Las Vegas (May 3, 2006)–Manhattan-based mobile production services provider All Mobile Video recently put the finishing touches on Titan, its new flagship high-definition video truck, which made its official debut at the 2006 NAB Show.
All Mobile Video’s Eric Duke (right) and father, Anton, at Titan’s Studer Vista 8Aside from featuring the latest HD cameras, VTRs, monitors and related video infrastructure, the new unit boasts one of the world’s largest Studer Vista 8 digital audio consoles–this one being even bigger than the first Vista 8 that AMV installed in its 53-foot triple expando Celebrity truck last year.
At just under 10 feet wide, Titan’s 72-fader console comprises 96 mic/line inputs, 80 pairs of AES inputs, 56 bi-directional MADI I/Os (plus 56 more for connection with DASH multitrack machines), 120 analog line outputs, and is accompanied by an extensive outboard DSP rack. An additional 24 analog line and 16 AES inputs on a remote I/O unit at the end of 500 feet of hardened fiber cable further enable the desk to be used with other OB vehicles. Given its size as one of the longest Vista 8s ever manufactured by Studer, the console has been integrated lengthwise within the truck rather than in the standard forward-facing orientation.
AMV’s new Titan-sized Studer Vista 8 digital live production console”With two of All Mobile Video’s units now equipped with Vista 8s and a third desk on the set of Martha at Chelsea Television Studios, it should be fairly obvious how pleased we are with the console’s acceptance, performance and reliability,” said AMV/Chelsea president Eric Duke. “There’s no doubt that our new Titan truck really impressed those who saw it at NAB, and part of that ‘wow factor’ can certainly be attributed to the Vista 8. It is a remarkable desk.”
Measuring 66 feet long and 21 feet wide when fully expanded, Titan lives up to its name by being the largest production truck to hit North American highways. Capable of accommodating up to two dozen HD/SD cameras and VTRs, the vehicle reportedly garnered lots of attention at NAB.
The Studer Vista 8 digital live production console combines and extends the on-air features of the Vista 6 with the dynamic automation of the Vista 7 to create a highly sophisticated and flexible multipurpose live broadcast desk. In addition to common Vista series features like the intuitive Vistonics interface, Virtual Surround Panning (VSP) and AutoTouch Plus dynamic automation, the Vista 8 offers a completely redesigned central control bay, greatly extended output metering and matrixing, and a host of other significant features.
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