All Mobile Video rolling out 53-foot truck

This June All Mobile Video will roll out a 53-foot triple-expando truck that it believes will shake up the market
We ll be showing the truck at NAB and there will definitely be some surprises, says Lee Blanco, All Mobile Video director of mobile operations.

Among the features Blanco can take about is a full-blow audio area, complete with a Studer Vista 8 audio console. It s a very intuitive and user-friendly console that is great for Surround Sound needs, says Blanco.

The truck will be capable of handling 24 cameras with a Sony MVS8000A switcher on hand to call the shots. Twenty-four VTRs and four EVS units will also be standard.

According to Blanco massive firepower is the theme, whether it s the audio board or the Sony switcher. It will also be able to handle both 720p and 1080i productions in their native formats thanks to Sony HDC-1500 cameras.

We really believe in leading in HD, says Blanco of the company s third HD truck. A lot of trucks are doing either 720p or 1080i but there aren t many doing both.

The Leitch cross-conversion gear will play a big part in making the truck fully HD capable. The Leitch product line, especially on the cross converters, can do everything, says Blanco. For the capability they deliver they re very cost effective.

AMV’s new HD truck incorporates the Leitch NEO XHD series of modular HD up/down/cross converters; the Leitch 6800+ series of HD downconverters; and NUCLEUS, a user-configurable real-time control panel to centralize the operational control of processing, branding and routing equipment.

“The Leitch HD platform was selected because its control system gave us the advanced features and flexibility we needed in our new HD truck,” adds Richard Duke, vice president, AMV. “The control system can be customized for individual events and easily reconfigured from event to event at the push of a button, simplifying our operations immensely.”