Los Angeles, CA (May 11, 2016)—All Mobile Video (AMV) has debuted a new remote truck featuring 11 Focusrite RedNet converters installed to handle management and distribution of the audio communications, IFB and camera control circuits throughout the video and audio production environment. The truck, named Zurich, debuted in late February 2016 at iHeartRadio’s inaugural iHeart80s Party at the 17,500-capacity Forum in Inglewood, CA. The event featured 1980s music acts Culture Club, Billy Idol, Missing Persons, Rick Springfield, Loverboy and Tears For Fears, as well as DJs and VJs from the decade.
The 4K-capable truck generated the live broadcast to iHeartRadio’s digital platforms while also shooting and archiving Ultra High-Definition video of the show for future use. Al Centrella, A1 audio operator, created the live broadcast production audio mix in Zurich, integrating the music mix delivered by mixers Jay Vicari and John Harris in the two M3 (Music Mix Mobile) trucks at the venue.
The RedNet system, combined with an RTS ADAM Frame with OMNEO media networking option, has been implemented initially to distribute audio communications over the Dante network to audio and video production personnel. A single 8-channel RedNet 1 unit has been installed to carry IFB interrupt signals while a second RedNet 1 handles IFB non-interrupt circuits. Five 16-channel RedNet 2 boxes transport the 4-wire intercoms to the outside world along with the camera CCU links and 2- to 4-wire comms.
The truck’s mixing console and broadcast audio monitoring system are additionally fitted with Dante interface cards. Ian Vysick, audio development specialist for AMV, plans to deploy the other four RedNet 2 units as portable 16-channel interfaces. Zurich is one of the few remote trucks in the country to adopt IP networking on this scale, says Vysick, who plans to begin testing the capabilities of the network by moving audio around the truck and to and from the stage, as well as interfacing with other production entities at future events.