Mobile Studios and NewTek Collaborate on Compact OB Video Production Vehicle


Mobile Studios equips a Ford Transit Connect with a NewTek TriCaster to create a powerful and cost effective mobile platform for producing sports and live events.

Last Updated: March 27, 2013 4:21 am GMT
(Boca Raton, Florida--March 27, 2013) Mobile Studios, Inc, a leading builder of video production vehicles and PortaCast® flypacks for multi-cam video production just released a Ford Transit Connect van equipped with NewTek's TriCaster 855 and 3Play 425 replay system.

The "Transit Mobile Studio" provides a cost effective mobile platform for producing high school and college sports as well as complex live events. "Our goal was to design a very economical and compact production vehicle capable of broadcasting multi-cam HD video at a very attractive price point", says Mobile Studios President, Richard Rubin.

The TriCaster and 3Play are housed in Mobile Studios' unique PortaCast console; handling switching, replays, graphics, recording and streaming. "With space at a premium, we chose NewTek products because they deliver tremendous functionality and excellent production values," said Rubin.

The PortaCast console is loaded/unloaded easily using two lightweight aluminum retractable ramps, which travel with the vehicle. "You can produce events in the van, or simply unload the console and roll it into a building for ultimate flexibility," says Rubin.

Crew seating includes a bench (that doubles as a case for cable reels) for a technical director and replay operator, or audio/graphics operator depending on production requirements. The producer/director and graphics/score board operator are seated in the front two seats equipped with a lap-top stand and auxiliary multi-view monitors. If required, there is space in the rear for a camera-shading position. An additional 48 square feet is available via an optional tent that attaches to the back of the van.

Base price for the Transit Mobile Studio is $125,000. Standard configuration includes Mobile Studios' PortaCast console equipped with NewTeks' TriCaster 855 eight input HD switcher, 3Play 425 replay system, dual 24" LED monitors, 2 channel intercom, SSD recording deck, 8 channel audio mixer, speakers, external rooftop air conditioning, I/O cable port and uninterruptible battery back-up. Power for electronics and air conditioning is provided by an ultra-quiet 3,000 watt Honda 4-cycle generator or 120 VAC/60Hz 20 AMP shore power. Options include fiber connectivity for cameras and intercom, camera shading, telephone hybrids, IFB and enhanced audio mixing.

See the Transit Mobile Studio at InfoCOMM 2013 in Orlando, FL on June 12-14, 2013 at the Mobile Studios / NewTek Booth #1993.

About Mobile Studios, Inc:
Mobile Studios is a leading manufacturer of production vehicles and portable flypacks for live HD or SD video production. Since 1995, our innovative production systems have been depended on by sports and television producers, educational institutions, corporations and government agencies for their reliability and high production values.

Clients include the Miami Dolphins, PAC 12 Sports, U.S. Polo Association , NBC, Comcast, Cox Cable, U.S. House of Representatives, U.S. Federal Courts, U.S. Armed Forces, Harvard University, Duke University, Billy Graham Ministries, Christian TV Network, Dow Chemical, Sprint, Toyota, Raytheon, Boeing, NASA and Jackie Chan Enterprises.

Mobile Studios, Inc. is privately owned and based in Boca Raton, Florida. For more information, please visit .


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