Rastatt, Germany (October 21, 2020)—Lawo partner ARET Video & Audio Engineering has designed and built a 24-fader mc²36 all-in-one console system with two compact Lawo stageboxes for a Middle East customer’s 4K OB truck.
The Gulf state client manages a culture-based television channel in addition to various tourist, cultural and media activities, and plans to expand into the filming of sporting events. The new OB van features a layout that maximizes internal space while allowing interoperability between three operational areas.
The van features a main production area, with monitor wall, slow motion equipment and character generator stand, an audio room, with its custom acoustic insulation, and an engineering and camera control area with control of up to eight cameras via fiber-optic connection, plus two wireless cameras. Each of these areas, including the racks, has its own independent air conditioning system optimized for the area’s tough weather conditions.
A fiber Ravenna IP connection to two Lawo Compact I/O stageboxes ensures flexibility during remote productions and reduces cabling infrastructure needed to send audio back to the truck. The van’s mc²36 console interfaces directly with the video router via MADI, giving router operators direct access to all audio signals, plus the audio signal processing toolbox offered by Lawo.
“We are very proud of the result,” says Umberto Asti, vice president of ARET. “This project is one of the first, if not the very first, full-12G UHD OB van in the Gulf area, and its workflow is proof that you can build a cost efficient 4K OB van using 12G-SDI without compromising either signal quality or workflow.”
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