IBC Daily IBC2018 - Day 1 - Friday 14 September - Page 79

 Compact OBs off er cine-look production Ruptly By David Fox Berlin-based news agency Ruptly has two new UHD OB and DSNG vans on show that went into action at the FIFA World Cup, and have been designed for versatile, fi le-based production Ruptly’s key requirements were manoeuvrability, fl exibility and an innovative vehicle concept that could be driven with a normal car driver’s licence – something integrator Qvest Media managed thanks to a novel body and lightweight construction method developed with Carrosserie Akkermans. Both vans are based on a Mercedes Sprinter and weigh less than the maximum of 3.5 tonnes without making concessions in terms of fully featured technical equipment. For acquisition they use Arri Amira UHD cameras, CueScript teleprompters and Canon lenses, which means they can not only do live news or sports, but also cine-look productions. They have a 4K/UHD video mixer from For-A, a Yamaha audio mixer and an AJA 4K ingest and playout server. According to Norman Tettenborn, principal, Qvest Media, the project shows that “a high level of technical quality can be achieved with competitive budgets even when space is at a premium”. The two vans can be coupled to form one integrated production unit using Riedel’s integrated real-time network MediorNet, with the decentralised router distributing audio and video between the OB, DSNG and integrated stageboxes. The live feed is broadcast via a fully redundant Vislink NewSwift uplink. Ahmet Cakan, CTO, Ruptly, said: “The vans passed the baptism of fi re during the World Cup in Russia without a hitch and made our reporting considerably easier.” 0.B05 Flexible, fully-featured, fi le-based: Inside Ruptly’s new UHD OB van