CopperHead™
Configuration Manual
Telecast Fiber Systems, Inc.
102 Grove Street
Worcester, MA 01605
Tel: 508-754-4858
Fax: 508-752-1520
www.telecast-fiber.com
Table of Contents
Introduction.......................................................................................................................................1
Information that CopperHead Receives and Sends ......................................................................2
Unpacking and Installing CopperHead ..........................................................................................2
Attaching CopperHead to Your Camera ......................................................................................3
Interconnecting Cables .................................................................................................................4
Base Station Cable to the Remote Controller...............................................................................5
Camera Unit Remote Cable to the Camera only ..........................................................................5
Camera Unit Remote Cable to the Camera and Tilt Head ...........................................................6
Attaching the Base Station Rack Mount Flanges .........................................................................6
Camera Unit Panels ......................................................................................................................7
Base Station ..................................................................................................................................9
Attaching Cables.........................................................................................................................11
Power Systems............................................................................................................................11
Optical Fiber ...............................................................................................................................12
CopperHead Operation ..................................................................................................................12
Shutting Down CopperHead.......................................................................................................14
Accessory List..................................................................................................................................14
Repair...............................................................................................................................................14
Appendix..........................................................................................................................................15
Fiber Cables................................................................................................................................15
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List of Figures
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Figure 3.
Figure 4.
Figure 5.
Figure 6.
Figure 7.
Figure 8.
Figure 9.
Figure 10.
Figure 11.
Figure 12.
Figure 13.
Figure 14.
CopperHead System .....................................................................................................1
CopperHead with Batteries ...........................................................................................3
Attaching the CopperHead Between Camera and Battery ............................................3
Attaching the Rack Mount Flanges ..............................................................................6
Camera Unit, Front Panel .............................................................................................7
Camera Unit, Connector Panel (needs correct drawing) ..............................................8
Base Station, Front Panel ..............................................................................................9
Base Station, Rear Panel .............................................................................................10
Signal via 26-Pin Hirose Connector ...........................................................................11
Signal via Telecast Breakout Connector .....................................................................11
12-pin Hirose Connector .............................................................................................15
9-Pin D-type Connector ..............................................................................................16
10-Pin Hirose Remote Connector ...............................................................................16
XLR Audio Connector ................................................................................................17
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List of Tables
Table 1.
Table 2.
Table 3.
Table 4.
Table 5.
Table 6.
Table 7.
Table 8.
Table 9.
Table 10.
Table 11.
Table 12.
Table 13.
Table 14.
Fiber Signals and Signal Directions ..................................................................................2
Camera Unit Signal Cables ................................................................................................4
Cables between Base Station and Remote Controller .......................................................5
Cables for Camera Unit Remote (only) .............................................................................5
Cables for Camera Unit Remote with Tilt Head Control ..................................................6
Fiber Selections ...............................................................................................................15
12-Pin Hirose Pinouts ......................................................................................................16
Tally/Data Pinouts on Breakout Cable ............................................................................16
Remote Controller Pinouts on Base Station ....................................................................16
10-Pin Hirose Remote Connector Pinouts on Camera Unit ............................................17
9-Pin D-type Pinouts for Remote Controlled Tilt Head ..................................................17
Audio XLR Pinout ...........................................................................................................17
Headset 4-Wire XLR Connections ..................................................................................18
XLR Power Connections .................................................................................................18
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Introduction
The Telecast CopperHead is a camera video and data multiplexing system that installs between
your battery and portable video camera and connects via a single fiber optic cable to a Base
Station in a truck or studio. All video and data usually carruied by Triax is sent, bidirectionally,
over a single lightweight fiber for distances as long as 5 km.
Base Station
Camera Unit
Fiber
Battery
Interconnecting Cables
Figure 1. CopperHead System
A CopperHead system consists of the basic components shown in Figure 1.
• The Camera Unit that fits between the battery and the camera. CopperHead is configured at
time of purchase with special interface plates to accommodate the battery type on your
camera.
• The camera Battery attaches to the Camera Unit, which in turn, attaches to the video camera.
Batteries accomodted are PAG, Anton-Bauer or Sony V.
• The Base Station channels the optical signal to and from the Camera Unit. and serves as the
interface to your broadcast truck electronics.
