Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 13th September 2019: Videe, a leading provider of audiovisual production services for high-profile international live events, has partnered with Sony to scope, build and equip its new Regia Mobile OB-X mobile production unit.
Making its debut at IBC 2019 and representing one of Europe’s most technologically advanced OB vehicles, OB-X features integrated, end-to-end technologies from Sony. It is both 4K/HDR enabled and IP-ready to accelerate the workflows of the most ambitious productions.
The OB-X unit allows Videe to offer a robust production platform that is format agnostic and capable of distributing content to multiple platforms and devices. It has been designed to be interoperable, and reliable and combines powerful technologies from Sony including the HDC-4800 slow motion 4K and HDC-4300 4K/HD system cameras, PWS-4500 servers, PVM and BVM reference monitors and the XVS-8000 video switcher. OB-X is also the first in Italy to adopt the HDC-4800 UHFR system in “Shareplay” integration to achieve the performance of as many as 8 integrated multi-channel servers.
The unit is also equipped with devices that are ready to support the latest generation of “IP Live” protocols and Sony 4K and High Dynamic Range (HDR) products and solutions including: All the devices support.
Paola Montanari, AD of Videe, said: “Our thirty-year experience is based on the ability to offer customers innovative and adaptable solutions to meet their needs and deliver reliable and high-profile projects. To achieve this, we have always relied on partner companies that share our passion towards cutting-edge technologies that enable digital transformation. OBX was created to evolve the concept of OB Van and mark a new era in this market, enhancing and at the same time ensuring greater operational efficiency. Reliability, true partnership, and technical innovation are the qualities that set Sony apart from others and have united us as partners”.
“Together, Sony and Videe have been scoping, analysing and collaborating on the construction of the new 4K HDR OB truck since IBC 2018, with the general supply agreement signed at NAB last April… today, after only five months, we are already here, in Amsterdam, to present the results of a great project we are very proud of, the OBX” commented Bruno Mercuri, President and Commercial Director of Videe. “OB-X with Sony’s Live Production equipment represent the result of unique strengths aimed at accelerating the processes of content creation”.
Designed and wired together with Chromaline, OBX is a unique mix of performance and comfort. Equipped with a triple expansion, OBX hosts a dual 4K direction for up to 30 cameras. The two production areas, developed on an operating space of 75 square meters and double SDI and IP cabling, are perfectly capable of being interfaced and can operate independently with separate access. For high calibre events the interior space is modular and can become a unique production area. OBX has been designed based on the needs of the users to maximize comfort and operational efficiency: it has a customizable indirect RGB LED lighting system, an electric home automation system, an air recirculation system every 30 minutes with customizable air conditioning.
Hiroshi Kajita, Head of Media Solutions at Sony Professional Solutions Europe commented on the significance of the partnership: “The post-digital world is full of new opportunities for media companies. Videe saw these opportunities and together we’ve created a solution that not only unleashes their passion and ideas but equips them to help customers overcome the challenges of modern broadcasting.”
The combination of cameras, video mixers, servers and supporting technologies that underpin OB-X create a next-generation outside broadcast environment that is both 4K/HDR enabled and IP-ready. Key functionalities of the Sony products and solutions include:
Videe will be at IBC 2019 in the OB Van area on stand 0.C02 where attendees can view one of the most innovative, integrated and dynamic production environments in Europe.
For more information, visit pro.sony.eu