Miranda Highlights 4K/UHDTV Expertise

Miranda Technologies (Booth N2513), a Belden brand, is spotlighting its role in the 4K/UHDTV transition with technology that is already optimized to enable 4K production environments to capture and edit action, particularly sports, at full resolution. Miranda, in collaboration with Sony, is offering demonstrations of integrated 4K/UHDTV production scenarios.

Miranda and Sony have collaborated to realize 4K/UHDTV live production solutions, specifically targeting high-profile sports. A seamless 4K technology solution involving both companies will be used in Telegenic’s 4K-equipped OB truck — a European first — expected to go into service later this year.

The Telegenic truck will be capable of capturing live footage in HD or 4K, supporting two unique formats out of the same truck, and is underpinned by Sony’s existing product portfolio — HDC-2500R cameras, PMW-F55 4K cameras, Sony’s MVS-8000X Vision mixer, Miranda’s 4K/UHDTV-enhanced NVISION 8500 Series routers, and three Sony PVM-300 4K LCD monitors — to deliver a reliable 4K production workflow.

Further demonstrations of Miranda’s 4K/UHDTV advances are led by the new Telecast CopperHead 3404K camera-mountable transceiver, which requires only two strands of robust, lightweight fiber-optic cable to carry all bidirectional signals needed, including four 3-Gbps HD-SDI paths, for 4K productions from a camera to a truck or control room. This enables 4K/UHDTV ENG cameras to be dual-purposed for use in studios, ENG, and digital cinematography without the limitations imposed on HD and, now, 4K productions by copper cabling.

Miranda routers such as the 4K/UHDTV-enhanced NVISION 8500 Series are optimized with SMPTE RP-168–compliant, quad-link 3-Gbps switching that provides coherent, synchronized switching of all 4K links during the same vertical interval.

For monitoring applications, Miranda solutions readily handle 4K and downconverts standard HD so that standard HD/3-Gbps multiviewers can be used for monitoring while 4K images can be integrated into a standard HD broadcast. Additionally, the new Kaleido-Modular-X enables broadcasters to use advanced 4K features to maintain exceptional video and graphics quality and vastly simplify system design within a compact, 3RU, air-cooled Miranda Densité 3 frame.

Kaleido-Modular-X uses Miranda’s proprietary FlexBridge, a SMPTE-compliant coax interconnect that provides ultimate scalability and flexibility while simultaneously saving space by eliminating the need for external adapters. FlexBridge enables input and output modules to be connected within a frame or across multiple frames with no limitation on the number of sources.

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