Mira builds third HD Mobile Unit

Mira Mobile Television has begun construction of a new 53
foot HD expando designated M7HD.
This is
MIRA’s third HD truck constructed since 2005.

M7HD is scheduled for completion
in August 2008.
Designed to serve MIRA’s
core business segment, regional/national network sports and corporate
productions, M7HD will have the most extensive technical core of any HD truck
in MIRA’s fleet. “M7HD is a very
different build for MIRA than our previous two HD trucks”, points out Frank
Taylor, MIRA’s General Manager. “The
majority of our fleet was purpose-built to fit a specific client contract.
M7HD is the first HD truck we have designed
to fit the broad spectrum of client needs in the national marketplace.
We are very excited about the opportunity to
serve this client base”.
At the heart of M7HD
is a Pesa Cheetah 288×576 HD video router with a 128×128 AES and 128×128 analog
audio router.
Audio will be handled by a
Calrec Sigma audio desk with 104 mono channels and 104 stereo channels with
both Dolby and SRS processing.
Video
monitoring throughout the truck will be accomplished through Evertz VIP
multi-image flat screen displays.
As with MIRA’s two previous HD trucks, M7HD will carry Sony
1500 1080p HD cameras.
The truck is
wired for 16 cameras and will travel with 10 cameras on-board (7 hard, 3
handheld).
Fujinon will supply the HD
lenses.
The Fujinon lens compliment will
be one 101×8.9 and six 88×8.8 stabilized lenses.
Handhelds will all be 22×7.8 lenses along
with two 13×4.5 wide angle lenses.
Media storage in M7HD will be provided primarily by EVS
servers and RO’s.
A 6 channel and a 4
channel EVS HD LSM XT (2) will be on-board, as well as two EVS RO’s and a
Spotbox or third RO.
All EVS systems
will be networked and can be accessed by the EVS X-File archive station.
The centerpiece of the production area will be a Grass
Valley Kalypso HD switcher with 90 inputs, 48 outputs, and 6 transform engines
as well as a 122 monitor production wall spread across 37 LCD displays.