TV Pro Gear Delivers 35-Foot Truck to Trinidad

The International chassis was special ordered for right hand drive

TV Pro Gear has completed building a 35 foot video production truck for GISL TV4 located in Trinidad. Built on a Gerling & Associates rivet free box, the smooth exterior is ideal for branding and wrapping.

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A 56’ pneumatic mast equipped with a Vislink microwave transmitter also features an HD Sidewinder PTZ camera with a 36X zoom lens. With the mast elevated, the view is truly panoramic.

The 12KW diesel generator enables shooting in even the most remote locations.

In order to raise a mast 56’ in the air, it is crucial that the vehicle be absolutely level. A massive computer controlled hydraulic leveling system was installed to precisely level the 28,000-pound vehicle.

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Because Trinidad experiences approximately 40 inches of rain annually, electric awnings extend out twelve feet. Computer controlled, the awnings automatically retract if wind exceeds a pre- determined velocity.

Massive duel HVAC units were installed with a plenum ceiling to deal with the hot humid weather found in the tropics.

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The truck is equipped for concerts, news and sports production. It features:
    Ikegami HDK55 Cameras on SMPTE Lemo Fiber
    Panasonic AW-HE120 PTZ robotic cameras
    For-A HVS390 Switcher with two Mix/Effects banks
    Blackmagic Hyperdeck SSD Recorders
    Newtek 3Play425 6-Channel Instant Replay
    Chyron Dual Channel Lex3 Title/Graphics Generator
    Clear-Com wired and wireless Intercom (6-channels)
    Tektronix 8000 Sync and Test Signal Generator with GPS
    Midas 40 Channel Digital Audio Mixer

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In the past, video trucks required a dedicated “machine room” to house the switcher, recorders, routers, title generator and replay system. However, due to the continuing process of miniaturization, equipment is getting smaller and smaller. Because of this, TV Pro Gear was able to install all of the equipment in half-racks underneath the operator consoles. The consoles are on stainless steel roller-bearings tracks that easily pull out from the wall for installation and service. By doing this, TV Pro Gear has achieved that same effective working area in a 35’ truck that previously was only available with a 40+ foot truck. This savings in overall length was critical because the roads in Trinidad cannot accommodate 40’ trucks.

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Government Information Services Limited (GISL) was established in 2006 as a state owned limited liability company to provide greater flexibility and transparency in communicating government information in a ‘real time’ information environment. GISL is the principle agent for the efficient management and dissemination of relevant and trusted government information; it provides marketing and communications consultancy services to Government Ministries and Agencies and implements and facilitates media production and broadcasting.

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About TV Pro Gear:
TV Pro Gear designs and builds television stations, production facilities, video trucks and flypacksTM for companies all over the world. Recent clients include Comcast, AT&T, Bloomberg, NBC, FOX, and the City of Manhattan Beach. TV Pro Gear has recently engineered trucks for Nigeria and Trinidad.

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