Miranda routes around Telegenic’s latest 3D truck
UK: More details about the kit list for Telegenic’s third 3D truck, T21, are emerging all the time, with the latest manufacturer to go public, Miranda, announcing that the OB specialist has ordered another NVISION 8500 Hybrid digital video/embedded audio router for the vehicle.
Due for completion at the end of May 2011, in time for BSkyB’s coverage of the UEFA Champions League Final, the T21 truck is the third 3D vehicle built by Telegenic. It will be used to cover sporting events primarily, although it will also be used for concerts, cinema work and festivals throughout 2011.
“Miranda is using the very latest technology in its router”, explains Simon Unsworth, Vision Engineer at Telegenic. “It’s almost a generation on from its closest competitor in terms of 3D future-proofing. It also provides the most elegant solution with regards to audio processing. It delivers the work of three separate devices in a single frame, thereby saving space and eliminating video/audio timing issues.”
“Telegenic have been pioneers of 3D outside broadcasting in Europe, and we’ve managed to branch out from solely covering sporting events into light entertainment events. The fact that the router provides processing for 16 channels of audio means that we can easily multi-track events, like concerts, if they need to be remixed for TV”, added Unsworth.
The new truck provides highly integrated production systems and workflows for a faster turn-around between jobs. Telegenic ordered the new NVISION 8500 3Gbps/3D/HD router, configured 576 x 1152, following the success installation of this router model in another 3D truck, the T19.
The NVISION 8500 Hybrid router integrates de-embedding, shuffling, break-away and re-embedding in a single frame, which means that everyday signal processing tasks, like swapping program audio tracks, can be handled simply and elegantly within the router frame. Advanced Hybrid router cards with audio processing can be mixed with standard input and output cards to minimize costs, without impacting essential functionality.