Dome Productions Continues Commitment to 4K-Native Mobile Units With Vista
Dome Productions has announced the July 2017 launch of its new, leading-edge 4K/UHD production truck, Vista. Dome Vista is the latest generation of multiformat trucks capable of producing in 4K/UHD, 720P, 1080i, and 1080P (50 or 60 fps), as well as 2160P (UHD/4K).
“The launch of Vista is another true testament to the qualifications and commitment of Dome’s innovative engineering team, who have been instrumental in the system design, wiring and integration of Dome’s expanding fleet including 4K/UHD trucks,” says Dome SVP and General Manager Mary Ellen Carlyle.
Vista will be the third and the most technically advanced UHD truck of Dome’s 18 production mobile units contained within a single 53-ft. expando trailer unit. For larger scale shows any of Dome’s working B units would integrate easily with Vista.
“Based on building blocks that are industry proven Dome is excited for what Vista can deliver in meeting the most feature rich production requirements for the sports and entertainment industry,” says Mike Johnson, Dome’s Director of Engineering.
Dome Vista will launch with an Evertz EQX baseband routing solution, Dome’s largest Matrix system to date, supported by an Evertz core infrastructure. Based on confirmation and acknowledgments from Dome’s many clients, this choice presents the best in facilities for meeting a wide variety of production demands, including larger multiple format shows that are becoming increasingly more demanding within the sports and entertainment marketplace.
Evertz has supplied Dome with a design and infrastructure that will support Dome’s largest matrix system to date. The reliability and flexibility provided by the EQX system running under Magnum control presents the strongest solution for meeting production demands.
“Mobile production truck operators are rapidly adding new UHD trucks to their fleet to meet the growing demand for UHD sports production,” says Joshua Vanarnhem, Evertz Product Manager, Routers. “Evertz was pleased to be able to partner with Dome on the design of their latest UHD truck. We congratulate Dome Productions on the latest addition to their mobile production fleet.”
Dome Vista’s main mix solution features a Calrec Apollo audio console raising the level of performance of our audio facilities. As a long-time user of Calrec products having grown through multiple generations including S2, Alpha, Omega, Sigma, and Artemis, Dome has selected the Apollo platform, a production tool elevating Vista’s performance for even the most demanding audio requirements.
Dome has acquired the latest in EVS technology with multiple XT4K and XS4K servers along with the XFile3 file transfer and archiving solution. Both servers will support native recording in a wide-range of codecs and in multiple formats, including UHD/4K 720P, 1080i, 1080P (50 and 60 fps) and also 2160P (UHD/4K). The EVS solution will also have the capability to capture high-frame-rate contribution from compatibly equipped cameras, such as the Sony 4300 systems. The ability of the servers to capture in 10 bit XAVC format will allow for ingest and instant replay of HDR material.
“The XT4K and XS4K are quickly becoming the go-to choice for live 4K production workflows,” says Quentin Grutman, SVP of the Americas at EVS. “With this new investment, Dome Productions is not only expanding the capacity of its mobile and studio facilities for 4K productions, it is also providing increased flexibility to its users by letting them switch easily from four UHD-4K channels to 12 or more HD channels per server.”
Dome has continued its commitment to the Sony camera technology with further deployment of Sony’s 4300 camera system. The HDC-4300 features multi format support from HD to UHD and also offers the capability for high-frame-rate capture based on up to 8x HD (480 fps) frame rate video. Sony’s support for HDR capability increases our ability to meet the varied requirements of our customers.
Vista, another technical milestone highlighting a variety of broadcast innovations that place Dome in the position of North American leader in native 4K production.