Camera connection with MultiDyne's LightBrix
LightBrix VB-3800 aims to improve adaptability between fibre transport and robotic cameras
IBC2017 marks the international debut of the LightBrix VB-3800 Series from MultiDyne, built to address continuously evolving camera configurations.
Each product in the series features a unique set of modules and adapters to support connectivity across the most popular field production cameras. The VB-3800 Series offers flexibility to incorporate additional modules, allowing MultiDyne to meet the specifications of new camera models as they come to market.
The series offers several models built for mounting to POV box cameras and robotic PTZ heads, with models initially supporting between six and 24 fibre transport connections for video, audio, data and Ethernet. Each model can transport a full complement of multichannel camera signals, including 4K quad-link and 12G, as well as optional supply power from the base unit to the transmitter and camera via SMPTE hybrid cable. This enables flexible setup, strike and mobility by ensuring the entire camera position is free of power outlets.
The main value proposition of the VB-3800 Series revolves around its adaptability of signal type and count for both new and existing camera models. Its compact architecture (7.25x5.75x1.75 inches) ensures quick and simple mounting in advance of live shoots, with immediate pairing to a receive card at the studio, headend or mobile production truck in an openGear frame ready for DashBoard monitoring.
The LightBrix VB-3800 Series will evolve to accommodate UHD scaling and signal conversions as the product line expands, including conversions of 4K quad-link input signals to 12G and HDMI at the output.