CopperHead 3050

Fiber Optic Camera Transceiver for ENG, SNG and EFP

The CopperHead 3050 system provides a robust fiber optic link between a camcorder and your ENG or SNG news vehicle. The system simultaneously transports both digital (SDI or HD-SDI) and analog (NTSC or PAL) program video, plus audio, IFB and intercom signals between the camera and the base station. A 10/100 Ethernet path is provided for a remote link between a reporter's laptop and the truck.

  • All camera signals on 1 lightweight fiber cable
  • Thin, lightweight, modular design
  • 10/100 Ethernet, camera to base
  • Studio-quality HD video and audio
  • Powered IFB output from the camera unit
  • Long distance range (multiple kilometers)
  • TDM multiplexing, wavelength simplicity, for up to 8 cameras per fiber pair via TelePort 3G
  • Anton/Bauer and V-Battery options
  • Wide temperature range, low power consumption
  • Two fiber cable options:
    • Tactical fiber: Military specification, battery/local power
    • SMPTE hybrid fiber: Low voltage camera mounted, PowerWafer 95W to 300m (984 ft.) – Hi voltage camera mounted PowerPlus 100W to 2 km (1.2 mi.)
  • Durable, high reliability design
Video, Digital (bidirectional)
  • Interface: SMPTE ST 259, SMPTE ST 292
  • Data rate: 270 Mb/s or 1.5 Gb/s
  • Input level: 800 mV p-p
  • I/O impedance: 75Ω
  • Output impedance: 75Ω
  • Bit-error rate at -22 dBm: 10-12
  • Jitter (pathological data): <0.2 UI
  • Rise/fall times: <270 ps
Video, Analog (bidirectional)
  • Interface: RS-170, NTSC, PAL
  • Frequency response: 30 Hz - 4.2 MHz: ±0.25 dB
  • 8 MHz: -3 dB
  • Video signal to noise ratio: ≥70 dB
  • Differential gain: <2 %
  • Differential phase: <2°
Ethernet
  • Data support: 10BaseT/100BaseT
  • Connector: Twisted pair RJ45
  • Cable compatible: UTP 100Ω Cat5
  • I/O impedance: 10 kΩ / 30Ω
Audio, Camera to Base
  • Number of channels: 2
  • Type: Balanced, line level
  • Impedance: >15 kΩ
  • Maximum input level: 24 dBu
  • Sampling: 24 bits, 128X (oversampled), 48 kS/s
  • Frequency response: ±0.1 dB, 20 Hz to 20 kHz
Audio, Base to Camera (Return/IFB)
  • Number of channels: 1
  • Input at base: Line level
  • Output at camera unit: 30 VDC wet or line (switchable)
Intercom
  • Number or channels: 2
  • Interface types (base): RTS, Clear-Com or 4-Wire
  • Frequency response: 200-18 kHz ±3 dB
  • Max distortion: ≤0.5 %
  • Noise: <-60 dBu
  • Max gain (RTS or Clear-Com): ≥24 dB
  • Min gain (RTS or Clear-Com): ≤-45 dB
Electro-Optical
  • Operating wavelength, standard: 1310 nm
  • Nominal optical loss budget values:
    • Tx laser output power (std): -7 dBm
    • Rx sensitivity, HD-SDI: -22 dBm
  • Fiber compatibility: Single-mode
  • Optical connector options - camera unit:
    • Local power: MX or opticalCON
    • Remote power: Short range power, SMPTE ST 304 or opticalCON
    • Long range power, SMPTE ST 304
  • Optical connector options - base station: Unpowered cable (TAC Cable):
    • ST or opticalCON
    • Remote power-carrying cable (hybrid fiber/wire): Standard power: SMPTE ST 304, opticalCON, or STs+Molex
Distance Limit*
  • TAC Cable (local power at camera): Standard laser: 15 dB optical loss (≥5 km*)
  • SMPTE ST 311 hybrid fiber:
    • Standard internal power supply w/PowerWafer, ~300 m (984 ft.): 95W at 12 VDC*
    • Long range, HDX w/PowerPlus, LP. ~2 km (6,562 ft.): 100W cont. / 150W peak*
Mechanical/Environmental
  • Dimensions (W x H x D):
    • Camera unit: 63.5 x 55.9 x 165.1 mm (2.5 x 2.2 x 6.5 in.)
    • Base station: 444.5 x 44.5 x 228.6 mm (17.5 x 1.75 x 9 in.)
    • PowerWafer: 127 x 55.9 x 155.5 mm (5 x 2.2 x 6.12 in.)
    • PowerPlus LP (100W): 127 x 63.5 x 152.4 mm (5 x 2.5 x 6 in.)
    • PowerPlus HP (150W): 127 x 94 x 152.4 mm(5 x 3.7 x 6 in.)
    • HDX: 330.2 x 215.9 x 88.9 mm (13 x 8.5 x 3.5 in.)
  • Weight:
    • Camera unit: 0.68 kg (1.5 lbs.)
    • Base station: 2.27 kg (5 lbs.)
    • PowerWafer: 0.68 kg (1.5 lbs.)
    • PowerPlus: LP: 1.04 kg (2.3 lbs.), HP: 1.13 kg (2.5 lbs.)
    • HDX: 4.76 kg (10.5 lbs.)
  • Power consumption:
    • Camera unit: 8W at 10-18 VDC
    • Base station (TAC Cable): 10W at 10-18 VDC
  • Temperature range: -25° to 45° C
  • Humidity range: 0 to 95% RH, non-condensing
*The maximum cable length varies due to optical loss that can depend on cable quality, dirt/dust/contamination on connectors, and number of fiber interconnects. When using hybrid cable for power, the size of the hybrid cable, as well as the power draw of the camera, lens and accessories are also factors.
CHG3-CAM-3050-#1-#2 Camera unit w/MX, opticalCON or SMPTE ST 304 fiber connector
CHG3-BS-3050-#3-#4 Standard base station 2 STs or opticalCON connector
CHG3-BS-3050-95VD-#3-#4 Base station w/internal power supply, opticalCON or SMPTE ST 304
ADAP-AC-04 AC adapter (for CHG3-BS-3050 base station)
CHG3-PW-95V-EGG-#5 PowerWafer camera adapter (for use with CH3-BS-3050-95VD-BS-95VD)
CH3-MPS-95VD-#6-#7 External power supply for PowerWafer
CH3BAI-3050-D25-4XL3F Base audio input breakout cable with coms
HBAO-D25-4XL3M Base audio output breakout cable with coms
 
