Yamaha TF3 Hits The Road With New Dutch Outside Broadcast Facility

Yamaha TF3 Hits The Road With New Dutch Outside Broadcast Facility

Increasing demand for his services has seen renowned Dutch cameraman and video editor John Huijbregts build his own 4K outside broadcast truck. A Yamaha TF3 digital mixing console proved the ideal solution for the vehicle’s audio requirements.

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John has worked both nationally and internationally, covering a wide range of different events and productions. His company Dutch Multicam is located in the southern town of Sint Willebrord, with facilities that include edit rooms and full post-production facilities. John has been using Yamaha 01V96 digital mixers for many years and so, when the demand dictated the need to develop an OB facility, he naturally looked to Yamaha again.

“I have a long history of mixing with Yamaha, both for recording and post-production. Many of my colleagues in the broadcast industry also use Yamaha because of their excellent reputation for ease of use, reliability and return on investment,” he says.

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Yamaha TF3 Hits The Road With New Dutch Outside Broadcast Facility

When designing the OB truck, John wanted those virtues with the latest Yamaha technology, which he knew would help him to deliver the quality and flexibility of a large OB-truck, for the rental price of a modest video facility.
Working with his sound engineer Jan Valentijn, he chose the Yamaha TF3 with two Tio1608 Dante i/o units. “We chose the system because there are plenty of outputs and processing for what we need. The Tio1608 units can also be deployed outside the vehicle at recording locations,” says John.

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Yamaha TF3 Hits The Road With New Dutch Outside Broadcast Facility

Complementing the TF3 system are eight 4K cameras and state of the art satellite uplink, streaming and communication facilities, meaning the truck can be deployed to any kind of live or recording situation.

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Yamaha TF3 Hits The Road With New Dutch Outside Broadcast Facility

John Huijbregts in front of his 4K outside broadcast truck

“The TF3 is very easy to operate, making both live streaming and recording very straightforward,” says John. “The vehicle is currently used on projects for several Dutch broadcasters and corporate events and the preset automation is also very useful for the many different jobs that we do.”

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