_wige unveils new HD OB truck HD_two and adds LDX series to camera inventory

New OB truck HD_two debuts at Lausitzring round of the DTM

_wige MEDIA AG will deploy its new HD OB truck HD_two for the first time at the Lausitzring from 29 to 31 May for the second DTM race meetings of the 2015 season. HD_two will handle the production of the national broadcast by Südwestrundfunk (SWR), with equipment including three wireless cameras, a separate highlights edit suite and a range of audio technologies. The vehicle, assembled on the chassis of the company’s previous Ü6 truck and comprehensively rebuilt over the last few months to meet the latest standards, incorporates a video production set, an audio production set and a multi-purpose area for tasks such as editing and secondary production.

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HD_two is equipped for 12 camera systems – two in super-slow motion – and for four EVS production servers. A Lawo mc²56mkII audio system permits multiple Dolby mixes, with the capability of producing a variety of signals. The infrastructure as a whole is future-oriented for 3G signals throughout. An additional production space in the support vehicle may be used as an edit station or an additional production set.

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Following the introduction of OB truck HD_one in February 2014, _wige is expanding its HD capacity with HD_two to service demanding live productions even more comprehensively. Grass Valley LDX Series added to camera inventory _wige has also expanded its equipment inventory by acquiring a number of new HD camera systems, investing in LDX Series cameras from manufacturer Grass Valley. This product line is an ideal complement to _wige’s existing infrastructure and can be applied in a wide variety of situations.

As part of the investment the _wige portfolio now includes an LDX86 camera. This will be offered on the market when not assigned to in-house productions and is available to customers effective immediately on an equipment hire basis.

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The innovative six-fold super-slow motion camera is deployed in sports coverage to generate footage not currently possible with conventional super-slow motion cameras. The LDX86 provides an attractive alternative, especially when covering very high speed sporting disciplines.

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“We have currently invested significantly both in our vehicles and equipment for the live broadcast sector, ensuring this unit is fully oriented towards the future,” commented _wige MEDIA AG CEO Peter Lauterbach.

"The Grass Valley LDX86 is one of the most modern super-slow motion cameras and it was a logical step to integrate it as a component in our portfolio, allowing us to offer customers the best possible solution for special and specific applications.“

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