CopperHead Pro

Fiber Optic Camera Transceiver for I-MAG Applications

The CopperHead Pro is specifically designed for HD image magnification (I-MAG) applications in houses of worship, music venues and corporate events. It offers a versatile and affordable solution that leverages the lightweight, high reliability and superior quality of fiber cable for projecting high quality HD images. The compact CopperHead Pro camera unit sandwiches instantly between any HD-SDI video camera and a professional battery system such as Anton/Bauer or V-Mount, transporting uncompressed HD video signals from the camera to the control room via either tactical fiber or hybrid SMPTE hybrid cable.

  • All camera signals on 1 lightweight fiber cable
  • Thin, lightweight, modular design
  • Studio quality HD video and audio
  • 3Gb/s/HD-SDI transport
  • Long distance range (multiple kilometers)
  • Anton/Bauer and V-Battery options
  • Wide temperature range, low power consumption
  • Two fiber cable options
    • Tactical fiber: military specification, battery/local power, 10+ km (6.21+ mi.)
    • SMPTE hybrid fiber: Low voltage camera mounted PowerWafer - 95W to 300m (984 ft.)
  • Hi voltage camera mounted PowerPlus
    • 100W to 2 km (1.2 miles)
  • Durable, high reliability design
Video, Digital (Camera-to-Base)
  • Interface: SMPTE ST 259, SMPTE ST 292, SMPTE ST 424
  • Data rate: 270 Mb/s, 1.5 Gb/s, 3 Gb/s
  • Input level:
    • 800 mV ±10 % (p-p, max)
    • Equalized cable lengths Belden 1694A:
    • 270 Mb/s: 250m (820 ft.)
    • 1.5 Gb/s: 230m (754 ft.)
    • 3 Gb/s: 140m (459 ft.)
  • I/O impedance: 75Ω
  • Bit-error rate (pathological data) 10-12:
    • 270 Mb/s: -24 dBm
    • 1.5 Gb/s: -22 dBm
    • 3 Gb/s: -20 dBm
  • Jitter (SMPTE bars):
    • 270 Mb/s, 1.5 Gb/s: <0.2 UI
    • 3 Gb/s: <0.3 UI
  • Rise/fall times (20-80 % amplitude):
    • 270 Mb/s: <1.5 ns to >0.4 ns
    • 1.5/3 Gb/s: <135 ps
Video, analog (base-to-camera)
  • Interface: RS-170, NTSC, PAL
  • Frequency response:
    • Return VBS: 30 Hz - 4.2/8 MHz: ±0.15/-3 dB
    • Tri-level sync: 4.2/8 MHz: -4/14 dB
  • Video signal to noise ratio: ≥80 dB
  • Differential gain / phase: <2 % / <1°
Intercom Channel
  • Interface types (base): TW: RTS, Clear-Com (switchable) XLR 3 female
  • 4-Wire: XLR 5 female
  • Frequency response (20 Hz - 20 kHz): 0.1/-3 dB
  • Max distortion (THD+N): <0.1 %
  • Signal/noise ratio: >80 dB
Datas and GPI/Tally
  • Connector: DB15HD
  • Data 1 camera control RS-232/422/485:
    • Data rate - RS-422 or RS-485: 0 to 1 Mb/s
    • Data rate - RS-232: 0 to 100 kb/s
    • Jitter (sample asynchronous): 80 ns
  • Data 2 RS-422: Data rate:
    • 0 to 1 Mb/s
    • Jitter (sample asynchronous): 80 ns
  • Tally/GPI inputs:
    • ON: TTL low or short to GND
    • OFF: TTL high or open
  • Tally outputs:
    • Relay: 2 positions FormA, SPST, normally open
    • Max switching voltage: 125 VDC, 150 VAC,
    • Max relay current: 1A
  • 12 VDC OUT: Max current 250 mA
Electro-Optical
  • Operating wavelengths:
    • Camera to base (SDI): 1300 nm (Fiber A)
    • Camera to base (data/comms): 1300 nm (Fiber B)
    • Base to camera (VBS/data/comms): 1550 nm (Fiber B)
Note: Not compatible with TelePort
  • Tx laser output power: -6 dBm
  • Rx sensitivity:
    • 270 Mb/s: -24 dBm
    • 1.5 Gb/s: -22 dBm
    • 3 Gb/s: -20 dBm
  • Fiber compatibility: Single-mode only
  • Optical connector options - camera unit:
    • Local power, PowerPlus: MX, OpticalCON, SMPTE ST 304
    • PowerWafer: SMPTE ST 304 or OpticalCON
  • Optical connector options - base station:
    • Unpowered (TAC Cable): ST or OpticalCON
    • Powered (PowerWafer/hybrid fiber): SMPTE ST 304, OpticalCON, or ST/Molex
Distance Limit*
  • TAC Cable (local power at camera):
  • Dry fiber 1.5 Gb/s: 16 dB optical loss
  • SMPTE 311M hybrid fiber:
    • with PowerWafer 240m (787 ft.): 95W at 12 VDC*
    • with HDX and PowerPlus 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.) (3.7 HP)
    • HDX: 330.2 x 215.9 x 88.9 mm (13 x 8.5 x 3.5 in.)
    • MPS power supply: 246.3 x 114.3 x 63.5 mm (9.7 x 4.5 x 2.5 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.)
    • HDX: 4.76 kg (10.5 lbs.)
    • MPS power supply 1.36 kg (3 lbs.)
  • Power consumption:
    • Camera unit: 8 W at 10-18 VDC
    • Base station (TAC Cable):
      • Power consumption: 10W at 10-18 VDC
      • Power connector: 4-pin XLR
    • Base station (hybrid fiber):
      • Power: 110-120 / 220-240 VAC, 50 to 60 Hz
      • Power consumption: 250W max at 120 VAC
  • Temperature range: -25° to 55° 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-PRO1-#1-#2 Camera unit w/MX, OpticalCON or SMPTE ST 304 fiber connector
CHG3-BS-PRO#3-NEU2-#5 Standard base station (can house 1 or 2 camera modules - 12 VDC only) Note: Requires PowerWafer at camera
CH3-BS-PRO1-95VD-#4-#5 Base station w/internal power supply (single camera module only)
ADAP-AC-04 110/220 VAC adapter (XLR4) (for 12 VDC base station)
CHG3-PW-95V-EGG-#6 PowerWafer camera adapter (for use with CH3-BS-PRO1-95VD) Note: Requires PowerWafer at camera
CH3-MPS-95VD-#7-#8 External power supply for PowerWafer
CHBR-PRO-#9-PIG2 Base station base remote cable
CHCR-PRO-#9-PIG2 Camera unit remote cable. Specify camera model when ordering
 
