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New ABS HD Mobile Truck Kept Busy in Pacific Northwest

Advanced Broadcast Solutions said its newest multiformat HD mobile production truck for broadcasters and other clientele in the Pacific Northwest, now on the road for about two months, has already served several customers—including KHQ-TV in Spokane, Wash.

ABS helped the station produce its first live HD telecast (“The Lilac Parade”) in May. The multi-media truck has also been used in Oregon by KGW-TV in Portland to produce that station’s first HD special as well (“The Starlight Parade”). KGW-TV brought back the mobile HD production center this month for its Fourth of July special coverage, and will bring it back to Portland for Thanksgiving.

Kent, Wash.-based ABS said the gear on its new 24-foot long HD truck includes: three Thomson LDK-4000 Triax HD cameras (with 14-bit A/D conversion, 22-bit processing, and Canon lenses); a Broadcast Pix Slate 5016 2 M/E production switcher with integrated clipstore; an Inscriber TitleMotion Pro CG and stillstore; a Roland RSS M-400 48-channel, 18-bit digital audio mixing console with four stereo EFX processors; a dozen 31-band global equalizers; independent channel audio processing; a multiviewer LCD monitor system; a Edius HD nonlinear edit package; Sennheiser mics; a live streaming encoder; and a Clear-Com Eclipse 24-channel intercom with IFB.