Visions has launched two new OB trucks, Gemini 1 and 2, bringing the company’s fleet of HD-capable vehicles to a total of 14.
The HD units have 1400 sq ft of floor space, are equipped with Grass Valley Kalypso Duo Vision Mixers and can take feeds from 30 cameras.
They will be used to cover a number of events and sports including Premier League football.
Visions says that due to an innovative design the trucks will be able to do the job of three existing vehicles while increasing operational capability, reducing rigging and breakdown times and parking requirements.
NEP Visions managing director Steve Jenkins said: “The challenge was to move outside broadcasting forward, and to provide a feast of technological innovation and power framed in a new and exciting truck design. Great credit to the team here at Visions who have worked tirelessly to realise an answer to that challenge.”
The two trucks are connected using 10 Stratos Multicore fibres for full talkback and router integration and control.
In Gemini 2 there is space for 15 EVS and 6 VTRs, and across the two trucks there are 24 VIPx Duo’s feeding 57 x 42-inch to 52-inch flatscreens, with room for 14 slo-mo operators and 10 graphics devices.
Gemini 1 features two Calrec Apollo networked audio consoles, each desk also having 16 main 5.1 outputs.