Fiber Optics In Sports Production Application Note (GVB-1-0255A-EN-AN) File size: 1.5 MB, posted Sep 13 2014 Grass Valley, a Belden Brand developed this guide to assist non-engineering broadcast professionals in making critical decisions about using fiber optic technology for sports production. Because of the vastly increased bandwidth requirements of high-definition television signals and the expansion of internal video operations in sports venues, fiber optics can play a huge role in cutting costs and enhancing the workflow of sports production.
HDX-Plus, Power Plus 2 & SHED: Power Solutions for Broadcast Cameras Datasheet (GVB-1-0581G-EN-DS) File size: 1.1 MB, posted Nov 09 2018 The new generation HDX-Plus from Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, allows you to extend the distance between the camera's CCU and HDX-Plus over fiber, and supply power from the HDX-Plus over SMPTE hybrid cable to the camera. The HDX-Plus is compatible with Grass Valley's LDX range of cameras and Sony cameras.
In addition, when HDX-Plus is used with Power Plus 2, it can be matched with any camera manufacturer when either an Anton Bauer or IDX power plate is available. Power Plus 2 replaces the on-board battery and provides up to 200W over 3 km (1.86 mi.) to the camera.
SHED-BS when SMPTE power is required to be eliminated and converted to a fiber-only connection from CCU to HDX-Plus. SHED stands for SMPTE Hybrid Elimination Device, and that is what it is. It is a small adapter that allows you to use ordinary single-mode optical fiber for HD (and slow motion) camera links and in venue/facility infrastructure, and eliminate bulky hybrid wire/fiber.