TVN Live Production has acquired three MatchBox Generator and Analyser systems – complete with MatchBox Glass licenses – from Hitomi to upgrade its capability across its studios complexes in Hamburg and Hanover as well as in its OB trucks.
According to Hitomi, the upgrade means that TVN can benefit from absolute synchronicity between video and audio and deliver parallel output formats such as HD, 1080p and UHD.
The production company plans to upgrade all its studios and OB trucks to Hitomi MatchBox as it transitions more of its capabilities from 1080i to 1080p/UHD.
All TVN OB vans producing 1080p/UHD are now equipped with MatchBox, while the company’s flightcase-based production unit, TVN-MPU3, houses both the legacy system for 1080i projects along with MatchBox to support 1080p.
Christoph Moll, technical manager at TVN Live Production said: “The Glass app gives us a huge advantage and means that we can once again extend the reliability of synchronous video / audio transmission, even when we process signals from external service providers. Everyone on the team has an iPhone at hand and can access the app and test audio and video links from in front of the camera quickly and easily. In the OB van, we can read the runtime with the Hitomi system and seamlessly make adjustments accordingly.”