Miranda to Demonstrate 4K UHDTV Capabilities


Miranda Technologies, a Belden Brand, a global provider of integrated solutions for production, playout and delivery systems for television broadcasters and multi-system operators, will demonstrate the central role it is playing in the transition to 4K UHDTV production at SMPTE 2013, taking place in Hollywood, California, October 22-24.

Miranda will feature technology that is already optimized to enable 4K UHDTV environments to capture process and monitor action, including sports and other live events, at the highest resolution.

The demonstration of Miranda’s end-to-end 4K UHDTV production workflow begins with the new Telecast CopperHead 3404K camera-mountable transceiver. The CopperHead 3404K requires only two strands of lightweight fiber optic cable to carry all bi-directional signals, including four 3Gb/s HD/SDI paths, for 4K UHDTV productions from camera to truck or control room. This enables 4K UHDTV cameras to be dual-purposed for use in studios, ENG and digital cinematography without the inherent limitations of copper cables.


Miranda’s NVISION 8500 Enterprise Class routers are already 4K UHDTV optimized with SMPTE RP-168-compliant, quad-link 3 Gb/s switching that provides coherent, synchronized switching of all 4K UHDTV links during the same vertical interval. With a wide range of 4K UHDTV enabled hybrid audio/video switching and processing modules, plus support for long-distance fiber cable runs, Miranda’s routers offer a range of reliable 4K UHDTV capabilities suitable for any application.

Monitoring is essential for any live production and Miranda’s multiviewer range readily handles 4K UHDTV via the brand new Kaleido-MX and Kaleido-Modular-X series, giving operators the option of close-quarter viewing of either four square 3G/1080p blocks or a single 3G/1080p image down-converted from 4K UHDTV. The advantage of 4K UHDTV down-conversion (a proprietary solution on display at Miranda’s booth) for monitoring is that it preserves the multiple inputs on a multiviewer for other requirements.


Additionally, the new Kaleido-Modular-X enables broadcasters to create a monitoring system with a combination of versatile input/output cards that use a powerful CPU to drive advanced 4K UHDTV features to maintain exceptional video and graphics quality. A significant advantage is that the modules can be used to vastly simplify system design within a compact, 3RU, air-cooled Miranda Densité 3 frame.

For over 23 years, Miranda Technologies has been a leading worldwide provider of hardware and software solutions for the television broadcast, cable, satellite and IPTV industry. Its solutions span the full breadth of television operations, including production, playout and delivery. With a wealth of experience in delivering IT-based and traditional television systems, Miranda leverages its expertise to create the highest quality solutions available and delivers, deploys and supports them with a company-wide commitment to keeping the customer first. Miranda was acquired in July 2012 by St. Louis-based Belden Inc. and is the cornerstone of its broadcast division. Belden is a worldwide leader in the design, manufacture and marketing of cables, connectivity and networking products for many industries including broadcast, entertainment, consumer electronics, education, transportation and industrial automation.