The TVN-SNG1HD is an HD-SNG outdoor broadcast van unit with two cameras and a shadow unit equipped with up to four HDTV cameras. A total of four productions can be worked on with up to six cameras. A further highlight of the shadow unit is the driver’s cab which has been turned into a booth.
The two vehicles together accommodate eight workplaces, five of which are in the SNGE unit, the other three in the shadow unit.
The subcontractor ProVan carried out all the bodywork on the two Mercedes Vario vehicles. ND SatCom, another subcontractor, was responsible for the installation of the uplink unit.
The driver and passenger seats in the SNGs can be rotated 180 degrees; the driver’s seat of the shadow unit can be hooked up to the sound equipment, allowing, as TVN claims, the interior of the vehicle to be used to the optimum and ensuring comfortable working conditions.
Both modules can of course also be used as an extra director’s unit or as a mobile camera unit also in combination with other TVN outdoor broadcast vans.
The central components are the VSM Controller System from LSB, the VIP-X 16 Multiviewer and the XE4 64×64 video router from Evertz and also the two-level mixer MKS2700 from Sony. An DM1000 mixing console and a DME64 AKS from Yamaha were integrated for audio processing. TVN decided to install the LC displays from Penta, and two Sony BVM-A14 Multiformat CRTs for the monitoring. Core components of the SNG equipment are the 1.9 m SkyRAY aerial with 2x 750W outdoor HPAs and 3x Tandberg encoders which also support BISS scrambling.
TVN’s dual-module concept covers all productions for up to six cameras including a transmission unit whilst also ensuring that it is HDTV-capable. The perfect package for football, political conferences, concerts and chat shows.