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Europe’s biggest OB vehicle

9 September 2016
Europe’s biggest OB vehicle

AMP Visual TV’s Millennium Signature 12 (MS12) is claimed to be the biggest OB truck in Europe. On display in the outside exhibits area, it was built by Toutenkamion and can cater for the largest multi-camera events.

The 75 square metre vehicle made its debut over the summer at Le Mans, with 24-hour non-stop programming, 45 cameras around the circuit, and a further 52 cameras on board race cars.

Thanks to its modular design and mobile partition system, MS12 can also turn into a 2-in-1 OB for joint operations with two production areas, two audio areas, two vision rooms, up to 42 modular workspaces (slowmo, editing, graphics), and a record number of 12 technical bays.

Its two expanding sides run the full length of the 12.5m trailer, increasing the width from 2.5m to 6.1m.

MS12 is designed around Riedel’s MediorNet infrastructure, which handles routing and processing for video, audio, data, and intercom, deployed in a fully redundant configuration built on a 10Gbps fibre network, with 68 MicroN high-density signal interfaces, eight MetroN core routers, three MediorNet Compact Pros and two MediorNet Modular frames.

The truck carries up to 24 Sony HDC-4300 cameras (but can have up to 44 in total or 22 in UHD mode), 10 HD EVS 8-channel HD servers (up to 14 with fly away units or 7-10 4-channel UHD), a Sony XVS 8000 10M/E (5M/E in UHD) switcher (plus Sony MVS 8000 3M/E – HD only), plus Calrec Apollo and Artemis audio desks.

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