Miranda multiviewers for new CSP HD2 OB Truck
Miranda Kaleido-Modular multiviewers have been installed in CSP Mobile Productions’ new HD-2 outside broadcast truck. Based in Saco, Maine, CSP specialises in sport and entertainment video productions for regional and network clients, and its 53-foot truck was most recently deployed on behalf of ESPN for a season of Big East Conference NCAA basketball coverage.
According to CSP Mobile Productions president Len Chase: “We wanted a high-density unit because the truck needed 52 multiviewers. We considered a number of options and we had very specific needs regarding picture quality, energy efficiency and noise levels. After Miranda visited us to show what they could do for HD-2 with Kaleido-Modular, the decision was easy.”
Kaleido-Modular is a multiviewer on a card and is ideal for production applications. CSP’s HD-2 truck benefits from Kaleido-Modular’s small form factor, which provides the ability to build a total of 20 quad splits using only 10 cards in a 3RU Densité frame.
Chase adds: “A key benefit for us is that because the modular frame is so quiet we have mounted it in a rack close to our operators, which made cabling to monitors a breeze. We’re also impressed with the Kaleido’s ability to rapidly lock onto the appropriate format when an input format changes. Finally, even though we have a highly customized control system for our under-monitor displays, tallies, router switching and GPIs, Kaleido-Modular’s flexibility means that it works absolutely seamlessly with our existing controls.”
Scott Murray, sr. vice president, core products at Miranda: “Our multiviewer modular solutions are designed to ensure that operators have all the tools they need to operate the many small processors in each module while retaining the feel of a large monitor wall. The practical advantages of a small form factor, low power requirement and reduced weight make operators and engineers very happy, but those benefits are almost secondary to Kaleido-Modular’s ability to deliver the consummate functionality of our industry-leading Kaleido multiviewer range.”