Broadcast Solutions GmbH has joined forces with NEP The Netherlands to deploy a large 24-camera UHD OB truck.
The addition of UHD 2 to NEP Europe’s fleet follows the delivery of UHD 1 in Sweden. The two new OB trucks are the largest mobile production tools in the NEP fleet.
The NEP engineering teams in Sweden and the Netherlands worked with Broadcast Solutions and used UHD 1 as a blueprint for developing UHD 2, by adding new technology and changing workflow designs where appropriate.
UHD 2 currently works with 24 UHD cameras and provides 27 workplaces. Slow-mo, graphics or editor positions can be assigned to different desks individually.
For video switching and management, NEP opted for Grass Valley LDX 86N cameras and Karrera video switchers for both production areas. Riedel’s MicroN platform provides flexible video switching, multiviewing and digital glue options.
The first successful test of UHD 2 took place in April, producing an Eros Ramazotti concert at the Ziggo Dome in Amsterdam with 21 cameras. Recently UHD 1 and UHD 2 were on production for the Ice Hockey World Championships in Slovakia.
NEP The Netherlands lead solutions consultant Theo Stam said: “With the UHD 2, NEP the Netherlands adds a unique OB truck not only to the Dutch market but it will be a nice addition to NEP’s entire European fleet.
“As UHD 2 is built on the same blueprint as UHD 1 both trucks can be combined to function as one of the biggest OB facilities in Europe but the two trucks can also work together as each other’s backup.”