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MultiDyne SilverBack V Camera-Mountable Fiber Optic Transceiver for 4K 12G/Dual-Link/Quad-Link Cameras

Abel Code: MTD-SB5-C451-12-5C3-S
Mfr. Code: SB5-C451-12-5C3-S
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This on-camera transceiver will convert any 12G, Dual-Link or Quad-Link 4K camera to a “4K Live” camera, connected to the base station via a single fiber cable.
Key Highlights
  • Onboard Fiber Optic Transceiver
  • 12G/Dual-Link/Quad-Link 4K
  • Single fiber cable connection
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The MultiDyne SilverBack V Camera-Mountable Fiber Optic Transceiver for 4K 12G/Dual-Link/Quad-Link Cameras provides a robust, full-bandwidth fiber optic link between any 12G, Quad-Link, or Dual-Link 4K camera and your truck, control room, or "video village" position. The system puts all of the signals needed for multi-camera 4K/UHDTV production onto a single tactical or SMPTE hybrid fiber cable, ensuring robust, trouble-free connectivity on any studio or remote production.

The system can transport up to (1) 12G-SDI, (2) 6G-SDI, or (4) 3G-SDI signal paths from the camera to the Base Station, and one return path in the opposite direction. Full camera control is provided by the camera manufacturer's control panel via serial or a 10/100/GigE Ethernet path. Genlock, intercom, tally, and audio paths are also provided. Users can operate on a hybrid cable and provide power to the camera, or use lightweight, robust tactical fiber and power the camera locally.

Integrated Camera Unit

The compact SilverBack V camera unit mounts to any 12G, Dual-Link, or Quad-Link 4K camera seamlessly, with no angles or sharp corners. The LCD display shows status and controls and is easy for the operator to see, but not intrusive. When equipped with the integrated "Juice" option (contact an AbelCine salesperson for details), no external power supplies are required; the rear battery plate can be used for back-up power.

Next Generation Base Station

The SilverBack V Base Station is a standard 2RU enclosure with LED status indicators for each signal, as well as a color LCD screen that intuitively displays system status and general health. The base station is available in single and dual-channel configurations. The unit also provides support for two standard-width (2 slot) openGear rear modules that can handle up to four cards.

MultiDyne Innovation

The SilverBack V's system design is modular, so a system can be built with various types, amounts, and directions of I/O's. The SilverBack V incorporates the proven connectivity solutions of MultiDyne's decades of experience outfitting production environments for OB vans and production control rooms to create a finely tuned solution for 4K/UHDTV multi-camera production.


  • All signals on one cable
  • Up to (1) 12G, (2) 6G, or (4) 3G
  • Program & Bi-Directional 3G-SDI
  • 20+Km Operation
  • Universal intercom interface with IFB/PGM inject
  • (2) Mic inputs with phantom power and pre-amps
  • Anton/Bauer (Gold Mount) or V-Mount battery option
  • Integrated Tally Indicator
  • Camera RCP Control
  • (1) additional data path (232/422)
  • Optical connector on integrated swivel
  • Top & bottom dovetail plates with 1/4"-20 & 3/8"-16 threads for mounting accessories
  • Tally/GPIO cable
  • Optional tally light accessory
  • Rugged, lightweight, low-profile design


