Berlin, 15. September 2017 – Technology and production center switzerland ag (tpc) builds one of the first OB vans for IP-based UHD live production worldwide, choosing Sony’s HDC-4300 camera. The multimedia market leader and technical service provider for radio and TV in Switzerland purchased 21 HDC-4300 cameras. The cameras are already in use and were chosen for their reliability and the possibility of producing in 4K when needed. Also compatible with the new UHD OB van are Sony‘s PMW-F55 and PMW-F65 cameras, which tpc is already using. tpc’s „UHD1“ features two high-end 4K IP video switchers, the XVS-8000 and the XVS-6000. The OB van will operate completely IP-based in uncompressed SMPTE ST2110.
“The HDC-4300 seamlessly integrates into HD workflows and is ready for 4K content production at the same time”, says Andreas Lattmann, Chief Technical Officer at tpc. “Furthermore we can use all existing workflows and accessories.”
“Sony has been delivering for tpc for a while and we’re delighted they chose us as a trusted technology provider and a business partner once again. We are proud that Sony equips this brand new IP OB van with our hero broadcast camera, the HDC-4300 as well as our switchers for the heart of the IP Live production, while providing flexibility for tpc to broadcast in HD and 4K simultaneously”, says Rainer Lüthy, Key Account Manager at Sony Professional Solutions Europe.
“Our goal is always to provide our customers with the latest technology standards, like 4K and HDR productions over IP, to enable them to produce the best possible broadcasts now and in the future.”