• The Interconnecting Cables are used in various configurations depending on the camera and
remote controller in use and on the signals which the operator wants to send to and from the
Base Station. These cables were supplied in your purchase order configuration.
• The Fiber Optic Cable connects the Camera Unit with its compatible Base Station. The cable
type is sturdy Tac-1, unless you have specified a different cable at time of purchase.
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Information that CopperHead Receives and Sends
The Camera Unit multiplexes electrical signals from the camera and other remote sources and
converts them to an optical signal for transmission over the fiber. Simultaneously, an optical
return signal is received at the Camera Unit from the Base Station; this signal is then converted to
electrical analog information for use by the camera, camera operator, and auxiliary equipment at
the camera location. The optical system permits fiber lengths of a few kilometers as detailed in
Table 6 on page 15.
The signals carried by the fiber and the directions of information flow are given in Table 1.
Camera
to Base
Signal
x
Program video
x
Audio 1: Program audio
x
Audio 2: Auxiliary audio
Base to
Camera
Tally/Call
x
Return Video
x
Black Burst/Gen Lock
x
x
Intercom, 4-wire
x
x
Duplex RS-232 control data
x
Table 1. Fiber Signals and Signal Directions
Unpacking and Installing CopperHead
The following components are shipped with the CopperHead system:
• Camera Unit
• Base Station
• External power supply for the Base Station
• Cable sets as required by your camera and remote controller types to interconnect
CopperHead and the camera and to interconnect the Base Station to the remote controller. You
must use your own cables to make connections for Tally, Black Burst/Gen Lock, monitor, and
other ancillary signals and equipment.
• Hardware kits for rack mounting the Base Station
• Portable fiber reel with fiber per your purchase order
Inspect all components for scratches and other mechanical damage, and inspect the electrical
connectors for bent or damaged pins and latches. Report any missing or damaged components
to the carrier and to Telecast Fiber Systems, Inc.
NOTE Leave the protective caps on the optical connectors whenever the fiber is disconnected.
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Attaching CopperHead to Your Camera
The Camera Unit mounts between the camera and its battery pack. The Camera Unit as delivered
is compatible with the battery type specified at the time of purchase: PAG, Anton-Bauer,
or Sony V.
Figure 2 shows the CopperHead attached, left to right, to the three battery types used with
portable video cameras: Sony V, PAG, and Anton Bauer.
Sony V
PAG
Anton-Bauer
Figure 2. CopperHead with Batteries
To mount the Camera Unit:
1. Check that the camera POWER is OFF.
2. Remove the existing battery pack from the camera.
3. Visually assure that the mounting plates on either side of the Camera Unit are the same as
those on your battery. Remember, the CopperHead fits in place of the battery on the camera,
and then the battery is mounted to the Camera Unit.
4. Mount the CopperHead to the battery as shown above in Figure 2.
5. Mount the battery to the flange on the CopperHead as shown below in Figure 3.
Camera
Camera Unit
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Figure 3. Attaching the CopperHead Between Camera and Battery
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Interconnecting Cables
Telecast provides cable sets for various cameras and remote controllers as listed in Table 2
through Table 5. Electrical pinouts for the various connectors are given in the Appendix.
CAUTION Before connecting any cables at the Base Station, verify that you have the
correct cables for your camera type by checking in the appropriate table.
Signal connections between the camera and the CopperHead Camera Unit
These connections as shown in Table 2 are via a special Breakout multi-connector cable provided
by Telecast or via a standard 26-pin connection at the camera end. In both cases, the Signal
input/output on the Camera Unit is a 12-pin Hirose connector shown in Figure 11 on page 15. The
pinouts are in Table 8 on page 16.
NOTE If you use either of these connections, you must add a BNC cable to bring the Black
Burst/Gen Lock from the Camera Unit to your camera.
Telecast Breakout Cable
This special cable provided by Telecast has a 12-pin Hirose connector on one end, and either four
BNC connectors and an XLR at the other end (row #1 of Table 2) or a 9-pin D-type miniature
connector, two BNCs, and an XLR (row #2 of Table 2).
• BNC: Video for connection to the Video Out BNC on the camera
• BNC: Return Video between the camera and the Camera Unit
• XLR: Audio for connection to the Audio Out on the camera
• BNC or D-type: Intercom Trigger that connects to the headset
• BNC or D-type: Tally connection
The D-type connector is shown in Figure 12 on page 16 and its wiring in the breakout cable is
shown in Table 8 on page 16.