  • SDI Video
    • Interface: SMPTE ST259, ST292, ST425, ST2081, ST2082
    • Data Rate: 270Mbps, 1.5Gbps, 3Gbps, 6Gbps, 12Gbps
    • Number of Channels (cam to base): 1 to 8, depending on particular model ordered
    • Number of Channels (base to cam): 1 to 8, depending on particular model ordered
    • Input/output Level: 800mVp-p
    • Input/output Impedance: 75 Ohms
    • Connector, Camera Unit: HDBNC
    • Connector, Base Unit: HDBNC
    • Embedded Audio Supported: Yes
  • Video, Genlock
    • Type: Analog Black Burst, HD Tri-Level
    • Impedance: 75 Ohms
    • Level: 1Vp-p
    • Connector, Camera Unit: HDBNC
    • Connector, Base Unit: HDBNC
  • Audio
    • Type: Balanced Analog, AES3
    • Number of Channels (bidirectional): 4 Analog, 2 AES, 2 MIC/Line (cam to base only)
    • Level (Analog): +4dBu nominal, +24dBu max.
    • Mic Input Adjustment Range: 0 to 60dB
    • Input Impedance: > 10k ohms
    • Output Impedance: 50 ohms
    • THD+N: Better than 0.1%
    • Frequency Response: +0.1 dB/-3dB, 20Hz to 20kHz
    • MIC Phantom Power: 48V
    • AES Sampling: 24 bit, 48kHz
    • Connector, Camera Unit: MDR-26, miniXLR (MIC/Line Inputs)
    • Connector, Base Unit: DB25 (Tascam compatible)
  • Intercom
    • Number of Channels: 2
    • Interface: 2-Wire or 4-Wire
    • Compatibility: RTS, Clear-Com
    • Headset MIC Type: Dynamic
    • Headset MIC Impedance: 200 Ohms nominal
    • Level, 4-Wire: +4dBu nominal, +24dBu max.
    • Level, 2-Wire: -10dBu nominal
    • Connector, Headset: miniXLR-5
    • Connector, Base Unit: DB25 (Sony/Panasonic CCU compatible)
  • Serial Data (Control)
    • Type: RS232, RS422, LANC
    • Number of Channels (bidirectional): 2
    • Data Rate: 1Mbps max
    • Connector, Camera Unit: HD15
    • Connector, Base Unit: DB9 (2)
  • Ethernet
    • Data Rates: 10/100/1000 Base-T
    • Connector: RJ45 Cat5e
  • Tally/GPIO
    • Number of Channels (base to cam): 3
    • Number of Channels (cam to base): 1
    • Input type: Short to GND or TTL Low to Activate
    • Output Type: Relay Contact Closure (30V, 2A max)
    • Connector, Camera Unit: HD15
    • Connector, Base Unit: DB25 (shared with intercom)
  • Timecode
    • Type: SMPTE/EBU LTC
    • Input: Unbalanced, 15Vp-p max
    • Output: Unbalanced, 3Vp-p max
    • Connector, Camera Unit: HDBNC
    • Connector, Base Unit: HDBNC
  • Electro-Optical
    • Operating Wavelengths: 1271-1611nm
    • TX Laser Output Power: 0dBm (Class 1 Laser)
    • Receiver Sensitivity: -24dBm(1.25G), -20dBm(3G), -14dBm(12G)
    • Optical Budget*: 16dB (3G models), 10dB (12G/Gearbox models)
    • Fiber Compatibility: Single-mode
    • Available Optical Connector Types: opticalCON DUO, SMPTE 304M, ST, LC
    • *NOTE: The number, quality, and cleanliness of all fiber cables and interconnection points in the fiber path will affect the maximum usable cable length.
  • Power
    • Power Input, Base Unit: IEC320, Universal Input, 90-250VAC, 50-60Hz
      Power Consumption, Base Unit: 450W max
      Power Input, Camera:
      • Remote Power: Hybrid Fiber Connector, 54 VDC
      • Local Power: Battery Mount (Anton Bauer or V-Mount), 11-17 VDC
    • Power Consumption, Camera Unit: 30W max
    • Total Power Available from Camera Unit via Hybrid Fiber for Camera and Accessories*: 14V (nominal), 150W max
    • Auxiliary Power Outputs from Camera Unit: 2
    • Connector Type: D-Tap
    • Power Output: 14V (nominal), 5A max (each)
    • *NOTE: Maximum powered Hybrid Fiber distance varies and is determined by the size of the hybrid cable and the overall system power requirements. Power consumption of the camera, viewfinder, lens, and any other accessories will effect maximum available power at any given distance.
  • Mechanical/Environmental
    • Dimensions: Camera Unit: 6" x 7" x 4"
    • Base Unit: 19" x 22" x 3.5" (2RU)
    • Operating Temperature: 0°C to 50°C
    • Operating Temperature: 0-95% RH, non-condensing
  • Compliance
    • Laser Safety: Class 1 Laser
    • Other: RoHS

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Key Highlights

  • Onboard Fiber Optic Transceiver
  • 12G/Dual-Link/Quad-Link 4K
  • Single fiber cable connection
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