Le CAM Racer est une solution complète de transmission par fibre optique pour les applications de camionnette, studio et cinéma. Il comprend un émetteur-récepteur dockable et une unité de station de base 1RU. Le CAM Racer est conçu pour transporter tous les signaux nécessaires dans le même appareil sur 2 fibres monomodes d'un câble SMPTE standard. Avec deux canaux 12G-SDI et deux canaux 3G-SDI, le CAM Racer s'adapte à tous les appareils photo de l'ENG aux appareils 4K et 8K Cinema.
Devices intended to be used with CAM RACER starts from single HD-SDI output camera to 4K models with 4 x 3G signals output. An intermediate CAM RACER is designed to transmit 2 x 3G signals for the growing demand of shootings with Canon C300/C500 cameras and supports the LANC protocol.
With two 12G-SDI channels plus two 3G-SDI channels the CAM Racer will fit any camera from ENG to 4K and 8K Cinema devices.
CAM Racer can deliver up to 140 Watts of power to the camera over 450 metres of standard 9.2mm SMPTE cable (100W at 600 metres). An optional automatic battery backup provides additional power in the case of a sudden increase in demand.
Signal control and setup is provided through an internal web server. Signal status is also reported on an LED display on each unit. The base station Oled display gives direct access to optical receiving levels and server IP address.
An internal audio mixer allows the user to mix between talkback, programs inputs and local audio channels for Eng and Reporter headsets.
Camera control channel supports: Ethernet, RS422 Serial, Canon RC-V100 protocol (Enhanced Lanc).
Camera synchronization supports: Two Composite Video signals and one Timecode.
Each CAM Racer has as standard the following signal set:
- 1, 2 or 4 SDI / HD / 3G signals from Camera (planned support for HDMI HD input)
- 1 Viewfinder HD-SDI from basestation
- 1 Monitoring HD-SDI from the camera
- 1 Genlock from basestation (Composite video / Black burst / Tri-level)
- 2 Bidirectionnal audio with mic preamp at camera side
- 1 Talkback in/out with headset interface at camera side
- 1 Time code from basestation
- 1 Ethernet 10/100 Mbs
- 1 Data RS 232/422/485
- 1 LANC signal from basestation
- 2 Contact closure from basestation
Two options are available for more complex setups (4K/8K, 2 talkback channels):
- 2 extra 12G / 6G / 3G / HD / SD signals from Camera (board add on),
- 2nd Talkback in/out with headset interface at camera side +
2nd Tally (Green) Contact closure from base station +
2nd Serial data RS 232/422/485 (connector add on).
The camera unit has talkback headset interfaces suitable for all types of mic (dynamic, electret, fully static) and any earpiece impedance.
An internal audio console enables talkback, local audio channels inputs, and program inputs to be mixed onto each camera unit audio output.
The transceiver is fitted in a V mount dockable unit able to be installed on every camera. A red/green tally LED is located on top of the unit.
A user panel has LEDs for signal presence/activity, a rotary button for volume adjustment and various level settings (sidetone, program1 / program2 listen level) and push to talk commands.
Cooling of the unit is performed by a small and silent fan located at the base of the unit.
The base station receiver is integrated in a standard 19” 1RU rack frame. All signals are on standard connectors located at the rear of the chassis. (the web server is on a separate Ethernet port).
The front of the chassis has an LED display panel indicating the status of each signal and technical alarms. An Oled display gives direct access to optical receiving levels and server IP address.
The base station has an internal mains power supply and two fans for thermal management.