Joseph Fiber Solutions to highlight Caddie Series, including 4K replay Caddie
Joseph Fiber Solutions (JFS) plans to showcase several technologies at IBC2013, including the Caddie Series. Designed to reduce setup and tear-down time while providing all the signal transport necessary to streamline live video acquisition workflows, the Caddie Series maximises the amount of time camera operators can spend on production and content. The series contains 13 different stageboxes — each contained in a portable, flypack-friendly package — that have been optimally configured to meet the demands of different types of events.
The innovative, JFS-exclusive OPTC port on all camera caddies allows operators to daisy-chain additional Caddie systems in the series on a single camera cable. All feeds and returns ride on the original camera cable and can be deployed to distances of up to 6 miles (10 kilometers) with local power, or up to 1,600 feet (500 meters) when powered remotely from the base station. The rugged, reliable Caddie units are easy to set up and troubleshoot thanks to their modular structure and Bluebell Opticom transport modules.
“IBC is where we come to meet our European partners and customers,” says Gideon Uys, Director, Joseph Fiber Solutions. “The show is critical to our strategic marketing goals and provides us with a great opportunity to meet with current and future customers to discuss their needs for fiber transport. This year’s attendees will see powerful, flexible designs that make live broadcast productions easier while taking today’s economic challenges into account.”
Also on display will be the 4K Replay Caddie. Based on customer requests and encompassing equipment from five different broadcast hardware manufacturers, the JFS 4K Replay Caddie provides a cost-effective and painless way to incorporate the advantages of 4K into today’s sports broadcast acquisition environments. The 4K Replay Caddie includes the exceptional Sony PMW-F55 4K camera equipped with a Fujinon PL Series zoom lens, JFS’ own innovative Studio Caddie-4K, a Dell computer, and Aja’s Corvid Ultra high-frame-rate chassis and Ki Pro Quad file-based recorder. The combination provides for stunning live-footage capture, replay with PTZ, archiving, and live playout at half the cost of other systems. It all runs on one standard SMPTE hybrid cable (LEMO or OpticalCON), is easy to set up, and performs in every broadcast environment, including full control via a Sony RMB-750. The Bluebell Opticom-based modular infrastructure in the Studio Caddie allows for easy add-ons or system expansion.
JFS plans to show its technologies alongside Bluebell Opticom Limited, who will demo the PW140 universal 10G/3G SDI signal transport over fiber in a compact 1-RU frame. The initial base configuration supports up to six bidirectional HD-SDI signals over two fibers, or when using CWDM, up to 96 HD-SDI signals per fiber.
The Net Caddie is a new compact camera interface that uses revolutionary “Stagebox by BBC Research and Development” technology. Net Caddie allows HD-SDI to be injected directly into a standard network environment, bringing IP to the camera. Net Caddie transforms the entire camera’s bidirectional linear control, audio, and video signals into packet-based IP protocols, all on a single Cat6 cable, to simplify workflows and rigging.
Lastly, the new BlueLite and Caddie-LB 3G are specifically designed for outside broadcast and deployable applications.