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National Mobile Television unveils latest HD teleproduction vehicles

This month, National Mobile Television rolled out two new HD mobile units, HD10 and SBS1 for use by national and regional sports networks.

Constructed by Venue Services Group (VSG), the mobile units feature the latest in HD equipment. HD10 is a full-scale, 48ft expando truck, with live broadcast equipment, including a Sony MVS8000 switcher, a Yamaha PM4000-52 audio console, Thomson LDK6000 cameras with Canon 100x and 86x lenses and four 4-channel EVS HD LSM-XT digital disc systems.

SBS1 represents a new concept in sports broadcasting that will enable rights holders to provide more efficient, full production television coverage for the visiting team’s fans.

This side-by-side unit is 30ft truck that provides full audio, graphics and engineering for HD and SD broadcasts. This gives visiting sports teams all of the camera feeds and replay functions of the main truck in a more compact mobile unit. Onboard networking capability interfaces with the host router, production switcher, communication and EVS systems. The SBS1 has its own Sony switcher, Midas audio console with surround sound mixing ability, an HD/SD EVS and Chyron Duet Graphics.

HD10 and SBS1 serve Fox Sports Net Bay Area for its HDTV broadcasts of the San Francisco Giants and Oakland Athletics.

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