07.01.2010 12:00 PM
NEP Broadcasting Rolls Two More 3DTV Production Trucks
truck fleet proprietor NEP rolled two more 3DTV-capable mobile units today. The
company said it revamped its SS31 truck and built SS32, brand new, and
especially for 3DTV. The trucks will be inaugurated for ESPN’s upcoming 3D
coverage of the Home Run Derby July 11.
SS32, NEP’s newest 3D production truck, will serve as the primary mobile
unit for ESPN’s 3D coverage. SS32 is equipped with Pace 3D camera rigs, Sony
cameras, Fujinon lenses, EVS XT2plus servers, Sony SRW and Panasonic DCV Pro
tape machines, a Sony MVS8000-X switcher, and a Calrec Alpha audio board with
NEP’s revamped SS31 is geared for live 3DTV events with a variety of 3D rig
options, EVS XT2 servers, support for 10 tape machines, a Sony MVS-8000 A
switcher, and a Calrec Q2 audio console.
NEP rolled Supershooter 3D last September, the first 3D unit in its fleet. ESPN
christened Supershooter 3D with its 3D coverage of the University of Southern
California-Ohio State football game.
(Meredith Knight of NEP Broadcasting subsequently told Television Broadcast that Supershooter 3D and SS31 are one and the same, though Supershooter 3D was still on NEP’s Web site when the announcement was released.)