Miranda Demonstrates 4K UHDTV Capabilities at SMPTE 2013

Miranda Technologies is demonstrating the central role it is playing in the transition to 4K UHDTV production at SMPTE 2013, taking place in Hollywood, CA this week.

MirandaLogoMiranda features technology that is already optimized to enable 4K UHDTV environments to capture process and monitor action, including sports and other live events, at the highest resolution.

The demonstration of Miranda’s end-to-end 4K UHDTV production workflow begins with the new Telecast CopperHead 3404K camera-mountable transceiver. The CopperHead 3404K requires only two strands of lightweight fiber optic cable to carry all bi-directional signals, including four 3Gb/s HD/SDI paths, for 4K UHDTV productions from camera to truck or control room. This enables 4K UHDTV cameras to be dual-purposed for use in studios, ENG and digital cinematography without the inherent limitations of copper cables.

Miranda’s NVISION 8500 Enterprise Class routers are already 4K UHDTV optimized with SMPTE RP-168-compliant, quad-link 3 Gb/s switching that provides coherent, synchronized switching of all 4K UHDTV links during the same vertical interval. With a wide range of 4K UHDTV enabled hybrid audio/video switching and processing modules, plus support for long-distance fiber cable runs, Miranda’s routers offer a range of reliable 4K UHDTV capabilities suitable for any application.

Monitoring is essential for any live production and Miranda’s multiviewer range readily handles 4K UHDTV via the brand new Kaleido-MX and Kaleido-Modular-X series, giving operators the option of close-quarter viewing of either four square 3G/1080p blocks or a single 3G/1080p image down-converted from 4K UHDTV. The advantage of 4K UHDTV down-conversion (a proprietary solution on display at Miranda’s booth) for monitoring is that it preserves the multiple inputs on a multiviewer for other requirements.

Additionally, the new Kaleido-Modular-X enables broadcasters to create a monitoring system with a combination of versatile input/output cards that use a powerful CPU to drive advanced 4K UHDTV features to maintain exceptional video and graphics quality. A significant advantage is that the modules can be used to vastly simplify system design within a compact, 3RU, air-cooled Miranda Densité 3 frame.