Tom Guilmette: Using GoPro Cameras Live, and Running HD Signals Over Fiber Optics

Using GoPro Cameras on Live Multi-Camera Remote Broadcasts « Tom Guilmette – Director of Photography.

A great posting about using GoPros live.  He does it pretty much exactly how I would.  One interesting thing that Tom points out is that if you’re going to run the cameras live, your power supply can’t just be good enough to trickle charge the battery.  You have to get enough current to run the camera continuously.

I’ve been examining Rattler-like devices for fiber optics lately.  The Winnipeg Jets just recently returned to our fair city, and the MTS Centre has been wired with SMPTE and single mode ST fiber.  Multidyne makes something similar to the 3G Rattlers, but for about 60% of the price, they’re called silverBullets.  Telecast has had this market for a while now (because they undeniably make great stuff) but a little competition is always healthy 🙂  Using GoPro Cameras on Live Multi-Camera Remote Broadcasts « Tom Guilmette – Director of Photography

I’m also considering using a Blackmagic product called the ATEM Camera Converter, but since it uses LC connecters, I’m still investigating whether I can use one direction of the dual mode LC connecter with a ST adapter cable.  If so, they would work well in Tom’s situation as they can accept HD-SDI or HDMI (from the GoPro Hero2).  As they say, first world problems…..

Using GoPro Cameras on Live Multi-Camera Remote Broadcasts « Tom Guilmette – Director of Photography

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