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All Mobile Video Chooses Telecast Fiber Systems' CopperHead™ 3200 for HD Tapeless Carrypack System

All Mobile Video HD Tapeless Carrypack System

All Mobile Video (AMV), one of North America's foremost providers of video and audio production solutions and equipment, has chosen Telecast Fiber Systems' new CopperHead™ 3200 camera-mounted fiber optic transceiver as a key component in AMV's HD Tapeless Carrypack production system. AMV will be demonstrating the system in Telecast Fiber's booth (C8925) at the 2010 NAB Show.

HD multiple-camera production system

AMV purchased nine CopperHead 3200 units as a part of a significant upgrade of the technologies comprising the HD Tapeless Carrypack. The system brings together best-of-breed products to offer AMV's customers an advanced HD multiple-camera production system at an affordable rental price, and it can be assembled quickly and easily in a small-footprint production space. The HD Tapeless Carrypack is AMV's first system to offer tapeless HD recording to solid-state memory cards, using up to eight 1920x1080 Sony PMW-EX3 and/or PMW-350 cameras. Mounted on the back of the cameras, the CopperHead 3200 systems provide a robust fiber optic link between the cameras and the production's "video village" position via SMPTE hybrid cable.

CopperHead 3200 is the first to feature a 10/100 Ethernet path

"The Telecast CopperHead 3200 will be an integral component of our popular HD Tapeless Carrypack system by enabling transmission of return HD video, two-channel comms, two channels of audio, tally, and TDM multiplexing of up to eight cameras. These are all features that add great value to the types of budget-conscious productions for which the HD Tapeless Carrypack was designed," said Tom D'Angelo, director of rental services for AMV. "With the CopperHead 3200s, we're able to replicate in a flypack form all of the features and quality our clients have come to expect from our production trucks, in a compact footprint and at an affordable price point."

The CopperHead 3200 is the newest member of Telecast's CopperHead family of camera-mounted fiber optic transceivers, enabling simultaneous transport of both digital (SDI or HD/SDI) and analog (NTSC or PAL) program video, as well as all two-way camera control, audio, video, data, tally/call, and intercom signals between the camera and the base station. Also, the CopperHead 3200 is the first to feature a 10/100 Ethernet path to provide a remote link to laptops and servers. The camera unit mounts directly to the camera's battery plate (Anton-Bauer, "V"-Mount, or PAG) and provides for a variety of power options. Because the CopperHead 3200 transmits all signals digitally and optically, broadcasters and producers are assured of the highest quality video and audio — free from interference, grounding problems, or drifting due to temperature variations.

"AMV is the recognized pioneer of carrypack systems and is well-known for its innovations in comprehensive and yet lightweight production systems that are easy to transport and set up. The HD Tapeless Carrypack is a superb example, and we're excited that the CopperHead 3200 is playing such a key role," said Rich Cerny, vice president and chief operating officer at Telecast Fiber Systems. "At NAB, we pride ourselves on being able to demonstrate real-world technology solutions that incorporate our products, and we're looking forward to partnering with AMV to showcase this powerful solution."


About All Mobile Video

All Mobile Video (AMV) is a premier provider of end-to-end video and audio solutions for entertainment, sports, and news programming and events. AMV offers the full spectrum of services — from spacious Manhattan-based sound stages with full post-production capabilities to mobile production and editing trucks and extensive uplink solutions that travel worldwide — as well as an extensive equipment inventory that allows the company to fully custom spec any facility or location. AMV has handled every size and type of event, from professional and NCAA sporting events and internationally viewed awards shows to live documentaries, corporate communication events, and daily television broadcasts.

About Telecast Fiber Systems, Inc.

Telecast Fiber Systems, Inc., a Belden brand, is a leader in portable and fixed fiber optic systems for television broadcast production. The company's video, audio, and communications systems are used worldwide by TV networks, teleproduction companies, sports venues, and various private, educational, and government and military organizations to extend range, simplify cabling, and reduce labor costs and setup time. Telecast systems accommodate all television production signals, including NTSC/PAL video, SDI and HD/SDI video, analog and AES/EBU audio, HD and triax camera interfaces, and intercom and data signals.