I grew up watching Family Matters, America’s Funniest Home Videos, live NASA space shuttle launches and taking trips to Blockbuster on Friday night. I also recorded my favorite TV show every week on a VHS tape because school/work commitments conflicted with the scheduled airtime. Now I regale tales of this bygone era to my nephews who ask about VCRs, cassette tapes and land lines, oh my!
We’ve quickly moved from scheduled broadcasts on the television to live streaming news, shows and movies on a variety of devices at any time of day. As the broadcast video market continues to change in this digital age, the need for increased functionality with continued scalability, greater throughput, lower latency and less power consumption is crucial.
To support these on-demand platforms, Samtec offers a full line of high-performance and high-density interconnects, as well as support for optimizing the entire signal channel of your system. Check out our newly released Broadcast Video Solutions web experience where you can explore solutions for 8K and beyond.
Studio & Live Cameras
Samtec offers a variety of interconnect solutions supporting studio and live broadcast camera needs for higher resolution, higher frame rates and increased throughput.
Samtec’s 75 Ohm BNC, 12G-SDI optimized products (BNC7T Series) are used in high-end studio cameras and provide input/output functionality to the switcher, enabling camera video/audio and talkback. BNC7T Series features an enhanced low-profile, right-angle design that is ideal for high-volume pick-and-place automation in high-density broadcast video applications. Check out this post for more information about Samtec’s 12G-SDI solutions, or watch this video about 12G-SDI Transmission Lines.
Switchers, Capture, Playback & Monitoring
Samtec offers a variety of interconnect solutions supporting advanced equipment functionality for faster, efficient and higher quality production workflows.
Samtec’s Edge Rate® mezzanine products are used in a variety of these recording/playback systems due to their rugged, high-speed design. Edge Rate® connectors offer a contact wipe to 1.5 mm for a reliable connection in a variety of pitch and stack height options.
Routers, Encoding, Streaming & Storage
Samtec offers high-density, high-performance solutions to support advanced routing for broadcast needs to ensure quality live streaming and storage.
Samtec’s AcceleRate® slim cable system is an ideal solution for managing these connectivity demands. Featuring Flyover® technology, the ultra low skew twinax cable attaches directly to the contacts for improved signal integrity and routes the signals above lossy PCB to extend the signal reach.
Other Broadcast Video Solutions include:
A variety of online tools are also available to help you build the Broadcast Video solution you need: