The CFS-1 is something totally unique in the realm of field production.
It is a control center and production switcher, housed in a Halliburton
briefcase, that can support a six camera or camcorder fully
component shoot while being powered from the average cigarette
As a control center, the CFS-1 centralizes P.L.(intercom), power,
genlock timing, audio, cable equalization, remote composite iso
switching, monitoring, waveform/vector measurement, and tallies.
As a switcher, the CFS-1 is a four level, 2 bus, video mixer, with
crossfade, "take", and a separate fade to black. The levels are:
composite, Y, R-Y, and B-Y. Ten wipe patterns are also provided.
The unit has six 26-pin camera connectors, each with a parallel BNC
for composite only operation. A second BNC provides an equalized
composite iso output. Cable compensation is accomplished by six 4-
channel equalization amplifiers capable of handling up to 600 feet of
component cable. Each input has a Beta, M-2, EBU switch allowing
various formats to be intermixed in a single production. Equalized
composite and component outputs are available for each input
facilitating iso recordings made at the switcher.
Four program outputs are provided by two circular connectors and
two BNC sets. An extra SDI output is available as an option. Since
most component cameras provide composite outputs, the CFS-1
provides two independent, remotely controlled, internal composite
routing matrixes allowing equalized video to be viewed hundreds of
feet away without disturbing the operator or recorded video.
The Hamlet Micro Scope remote panel and the Composite Iso
Controller, coupled with the appropriate handheld camera controls
provide a comprehensive video shading station.
Seven individually timeable black burst outputs are produced by the
CFS-1. Six of these provide the genlock video signals required by the
input devices (cameras, character generators, etc.). The remaining
black burst is available on a BNC for other uses.
The PS-3 sensing power supply makes possible cable runs over 1200
feet without external adjustment, while the 4 channel cable booster
(26EQS) provides the additional required video compensation.
The LCD Monitor Bridge, with LED tallies complete the "video truck in
a case" concept. Multi camera setup is accomplished in minutes
rather than hours, as cameras can be equalized and timed as fast as
they can be connected and powered.
Our newest option, the Composite, Component, Downstream Keyer,
enables keying in either mode while providing:
"take" as well as dissolve of key over program.
- Encoded monitoring of all component outputs.
- True component preview output.
A steady list of options continues to be created to add to the
usefulness of the CFS-1. Inquire at J-LAB at 310-457-4090.