Vancouver 2010: Production Trucks Lined with Grass Valley Equipment
Considering the area’s abnormally warm winter thus far, Grass Valley HD gear may be easier to find at this month’s Vancouver Winter Games than snow. Grass Valley production equipment will be used extensively throughout studios and trucks at the Vancouver Winter Games to broadcast live and tape-delayed coverage of the events to viewers worldwide.
Mobile production companies from around the world, including Alfacam, Dome Productions, F&F Mobile Productions, Game Creek Video, and Trio Video, will all be on-site with HD production trucks that each feature numerous pieces of Grass Valley multiformat HD production equipment and systems. This includes Grass Valley LDK 6000 and 8000 Elite WorldCam HD cameras, LDK 8300 Super Slo-Mo (3X) camera systems, Grass Valley Kalypso and Kayak HD production switchers, Trinix and Concerto Series video routers, as well as GeckoFlex signal processing equipment.
Alfacam will have nine OB vans at the Games. covering the biathlon, snowboarding, aerials, cross-country, and ski jump and events as well as the medal ceremonies. Alfacam OB vans will feature Grass Valley LDK 6000 and 8000 cameras, 8300 Slo-Mo camera systems, and Grass Valley Kayak production switchers.
Dome Productions will have five mobiles in Vancouver, covering curling, hockey, figure skating, and short track skating events. The Dome Production trucks feature the LDK 6000 WorldCam HD cameras, Kalypso HD production switchers, as well as Trinix and Concerto routers.
F&F Productions will be working to assist in covering the captivating opening and closing ceremonies live from BC Place with its “GTX 15” and “GTX 12″ production trucks, which each carry Grass Valley Kalypso HD switchers and Trinix and Concerto routers controlled by the Grass Valley Jupiter routing control system. In addition, F&F’s “GTX 11” will cover the ski jumping and luge events.
Both Game Creek Video’s “Patriot” and “Freedom” will also be on-hand to cover the opening and closing ceremonies, as well as Medal ceremonies for Hockey for CTV. Both are equipped with a Grass Valley Kalypso and HD GVeous effects units.