Token Creek Equips Newest Mobile Unit with Grass Valley Gear
Token Creek Mobile Television, based near Madison, Wisconsin, is building a new 53-foot digital production truck for its sports and entertainment clients with multi-format high-definition production equipment from Grass Valley. The new truck, set to hit the road in the fall, will be named “Olympian HDX” and includes 10 Grass Valley LDK 8000 Elite WorldCam HD cameras and a Kayenne HD Video Production Center.
“As our clients’ productions get more complex, our services need to expand as well,” saysJohn Salzwedel, president of Token Creek Mobile Television. “The new Kayenne switcher has 4.5 M/Es, which will allow us to do so much more — in terms of keying and effects — and we believe that the LDK 8000 Elite cameras produce the best images of any camera on the market today. We’re pleased that Grass Valley continues to advance its product lines to benefit mobile production companies like ours that work on a wide variety of projects with the same trucks.”
Token Creek has utilized Grass Valley digital production technology since 1992. The company’s 53-foot “Hiawatha” and “Varsity” trucks each have a Kalypso HD switcher and LDK 8000 Elite cameras on board.
With its state-of-the-art mobile production units, Token Creek Mobile Television regularly provides remote production services to sports clients such as ESPN Regional Television, CBS College Sports TV, Alliance Productions, NBA Entertainment, and NFL Network. The company also serves corporate clients such as EPIC Systems, Harley-Davidson, and Georgia-Pacific as well as local television stations such as WLEX, in Lexington, KY, WCIU, in Chicago and KARE, in Minneapolis.