Trio Video Brings in Arsenal of Grass Valley Gear for New Tempo Truck

Trio Video’s new HD OB production truck, dubbed “Tempo”, has been outfitted with a full complement of video production and audio distribution equipment from Grass Valley.

Set to hit the road this month, the 48-foot Tempo is designed for quick setups and teardowns of HD projects (saving producers time and money) and can easily fit into tight spaces where larger trucks cannot. However, the truck still features HD production gear required by most producers. The central control room area alone includes a monitor wall with over 67 individual high-resolution LCD screens.

To handle any type of HD project (all versions of 720p or 1080i), the truck carries a dozen Grass Valley LDK 8000 Elite HD cameras, a 4 M/E Grass Valley Kalypso HD Video Production Center switcher, a Trinix NXT HD video router, and a Concerto Series audio router. The Concerto is used to distribute audio, timecode, and machine control commands.

Trio Video is a long time Grass Valley customer, having installed Grass Valley HD production equipment on board all of its other trucks (“Phoenix,” “Rhythm,” and “Tango”) over the past few years.

“We continue to rely on Grass Valley equipment because it allows us to work with a variety of clients that all have different needs,” says Roger Redensek, Project Manager for Trio Video. “Our clients demand the best quality at the most cost-effective prices and this new truck is designed to do just that. There were no compromises made here and we’re proud of the way the new Tempo turned out.”