Manoeuvrability, flexibility and an innovative vehicle concept: Ruptly’s new and mobile production fleet offers state-of-the-art equipment – despite its compact size – for versatile and file-based production. As a designer and systems integrator, Qvest Media planned, installed, commissioned and supplied all technical systems in addition to undertaking the actual vehicle conversion.
Qvest Media solved the special customer requirement of being able to drive both special vehicles with a normal car driver’s licence by employing an innovative body and lightweight construction method, which was developed in close cooperation with its partner Carrosserie Akkermans. Both vans are based on a Mercedes Sprinter and weigh less than the maximum of 3.5 tonnes without making any concessions in terms of fully-featured technical equipment. As a result, even 4K/UHD productions can be realised at a high quality level using the compact fleet. The crew has three acquisition sets consisting of ARRI’s Amira UHD cameras, CueScript teleprompters for the presenters and various Canon lenses. In addition to live coverage of news, events and sports, this also enables cine-look productions of reports and documentaries. In addition to a 4K/UHD video mixer from For-A, the vans also feature a Yamaha audio mixer and a 4K ingest and playout server from AJA. This way, a balanced cost/benefit ratio is ensured without having to leave out any of the required features.
In addition, the OB van and DSNG can be coupled to form one integrated production unit. This is made possible by the integrated real-time network MediorNet from Riedel. The decentralised router distributes audio and video data without delay in the workflow between the OB van, DSNG van and the integrated stageboxes; the live feed is broadcast via the fully redundant NewSwift uplink from Vislink.
Thanks to a generator that can power both vehicles, the Ruptly mobile production team can broadcast live from almost any location quickly and independently.
|Integrated Solutions (Extract)||Manufacturer / Supplier|
|MediorNet audio & video network||Riedel|
|Artist digital matrix intercom||Riedel|
|4K video switcher||For-A|
|4K measurement device for analysis & monitoring||Phabrix|
|Glue equipment||Imagine Communications|
|4K cameras (Amira)||ARRI|
|Satellite dish NewSwift 1.5 HD||Vislink|
|Power generator 8 kVA||Fischer Panda|
|Uninterruptible power system (UPS)||Eaton|
|4K ingest / playout server||AJA|
|Wireless microphone and in-ear monitoring||Sennheiser|