NAB 2012: MultiDyne To Show SilverBACK-II

MultiDyne will introduce the SilverBACK-II, a new cost-effective, camera-mounted fiber transport solution. The feature-rich, battery-powered system has been completely re-designed, combining an elegant, compact case — just over one inch thick — with a simple and intuitive user interface. The system transports all camera signals including SDI video, audio, control data, GPIOs, and tally for sports, ENG, D-SNG, and multicamera studio applications.

The SilverBACK-II can transport SDI video up to 3G HD-SDI uncompressed with embedded or separate program audio. The unit’s return video option also supports up to 3G HD-SDI video for viewfinder or monitor viewing, providing a high-quality viewing experience for users in the field. It 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 genlock. Several options are available for optical connectivity including STs, Neutrik opticalCon, Fibreco Mini 2 expanded beam, and Lemo 304M.

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.

Additionally, 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 is a sophisticated fiber transport solution that has been designed from the user’s 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.”