MultiDyne’s SilverBACK Transport System Now Supports 4K

MultiDyne (Booth C10339) is demonstrating SilverBACK-4K, a new camera-mounted fiber transport solution that supports 4K (Ultra HD) digital television. Using SilverBACK-4K, users can seamlessly transmit any camera signal — Ultra HD video, HD-SDI video, audio, intercom, control data, GPIOs, tally, power — over a single hybrid copper and fiber cable.

The SilverBACK-4K is available in two versions: a feature-rich model with a video option for viewfinder or monitor viewing in the field and a low-cost model without the viewfinder/monitor viewing option. Any existing SilverBACK system can be upgraded to Ultra HD support, enabling MultiDyne customers to deliver a state-of-the-art 4K television experience cost-effectively.

The SilverBACK transport system features a compact case — measuring just over 1 in. thick — with an intuitive user interface. Suited to digital cinema, sports, ENG, DSNG, and multicamera-studio applications, it can transport SDI video up to 4K uncompressed with embedded or separate program audio. Users can 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: STs, Neutrik opticalCon, Fibreco Mini 2 expanded beam, and Lemo 304M. A JUICE power supply can be added to support camera distances of up to 300 meters.

The SilverBACK-4K 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 preamp is included for talent or camera-mounted audio needs, along with a talent IFB. The receiver features a standard four-wire intercom output configuration with an optional two-wire conversion. PGM audio is available for the talent or stage manager via a convenient headphone jack.

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