Gallery: Inside China's first 4K OB truck
L-S-B – Riedel – Lawo – Sony – Evertz
Take a look inside JSBC 4K, China's first 4K outside broadcast truck, a 24-camera expanding unit with dual production areas.
Jiangsu Broadcasting Corporation is the first company in China to make available a 4K OB truck.
The JSBC 4K is a 24 camera, double-side expanding unit that works in full 4K and offers up to 29 workplaces. It has 16 HD cameras, four 4K cameras plus four wireless cameras.
Coach builder ASGB and Sony China Professional Systems Group together with NDT Group worked together to develop the truck.
L-S-B Broadcast Technologies from Germany teamed with local partner NDT to implement Virtual Studio Manager (VSM) as the overall control system in JSBC 4K.
VSM is running on two separate servers in master-master configuration, using VSM’s unique redundancy concept for highest failure safety. A third additional server is used for monitoring gadgets using L-S-Bs own Ember+ protocol and the vSNMP application.
Beyond the software based VSM panels with full touch functionality, 19 VSM hardware panels work in the OB Van to provide full control and individual configuration to the operators and EIC.
VSM has full access to the Evertz Xenon router for crosspoint routing as well as to the Sony MVS 7000X vision mixers for control of Tally, UMD and crosspoints.
Two Sony MVS-7000X vision mixers are also in use. One is implemented in Production area A for HD productions, the other one in Production area B which has additional control for 4K productions.
For the audio section JSBC 4K draws on a Lawo mc266 MKII audio console with Lawo Nova Core and Dallis Frames.
A Riedel Intercom system, using Riedel Artist plus Riedel Mediornet, is under control of VSM for crosspoints and parameters. Additional VSM tasks include parameter control for all EVS XT3 servers and transport control for Sony’s VTRs.
The monitor wall in JSBC 4K consists of eight Sony LMD 42-inch screens (for production area A) plus eight Sony PVM screens (for production are B) together with Evertz Multiviewer systems VIPX and VIPA. Within this setup VSM has control of all Tally signals and UMDs.