We’ve recently made several orders of an item from FieldCast and wanted to highlight it as it’s been so popular. We use this a lot! What is this popular little item? It is the FieldCast 12G optical transceiver!
So, what does it do? The optical transceiver can work in either direction as a transmitter or receiver. It is compatible with a wide range of optical fiber video equipment, such as our favorite BlackMagic items.
We like to use these with the BlackMagic Mini SDI to Fiver Converters. It fits inside a special SFP slot on the converter. If you didn’t already know, high quality 4k video has trouble going long distances, so this box, plus the SDI to Fiber Converter work together to convert a signal that would normally go over SDI cable only a short distance, because of copper, to go a long distance over fiber optic cabling.
If you’d like more information about sending video signals you can contact us at any time!
Live Streaming is popular, so how can you get in on it too?
In today’s fast paced world with video being streamed from our tv’s, phones, computers and just about everywhere we go, you might be wondering if streaming is something you should be doing too. It might even seem like an easy thing to do. Plug something new in, a few clicks here and there and you’re ready to go. However, it may not be as easy as binging Netflix on the weekend. Here are a few things to consider if you want to start broadcasting your video content to your audience.
Your first move should be creating specific goals for what you want your streaming options to be. Broadcasting systems can range in price from thousands of dollars to millions, so having a clear idea of how you want to use your system is important. Who do you want to broadcast to? Will you be streaming from multiple locations? How will your participants access your video, and from what? Will you be recording large events? How often will you be recording? Will you require archiving video for future use or will it only appear once? Do you want to show a single camera, multiple cameras, and do you want to include graphics as well. Once you’ve written the answers to these questions our team can better help you find the equipment you’ll need.
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