HD 8


Specially developed to cope with the extremities of the Australian climate, this multi purpose, double expanding supertruck offers versatile production facilities and 4K capability. With comprehensive vision, engineering, VTR and audio areas, HD8 extends to 16.1m when fully expanded, and can easily accommodate 32 dedicated staff in climate-controlled comfort.  

Equipment includes 30 HD multi-format cameras, plus radio cameras and six POV cameras. Recording capability comes from eight EVS and four HD CAM recorders. 

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Tech spec

Spec:  Double side expanding

Vision Mixer: Sony MVS 7000, 4ME, 80 input 36 output, 4 channels internal DVE processing plus key resizers on all ME’s

Vision Router: 378 x 622 Miranda NV8576 3G fully integrated Hybrid router. (Embed, De Embed, Analogue, AES3 and MADI IO) 30 inputs and 18 outputs on fibre

Cameras: 30 x HD camera including 4 x Super motion and 6 x POV

Audio mixing console: LAWO MC2 56 MK1, 64 Fader 

Audio signal processing: Up to 888 Channels, 144 summing busses,

Audio monitoring: Full Genelec surround sound  

Replay:  8 x EVS XT3 - 8 channel, 4 x HD VTR, 8 x DVD Recorders, 2 x USB Recorders

Replay Transition: 5 x Replay transition devices with full VMU machine control

Comms matrix: 192 port, dual node,  Riedel artist system, inc. 18 external panel ports, 48 Channels of MADI IO, independent Eng and Prod TB ports for all CCU bases & VOIP capability.

Production Tier 1: 100+ source monitors plus PGM/ PVW available via 24 x Imagine Communications QVM6800 Quad split processor with cascade, Across 18 x SONY LMD 2450 1920 BY 1080 HD LCD Display and an additional 10 x Marshall Dual Pack 1920 x 1080 Monitors

Production Tier 2: 6 x fully equipped operational positions with up to 48 source monitors across 12 x 23" 1920 by 1080 HD displays

Replay Tier 1: 6 x  fully equipped Replay operator position with 3 row quad split monitoring on Ikegami 21" HD Monitors (72 source monitors)

Replay Tier 2: 3 x fully equipped replay operator / tape producer positions with 2 row quad split monitoring (24 source monitor expandable to 36 with cascade)

CCU & Engineering: 8 x CCU / Vision operator positions with Sony PVM1741 OLED Grade 1 vision monitors plus 2 x fully equipped engineering positions

AUDIO: Dual audio director equipped Audio control room with tuned Genelec surround monitoring and additional Comms engineering position.

Power: 2 x 90A Marachelle inlet (total combined Tech and AC draw is approx 100A per phase)

AC: 90KW Total AC via 3 x 30KW Chilled water plants


Video below shows OB truck HD5,  which is identical to HD6, HD7, HD8 and HD9.

Monitor stack

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