DB Video invests in SAM Kahuna for new 4K HDR OB truck
OB-11 will be used to support live productions, including sports and events such as the annual Tomorrowland dance music festival, allowing DB Video to deliver simultaneous live UHD, HDR and HD services to its customers. Kahuna – running SAM’s latest FormatFusion4 technology, which brings HDR capabilities to all inputs and outputs – also allows the DB Video team to simultaneously record in 4K/UHD HDR and go live in HD SDR (1080p50). It is also fully compatible with all major 4K cameras on the market.
Dimitri Beyaert, CEO at DB Video said, “The combination of Kahuna and FormatFusion4 makes OB-11 a very flexible truck and allows us to meet the current and future needs of our customers in a growing 4K market. The modular control panel also gives us an extra layer of flexibility, providing an easy to use, compact mixing panel with all the buttons you need in one place.”
Robert Szabo-Rowe, EVP and General Manager, Live Production & Infrastructure, SAM commented, “SAM is committed to delivering the highest quality images and believes that the combination of HDR and UHD is the way to do this. We are also very focused on enabling our customers to seamlessly mix any format and any resolution in a live production environment without compromise or latency. We are delighted that our technology sits at the heart of DB Video’s new truck, allowing it to deliver unmatched HDR capability to its customers.”
SAM has the vision to deliver business-transforming solutions across the media production ecosystem. Our future-ready systems enable broadcasters, content owners and service providers to evolve their business models to succeed in the consumer-driven era. We understand that it’s not only about the future – to get there, today’s needs are also paramount; our smart, agile technology maximizes efficiency and productivity in today’s rapidly changing media landscape.