SIS LIVE, Europe’s largest outside broadcast (OB) and satellite uplink supplier, has launched the next addition to its line-up of new-generation trucks, OB 5. The 13.5m x 3.9m vehicle is fully HD and 3G capable and is equipped for full 5.1 surround sound. It had its first outing on Saturday 2nd
April with BBC coverage of the West Bromwich Albion v Liverpool premier league game for Match of the Day.
David Meynell, managing director, SIS LIVE, says, “OB 5 is a significant addition to our new fleet of advanced vehicles, which are built to the highest technical standards. The unit is designed to comfortably satisfy the requirements of production teams working across the whole breadth of programme genres. Its flexibility, together with state-of-the art engineering, make it a great asset.
OB 5 joins 13 other HD OB units, as part of SIS LIVE’s fleet of new-generation vehicles. All are designed to provide production teams with the latest equipment in a well-designed and comfortable environment. SIS LIVE’s new-generation trucks are completely HD throughout and 3G capable. This means both1080i/50 pictures can be handled as well as being future-proofed for 1080P/50 for progressive transmissions. The double capacity 3G infrastructure also makes the OB vehicle ideal for 3D signal processing and will allow SIS LIVE to continue to be at the forefront of this format.
OB 5 can easily be configured as a powerful two-truck solution and can be integrated to work with our latest HD VT vehicles. OB 5 will be used to cover football, including the Scottish Premier League, and also major national live events. It is already lined up for both the Royal Wedding and Glastonbury Music Festival. It’s very quick to deploy and ideal for events where the production team needs to go in, rig, shoot and then be away by the end of the day. It’s designed to be completely programmable, with all screen, router and talkback configurations being immediately recalled.
OB 5 has three main production areas, with a primary control desk, together with two secondary desks, allowing room for 12 people. The combined engineering and VTR area at the rear of the vehicle can carry up to 20 cameras, as well as four SloMo and four radio cameras. On board are 6 EVS LSM disk recorders. When operating with the second HD VT truck, there will be additional capacity for another 10 EVS operators, two production co-ordinators and an engineer.