Standard Sony 26-pin Connector Cable
This cable consists of a 26-pin connector at the camera and a 12-pin Hirose connector at the
Camera Unit, with cable wiring standardized by each camera manufacturer as listed in rows 3
through 8 of Table 2. If this cable is used, no other cables are required for video, audio, Tally,
return video, or headset mike trigger.
Camera
Cable Description
All
Breakout: Intercom Trigger and Tally on separate BNCs
All
Breakpout: Intercom trigger and Tally on one DB-9
Hitachi
26-pin Hirose on camera to 12-pin Hirose on CopperHead
Ikegami 26-pin Hirose on camera to 12-pin Hirose on CopperHead
JVC
26-pin Hirose on camera to 12-pin Hirose on CopperHead
Panasonic 26-pin Hirose on camera to 12-pin Hirose on CopperHead
Phillips
26-pin Hirose on camera to 12-pin Hirose on CopperHead
Sony
26-pin Hirose on camera to 12-pin Hirose on CopperHead
Telecast Part No.
CHCS-BO-B4-XF1
CHCS-BO2-B2-XF1-D1
CHCS-HIT-26P
CHCS-IKE-26P
CHCS-JVC-26P
CHCS-PAN-26P
CHCS-PHL-26P
CHCS-SON-26P
Table 2. Camera Unit Signal Cables
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Base Station Cable to the Remote Controller
Connection to a camera manufacturer’s remote controller at the Base Station is accomplished
using a cable from Table 3. These cables connect from the 9-pin D-type connector on the Base
Station rear panel to the appropriate remote controller. The pinouts of this connector are shown in
Figure 12 and Table 9 on page 16.
Camera
C able D escription
Hitachi
RU-Z1, RC-Z1, RC-Z11, RU-Z2, RC-Z2A, RC-Z21A
Ikegami OCP-377/388, MCP377/388, RCP-50 (USES EITHER)
Ikegami RM-10/11, RS-11, RCP-50 (USES EITHER)
Ikegami BS-40, MA-200, MA-230, MRU-230, RCU-230/240
JVC
RM-LP55U/57U
JVC
RM-LP35/37/38/80U
Panasonic AQ-EC1
Panasonic AJ-EC3
Phillips
Sony
RMP-3, RMP-9 (With Camera other then BVP90/90P)
Sony
RMP-9 (With BVP90/90P)
Sony
RMB-150
Sony
RM-M7G
Sony
RCP-TX7
Telecast Part No.
CHBR-HIT-SK1-4
CHBR-IKE-HK1-8
CHBR-IKE-HK2-10
CHBR-IKE-HC1-12
CHBR-JVC1-6
CHBR-JVC2-6
CHBR-PAN-AJ1-6
CHBR-PAN-AJ2-10
CHBR-PHL1-?
CHBR-SON-BVP1-6
CHBR-SON-BVP2-6
CHBR-SON-BVP3-8
CHBR-SON-DXC1-10
CHBR-SON-DXC2-10
Table 3. Cables between Base Station and Remote Controller
Camera Unit Remote Cable to the Camera only
The cables in Table 4 go from the 10-pin Remote connector on the Camera Unit to the 10-pin
Remote connector on the camera.
NOTE If you are using a remotely controlled tilt head, use the appropriate Remote cable in
Table 5 instead of a cable from Table 4.
The Remote Cable carries the signals that came from the remote controller at the Base Station.
The pinouts for the 10-pin Camera Unit Remote connector are described in Table 10 and Figure
13 on page 16.
Camera
C able D escription
Hitachi
Ikegami HK-388, HK-387
Ikegami HL-59, HL-V7X, HK-398P*, HK-387P*, HL-V59**
Ikegami HL-45, HC400
Ikegami HC-200/210/230/240/340, HL-43
Ikegami HL-45
JVC
GY-DV550U
JVC
KY-D29
Panasonic
Phillips
Sony
BVP5/50/7/70, BVW-200/300/400
Sony
BVP-90/D600/DVW700/700WS/550/570
Sony
HDW-700, HDC, BVP-750, 900, 950 (w/RMP-9)
Sony
HDW-700, HDC, BVP-750, 900, 950 (w/RMB-150)
Sony
DXC-537, DXCD30/35 w/RMM7G
Sony
DXC-D30/D35 w/RCP-TX7
Telecast Part No.
