SBS takes the world’s first 12G-SDI UHD OB van on the road
KOREA: Broadcast Solutions GmbH has revealed that its first 12G-SDI UHD OB van has been acquired by South Korean broadcaster SBS. The vehicle, named UHD 1, is based on a new Streamline variant dubbed Alphaline and is reportedly the first such OB van in the world. The German system intgrator’s South Korean partner, Dong Yang Digital (DYD), provided support during development and manufacture.
UHD 1 facilitates the use of up to 12 4K/UHD cameras on the basis of 12G-SDI UHD single link while also providing 3G-SDI quad link gateways for monitoring. Ikegami cameras and vision mixers have been installed as well as Evertz multi-viewers and video-routing equipment. There is also reportedly space for up to 18 people to work comfortably.
Having taken delivery of the vehicle, SBS has already put it to use, deploying UHD 1 to cover the ISU World Cup Short Track Speed Skating competition in Gangneung. DYD also offered support to SBS to ensure that its inaugural production went smoothly.