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Fiber optics have become an essential part of the infrastructure for remote productions, replacing coppper cabling as the preferred intercon

Essential Guide to Fiber Optics in Live ProductionJune 21st 2016 - 11:00 AM

There was a time when the use of fiber optic cable struck fear in hearts of live production crews because it was difficult to work with and there was a certain black magic associated with distributing optical signals that had to be done right in order for multiple paths of video and audio to cleanly pass through tiny strands of glass. Today, the technology has advanced to include military-grade tactical cable and fiber/copper hybrid cabling that is much more robust to work with. Along with better equipment, there is a better understanding across the industry of how to deploy fiber cable and hardware with the least amount of effort and on-site field problems.

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