German broadcast production company HD Broadcast has unveiled its new UHD 2 OB van, built for the company by Broadcast Solutions.
The truck is currently one of the largest OBs available in Germany, with an interior space of around 60 m2. Broadcast Solutions technicians installed around 70 km of cable, over 400 RU of rack space and 23 cable trays in the trailer.
It can work with a maximum of 30 cameras (UHD/HDR), and uses a multi-format production system based on 4K/12G-SDI UHD Single Link / 3G-SDI Quad Link/HD/HDR formats. The vehicle houses 10 EVS VIA servers.
UHD 2 has been designed as a trailer with three extensions covering the complete trailer length, providing two full control rooms. A third control room is available with the support van. It is also equipped with a UPS unit, which ensures 15 minutes of autonomous operation of the complete OB in case of a power failure.
“The initial planning provided for a rather tight schedule of 10 months for the construction of the UHD 2. We have a long-lasting business relationship with Broadcast Solutions, and I was sure that Broadcast Solutions would be able to deliver such an ambitious and unusual project to my satisfaction, even within the short time available,” said Constantin Novotny, CTO and CEO of HD BROADCAST.
UHD 2 is expected to be deployed for the first time at the start of the German Football Association Cup matches, season 2020/21.