Cologne-based nobeo, one of Germany’s major TV service providers for studio, outdoor and post production, has added the @-car – a mobile production unit for web TV, housed in a Volkswagen T5 Multivan – to its outside broadcast facilities.
Munich-based Sono Studiotechnik, one of Yamaha’s key German Commercial Audio partners, chose a Yamaha CL1 for its very small footprint. Also included is equipment allowing direction for up to six cameras, a graphics system integrated into the vision mixer and optional file-based recording/playback. Three workstations for completely live operation of the vehicle are included.
In addition to web TV, the vehicle can be used to digitally broadcast via IP-based satellite uplink. Individually edited streams can be broadcast on large format screens, monitors, tablets and other mobile devices, while programmes can be recorded in the vehicle for subsequent editing and broadcast, or production as HD video.
Already a fixture of live and recorded shows produced for online web TV portal MyVideo, @-car is adding a new aspect to nobeo’s production portfolio.
“It’s fantastic that we are taking this step into the internet world and I’m delighted we’ve acquired an innovative vehicle, capable of covering most applications in the web TV sector,” said Markus Masuhr, head of nobeo’s audio division. “The CL1 fits the @-car internal network perfectly, delivering very high performance despite its small size. It also means that @-car can be used for concert productions, including multitrack recording, no problem!”