Nashville, TN (October 27, 2014)—Nashville–based mobile production company TNDV has added a sixth truck to its fleet, containing Avid, JoeCo, RTS and Soundcraft equipment.
The 40-foot truck offers a similar video and audio infrastructure to TNDV’s other medium-sized, multi-format mobile production trucks. The architecture adopts TNDV’s strategy of flexibly customizing the workflow to meet a client’s demands, rather than forcing broadcasters, venues and other customers to work within a fixed system.
Elevation is the same size as TNDV’s flagship Aspiration truck, and offers a similar audio infrastructure, with a redundant Pro Tools system, JoeCo MADI recorders and an 80-port RTS ADAM intercom system, but adds a Soundcraft Vi3000 audio console for expanded functionality. On the video side, it includes a Ross Vision 3 switcher, an Imagine Communications Platinum integrated router and Aja Ki-Pro recorders, along with multiple Hitachi SK-HD1000 cameras for multi-standard, multi-format field production.
“The Vi3000 moves us into the 96-input world from the 64-input world of our other video-centric trucks, and adds an integrated I/O infrastructure located physically on the desk itself,” said Nic Dugger, TNDV owner and president. “This not only increases our channel count for larger audio productions, but simplifies our setup and configuration process for signal processing and source equipment across the audio infrastructure.”
Elevation also adds unique energy-efficient flourishes to differentiate it from other mobile production trucks, including an on-board 25kW generator to power air conditioners and the entire Elevation production infrastructure. “Elevation becomes self-powered with the flip of an onboard switch, eliminating the costs of expensive generator rentals,” said Dugger. “TNDV specializes in challenging shoots in unusual locations, from private outdoor concerts to high-intensity athletic events in temporary venues. This helps us reduce costs for our clients, and is especially helpful for tight production budgets.”