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www.inbroadcast.com | Vol: 6 - Issue 8 | August 2016

InStudio

A Pro Workflow For GoPro
By Paul Scurrell, CEO, Timecode Systems Ltd.

A

s production teams seek to the
post-production
workspace.
capture more footage from a As non-timecoded cameras, GoPro
range of interesting camera angles, footage would have to be manually
there has been a notable increase synchronised, significantly adding to
in the number and variety of sound the edit time.
and video sources involved in shoots.
Using a digital slate provided a
One camera we're definitely seeing decent workaround, but it wasn't the
used more and more in professional seamless solution that production
broadcast is the GoPro.
teams craved. What they really wanted
For shoots in hostile environments was timecode generated at source,
GoPros are everywhere due to their producing a single file that postease of use and the ability to rig production could work with in exactly
the action cameras discretely on a the same way as media extracted from
range of mounts. Their relatively low more traditional professional cameras.
cost point adds to their
SyncBac PRO
popularity because, if they
are damaged in the line of
duty, it's not a total disaster
for a production.
In the past, broadcast
production teams might
not have selected a GoPro
camera for a certain
shot or angle because
of the inability to easily
move the media into

SyncBac Pro
in Action

Working
closely
with
GoPro,
Timecode Systems has developed this
integrated solution. SyncBac PRO is a
clip-on, wireless, embedded timecode
sync solution for GoPro's HERO4 Black
and Silver cameras and is among the
first accessories to be verified by the
new 'Works with GoPro' initiative.
HERO4 cameras with the SyncBac PRO
can now generate embedded timecode
at source, which is then stamped on
the camera's MP4 file.
The SyncBac PRO simply connects
into the 30-pin HEROBus connector on
the HERO4 Black and Silver cameras

and has the same
form as the GoPro
BacPac
battery
extender. As a result,
it also fits inside
GoPro's
standard
BacPac
backdoor
housings.
But it's not just
about
generating
timecode.
The
popularity of rigging
action cameras in
inaccessible locations
has made remote device control a
hot topic for the industry. Using the
Timecode Systems :pulse as a mini
base-station, SyncBac PRO users can
see and remotely control multiple
GoPro HERO4 Black and Silver cameras
centrally from the screen of any
smartphone, tablet or desktop.
With the introduction of the
SyncBac PRO, the hours spent in postproduction manually lining up each
GoPro shot to sync with recorded
audio could become a laborious chore
of the past. Can anyone else hear
cheers from the edit suite?

Cobalt Digital At IBC2016

C

obalt Digital will highlight new tools
to assist in monetising content,
including the new +SCTE104-FAST
option that adds frame-accurate DPI
trigger insertion to the already extreme
flexibility and density of the openGear
and BBG-1000 Series of audio, video,
and data signal processors.
The ANC-MON series of ancillary
data decode and display products
has enhanced signal monitoring and
logging capabilities that allow Cobalt
to offer an end-to-end system for
broadcast metadata management.
Visitors to IBC2016 will be the
first to see Cobalt Digital's new
9991-SDI-to-IP-10GE and 9991-IPto-SDI-10GE Series cards for the
openGear platform. These 3G/HD/
SD-SDI SMPTE 2022-6 encapsulators
and de-encapsulators offer AES/
analogue audio embedding and deembedding, and they interface to
10GigE equipment over fibre.
New at IBC2016 will be the 9433EMDE Series openGear fibre-optic
audio embedder and de-embedder
products, which will be available in

a single-channel, unidirectional EO/
OE configuration and a dual-channel,
bidirectional EOOE transport solution.
The latter version will provide
bidirectional extension of two 3G/
HD/SD-SDI video signals and multiple
analogue and AES audio signals over
two fibres. When paired with the +DT
licensing option, the card set will also
provide bidirectional serial data and
GPIO connectivity, which can be used
for remote PTZ camera control and
signal backhaul.
Also new at IBC2016 will be the
9410DA Series of 3G/HD/SD-SDI
single-channel, dual-channel, and
transceiver fibre cards, which provide
up to 40 channels of 3G/HD/SD-SDI
extension in just two rack units. Even
with such high signal density, the
9410 card modules include several
distribution amplifier outputs on both
the transmit and the receive sides of
the link.
On display at IBC2016 will be the
9415-SFP Series, a set of dual-path
fibre transport cards with an external
SFP cage on the rear module. This

arrangement allows the user to pull
the openGear card out from the front
of the chassis while keeping the SFP
and cabling in place. This flexible SFP
design supports 3G/HD/SD-SDI singlechannel, dual-channel, and transceiver
modes.
At IBC2016, Cobalt Digital will
present a new series of compact 3G/
HD/SD-SDI multirate router cards for
openGear. Designed to complement
Cobalt's wide range of terminal gear
solutions, these modular router cards
will be available in 12 x 4, 12 x 12,
and 24 x 24 configurations for 3G-SDI

requirements. The 12 x 4 matrix will
also be available in a 12G-SDI version.
On display at IBC2016 will be the new
9934-AUD-PRO, the next generation of
Cobalt's widely deployed 3G/HD/SDSDI AES/analogue audio embedder/
de-embedder with advanced mixing,
loudness processing, and Dolby
integration.
Cobalt will also show many updates
and enhancements to existing
products, as well as new Blue Box
Group (BBG) SDI-Over-IP and FibreOptic throwdown converters.

Cobalt Digital BBG MK2 Fibre Optic Transceiver


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