NEP Broadcasting owns and operates one of the country’s largest fleets with 47 trucks, producing a wide variety if live sports, entertainment and corporate video events.
NEP’s “Denali Summit” handled the main Oscar telecast, using more than a dozen Sony HDC1500 HD cameras, Canon HD lenses, a Grass Valley Kalypso HD video production switcher, an Evertz MVP processor for the monitor wall displays, several K2 Summit media servers playing clips and graphics elements, a large (192 x160 I/O) Trinix NXT router and a Calrec Alpha mixing console.
The NEP “SS25” truck helped capture the festivities of the “Oscars Red Carpet Live” show, which aired just prior to the awards telecast. The truck carries a Kalypso switcher, more than a dozen LDK 8000 Elite HD cameras, Canon HD lenses, a Calrec mixing console, Grass Valley Trinix and Concerto Series routers and a Telex ADAM Matrix Intercom system.
The NEP “ND4” production rig covered the famous Red Carpet ceremonies with Sony cameras, Canon lenses, and a Kalypso 4 M/E switcher that provided a live HD feed for other media outlets, both for television and those streaming the event live online.
Finally, the company’s newest HD-capable mobile vehicle, “Arizona,” was also on hand to provide a live HD feed of the main show and related festivities for a wide variety of international broadcasters. The single truck unit has a two-tier control room and an audio room with seating for three. The Arizona is also equipped with Sony HDC1400 cameras, a Kalypso HD switcher, Trinix HD router, and Grass Valley Apex audio router. This truck also features Canon HD lenses, wiring for 20 tape machines, EVS servers, a Calrec Artemis Beam audio console with MADI control and full 16-channel embedded audio support, Calrec Hydra networking and an Evertz virtual monitor wall.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences host the Academy Awards ceremony each year.