TVB-Hong Kong acquires UHD OB Truck
Hong Kong’s largest broadcaster, Television Broadcasts Ltd. (TVB), has invested in its flagship Kahuna multi-format live production switcher and IQ Modular infrastructure for its first UHD outside broadcast vehicle. The unit replaces an old SD truck and will be used to support a mix of HD and UHD broadcasts, in particular the coverage of international events.
SAM’s Kahuna switcher and IQ Modular infrastructure allows TVB to support complex productions from HD to UHD. The switcher can handle any combination of SD, HD, 1080p, 4K, IP and HDR seamlessly thanks to SAM’s FormatFusion3 and recently introduced FormatFusion4 technology, eliminating the need for external conversion, saving time with set-up.
TVB began the planning and design phase for its new UHD truck in 2013 to meet the future demand for UHD/4K production. It was critical that any UHD productions were made to the same high standard as its HD content offering; the new truck had to deliver the same reliability and robustness as its existing HD OB vehicles. (C+T Mag)