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Trickbox TV invests in 4K kit

Equipment includes first UK MultiDyne 4K camera fibre systems and 4K multi-camera PPU

Broadcast services provider Trickbox TV has made a significant investment in 4K production equipment in response to increased demand for large 4K multi-camera production services.

Trickbox TV now has ten of the 4K MultiDyne camera fibre systems that enable cameras such as Canon C300s or Sony F55 to become ‘system cameras’. Purchased through the MultiDyne UK supplier Albion Technical Distribution, the new fibre systems – which are the first to be purchased in the UK – allow Trickbox TV to offer 4K multi-camera production for any kind of production including events spread over wide areas. As well as being part of Trickbox TV’s production service offering, the camera systems are available for dry hire. Trickbox TV also purchased Argosy fibre cable to work with the 4K camera systems.

Liam Laminman, managing director Trickbox TV, said, “As 4K production becomes more prevalent and demand increases, it made sense for us to invest in an end-to-end 4K workflow that will take us from capture to delivery across a variety of projects, whether we are doing a multi-camera shoot at Tower Bridge TV Studios or large music festivals.”

In addition, Trickbox TV has invested in a 4K vision mixer, 4K signal processing equipment, a 4K video router, several file-based recorders and additional multi-camera equipment in order to build a unique, customised 4K PPU (portable production unit), as well as upgrading its existing HD/SD PPUs. The equipment was purchased via CVP.