OBLite HD Trailer
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OBLite packs the functionality of a full-scale Outside Broadcast van into a high-spec trailer engineered to get you into all those tight spots – whether red-carpet soirees, sporting contest, concerts or news events. Despite its small footprint amd low power consumption, the OBLite is fully equipped to capture and transport live HD footage and signals.
Capable of housing a seven- to eight-person production and operation crew, OBLite features eight of the latest Hitachi Z-HD6000 camera channels. The main operational upgrade sees the trailer’s production workflow redesigned using Ross Video’s new innovative openTruck blueprint, ensuring increased efficiency, video quality, and the ability to quickly reconfigure the trailer for different events. Ross Video’s Carbonite vision mixer, NK Series routing system and glue have been implemented from its openGear platform, as well as the powerful and compact LAWO V_pro8 1U video processor, which Gearhouse is the exclusive reseller of in the UK and Ireland.
Structural updates to OBLite include a new, lighter chassis, built-in retractable door steps, a load-bearing roof with operator safety harness and anti-slip surface, waterproof mouse holes for cable runs, stabilisation jacks and flush door locking mechanisms. All external units have been encased and a new internal cooling system has been installed, while the illuminated tail board has been redesigned with separated power units. OBLite now includes a new LED lighting array as well as ECE 104 compliant reflective tape and ‘On Air’ lights. Changes to the interior lay-out also allow for two 6-channel HD EVS XT server positions.
The OBLite is the first of its kind, offering entertainment, sports and news organisations full production capability in a highly affordable, compact footprint. We didn’t just squeeze as many features as we could into a standard configuration. We started from scratch, considering critical production elements and ergonomics. The new trailer design allows us to make the best use of available space and customise equipment choices where needed.
With a build time of weeks not months, the custom trailer can easily house an eight-person production and operation crew and features eight Hitachi camera channels.
Smaller doesn’t mean less equipped. The OBLite comes standard with the highest quality outside broadcast production equipment and HD capabilities. Or, we can design your OBLite exactly to your specifications. Give us your requirements and we’ll create a van customised to your needs.
• Eight HD camera channels including one super slo-mo
• Up to two Six-channel - four in/two out - replay server (if required)
• Two-channel graphics
• Ross router
• Ross Carbonite 2ME vision mixer
• Two Lawo V_pro8 video processors
• Studer Vista 1 - 22 fader mixing console with up to two remote stage boxes
• Telex talkback system