Dome Productions To Launch Vista 4K Production Truck This Weekend
Dome Productions will launch Vista, its newest and most powerful 4K production truck, this weekend at BMO Field in Toronto, producing a Major League Soccer match with Toronto FC, which will host New York FC live on TSN.
The single expando trailer is designed around a complete 4K UHD workflow. Acquisition is done with Sony 4300 cameras and Fujinon Premium Plus 4K lenses. Video production is through a Grass Valley K-Frame Switcher running in 2SI mode. Replays and Spot Box elements can also be handled in 4K with the addition of EVS XT4K replay servers all tied together with a dual-frame Evertz EQX Router. For graphics Dome made the choice of the ChyronHego Mosaic XL. The Calrec Apollo console anchors the audio with Hydra2 inter-connects and Neuman audio monitors. MADI fed Wohler audio monitors are the choice for the rest of the mobile. Vista is capable of handling any format of production from HD to 3G HDR and UHD HDR.
Dome has been instrumental in the engineering and design of 4K production trucks in North America. With the launch of Vista, Dome now has three 4K production trucks on the road and open for business to support all North American broadcasters.
Dome Productions continues its leading ways in North American 4K sports and entertainment broadcasting. On July 2, working with Bell Media’s TSN, Woodbine Entertainment and Direct TV, Dome facilitated the very first horse race to be broadcast in 4K in North America, the Queen’s Plate, the oldest continuously running stakes race in North America.
This continues a wave of 4K production that began early in 2016, and the production services and mobile truck provider has supported more than 320 sports and entertainment events live in 4K.
Following the MLS game, Vista is next scheduled on some Canadian Football League games in 4K on TSN and Horse Racing 4K for Woodbine/Direct TV.
Dome Productions is owned by Bell Media and Rogers Media Inc. Dome operates a fleet of 18 TV production mobiles, three of which are 4K/UHD, seven support B units, one production/uplink truck and 3 uplink tractors. Dome also owns a full-time cross-Canada and cross-border fiber network, which is the backbone of the transmission services it offers. Dome Productions’ head office is in the Rogers Centre in Toronto where it also offers studio and REMI control room facilities.