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SPG8000A implementation across large camera array?

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SPG8000A implementation across large camera array?

Post by dmetzler » November 18th, 2020, 11:09 am

I've been looking at the SPG8000A to GenLock a camera array, but I need a little guidance as to how I would genlock more cameras than there are ports on the device. I think with options I can get 5 tri-level GenLock outputs on a single unit, but I want to lock an array of 10 to 20 cameras.

Will this require multiple units synchronized or is there a method of fanning out the outputs to cover all the cameras? Does multi-drop work? Are there repeaters available?

Also, with an array that large what kind of synchronization can I expect? I'm hoping for a max delta of 200 nanoseconds.

the cameras are the new Panasonic BGH1's and I will be running them at 4K/60fps

Also, is there a concern with varying cable lengths? The venue is a sports stadium so the runs will be quite long.

I'm fairly new at this so all help is greatly appreciated.

Thank you,

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