IMT Showcases RF Central microLite HD Elite System

Complete Video RF Link in a Performance Optimizing Portable Package Designed for the Next Generation of Compact Cameras

The RF Central microLite HD Elite system is a complete video RF link in a portable package, with all required accessories specifically chosen to optimize total system performance.

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Featuring IMT’s award-winning microLite HD Transmitter and microLite HD Receiver, this complete setup includes hand selected antennas that are optimized for high gain, durability and low weight, providing exceptional range without compromising microLite HD’s signature portability. The receiver and transmitter are available in both the 5.8 GHz unlicensed or 2 GHz licensed bands.

“After its successful debut at this year’s NAB show, we are delighted to introduce our portable RF Central microLite HD Elite system to the European market at IBC,” says Integrated Microwave Technologies President Stephen Shpock.  “The microLite system provides a complete video RF link in a performance optimizing portable package that allows the user to set up an RF video solution with confidence.”

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The microLite HD ultra-compact MPEG-4 COFDM digital transmitter can deliver up to 200mW from a package of less than six cubic inches and features superb H.264 HD and SD encoding capabilities while operating in the standard 2k DVB-T COFDM mode. The H.264 video encoder supports the main profile of the H.264 standard, providing a 30 percent bit rate reduction or video quality improvement compared to encoders, which only support the H.264 baseline profile.

The transmitter mounting has light weight and simplicity at its core. To keep the microLite truly “light,” a camera shoe bracket provides just the right support with minimal added weight to the handheld camera.In addition, a configurable DC power cabling system and AC power supply allows many options when connecting the system in the field. The adapters and cables can be mixed and matched between the receiver and transmitter for total flexibility, ensuring the user won’t get caught with mismatched power cables ever again.

The entire microLite HD Elite system is packaged in a waterproof pelican case that can go anywhere. The case is custom fitted for all the accessories and has extra space for cables and adapters.

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IMT Shows RF Central microLite with GOPRO HD Hero Camera

GoPro HD cameras are gaining popularity with video producers and TV broadcasters, as they allow them to create a new type of content for sports and entertainment programs. The small form factor combined with an affordable price makes them an excellent alternative HD camera solution. The GoPro HD Hero cameras can be placed in any hazardous or demanding environments to capture unique angles and can be quickly replaced in case of damage. Video producers can now deploy 20 small HD cameras for the price of one large professional-grade HD camera.

“In an effort to provide a solution for HD point-of-view, we have added an analog component interface to the world’s smallest HD digital transmitter, the microLite,” says Stephen Shpock, president of the Vitec Group’s Integrated Microwave Technologies unit. “This solution minimizes the equipment and power requirements and eliminates the need for costly and bulky component-to-HD-SDI converters.”

microLite HD is an ultra-compact MPEG-4 COFDM digital transmitter designed for the next-generation of compact cameras featuring full HD/SDI capabilities and has extremely low power consumption. The new 5.8 GHz version does not require a license, which makes this high-end wireless transmitter attractive to independent camera crews and production companies, as well as movie and show producers. microLite HD can deliver 250mW from a package of less than six cubic inches, features superb H.264 HD and SD encoding capabilities, and operates in the standard 2k DVB-T COFDM mode. The H.264 video encoder supports Main Profile of the H.264 standard providing either a 30 percent bit rate reduction, or video quality improvement when using the same bitrate as compared to encoders which only support the H.264 Baseline Profile.  microLite provides Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) to secure the video transmission, protect sensitive content, and to enforce copyrights.

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