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New UHD OB to cover German elections

Studio Berlin is moving to Ultra HD with a new 4K/UHD Streamline OB truck built by Broadcast Solutions, which will cover the German federal elections this month as its first production.

The OB, Ü9, which is being shown in the outside exhibit area, is a Streamline S16, and brings the total of Streamline OBs Broadcast Solutions has built to more than 40, which it claims makes it “the most successful OB van series in the world”.

The Streamline approach “offers maximum flexibility in connection with technology and production workflows,” explained Studio Berlin MD Nick Zimmermann.

“The combination of cutting-edge system integration and field-proven overall concepts, applied by Broadcast Solutions, all come together in a production tool that perfectly serves our purposes. The Ü9 will be a decisive first step in our 4K/UHD strategy – with more steps to follow.”

Ü9 offers up to 20 workplaces and can work with up to 19 HD or Ultra HD cameras. Studio Berlin chose Grass Valley’s LDX 86N native UHD cameras, together with a Karrera 5M/E (132×68) switcher.

For video processing it uses Riedel’s MediorNet as a decentralised signal routing and communications backbone, with MetroN

Core routers plus MicroN standard and multiviewer systems.

Other equipment includes: Sony, AG Neovo, Postium and TV-Logic monitors; and EVS XT3/XT4 slomo servers.