The custom-built vans include three full-height equipment racks, script desk and box seat with internal stowage.
Independent UK-based systems integrator Megahertz Broadcast Systems supplied two HD-capable camera vans to Surrey-based Aerial Camera Systems, a provider of camera and broadcast facilities.
The vans, based on a Ford Transit 330MWB, will be used to provide specialist camera control for Sky Sports soccer coverage.
The vans were custom-built to include three full-height equipment racks, script desk and box seat with internal stowage. Coach building also included an isolation transformer, air conditioning unit and overhead stowage area. Megahertz also designed and installed a custom power distribution system for the video and audio system installation.
Both vehicles can handle four remotely controlled cameras either via triax or fiber. Up to three operators can work the vehicle. All monitoring is HD capable with three Sony 17in widescreen LCD monitors and their graphics engines, which can process and display both 720p and 1080i formats. Each vehicle has two high-resolution 19in LCD monitors, which display assignable sources from two Evertz HD multiviewers. Each vehicle also contains two Leitch X75 multiformat processors. A Hamlet LCD HD waveform monitor is used for quality control.
For more information, visit www.megahertz.co.uk.