CopperHead 3404
Fiber Optic System for Quad Link 4K Cameras

The CopperHead 3404 fiber transceiver takes the pristine and unrivaled image quality of dual/quad-link 4K cameras and delivers it into a multicamera environment for in-studio or outside broadcast productions. The CopperHead 3404 conveniently distributes all of the signals needed for multicamera 4K production using a single tactical or SMPTE hybrid fiber cable, ensuring robust, trouble-free connectivity on any studio or remote production.

  • All camera signals on one SMPTE hybrid fiber cable or lightweight tactical fiber cable
  • Long distance range (multiple kilometers/miles)
  • Four uncompressed 1.5 or 3 Gb/s HD-SDI signals from camera to base
  • Full remote camera control with manufacturer's controller or universal CHRCP-2050A controller
  • Two channels of RTS, Clear-Com or 4-wire intercom connectivity
  • Return HD-SDI video signal
  • Sync option to lock to the phasing of the studio clock (genlock like HD-SDI sync)
  • Four bidirectional data streams:
    • Two RS-422 paths
    • One RS-232 path
    • One 10/100 Ethernet path
  • Return audio
  • Wide temperature range, low power consumption
  • Parallel operation of fiber remote transmission and on-board recording
  • Easy switch between standard camcorder mode and CopperHead mode
Video, Digital (Quad Link)
  • Interface (x4): SMPTE ST 424, SMPTE ST 292, SMPTE ST 259
  • Data rate (x4): 3 Gb/s, 1.5 Gb/s, or 270 Mb/s
Video, Digital (bi-directional)
  • Interface: SMPTE ST 259, SMPTE ST 292
  • Data rate: 270 Mb/s or 1.5 Gb/s
Video, Digital (all)
  • 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 (bi-directional)
  • 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
Data Auxillary
  • RS-422/RS-485: 0 to 1 MBd
  • RS-232: 0 to 150 MBd
  • Number of channels: 2-6 channels*
  • Sample: 80 ns
GPI/Tally
  • Inputs:
    • On: TTL low or short to GND
    • Off: TTL high or open
  • Output:
    • 2 position form A relay, SPST, normally open
    • Max switching voltage: 125 VDC, 150 VAC
    • Max current: 1 amp
Electrical Output (data connector)
  • Power:12 VDC, 300 mA
Audio, Camera to Base
  • Number of channels: 2
  • Input level at camera unit, switchable:
    • Line: 4 dB
    • MIC: -60 dB or -10 dB
  • 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
  • Output at base station: Line level
Audio, Base to Camera (Return/IFB)
  • Number of channels: 4
  • Input level at base station: Line level
  • Output at camera unit: Line level
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/opt): -6/0 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): OpticalCON
    • Remote power - carrying cable (hybrid fiber/wire): Standard Power: SMPTE ST 304, OpticalCON
Distance Limit*
  • TAC Cable (local power at camera): Standard laser: 15 dB optical budget
  • SMPTE ST 311 hybrid fiber:
    • Standard internal power supply w/PowerWafer: ~ 300m (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: 64 x 56 x 165 mm (2.5 x 2.2 x 6.5 in.)
    • Base station: 445 x 44 x 229 mm (17.5 x 1.75 x 9 in.)
    • PowerWafer: 127 x 56 x 155 mm (5 x 2.2 x 6.12 in.)
    • PowerPlus LP (100W): 127 x 64 x 152 (5 x 2.5 x 6 in.)
    • PowerPlus HP (150W): 127 x 94 x 152 mm (5 x 3.7 x 6 in.)
    • HDX: 330 x 216 x 89 (13 x 8.5 x 3.5 in.)
  • Weight:
    • Camera unit: 0.7 kg (1.5 lbs.)
    • Base station: 2.3 kg (5.0 lbs.)
    • PowerWafer: 0.7 kg (1.5 lbs.)
    • PowerPlus: LP: 1.0 kg (2.3 lbs.), HP: 1.1 kg (2.5 lbs.)
    • HDX: 4.8 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 55° C (-13° to 131° F) (with internal fan enabled)
  • Humidity range: 0 to 95% RH, non-condensing
  • Max noise level: 16 dBA (Fan ON)
* Contact Grass Valley or your authorized CopperHead dealer for more information.
CHG3-CAM-3404K-#1-#2 Camera unit w/MX, opticalCON or SMPTE ST 304 fiber connector
CHG3-BS-3404K-#3-#4 Standard base station 2 STs or opticalCON connector
CHG3-BS-3404K-95VD-#3-#4 Base station w/internal power supply
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
PWRPLS3-12-24-xP-#8-#5 Long distance PowerPlus camera adapter for use with HDX (specify LP or HP)
HDX-304M-2ST-RC Power Adapter for PowerPlus
HDX-FR-2 Rack mount frame for 2 HDX units (HDXs not included)
CASM/MD/XL Small, medium, and large reels for tactical and hybrid fiber cable assemblies
CA#9-#11-T2S-MXPMXP Tactical fiber assembly, MX connectors
CA#9-#11-T2SNOC2P-NOC2P Tactical fiber cable assembly, OpticalCON connectors
CA#9-#11-SM311-NOC2P-NOC2P SMPTE ST 311 Hybrid fiber cable assembly, OpticalCON connectors
CA#9-#11-SM311-304MIP-304MIR SMPTE ST 311 Hybrid fiber cable assembly, SMPTE ST 304 connectors
CH3BA#10 Base station DB25-to-XLR audio breakout cables
CAXXX-#11-T2SMX2R-ST2 MX receptacle jam nut assembly breakout to STs
CAXXX-#11-T2SNOC2R-STM OpticalCON receptacle to STs and Molex
CAXXX-#11-T2S-304MPP-STM SMPTE ST 304 Hybrid plug to STs and Molex
 
Use the variables in green below to build your order code
 
#1 Cam Unit Fiber Connector
MX2 MX
NEU2 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
NEU2 OpticalCON
304M SMPTE ST 304
ST2 2 STs
STM Fiber: STs, Power: Molex
 
#4 Base Station Intercom Interfaces
4W 4-Wire
CC Clear-Com
RTS RTS 2-Wire
 
#5 Power Adapter 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
 
#8 PowerPlus "Dongle"
MX MX plug
NEU OpticalCON plug
304 SMPTE ST 304 Plug
 
#9 Fiber Cable Assemblies
XX No reel
SM Small reel
MD Medium reel
XL Large reel
 
#10 Base Audio Breakout Cables
I-3400-D25-7XL3F Audio input: 7 XLR3F connectors
O-3400-D25-6XL3M Audio output: 6 XLR3F connectors
 
#11 Fiber Cable Assembly Length
3 3 ft. (1m)
15 15 ft. (5m)
100 100 ft. (30.5m)
200 200 ft. (61m)
500 500 ft. (252m)
1000 1,000 ft. (304.5m)
2000 2,000 ft. (609m)
 
Example 1
CHG3-CAM-3404K-NEU2-AB-AB Camera unit w/MX, SopticalCON 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)

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