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Fabulous New OB-Team 3D Truck

OB-Team (Eiksmarka, Norway) stay one step ahead of its competition with its new 3D stereoscopic capable, 16-camera HD Outside Broadcast vehicle dubbed "HD 3" – the first of its kind in Scandinavia. The truck was build  by systems integration specialist Broadcast Networks (Alton, UK), providing extreme temperature insulation systems and featuring heated floor and roofto ensure the vehicle stays warm and doesn’t get large amounts of snow building up on the roof

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At 13.6 meters long, the new OB-van will be one of the largest on the road. It features a single moving side that expands a full 1.87 meters (5 feet) thanks to the clever use of fold-out walls and even a fold-out equipment rack. 


Inside a 3D OB-Truck

Note: the above video was shot in 2010 and is NOT  feturing the new OB-Team truck presented in the text.

Technical stuff

The new OB-Team vehicle is equipped with 19 camera chains comprising a combination of Sony HDC-1500’s, HDC-P1’s (mounted on 3 x 3D rigs), 3 x EVS XT-3 stereoscopic 3D-enable slow-motion replay servers and 3 x Link research wireless RF camera systems.

As well as being a 3D production vehicle, the system also boasts a new Miranda Hybrid NV8500 series router that is capable of routing 200 3G video inputs to 256 outputs with 16 channels of embedded audio on each input and output and 6 channels of MADI audio (64ch each). This means that the router is capable of routing in excess of 6,900 audio channels! 

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3D Slow-motion servers by EVS

The XT3 servers from EVS are being used by OB-Team to ingest and playback multi-camera feeds. They can be configured to support up to eight channels in HD or six DualLink or 3G channels in multiple IN/OUT modes for live 3D or 1080p productions. MulticamLSM is used to control the servers, allowing LSM operators to produce instant replays, including Super Slow Motion action replays in 3D, and to create highlight packages. The servers are interconnected via EVS’ high-bandwidth media sharing network XNet2, which allows LSM operators to gain instant access to all A/V content recorded on any connected XT3 server.

“We can now provide a full experience for the fans, get to air quickly and efficiently, and with full 3D too”, explained Bjørnar Nordahl,  managing director of OB-Team.

Source: EVS Press Release, Broadcast Networks P.R.