Flyaway facilities enable full-scale 4K UHD production without the need for an OB truck


Kit and services provider Trickbox TV has invested in a new 12-camera 4K UHD portable production unit (PPU) flyaway.

The scalable, multi-camera OB unit is aimed at large or small HD and UHD outside broadcast and studio productions, including broadcast, corporate, live streaming, events, live music, festivals and conferences.

Trickbox says the PPU flyaway can be rigged or de-rigged in minutes, and provides the tools needed for a full-scale production without the need for an OB truck, and at a cost effective price.

It works with either Sony system camera channels or cine style cameras and features: a Ross Video Ultrix video and audio router; Ross Video openGear signal processing; a Ross Video Carbonite vision mixer; and full redundancy including uninterruptible power supplies.

The unit builds upon Trickbox TV’s existing PPU flyaway facilities. Trickbox has recently worked on OB projects such as The Wave (pictured), a Primal Media production for channel W; Bananarama and Steps shows for concert films and music documentaries specialists Toward Infinity; Gary Barlow’s recent headline concert for Eden Sessions, as well This Morning Live at the NEC Birmingham, for ITV Daytime.

Trickbox TV managing director Liam Laminman said: “By providing this 12-camera unit, we’re answering the needs of our diverse client base delivering a cost-effective, scalable solution for any kind of production.