Broadcast Solutions GmbH, Europe’s OB truck manufacturer, joins forces with the technical production partner NEP The Netherlands (NEP) to deploy a large 24 camera UHD OB Truck. Since the demand for UHD (and HDR) productions grows across Europe, NEP opted for UHD 2 to ease the exchange of technology and human resources.
Theo Stam, lead solutions consultant, NEP The Netherlands, said, “As UHD 2 is built on the same blueprint as UHD 1, both trucks can be combined to function as one of the biggest OB facilities in Europe; the two trucks can also work together as each other’s backup, something which is required on big events like the European Song Contest or the Ice Hockey World Championships."
The spacious UHD 2 currently works with 24 UHD cameras and provides 27 workplaces. The trailer comes as a double-expando (one large expansion spanning the full length of the trailer) and offers over 45 m2 of working space, plus VIP accommodation with extra-large UHD screens. Workspace and workplace concepts emphasis on flexibility and maximum leverage of equipment and workforce, therefore slomo, graphics or editor positions, can be assigned to different desks individually.
The OB truck as a whole is designed for large productions and excels with a large variety of monitors in the production area (5x 48”, 1x 30” and 4x 24” and 4x 23”). It comprises of 8x slomo desks with access to 6x EVS XT4 servers. For video switching and management NEP opted for Grass Valley LDX 86N cameras and Karrera video switchers, for both production areas. Riedel’s MicroN platform provides flexible video switching, multiviewing and digital glue options.The audio section excels with a Lawo mc2 56 Mark III audio console with 64 faders including a Nova73 audio matrix, offering a variety of inputs and workflows.