CHCR-HIT-SK1-4-0
CHCR-IKE-HK1-8-0
CHCR-IKE-HK2-10-0
CHCR-IKE-HK3-12-0
CHCR-IKE-HC1-12-0
CHCR-IKE-HC2-12-0
CHCR-JVC1-6-0
CHCR-JVC2-6-0
CHCR-PANA1-6-0
CHCR-PHL-?-0
CHCR-SON-BVP1-6-0
CHCR-SON-BVP2-6-0
CHCR-SON-BVP2-8-0
CHCR-SON-BVP3-8-0
CHCR-SON-DXC1-10-0
CHCR-SON-DXC2-10-0
Table 4. Cables for Camera Unit Remote (only)
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Camera Unit Remote Cable to the Camera and Tilt Head
The Remote cables in Table 5 follow the same path from the 10-pin Hirose connector at the
Camera Unit to the camera as do the cables in Table 4 on page 5, but also have a loose, 9-pin Dtype output connector that provides control signals to a motorized tilt head. The motion and
camera control commands come from the remote controller connected to the Base Station by a
cable selected from Table 3 on page 5. The pinouts for the 9-pin D-type connector for the tilt head
areshown in Table 8 on page 16.
Camera
Cable Description
Hitachi
Ikegami HK-388, HK-387
Ikegami HL-59, HL-V7X, HK-398P*, HK-387P*, HL-V59**
Ikegami HL-45, HC400
Ikegami HC-200/210/230/240/340, HL-43
Ikegami HL-45
JVC
GY-DV550U
JVC
KY-D29
Panasonic
Phillips
Sony
BVP5/50/7/70, BVW-200/300/400
Sony
BVP-90/D600/DVW700/700WS/550/570
Sony
HDW-700, HDC, BVP-750, 900, 950 (w/RMP-9)
Sony
HDW-700, HDC, BVP-750, 900, 950 (w/RMB-150)
Sony
DXC-537
Sony
DXC-D30/D35
Telecast Part No.
CHCR-HIT-SK1-4-9
CHCR-IKE-HK1-8-9
CHCR-IKE-HK2-10-9
CHCR-IKE-HK3-12-9
CHCR-IKE-HC1-12-9
CHCR-IKE-HC2-12-9
CHCR-JVC1-6-9
CHCR-JVC2-6-9
CHCR-PAN-AJ1-6-9
CHCR-PHL-?-9
CHCR-SON-BVP1-6-9
CHCR-SON-BVP2-6-9
CHCR-SON-BVP2-8-9
CHCR-SON-BVP3-8-9
CHCR-SON-DXC1-10-9
CHCR-SON-DXC2-10-9
Table 5. Cables for Camera Unit Remote with Tilt Head Control
Attaching the Base Station Rack Mount Flanges
The flange adapters can be attached to the Base Station for rack use with two #10 Phillips head
screws at each flange as shown in Figure 4.
Figure 4. Attaching the Rack Mount Flanges
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Camera Unit Panels
Front Panel: Indicators and Switches
The Camera Unit Front Panel in Figure 5 faces the camera operator. The Camera Unit Connector
Panel in Figure 6 on page 8 is on the side remote from the operator and holds the connections to
the camera as well as the fiber to the Base Station.
STATUS
All lights are illuminated Green if their respective signals are present. The fourth FIBER LINK
light is illuminated Yellow progressing to Red if the optical signal is low or entirely absent.
AUDIO 2
Use this switch to set the gain of Audio channel 2 if a microphone is connected directly to
AUDIO 2 IN on the Camera Unit Connector panel. The settings are 40 dB or 60 dB for Mic
inputs, or Line Level for unity gain inputs.
HEADSET
The MODE slide switch controls the function of the microphone connected to HEADSET on
the Camera Unit Connector Panel. You can switch this function to ON or OFF, or go to REC
TRIG. TALK in which case you can talk only when the camera Record function is off. The
VOLUME rotary control lets you adjust the headset volume.
POWER
This is a toggle switch that turns the Camera Unit on, which illuminates the Green ON light.
