Rewindm deploys cutting-edge OB fleet for football, boxing and more
Rewindm is a television production company based in Naples and operating a number of mobile production units. Day-to-day, the company is engaged in capturing a wide variety of sports content – including Serie A football, volleyball, boxing, horse-racing and tennis – as well as entertainment, talk shows, documentaries, fashion shows and more.
The fleet comprises six units, namely: DIRECTOR EXT HD 12, EXT HD 8 DIRECTOR, DIRECTOR EXT 9 HD, SD 5 EXT DIRECTOR and DIRECTOR EXT 4 SD, along with a recently-constructed one of 12m in length.
All vehicles are designed and manufactured in-house. In the case of EXT HD 12, the vehicle was constructed on an Iveco 150E, a vehicle of nearly 10m in length, and features a specification including: eight TVLOGIC 17” and four Sony HD LCD 40” monitors; a Kahuna 2.5 ME video mixer, GUI interface and auxiliary panel; two matrix panels from Probel; two connected Probel Halo 32 video matrices; intercom technology from Telex; and Genelec audio monitors.
Camera lenses include Fujinon 87X, 72X and 18X, as well as Canon 21X, 22X, 17X and 16X. Also onboard are Sony cameras, distribution equipment from Harris, and embedders and converters from Miranda, among other technology.
The second vehicle in terms of importance, EXT 8 HD, is built on an Iveco Eurocargo 80EL and incorporates a specification featuring: eight Sony HXC100 cameras; JVC 42” HD monitors in the production area; a FOR-A HVS-390HS video switcher; Drake intercom panels; Sony and JBL speakers; a Talia Pal 32 x 32 matrix; and a variety of HD distribution and conversion equipment.
Also onboard are two BLT Rus Colour video servers and a Sony XDCAM video camcorder, an SPG Tektronix 300 test generator, various HD and SD tools by Videotek and Terranex, and more.
The latest addition to the inventory, OB-Track 12m, features expansion capability and can work with up to 18 cameras – specifically, Sony HDC-1500s. Only part of the body section and mechanical structure were manufactured externally, since all mobile vehicles of Rewindm are otherwise designed, wired and assembled in-house.
All vehicles are also equipped with BLT and EVS equipment, while Canon lenses are widely deployed as well.