4K continues to be red hot and Miranda Technologies wants to show the industry the role its playing to make it happen.
At SMPTE 2013 next week in Hollywood, Miranda plans to demonstrate an end-to-end 4K production workflow that begins with its Telecast CopperHead 3403K camera-mountable transceiver.
The CopperHead 3404K requires two stands of fiber optic cable to carry all bi-directional signals, including four 3Gb/s HD/SDI paths, for 4K productions from camera to truck or control room. It actually enables 4K cameras to be dual-purposed for use in studios and ENG.
Since NAB in April, Miranda has highlighted its NVISION 8500 Enterprise Class routers that are 4K-ready with SMPTE RP-168-compliant, quad-link 3 Gb/s switching that provides synchronized switching of all 4K links during the same vertical interval.
Another important component of 4K productions is monitoring. Miranda’s multiviewer can handle 4K via its 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. The new Kaleido-Modular-X platform also enables broadcasters to create a monitoring system with a combination of input/output cards that use a CPU to drive advanced 4K features aimed at maintaining video and graphics quality.