IBC 2010: Telecast To Unveil Third-generation CopperHead Transceivers

At IBC 2010, Telecast will introduce it third-generation CopperHead camera-mounted transceivers, HD POV robotic links, and several of its latest 3D technologies.

“At IBC 2010, attendees will see first-hand how we are continuing to expand our product lines to meet the ever-evolving challenges of today’s live studio and remote productions,” says Steve DeFrancesco, VP/GM of Telecast Fiber Systems. “Via our award-winning solutions, customers can easily and cost-effectively deliver maximum performance in broadcast and motion picture applications through extended camera range, greater control, and faster deployment.”

Third-Generation CopperHead Camera-Mounted Transceivers

The CopperHead 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 multicamera use.

Telecast will also intro the CopperHead 3050 — specifically designed to meet the requirements of ENG and SNG. Also making its European debut is the CopperHead 3200, which offers an affordable multicasting 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.

CopperHead 3200

The CopperHead 3400, the first CopperHead designed for dual-camera 3D rigs, provides transport of two HD camera signals to the control room or truck with full control of the cameras as well as the 3D rig’s motor system over a thin, lightweight fiber optic cable. The system can also be utilized on cameras at live 3D sporting events and scripted 3D film and television productions.

HD POV Robotic Links — In New Mini-Mussel Field Enclosures
Telecast will unveil a new family of HD/POV links for robotic cameras that delivers the functionality of the company’s original HD/POV solutions, plus the option of Ethernet control, enclosed in small, ruggedized housings at a new, lower price.

The next generation of Telecast’s Viper family of fiber optic production systems, the new Mini-Mussel Shell provides a portable and compact universal enclosure for the company’s new line of “T-Block” Viper function modules. Mini-Mussel Shells can be mixed and matched to provide customized, portable solutions for electronic field production. Mini-Mussel features include integral optical power metering, informative system LED indicators, and an assortment of powering options.

3D Production
Telecast will also demonstrate its latest fiber optic technology for 3D, including the CopperHead 3400. In addition, Telecast will preview a prototype of the Telecast Gemini 3D camera rig communication and power support unit.