Blackmagic Design DeckLink Optical Fiber
Jun 16, 2009 12:00 PM, By Dan Ochiva
Facilities with lots of workstations face a quandary: They may want to keep their installed SDI cabling while upgrading to optical fiber, but the cost of separate SDI-to-optical-fiber conversion cards for each workstation makes it a prohibitive investment.
Once again, Blackmagic Design comes to the rescue. At NAB Show 2009, the Australian company introduced DeckLink Optical Fiber, a low-cost capture card that combines 10-bit SD/HD-SDI capture and playback with built-in optical-fiber SDI.
Optical-fiber cable future-proofs your investment because the cables donâ€™t have to be changed out as the need builds for greater data throughput. Optical fiber can also be run much farther than the standard copper cabling used by SDI setups.
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