Telecast Fiber’s CopperHead 3400 Named Best of IBC2010
Telecast Fiber Systems’ CopperHead 3400 fiber optic video transceiver, designed for high-end 3D cinema production, has received a Best of IBC2010 award from TVBEurope Magazine and The IBC Daily. Chosen by the two publications’ editorial teams, the Best of IBC2010 awards recognize the best new product innovations of last month’s IBC2010 show in Amsterdam.
The CopperHead 3400 is the first product of its kind to mount directly onto a dual-camera 3D rig, allowing producers to harness the flexibility and cost effectiveness of tactical fiber for transporting high-quality stereoscopic HD signals over long distances. The CopperHead 3400 transports all of the signals to and from two HD cameras, as well as the 3D rig’s control system to the control room or truck, and also carries a return 3D HD/SDI signal back to the camera operator. The system enables not only full control of both cameras from the base station but also enables the convergence operator to control the 3D rig’s interocular convergence over a thin, lightweight fiber optic cable.
“The editors of TVBEurope and The IBC Daily have a unique insight into the IBC exhibitor community and a very broad perspective on the most innovative products at the show — so it is indeed a great honor that they chose the CopperHead 3400 for this prestigious award,” says Steve DeFrancesco, VP and GM of Telecast Fiber Systems. “By supporting the full range of compact HD cameras and 3D rigs, the CopperHead 3400 provides a highly versatile and cost-effective solution for 3D productions of many types.”