Game Creek Video, a mobile production company in Hudson, N.H., is installing a 96-fader Calrec Alpha along with a 64-fader Calrec Sigma--both of which feature the company's Bluefin high-density signal processing system--into a new 4-unit HD truck for Fox Sports.
"We chose the Alpha and Sigma because of the amount of processing power they offer within the tight sizing requirements of a mobile production unit," says Game Creek Video president Pat Sullivan. "The Bluefin system provides more than double the processing power in less physical space."
The multi-unit truck will be used by Fox Sports to cover NFL and NASCAR events. The Alpha will provide the main audio support for all coverage, and the Sigma will be used as a support unit for the effects submix for NASCAR. As is typical with such large sports events, the consoles will be required to handle a large number of feeds from a variety of sources, amounting to more than 300 channels for a given event, including 160 stereo channels and approximately 150 other channels.
Game Creek Video launched its new HD truck with the Calrec Alpha console earlier this month, and the Sigma went on the road the second week of September. Game Creek has purchased a total of nine Calrec consoles for its fleet since 1996: three analog consoles and six digital consoles.