German television production company TVN has extended its HD and SD measurement capabilities with the installation of Tektronix technology in its newest HD OB truck.
Because broadcast events don’t always occur where a fiber-optic connection is conveniently located, TVN has developed a fleet of OB trucks designed with flexible configuration capacities. Fully operational in early 2006, the “TVN-Ü3HD” truck is geared toward HD production but can process all TV standards, regardless of format. Ü3HD can be equipped with up to 24 cameras and is designed to cover complex shows as well as all kinds of sporting events.
The new TVN HD OB truck will be equipped with Tektronix WVR7100 SD/HD rasterizers, WFM700A waveform monitors and TG700A multiformat signal generators.
Tektronix’s WVR7100 rasterizer now includes Dolby E and Dolby Digital (AC-3) capabilities. The multiformat WFM700A provides the tools needed to perform operational monitoring tasks, such as checking signal validity and content quality, levels setting and signal path verification. TVN will also use the TG700, a multiformat, analog and digital precision signal generation platform that offers tri-level sync pulse generation and test signal generation.