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Equipment and expertise to support your TV, Video and Web productions

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Small-to-medium sized

Digital Outside Broadcast Van system

NOW IN HD & SD


for high-quality live-switched broadcast-quality

smaller-scale multi-camera TV production

on today’s limited budgets.

 

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TODAY IN VIDEO FACILITIES IT’S A WHOLE NEW WORLD:

Smart use of modern low-cost technology allows for better results at lower prices.

The old days of requiring high-end gear only for high-end production are gone forever.

 

OUR AIM:

Making smaller budget OBs as good to watch as the bigger ones!

 

OUR MARKET:

Quality webcasting; Broadcast & Pay TV, Events, Corporate.

  

 

 

LATEST NEWS

MOBILE IMAGE GOES HD IN 2014 !

 

 

 

 

NEW HD CONTROL AREA

New HD control area COMPLETED

Ripping out the old SD gear and going to desktop solutions created a lot of extra space for crew!

 

 

 

 

HD CAMERAS

Sony triaxial HXC100 and PMW350 HD cameras NOW BEING INSTALLED

 

Plus up to 8 SD camera chains if required.

 

 

 

 

 

HD RECORDING AND REPLAYS WITH FILE RECORDERS

 

AJA KiPros and BMD Hyperdecks

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Recording Final Cut Pro–friendly PRO RES 422 files to removable drives.

 

GRASS VALLEY K2 SUMMIT SERVER

WITH DYNO SPORTS REPLAY CONTROLLER

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Record up to 8 video channels to hard disk

OR

Record and replay from 4 selectable camera angles

Makes replay packages with dissolves and highlight packages for melt-down or later use;

plus iso-records of the entire production.

 

 

 

AUDIO

Digital audio desk & digital snakes

4 commentator systems

Plenty of microphones, etc.

 

COMMUNICATIONS:

RTS ZEUS talkback system: 24-port programmable comms system with 10 key stations

Phone hybrids & order wires

Lectrosonics IFBs

two duplex FM radio bases with 10 radios.

 

 

 

 

WE ARE ALL ABOUT LIVE TV

 

Live-switched TV coverage is a specialized part of TV production, requiring special skills and facilities

not normally found in “separate- camera-and-editing” production popular these days.

 

Live “OB” production is still the best way to cover long-form events, live to air broadcasting,

webcasts, and recorded productions where a lengthy editing phase is not possible. 

 

Live event coverage is about the only form of compelling video content that isn’t rivalled by the “downloading” revolution,

so it’s well worth focussing on making excellent live content through which viewers share the live experience.

 

We supply subcontracted Outside Broadcast Van facilities and technical expertise,

to producers and other OB companies in the Broadcast, Pay TV, and Events industries.

 

 

 

 

“FLYAWAY KIT” RACKS OBs

 

For those situations where a truck is unsuitable, a small flyaway kit is available.

Only one rack of electronics, the rest is desktop!

Full CUU and technical monitoring is included, for superior picture matching.

 

 

 

 

OUR “VALUE PROPOSITION”

 

·                     Independent and privately-owned

·                     Here to provide technical service and support to our clients.

·                     No hidden agendas of “competing” with our clients: becoming producers or selling & renting gear on the side

·                     Making judicious use of modern lower-cost better-performance kit, where possible, to reduce complexity and costs for clients

·                     Traditional broadcast values and standards maintained, no matter what the means of distribution and viewing: not an AV or IT operation.

·                     Carefully-planned and risk-managed OBs; years of experience!

·                     Genuine good technical knowledge and support.

 

  

 

 

EXPERTISE

 

Owner Peter Collis has 36 years’ working experience in television technology and operations,

with an AFTRS Diploma, an MITC Television Practitioner Certification and recently a SMPTE Citation (see pretentious photo below).

 

Peter also does freelance, TD-ing, CCU-ing and technical consulting, and can supply extra kit into client’s productions and facilities.

 

 

More plaque than in a dentist’s beard.

 

This combination of expertise and well-organised technology provides a useful and hard-to-find supplement to today’s TV industry,

where people with genuine technical knowledge and skills are rapidly becoming extinct.

 

We can recommend or supply specialist freelance TV crew for cameras, cranes, audio, CCU, graphics, switching, etc.

 

 

 

 

 

CROSS-HIRE OF O.B. EQUIPMENT:

 

 

This service is strictly only to other live TV production operations, with similar equipment already.

 

A brief list of kit is available on request.

 

It includes HD and SD components, as well as hard-to-source specialist O.B. accessories.

 

 

 

 

OUR CLIENTS:

 

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Since 1986, our clients have included:

·                 production companies,

·                 independent producers,

·                 events companies,

·                 AV suppliers,

·                 pay and free-to-air channels,

·                 big screen operators,

·                 and support and 2nd unit services to other existing outside broadcast facility providers.