Megahertz Broadcast Systems has supplied another control vehicle to Aerial Camera Systems (ACS), which will join an existing fleet of units from the company. The latest vehicle is built on a long-wheelbase Ford Transit, with coachbuilding handled in-house by Megahertz. The vehicle accommodates five operators on two desks.
The video system incudes eight fibre inputs of any format up to 1080p at 3Gbps. Synchronisers and up, down and cross converters are provided. The infrastructure includes a Blackmagic Design 40x40 router, and monitoring is on six Sony OLED monitors, and via quad splits onto DVI monitors. Harris Broadcast provided in-vision waveform monitors.
“We have worked with Megahertz for a number of years now and are delighted with the work they have delivered for us,” said Phillip Beckett, managing director of Aerial Camera Systems.
The vehicle features three CTP Systems talkback units and a Tait radio for digital wireless communications. Deep equipment racks, with equipment mounted on both the front and back, are also in use.
“Our long relationship with Aerial Camera Systems has always been rewarding, because their requirements are always unique,” said Steve Burgess, technical director at Megahertz Broadcast Systems. “We were delighted to be able to build this new vehicle for them, to support the increasing use of multiple special cameras at sports and other live events.”