TV Pro Gear is in the process of building a 32’ video truck for GISL (Government Information Services Limited) TV4 in Trinidad. Pictured is the chassis ready for painting. Notice the rivet-less body construction. This method insures no leaks or squeaks. In addition, the smooth finish looks a lot better going down the road.
When completed in early November of 2014, the truck will have six Ikegami cameras, a two channel Chyron title/graphics generator, six channels of instant replay and a 52’ microwave mast with an HD Sidewinder camera on it. A For-A HVS 390 24-input switcher with two mix/effects busses is used with a 64x64 Utah Scientific router.
Gerling and Associates is building the rack ready truck according to CAD drawings supplied by TV Pro Gear. As Andrew Maisner, the President of TV Pro Gear informs, “We are employing a unique layout for this truck that features control consoles butted up against the walls that pull out on stainless steel tracks for service. Using this new method, we effectively get an additional 110 square feet of working space.”
Notice how the door cutouts are on the opposite side. That is because this is a right hand drive vehicle to comply with Trinidad where they drive on the left side of the road.
TV Pro Gear designs and builds television stations, production facilities, video trucks and Flypaks™ for companies all over the world. Recent clients include Comcast, AT&T, Bloomberg, NBC, FOX, and the City of Manhattan Beach.