Figure 5. Camera Unit, Front Panel
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Connector Panel: Cable and Fiber Connections
The Camera Unit Connector Panel shown in Figure 6 faces outward from the camera operator and
holds the connectors to the camera and operator accessories as well as the fiber connector to the
Base Station.
.
AUXILIARY VIDEO IN
This is a BNC connector providing an alternate
path for the camera video to the CopperHead
multiplexer and then to the fiber output.
AUDIO 2 IN
This is an XLR female connector to feed an
Auxiliary audio input to the CopperHead
multiplexer and on to the fiber output.
RET VIDEO OUT
This BNC connector carries the de-multiplexed
video sent from the Base Station. Content is
selectable at the Base Station.
RET AUD OUT
This XLR connector carries the de-multiplexed
audio sent from the Base Station. This signal
may be the camera signal, the broadcast
signal, or audio from another source. The
content is controlled at the Base Station.
BLACK BURST OUT
This BNC provides the de-multiplexed Black
Burst/Gen Lock sync signal sent from the Base
Station. This signal is cabled to the Gen Lock
input connector on the camera.
HEADSET
This 5-pin XLR connector accepts a standard
headset jack.
CAMERA CONNECTORS
SIGNAL
This 12-pin Hirose connector is the primary
interface to the camera. It provides the
standard Sony link for all audio and video.
REMOTE
This 10-pin Hirose connector provides data
input and output via RS-232 or RS-422 lines,
or via a Sony, 2-wire CCU connection.
OPTICAL FIBER
This is the fiber input/output CONNECTOR.
OPTICAL
FIBER
Figure 6. Camera Unit, Connector Panel (needs correct drawing)
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Base Station
The Base Station is contained in a 19-inch chassis with removable rack-mounting flanges. The
front panel is shown in Figure 7. This panel holds system status LEDs and the following two
switches:
• POWER: ON or OFF
• ALARM: ON or OFF
The Rear Panel shown in Figure 8 on page 10 holds all the connectors to supporting equipment
inputs and outputs that multiplex onto the fiber I/O, and the DC power jack.
Front Panel
The panel has five groupings of indicators and controls.
Figure 7. Base Station, Front Panel
The LEDs illuminate when their respective signals are present except for FIBER LINK which turns
Yellow and then Red when:
• The fiber loop signal is weak due to excessive cable length, electronic trouble, or a break or
other discontinuity in the fiber
• A power off condition develops at the camera leading to a loss of battery power to the Camera
Unit.
INTERNAL POWER illuminates Green when external power is charging the internal battery. This
LED changes to Red when the Base Station backup battery is powering the unit and the Base
Station POWER switch is ON, an indication that main 12-18 VDC INPUT POWER has failed and the
Base Station is operating from its battery.
NOTE Battery life at the Base Station under full operation is 1/2-hour. Recharging time from
full discharge is 12 hours.
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Rear Panel
The rear panel shown in Figure 8 supports all the electrical I/O interconnections to ancillary
equipment and the OPTICAL FIBER connector that goes to the Camera Unit.
Figure 8. Base Station, Rear Panel
12-18 VDC INPUT POWER
An external 12 to 18 VDC external power supply is connected at this port. The pinouts for this
4-pin XLR are shown in Table 14 on page 18. This power line does not require a fuse; the Base
Station has self-resetting overload protection.
CAMERA UNIT I/O
This is the ST fiber connector. Always put the attached protective cap over this connector
whenever a fiber cable is not connected here.
AUDIO
HEADSET
Connect a standard 4-wire headset jack at this port. The port pinouts are shown in Tabl e13 on
page 18.
The following three connectors are XLR types that are wired to the industry standard shown in
Table 12 on page 17 and Figure 14 on page 17.
RETURN AUDIO IN AND INPUT LEVEL
Connect the microphone here for the return audio that you want to send back to the camera
operator. Use the slide switch to select either a MIC or LINE level input.
AUDIO 2 OUT
This port supplies the de-multiplexed AUDIO 1 signal that is input at the AUDIO 2 IN connector on the
Camera Unit.
AUDIO 1
This port supplies the de-multiplexed signal from the camera program audio output.
