FieldCast Fiber Base One is a four channel fiber optic converter, designed as a remote unit for FieldCast Fiber Node One.
It sports one SMPTE connector and needs one SMPTE 311M/304 fiber optic cable to connect to Fiber Node One, to power it and to communicate with it. At its input, Fiber Base One accepts any voltage level between 100 and 240VAC, and the output level of the SMPTE connector is equal to the input level. So, when you plug into a 220V power outlet, the SMPTE connector simply offers 220V. Fiber Base One brings you four channels of 3G SDI output and ethernet I/O, just like Fiber Dock One and Fiber Node One, and you can connect straight to the switcher, plug in one or more PTZ controllers, add a multiviewer, recorders, whatever you want. Communication with Fiber Node One is pretty straightforward. One fiber of the SMPTE cable is used to tap into the fiber optic ethernet switch of Fiber Node. This means that a PTZ controller connected to Fiber Base is part of the same network as a PTZ controller connected to Fiber Node, and both can control any PTZ camera in the network. The other fiber of the SMPTE cable forwards all four video signals that reached Fiber Node One to Fiber Base One, which means that the four SDI outputs of both Fiber Node One and Fiber Base One output exactly the same signals.
In other words, when connected, Fiber Base One, the remote system, and Fiber Node One, the local system, are functionally equivalent and can work together. Typically, Fiber Base One will be placed in a control room or OB Van and connects to the switcher, where Fiber Node One will be mounted in a flightcase and connects to a portable multiviewer.
Cables are the bane of every sports and live concert venue when considering camera installations. You have to think about location as well as power, control, audio and video. In terms of distance between controller and camera you can easily be looking at measuring it in hundreds of meters or even kilometres. Power isn’t always available in the location you’ve chosen for a camera, so the system has to support that too. Traditional copper wiring may not be able to support the signal back over the distance required and it may even need to be able to withstand large fluctuations in temperature.
Here's an overview of our vendors exhibiting at ISE 2020. Please call us on +44 (0)1457 851000 if you would like to book a stand tour with one of our manufacturers. BLACKMAGIC DESIGN HALL 3, STAND C140 The Video Assist 12G 5” and 7” monitor recorders are now shipping. The original HD versions were incredibly popular with AV technicians who wanted to verify SDI and HDMI feeds and check waveform levels. For production teams, their 4K HDR capture makes them a superb on-camera SD card recorder. The ATEM Mini is a very small, cost-effective 4 channel HDMI video switcher with streaming output. Great as a portable mixer or a signal switcher, it’s being adopted by everyone from conference producers to AV technicians looking for simple HDMI switching.