Global systems company Studiotech has unveiled its new Mobile Production Studio system. The new system aims to give quick access to facilities for the management of multi-camera events. It complies with IATA transportation regulations of size and weight, and the company claims its major advantage is its quick and easy set up and installation.
The multi-camera system allows up to four cameras, using embedded audio, up to 100m from the control unit. The connection for each camera is via a single cable supplied on a drum, and the system requires a single mains connection.
A Sony MCS-8M multi format compact switcher features in the central control unit, with one mix effect. Inputs include the signals from the four cameras, and programme and preview output signals are provided and may be routed to transmission and/or to each of the cameras. A Sony PWM-50 XD CAM HD 422 card recorder/player is provided for recording or playouts, and an XLR connection is provided for the intercom headset at each camera position.
Each camera system comprises a Vinten tripod, a camera and a junction box developed by Studiotech serving as an interface between the mobile studio and each camera. Almost all industrial and broadcast cameras can be integrated without modification.
A screen mounted in the lid of the transportation case displays all sources and output signals through a 10 signal multiviewer. A fibre interface developed by Studiotech enables coding and decoding for the audio and video signals and the optical signals. The single mode fibre connectors are interfaced via connectors and cables going to and from the cameras. The fibre interface used to transform the SDI and intercom signals into optical signals is one of the dedicated elements in the concept of the studio system.