WTS has delivered Video Europe’s latest outside broadcast vehicle, an eight-camera rigid HD truck equipped with Sony HDC-2500 camera channels and two eight-channel EVS XT3 replay systems.
The 12-tonne OB5 truck has already been used on film premieres of Entourage and Minions and for coverage of Chelsea FC’s under-21 football matches and Welsh Premier League rugby.
The truck’s core is based around a Grass Valley NVision 8500 Series Hybrid router as well as Grass Valley audio and video glue and Trilogy SPGs.
It also incorporates a Sony MVS-3000A 2ME 32-input vision mixer, and can accommodate up to six HD decks or recorders and two eight-channel EVS.
Audio is covered by a DigiCo SD9B 48-input audio mixer with Cat6-based stage boxes and a Snell P125 36x36 audio router.
Both are connected via MADI to the NV8500 Hybrid router. This provides 32 SDI embedding paths and 16 de-embedding paths.
“Our OB department has gone from strength to strength, particularly since we added OB3, our flagship 16-camera truck, to our fleet in May last year,” said Video Europe managing director Steve Green.
“OB5 was commissioned to evolve our existing vehicle range and adds another great option to our line-up for our sports and light entertainment clients, as well as for other OB clients.”