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Multidyne HUT-APE System (Hybrid Universal Transceiver – Advanced Power Extension)

Mfr. Code: HUT-APE
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Extend Camera Chains Beyond SMPTE Cable Limitations Via Standard Single Mode Fiber
Key Highlights
  • SMPTE 304M Standard
  • Operate Cameras on Single Fiber
  • Extend Distances w/o Performance Loss
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Note: Due to the highly customizable nature of this product, online ordering of this product is not possible. Please contact your AbelCine sales agent for more information!


The HUT-APE System frees camera chains from the limitations of hybrid copper and fiber cabling permitting cameras to be separated from their CCUs by distances of over 10km using inexpensive, conventional single mode fiber. This has many advantages over SMPTE hybrid cable including:

  • Eliminating RF, EMI and grounding issues
  • Faster set and strike times saves time and money
  • Reduced weight makes for lighter OB trucks, B-units and cable shipments

Connect Anywhere Easily

The plug and play system allows camera chains to connect via a facility’s fiber infrastructure or on tactical fiber cable in the field using industry-standard connectors, such as STs, LCs, SCs, or OpticalCON. The HUT system works by “spoofing” (or “tricking”) the camera and CCU into seeing a physical copper connection between them when connected only by single mode fiber cable.

Local or Remote Power

After a long run of single mode fiber, HUT-enabled camera systems can be configured in one of two ways:

  1. Power the camera with the HUT-APE with up to 3km of hybrid cable. Power is sufficient for hand-held cameras or cameras installed in sleds with long lenses and other high-power accessories.
  2. Power the camera locally and use the HUT-CS.

Route and Multiplex Cameras

Once the hybrid cable is removed, a camera chain can be easily routed through optical routers or used with MultiDyne’s FiberSaver systems to multiplex up to nine cameras onto just one strand of a single mode fiber. USE LESS FIBER WITH FIBERSAVER While passive to the camera chain optics, the HUTAPE can be used with the MultiDyne line of FiberSaver wavelength shifting muxes.

  • Multiplex a camera chain onto a single fiber strand
  • Boost the optical range
  • Remap the camera & CCU optics to different wavelengths


HUT-APE Supports the Following Cameras:


SilverBack-APE: Advanced Power Extension adapter with multiple power outputs. Can be matched with any Camcorder or Cine cameras from any manufacturer. Attaches to a battery plate, on the back of a camera, from IDX or Anton Bauer

Grass Valley

Focus or LDX cameras


HDC-1000/2000/3000/4300 series camera chains with SMPTE fiber connections






IEC 320 (3-pin)

Hybrid Optical


Optical only


Fiber Type


Input Voltage

95-250 VAC/5.0-2.0A, 47-63Hz

Output Max Load

Up to 300W

Standby Power Consumption

<10W (no SMPTE Output Connection)

Temperature Range

-40C to +70C

Humidity Range

0 to 95% RH


3.456” x 5.740” x 11.269”


7 lbs.



Key Highlights

  • SMPTE 304M Standard
  • Operate Cameras on Single Fiber
  • Extend Distances w/o Performance Loss
  • Plug & Play Operation
  • Can provide power up to 3km away
  • Rugged Design
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