Here’s a nifty Distribution Amplifier using Fiber and HD-SDI signals. They describe a scenario that I’ve seen many times:
“….In a typical live OB production such as a sports or entertainment event, production team members such as lighting directors, sound engineers, and producers are scattered throughout the venue — and all of them need to be able to monitor the main video feed….”
So it takes ST fiber in (maybe from a Rattler) and outputs 6 HD-SDI signals. Or it simply takes a HD-SDI input and DA’s 6 outs. Or it does either of those and sends a fiber clone of the signal to the next box down the line. Useful, but nobody is saying how much all this goodness costs……..