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    Question Tricaster 40 Centerfield Cam

    Hey everyone,

    My boss has been pushing hard to get a centerfield cam up for our baseball and softball games. I know your typical camera using cat5 and component baluns are good for 300ft, but it's gonna take 1000ft to get a camera out to centerfield.

    Are there any boosters for my cat5 and component baluns set up? Or is there a decent wireless setup that people have used/know about?

    Thanks!

    -Tim

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    Looks like 1000' is the max distance, so being at that distance could be problematic - pushing the technology.

    It would require conversions at both ends, but if you have SDI out of camera, or can convert to SDI, then perhaps use SDI to Fiber converter set. Fiber can literally run for MILES !! Convert SDI back to Component to connect to TC40 then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JPulera View Post
    Looks like 1000' is the max distance, so being at that distance could be problematic - pushing the technology.

    It would require conversions at both ends, but if you have SDI out of camera, or can convert to SDI, then perhaps use SDI to Fiber converter set. Fiber can literally run for MILES !! Convert SDI back to Component to connect to TC40 then.

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    Just measured the run today and it's shorter than I thought. It's about 600' for the cable run. I know fiber is the best bet, but it is so darn expensive (and I think, a little out of budget).

    Someone has to have had this problem before with a Tricaster 40 before!

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    Before I got a MINI I used a 1000 ft balun setup. I worked well for me. I ran a Go Pro from backboards for basketball. I had one set for component and one for composite. I think you should be OK to use them. I have kept mine around (along with my TC Studio) just in case. I imagine with NDI if I really needed them again I could bring that in via a capture card.

    Just a side note, I would go with the best cable you can find. It does make a difference.

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