All Mobile Video’s new Titan-sized Studer Vista 8 digital live production console.
Manhattan-based mobile production services provider All Mobile Video recently put the finishing touches on Titan, its new flagship high-definition video truck, which made its official debut at the 2006 NAB show on the Sony Electronics stand. Aside from featuring the latest HD cameras, VTRs, monitors and related video infrastructure, the new unit boasts one of the world’s largest Studer Vista 8 digital audio consoles.
At just less than 10 feet wide, Titan’s 72-fader console comprises 96 mic/line inputs, 80 pairs of AES inputs, 56 bi-directional MADI I/Os (plus 56 more for connection with DASH multitrack machines) and 120 analog line outputs, and it’s accompanied by an extensive outboard DSP rack. An additional 24 analog line inputs and 16 AES inputs on a remote I/O unit at the end of 500 feet of hardened fiber cable further enable the desk to be used with other OB vehicles. The console has been integrated lengthwise within the truck rather than in the standard forward-facing orientation.
“With two of All Mobile Video’s units now equipped with Vista 8s and a third desk on the set of Martha at Chelsea Television Studios, it should be fairly obvious how pleased we are with the console’s acceptance, performance and reliability,” says AMV/Chelsea president Eric Duke. “There’s no doubt that our new Titan truck really impressed those who saw it at NAB, and part of that ‘wow factor’ can certainly be attributed to the Vista 8. It is a remarkable desk.”