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 AB to cam, V to batt
V-AB V to cam, AB to batt
V-V V-Mount on both sides
 
#3 Base station internal interfaces
1 Connect to single cam unit
2 Connects to two cam units (12 VDC models only)
 
#4 Base station fiber connectors
NEU2 OpticalCON
304M SMPTE ST 304
 
#5 Base station intercom interfaces
4W 4-Wire
2W-CC Clear-Com
2W-RTS RTS
 
#6 Power adapter interface plate
AB Gold mount
V V-Mount
 
#7 Power supply fiber conns (dry)
ST2 2 STs
NEU2 OpticalCON
 
#8 Hybrid fiber conns (wet)
NEU2 OpticalCON
304M SMPTE ST 304
 
#9 Remote cable Mfg interface
Visit www.grassvalley.com for interface cables to match your specific camera/controller configuration.
 
Example 1
CHG3-CAM-PRO1-NEU2-AB-AB CopperHead Pro camera unit, OpticalCON cam unit fiber connector, two gold mounts cam unit batt., interface plates
 
Example 2
CH3-MPS-95VD-NEU2-304M External power supply for PowerWafer, OpticalCON power supply fiber conns (dry), SMPTE ST 304 power supply fiber conns (wet)

CopperHead Pro: Fiber Optic Camera Transceiver for I-MAG Applications Datasheet

The CopperHead Pro from Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, is specifically designed for HD image magnification (I-MAG) applications in houses of worship, music venues and corporate events. The CopperHead Pro offers a versatile and affordable solution that leverages the lightweight, high reliability and superior quality of fiber cable for projecting high quality HD images.

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