Hebden Bridge, UK (August 7, 2017)—F&F Productions' all-new 4K HDR production truck, GTX-18, rolled into Anaheim, CA, two weeks ago for its first show with a Calrec Audio Artemis Beam console onboard.
The 64-fader Artemis Beam on board GTX-18 uses Calrec's exclusive Bluefin2 FPGA technology, with 13 Calrec Hydra2 I/O devices and eight MADI I/O units providing seamless fiber-based signal transport. One I/O box is deployed in a booth kit that can be set up anywhere on location to deliver audio feeds from announcers. Other I/O units are part of stage boxes for use in live entertainment venues.
The truck’s first show was a UHD broadcast of the UFC fight between Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier for AT&T Entertainment/DirecTV viewers. GTX-18 then headed cross-country to Charlotte, NC, for CBS/DirecTV's UHD coverage of the PGA Championship at the Quail Hollow Club.
The truck will next go to Miami for Telemundo's live broadcast of the "Premious Tu Mundo" ("Your World Awards").