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SI’s Real Freedom System is
the first time in the company’s
30-year history that one of its
technologies is made for sale (rather
than rental alone). “The system
features a 3G 1080p encoder with
dual decoder receivers capable of
10-bit, 4:2:2 sampling throughout
all resolutions and frame rates,
consistently delivering ultra-low
latency, high quality video. Current
systems on the market drop to 4:2:0
colour space encoding at 1080p,”
says Norton.
The Real Freedom Camera Back
Transmitter is the heart of the system
and features customisable settings.
User swappable modules further
enhance and enable total flexibility
across the full range of frequency
bands:, 4G/LTE cellular, Wi-Fi and
DVB-S2 applications.
“Based on feedback we received at
NAB we are in the process of making
some critical changes to the Real
Freedom System including making
the Back Transmitter smaller and
lighter,” explains Norton. “Once
the updates are complete, we will
deploy the system at various golf
and racing events on our busy
rental schedule and assess how it
performs in different environments,
under various conditions.
“We’ll push each feature, from
advanced networked camera control
and paint functionality to component
communication, to ensure optimum
performance. When we demonstrate
the technology at IBC we’ll be
recreating the scenarios in which it
will be deployed and letting visitors
experiment with the system’s
operation, in our booth.”
Cobham’s SOLO7 Nano TX is an
ultra-miniature
COFDM digital
video transmitter
d e s i g n e d

Cobham SOLO7 Nano

s p e c i f i c a l l y f o r b ro a d c a s t
applications and on show at IBC. It
operates on 100 milliwatts of power
and delivers SD from a matchboxsize unit “perfect for establishing
rugged wireless video links in any
situation, including mobile and
urban environments, with a typical
range of 750m,” says Brown. “We
think SOLO7 Nano TX is the
most compelling mini-transmitter
on the planet.”
Cobham recently introduced
an HD MPEG4 IP encoder, which
features IP connectivity via 3G, 4G
and LAN. Engineered for broadcast
use, its high capacity, 3G capabilities
ensure access to 3G connections
from remote locations.
Teradek has three new cellular
bonding devices out this year.
Both Bond II and Bond Pro are
sub-E3800, can connect up to six
network connections simultaneously
(BGAN, WiFi, Ethernet, and cellular
3G/4G/LTE). Bond Pro is HD-SDI
only) while Bond II (HD-SDI or HDMI)
is a camera-top device no larger than
two decks of cards. Both feature a
new modem mounting system to
keep the USB dongles from moving
too much and both sip power at
about four watts (not including the
watts used by each modem).
“These devices can also make use
of our Sputnik and Core software
platforms, which provide remote
monitoring and configuration
capabilities,”
explains
Gailing.
“In fact,
these

Vislink’s INCAM H.264
wireless transmitter built
into the Sony HDC-2400, 2500,
2550 series HD cameras

platforms allow you to manage
an entire fleet of our encoders
and transmission systems from
an internet connection. End-toend latency can be as low as two
seconds, but it may be buffered for
long stretches if need be.”
Edge combines the same
technology in Bond with a novel WiFi
access point feature. Once installed
in an OB van, Edge creates a WiFi
field that covers great distances
(via external antennas connected
to internal SNA connectors). Camera
crew can outfit camera rigs with
a Teradek Cube or Brik encoder
and transmit up to 1080p30 over
this WiFi connection back to the
van (the range can exceed miles,
says Gailing).
With the feed back to the van,
the six cellular SIM cards provide
the aggregated bandwidth used
to broadcast to a destination
(a streaming platform or H.264
decoder). Since the SIMs have
SNA connectors, cell towers can
be reached much further away than
typical USB cellular dongles. And
since Edge is in a van, you can drive
around to find an ideal location with
the best reception.
Teradek’s Bolt can transmit up
to 300ft at 1080p60 4:2:2 and is
claimed “as the only product on
the market that offers an integrated
and affordable latency-free wireless
camera link,” says Gailing. While
it cannot attain the distance of a
Boxx system, its performance more
or less matches it at a tenth of the
cost, he claims. “Bolt is the perfect
tool for on-set monitoring (to one or
multiple monitors), it frees camera
crew of long, cumbersome cables,
and it’s also a fantastic point-to-point
solution for live events.”
Also timed for IBC will be new
additions to its encoder lineup,
including Clip, claimed as the world’s
smallest H.264 encoder (slightly
larger than a matchbox).
LiveU key product launches
include LU-Smart Grip. This
hardware addition to the LU-Smart

iOS/Android mobile app is for
applications in mobile newsgathering
and bonds internal Wi-Fi and
cellular connections to reach
optimal video quality. A specially
designed hardware grip [Smart
Grip] adds additional resiliency and
performance. The device holds a
chargeable battery and MiFi channel
(or any other mobile hotspot),
which is bonded together with
the smartphone’s internal 3G/4G
connection to combine two cellular
connections beyond the smartphone.
Vislink’s Gigawave INCAM-S, a
H.264 wireless camera transmitter
built into the Sony HDC-2400,
2500, 2550 series cameras is the
latest system on offer. It is an inbuilt
solution making it easier for sports
broadcasters to work with the
cameras by removing the balance
issues associated with cameras that
have transmitters bolted onto the
back of them.
“Working closely with Sony has
meant that the INCAM Wireless
Camera Transmitter not only
provides full HD broadcast quality
encoding at 1080p, 1080i, and
720p, but also offers control of the
transmitter functions and parameters
via the camera’s viewfinder display
menu,” says Vislink’s Mark Anderson.
“Using Sony’s OCP, the operators
in the production vehicle have full
control as they would a wired camera
enabling all the colour balance
and IRIS control functions they
are used to.”

LiveU’s LU-Smart Grip bonds Wi-Fi
and cellular


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InNEWS: Panasonic Announces AK-HC3500A Camera
InNEWS: Shotoku Elevates Newscasting for KETK-TV
InFOCUS: Camera Links – Following All the Vital Action
InTECH: Fischer Connections Solutions for Broadcast
InMEDIA: Delivering Anytime Content on Cable
InMEDIA: Screen – High Definition Subtitling and Beyond
InSOUND: DPA’s D:Dicate Recording Microphone Range
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In Broadcast - August 2013 - Contents
In Broadcast - August 2013 - InNEWS: Panasonic Announces AK-HC3500A Camera
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In Broadcast - August 2013 - InNEWS: Shotoku Elevates Newscasting for KETK-TV
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