Cinevideo chooses Imagine for OB infrastructure

Dolphin-7 equipped with Imagine's Platinum IP3 15RU router
By James Groves,

Cinevideo has selected Imagine Communications to supply the core infrastructure for its new OB truck, Dolphin-7.

According to Imagine, the design allows Cinevideo to serve "the most demanding of today’s requirements, while being ready for the IP future".

The 12-metre, triple-expanding unit provides up to 60 square metres of internal space, and accommodates two production and two audio control rooms. It is capable of handling HD and 4k/UHD resolutions, as well as SD and HDR signals simultaneously.

Imagine provided its Platinum IP3 15RU router for the integration, which delivers multi-viewer capability and the ability to switch large numbers of signals. IP3 also handles video up and down conversion, audio multiplexing and de-multiplexing and discrete AES and MADI.

“Dolphin-7 has been designed to be as flexible as possible, to accommodate a variety of events and to meet all customer requirements,” said Andrea Buonomo, executive sales manager at Cinevideo.

“Versatility is a key function in live production and the quick configurability of the IP3 helps us seamlessly move from different productions – or even to different clients for the same production – without the downtime normally required to prepare a mobile production unit.

"We chose the IP3 router to empower our operators with the ability to switch configurations at will and handle native 4k along with 3G or HD signals simultaneously.”