M.
In addition, the SilverBACK-II¢ supports up to four channels of AES or analog program audio as well as a full-featured, single-channel intercom with talk and listen gain adjustments. An adjustable PGM inject allows the camera operator to hear program audio mixed with intercom. To enable audio, a mic input with pre-amp is included for talent or camera-mounted audio needs, along with a talent IFB. The receiver features a standard 4-wire intercom output configuration with an optional 2-wire conversion. PGM audio is available for the talent or stage manager via a convenient headphone jack.
Our new SilverBACK-II camera adapter has been designed from the users perspective, said Frank Jachetta, president, MultiDyne. The ergonomic and unobtrusive feel make it perfect for use in both studio and rugged environments and it guarantees the delivery of high-quality signals regardless of distance.
To see the details of this solution and the complete range of innovative products available from Bright Space Technologies please visit: www.brightspacebroadcast.com