Use the variables in green below to build your order code  
 
#1 Cam Unit Fiber Connector
MX2 MX
NOC2 OpticalCON
304M SMPTE ST 304
 
#2 Cam Unit Batt. Interface Plates
AB-AB Two gold mounts
AB-V Gold mount to cam, V-shoe to batt
V-AB V-Mount to cam, gold mount to batt
V-V V-Mount on both sides
#3 Base Station Fiber Connectors
NOC2 OpticalCON
304M SMPTE ST 304
ST2 2 STs
 
#4 Base Station Intercom Interfaces
4W 4-Wire C
C Clear-Com
RTS RTS 2-Wire
 
#5 Power Adaptor Interface Plate
AB Gold mount
V V-Mount
 
#6 Power Supply Fiber Conns (Dry)
ST2 Sts
NOC2 OpticalCON
 
#7 Power Supply Fiber Conns (Wet)
NOC2 OpticalCON
304M SMPTE ST 304
 
Example 1
CHG3-CAM-3050-NOC2-AB-AB CopperHead 3050 camera unit, OpticalCON cam unit fiber connector, two gold mounts cam unit batt. interface plates
 
Example 2
CH3-MPS-95VD-NOC2-304M External power supply for PowerWafer, OpticalCON power supply fiber conns (dry), SMPTE ST 304 power supply fiber conns (wet)
* Contact Grass Valley or your dealer for more information

CopperHead 3050: Fiber Optic Camera Transceiver for ENG, SNG and EFP Datasheet

The CopperHead 3050 system from Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, provides a robust fiber optic link between a camcorder and your ENG or SNG news vehicle.

The system simultaneously transports both digital (SDI or HD-SDI) and analog (NTSC or PAL) program video, plus audio, IFB and intercom signals between the camera and the base station.

Posted Mar 23 2017 (GVB-1-0221C-EN-DS) File Size: 1.2 MB

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