Imagin and Touring Video Collaborate to Power 4K Live Production in TV4 Truck
“Imagine Communications has been a reliable strategic partner for our business for the last decade, equipping our production trailers and flypacks with advanced technologies that ensure a seamless and high-quality remote broadcast, while offering on-the-ground support that is second to none,” said Doug Armstrong, president and founder, Touring Video. “Having a 3G backbone on our TV4 truck made it much easier and more cost effective to transition to UHD using existing infrastructure. This is not a proof of concept—it is a fully functional solution that is able to roll off the show floor and produce an 10+-camera UHD show today.”
A key enabler in the TV4 trailer is the recently deployed Platinum™ IP3 router, which integrates mixed-format video and audio routing, multiviewer functionality, mux/demux, frame sync and advanced I/O options such as MADI and fiber — all within a single, space-saving frame. This 3G router provides the quad linking and scalability necessary to make UHD possible today. The Selenio™ Media Convergence Platform offers advanced multichannel, multi-format modules for video and audio processing, compression and multiplexing – including Imagine Communications’ industry-leading SEL-1UHD-U and SEL-1UHD-D up and down converters for 4K. Other solutions deployed in the TV4 production truck include low-latency Platinum SX Pro Multiviewers, QVM6800+T quad multiviewer plug-in cards and Selenio™ X50 intelligent frame synchronizer/ converters, all coordinated through a Magellan™ router control panel. TV4 also features Sony’s new ICP X7000 switcher control panel, UHD-4K cameras, monitors and 4K server solutions.
“Touring Video is well recognized by the Hollywood community for best-in-class production, and we have been thrilled to support this innovative company by enabling remote technology breakthroughs,” said Steve Reynolds, chief technology officer, Imagine Communications. “Touring Video has combined the Imagine Communications networking products to deliver what is basically an optical and long-distance extension of the truck’s I/O, while future-proofing the environment for 4K. The TV4 I/O supports an extensive onboard fiber infrastructure that includes direct connectivity to the IP3 router from single-mode fiber with built-in connectivity to copper. This forward-thinking approach eliminates the need to use third-party throwdown converters between fiber devices and traditional truck I/O’s, which is prevalent in mobile production.”
To see the Touring Video mobile truck demonstration, visit Sony’s booth C11001 at NABhow2015. For additional information on Imagine Communications’ end-to-end video infrastructure, advertising systems and workflow management solutions, stop by booth N2702
About Touring Video
Touring Video is a leading mobile production company servicing the west coast entertainment community specifically designed for network game shows, award shows, concerts and corporate events. Combining highly flexible, UHD, 3D, 1080p60-capable remote production trucks, projection systems and flypacks with talented experts, Touring Video delivers seamless, high quality productions.
About Imagine Communications
Imagine Communications Corp. is a global leader in video infrastructure, advertising systems and workflow management solutions serving the media networks, broadcast stations, digital media, communication service provider and enterprise markets spanning 185 countries. Today, nearly half of the world’s video channels traverse through more than 3 million Imagine Communications products deployed around the world. Imagine Communications provides the most complete end-to-end video solutions and is innovating to deliver the most advanced IP, cloud-enabled, software-defined network and workflow solutions in the world.