Touring Video’s TV-4 HD mobile control room, originally constructed in 2010, is a 53’ expandable trailer designed from inception to support HD production. While the broadcast industry has yet to see everyday deployment of multi-camera UHD/4K productions, many of Touring Video’s clients are already using 4K cameras in specialty situations. Rather than wait for the industry to agree on UHD/4K standards and make a broad move to 12 Gb/s technology, Touring Video recently embarked on an upgrade of TV-4 to ensure that their flagship truck is ready to roll whenever the market calls for UHD/4K production.
TV-4’s Platinum IP3 is layered in HD and UHD/4K, with the upper sector of the router configured to support Touring Video’s 1080p HD production workflow, while the bottom quadrant is set aside for dedicated UHD/4K products. As part of a live production workflow comprising Sony 4K-compatible cameras, monitors, replay servers and switcher, Platinum IP3 provides all necessary quad-linking to make UHD/4K possible today.
Touring Video also uses the Platinum IP3 to deliver an optical and long-distance extension of the truck’s I/O. TV-4 supports an extensive onboard fiber infrastructure that includes direct connectivity to the IP3 router from single-mode fiber — eliminating the need to use third-party throwdown converters between fiber devices and traditional truck I/Os, which is prevalent in mobile production.
Rounding out TV-4’s infrastructure is the Selenio™ media convergence platform, router-integrated Platinum SX Pro multiviewers, Selenio™ QVM6800+T quad multiviewer plug-in cards and Selenio™ X50 frame synchronizer/converters.
Doug Armstrong, President & Founder
The innovative design integrates a broad range of functionality within a single frame — including embedded audio processing, frame sync and ultra low-latency multiviewer capability — enabling Touring Video to minimize rack space, cabling, weight and power consumption onboard TV-4.
And to ensure reliable, 24/7 operation in unpredictable environments, Platinum IP3 is the only router on the market to provide redundant crosspoints that protect audio, video and multiviewer signals.