MultiDyne to introduce LightBrix VB-3800 at NAB

Compact fibre transport is designed to meet specifications of new camera models as they come to market
LightBrix VB-3800 strengthens adaptability between fibre transport and robotic camera configurations.
LightBrix VB-3800 strengthens adaptability between fibre transport and robotic camera configurations.


MultiDyne has announced a second new LightBrix Series on the heels of announcing its LightBrix VB-3600, to address the continuously evolving camera configurations seen today in field production.

To be introduced at the 2017 NAB Show, the VB-3800 Series includes a unique set of modules and adapters to support connectivity across today’s most popular field production cameras.

The VB-3800 Series incorporates additional modules, allowing MultiDyne to efficiently meet the specifications of new camera models as they come to market.

The VB-3800 Series offers several models built for mounting to POV box cameras and robotic PTZ heads, with models initially supporting between 6 and 24 fibre transport connections for video, audio, data and Ethernet. Each model can transport a full complement of multichannel camera signals, including 4K quad-link and 12G, as well as optional supply power from the base unit to the transmitter and camera via SMPTE hybrid cable.

Frank Jachetta, president at MultiDyne, said : “While each unit is purpose-built for popular camera configurations, the platform offers a flexible set of modules that create the complement of signal paths.

“These modules can be customised to accommodate additional or fewer video, audio and data signals based on the camera’s specifications. This gives us complete freedom to customise a solution for a new camera configuration, and later bring it to market as a new VB-3800 series model to meet the needs of design and connectivity trends based on emerging cameras.”

Jachetta adds that the LightBrix VB-3800 Series will also evolve to accommodate UHD scaling and signal conversions as the product line expands, including conversions of 4K quad-link input signals to 12G and HDMI at the output.

“We are looking at ways to simplify productions for our customers that work out in the field with this series,” said Jachetta.

“The main idea is that our customers can use a VB-3800 Series unit for multiple needs in a single production. For example, these units may first be used for a temporary feed, such as previewing concession stands before a football game from a producer substation; and then mix in a higher density of modules for the main event. This series will evolve into a more user-configurable range of products that give our customer more freedom then previously imaginable in the fiber transport universe.”

MultiDyne will demonstrate the LightBrix VB-3800 Series from April 24-27 at the 2017 NAB Show in Las Vegas. MultiDyne will exhibit at Booth C5109.


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