CONTROL AND DATA
Two D-type miniature 9-pin connectors provide the I/O for the remote controller (also called the
Camera Control Unit), and for the Tally input. This connector and its pinouts are shown in Figure
12 on page 16 and Table 9 on page 16.
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Attaching Cables
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AUDIO
VIDEO
2 IN AUX
N
RETUR
RET AUD
OUT
VIDEO
OUT
BLACK
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HEADS
REMOTE
CAMERA
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Figure 9. Signal via 26-Pin Hirose Connector
AUDIO
VIDEO
2 IN AUX
N
RETUR
RET AUD
OUT
VIDEO
OUT
BLACK
ET BURST OUT
HEADS
REMOTE
CAMERA
Figure 10. Signal via Telecast Breakout Connector
Power Systems
Camera Unit
The power source for operation of the Camera Unit is from the camera battery pack mounted to
the Camera Unit.
Base Station
Base Station power comes from an external supply providing 12 to 18 VDC derived from a line
source, or from a camera or automobile battery. The Base Station has an internal DC/DC
converter that regulates and distributes power to the chassis circuits. External power is input via a
4-pin XLR connector with pinouts listed in Table14 on page18.
If the external source fails, the CopperHead draws power for about 1/2-hour from an internal
backup battery.
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External Power Loss Alarms
There are both audible (buzzer) and visible (INTERNAL POWER LED) alarms if external power is lost
to the Base Station. If the ALARM switch is ON, a buzzer sounds whenever external power is lost and
the system is operating on temporary battery power. You can disable the audible alarm by moving
the switch to OFF.
CAUTION If the audible alarm is disabled prior to operation, the front panel INTERNAL POWER
LED is the only indication that power is being drawn from the limited power
internal battery.
Optical Fiber
WARNING Never look directly into the end of the optical fiber while either end of the
system is operating. Eye damage can result.
Fiber Cable Runs
CopperHead can be used with both single and multimode fiber. The single mode Tac-1 fiber
recommended by Telecast enables longer cable runs than multi-mode fiber. The approximate
ranges for the fiber runs are:
• Single mode: 5 km plus 20 dB allowed for connector losses
• Multi-mode: 2 km plus 15 dB allowed for connector losses
CopperHead can be plugged into your existing fiber system so you can locate a camera at a long
distance from the system base station, within the above constraints.
A number of optical fiber configurations are available from Telecast as listed in Table 6 on
page 15. The fiber is wound onto Telecast’s portable Ox-Frame reel.
Fabricating a Fiber Cable
For custom cable fabrication, use type ST connectors such as Telecast part number CONN-ST.
Always follow the connector manufacturer’s directions when fastening a connector to the cable.
A Quick-crimp kit, part number CKIT-ST, is available from Telecast.
NOTE
DATA/CCU
Camera control interface and digital data are transmitted via a 9-pin D-type connector.
TALLY/RS-232
Contact closure at the Camera Unit is established by an isolated, normally open, dry contact. This
closure is enabled by the grounding of pin # on the Tally/RS-232 D-type connector.
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CopperHead Operation: Camera Unit
1. Check that the cables interconnecting the camera, Camera Unit, and support equipment are all
in place.
2. Set the HEADSET switch on the Camera Unit to the desired mode.
3. If you have connected a microphone to the AUDIO 2 input on the Camera Unit, set the INPUT
switch to the proper gain level for that microphone.
4. Inspect and clean the fiber end (ferrule) with clean, dry compressed air or with Kim-Wipes
that have been wet with isopropyl alcohol. Fingerprints or other dirt on the optical connector
end surfaces will reduce the optical signal level on the fiber.
5. Connect the fiber at the Camera Unit and prepare to run it to the base station.
CAUTION Before taking the next step, be sure that the ST fiber port on the Camera Unit is
connected to a fiber or has a cap on it.
WARNING Never look directly into the end of the optical fiber or into a fiber connector
while either end of the system is operating. Eye damage can result.
CopperHead Operation: Base Station
1. Connect the fiber at the Base Station. Do not leave the fiber hanging without a cap.
WARNING Never look directly into the end of the optical fiber or into a fiber connector
while either end of the system is operating. Eye damage can result.
2. Connect the input and output cables at the Base Station. Remember, the cable to the remote
controller must be a Telecast part taken from Tableon pa ge5.
