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Video Europe debuts C2S OB

The 16-camera OB truck, built by C2S Systems for Video Europe, is now complete

The 16-camera double expanding outside broadcast truck, built by C2S Systems for Video Europe, is now complete. Construction of the 26-tonne truck began in January, as reported by TVBEurope, and the vehicle has recently carried out its first production, at Chelsea FC’s Player of the Year awards in London.

C2S engineers worked with Video Europe on the production to offer technical support during the handover period, with six Sony HDC-2500 channels and one EVS XT3 being rigged for Chelsea.

The Mercedes Benz Azor truck boasts a Sony MVS-7000X vision mixer and OLED monitors, a 3G Miranda NVISION 8500 Series hybrid router, Miranda 3G digital glue, a Calrec Omega digital audio console, a Kaleido modular multi-viewer, and Tektronix waveform vector-scopes. C2S delivered an 18-tonne support vehicle at the same time.

Steve Green, managing director of Video Europe, said, “The new truck has enabled us to meet our clients’ needs and to win the jobs – before we didn’t have a big enough vehicle for these kinds of production.”

Following the success of the initial build, the two companies have agreed a £1.35 million project for C2S to build a further vehicle and a flypack, to support Video Europe’s ongoing expansion. The new unit aims to offer a more compact solution, allowing clients to get into tighter spaces.

The new OB unit is due to be on the road in late 2014 and will offer up to 10 camera channels, two EVS and six VTs. C2S will fit the vehicle with Sony production monitoring, a Sony MVS-3000 vision mixer, Evertz timing equipment and Miranda multi-viewer and distribution equipment. It will also have Snell video routing, Telex communications and Tektronix measurement equipment.