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Project: Build of Unit 8 HD Outside Broadcast Truck for 021 Television
Gearhouse Broadcast completed the systems integration of two purpose built state of the art high definition production units for leading UK and European outside broadcast facilities provider O21 Television.
Both high definition production units – Unit 7 and Unit 8 – were built by renowned outside broadcast truck specialists Smiths of Great Bentley. Drawing on years of experience across all types of broadcast systems integration Gearhouse Broadcast built two extremely flexible facilities that will meet the demands of the most complex production.
UNIT 8 - Is a double expanding truck, comprises 24 HD cameras, 12 VTRs, 4 EVSs, a Calrec Alpha audio mixer, a 4ME 80 input Sony vision mixer, a three tier production gallery with a large 84 source TFT monitor gallery.
The production truck uses large Pro-Bel routers with all sources and destinations available on the router allowing maximum flexibility. The Calrec Alpha audio desk boasts blue fin technology and the large AES audio router gives the unit impressive audio capabilities, it is fully capable of 5.1 surround sound audio and multi-track recordings with a vast array of outboard equipment.
The production gallery has been carefully designed to create a welcoming and spacious working environment, which includes high quality interior lighting, seating and finishes.
Rob Hollier, O21 Television’s Managing Director said “We believe Unit 8 is one of the best production trucks in the UK and Europe. The attention to detail throughout the design of the truck and the selection of the latest most fit for purpose technology, will deliver a facility to rival anything in the industry”.