3. Make sure that an external power supply is connected to the 12-18 VDC POWER INPUT connector at
the rear of the Base Station.
4. Turn the power supply ON.
5. Pull on the base station POWER switch to release its lock and lift it to turn it ON.
6. Slide the POWER switch on the Camera Unit to ON. The adjacent LED should now be
illuminated. The FIBER LINK and EXTERNAL POWER LEDs at the base station should now be
illuminated Green.
7. Set the audible ALARM switch ON or OFF.
8. Other LEDs on the Base Station front panel will be illuminated depending on the connections
that you have made. If a connected signal light is not on, for example, you have a sync signal
connected to the BLACK BURST IN port on the rear panel and the BLACK BURST LED is not illuminated, examine your cables and connections, and check that a signal is being generated by
your sync source.
The CopperHead is now ready for use.
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Shutting Down CopperHead
1. To avoid the possibility of looking directly into an active fiber optic port or cable, turn both
the Camera Unit and the Base Station off before disconnecting the fiber from either point.
WARNING Never look directly into the end of the optical fiber or into a fiber connector
while either end of the system is operating. Eye damage can result.
2. Cap the connector receptacles and fiber ferrules.
3. Respool the fiber onto the reel.
NOTE Evenly spread the cable over the reel’s hub to avoid cable spillage or overwrapping when
retrieving.
Accessory List
The following fiber optic accessories are available from Telecast:
• Optical power meter kit
• Cable repair kit
• Loop-back cable to localize signals during installation test
• Quick-crimp kit to attach ST connectors to fiber optic cable, part number CKIT-ST-QC
• Prefabricated cables built to custom lengths
• Portable fiber reel
Repair
Call the Telecast Service Department at 508-754-4858 for assistance when troubleshooting or
reconfiguring the CopperHead system. To return a unit for repair or to reconfigure the Camera
Unit for a different battery, you must obtain a return material authorization (RMA) number from
Telecast Service.
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Appendix
Fiber Cables
The cables in are available from telecast. All cables have ST connectors at each end and all except
the 300-foot cable are delivered on a Telecast OX-Frame portable reel.
Part Number
Length
Feet (Meters)
Reel Size
CASM-3TIS-ST
300 (91)
None
CASM-3TIM-ST
300 (91)
None
CASM-5TIS-ST
500 (152)
Small
CASM-5TIM-ST
500 (152)
Small
CASM-9TIS-ST
900 (274)
Medium
CASM-9TIM-ST
900 (274)
Medium
CASM-15TIS-ST
1500 (457)
Medium
CASM-15TIM-S
1500 (457)
Medium
CASM-25TIS-ST
259\00 (762)
Large
CASM-25TIM-ST
2500 (762)
Large
CASM-33TIS-ST
3300 (1006)
Large
CASM-33TIM-ST
3300 (1006)
Large
Table 6. Fiber Selections
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Figure 11. 12-pin Hirose Connector
Pin No.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Signal
Table 7. 12-Pin Hirose Pinouts
Figure 12. 9-Pin D-type Connector
Pin No.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
8
9
Signal
Table 8. Tally/Data Pinouts on Breakout Cable
Pin No.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
Signal
Table 9. Remote Controller Pinouts on Base Station
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Figure 13. 10-Pin Hirose Remote Connector
Pin No.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
Signal
Table 10. 10-Pin Hirose Remote Connector Pinouts on Camera Unit
Pin No.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
Signal
Table 11. 9-Pin D-type Pinouts for Remote Controlled Tilt Head
Pin
Signal
1
Ground
2
− Balanced I/O
3
+ Balanced I/O
Table 12. Audio XLR Pinout
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Figure 14. XLR Audio Connector
The 4-wire auxiliary balanced audio headset intercom interfaces via a 5-pin XLR on each of the
two units. XLR pin functions are given in Table 13.
Pin
Signal
1
Ground
2
+ Input
3
− Input
4
+ Output
5
− Output
Impedance
600 Ω input
≥ 600 Ω load
Table 13. Headset 4-Wire XLR Connections
Table 14 defines the electrical power pinouts on the XLR Switchcraft D4M receptacle located on
the rear of the Base Station.
Pin
1
2&3
4
Signal
Ground
No connection
+ Input VDC
Table 14. XLR Power Connections
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Limited Warranty Statement
Telecast Fiber Systems, Inc. (“Telecast”) expressly warrants to Buyer that the Products supplied shall be free from defects in materials and workmanship
for a period of 12 months following the date the Products are delivered to Buyer (the “Warranty Period”). Telecast's liability under this limited warranty
shall be limited, at its option, to providing refund of purchase price for Products, or replacing or repairing Products shown to be defective either in
materials or workmanship. Buyer's sole and exclusive remedy for breach of warranty shall be such refund, replacement or repair.
A claim of defect in materials or workmanship in any Product shall be allowed only when it is submitted in writing to Telecast F iber Systems, Inc.,
within seven days after discovery of the defect, and in any event within the Warranty Period. No claim shall be allowed in respect of any Product which
has been altered, neglected, damaged or stored in any manner which adversely affects it. In order to obtain service under the terms of this warranty,
Distributor’s customer or Distributor must notify Telecast of the defect prior to the expiration of the applicable warranty period and obtain a Return
Authorization Number from Telecast. In no event may products be returned to Telecast or to Distributor for warranty service without having obtained
from Telecast a Return Authorization Number.
This limited warranty applies only to new and unused Products delivered to Buyers located within the United States of America, or to international
Buyers if sold through an authorized Distributor organization, and shall not extend to any equipment not manufactured by Telecas t Fiber Systems, Inc.,
even though such equipment may be sold or operated with the Products. In addition, this limited warranty shall be void and of no further force or effect
whatsoever if the Product is repaired or modified by any person other than an authorized representative of Telecast Fiber Systems, Inc. without the
consent of Telecast Fiber Systems, Inc. This warranty shall not apply to any defect, failure or damage caused by improper use or inadequate maintenance
and care. Nor shall this warranty apply to any damage caused in whole or in part by attempts by personnel other than Telecast’s personnel, as approved
in advance in accordance with the foregoing provisions, to open, install, repair, or service the Product; nor to damage resultin g from improper
connection with incompatible equipment; nor to damage to a unit which has been modified by personnel other than Telecast personn el.
Products returned to Telecast for warranty service shall be shipped, freight prepaid to Telecast. Telecast will return the repai red product or ship a
replacement, freight prepaid, to either Distributor or Distributor’s customer, as requested by Distributor’s customer, at a location within the United States
or, at Telecast’s option, to Distributor’s location in the case of international sales.
This limited warranty shall also apply to Products that replace defective Products and Products that have been repaired by autho rized representatives of
Telecast Fiber Systems, Inc., but only for the original Warranty Period. The Warranty Period shall not be extended by reason of defect, or any period of
time during which the Product is not available to Buyer because of defects or repairs, without the express written consent of Telecast Fiber Systems, Inc.
EXCEPT FOR THE EXPRESS LIMITED WARRANTY AGAINST DEFECTS IN MATERIALS AND WORKMANSHIP CONTAINED HEREIN,
TELECAST FIBER SYSTEMS, INC. MAKES NO WARRANTY OF ANY KIND WHATSOEVER, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AND ALL
WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND OTHER WARRANTIES OF WHATEVER KIND
ARE HEREBY DISCLAIMED BY TELECAST FIBER SYSTEMS, INC. THIS LIMITED WARRANTY SETS FORTH EXCLUSIVELY ALL OF
TELECAST FIBER SYSTEMS, INC.'S LIABILITY IN CONTRACT TORT OR OTHERWISE IN THE EVENT OF A DEFECTIVE PRODUCT.
WITHOUT LIMITATION ON THE FOREGOING, TELECAST FIBER SYSTEMS, INC. EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ANY LIABILITY
WHATSOEVER FOR ANY DAMAGES INCURRED DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY IN CONNECTION WITH THE SALE OR USE OF, OR
OTHERWISE IN CONNECTION WITH, THE PRODUCT, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, LOSS OF PROFITS AND SPECIAL,
INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, WHETHER CAUSED BY NEGLIGENCE OR OTHERWISE, REGARDLESS WHETHER
TELECAST HAS BEEN GIVEN ADVANCE NOTICE OF THE POSSIBILITY THEREOF.
THIS WARRANTY IS GIVEN BY TELECAST IN LIEU OF ANY OTHER WARRANTY EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED.
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