Maneuverability, flexibility and an innovative vehicle concept: Ruptly’s new and mobile production fleet offers state-of-the-art equipment – despite its compact size – for versatile and file-based production. We were commissioned by systems integrator Qvest Media to build two vehicles.

Qvest Media solved the special customer requirement of being able to drive both special vehicles with a normal car driver’s license by employing an innovative body and lightweight construction method, which was developed in close cooperation with us. Both vans are based on a Mercedes Sprinter and weigh less than the maximum of 3.5 tonnes without making any concessions in terms of fully-featured technical equipment. As a result, even 4K/UHD productions can be realised at a high quality level using the compact fleet. The crew has three acquisition sets consisting of ARRI’s Amira UHD cameras, CueScript teleprompters for the presenters and various Canon lenses. In addition to live coverage of news, events and sports, this also enables cine-look productions of reports and documentaries. In addition to a 4K/UHD video mixer from For-A, the vans also feature a Yamaha audio mixer and a 4K ingest and playout server from AJA. This way, a balanced cost/benefit ratio is ensured without having to leave out any of the required features.

In addition, the OB van and DSNG can be coupled to form one integrated production unit. This is made possible by the integrated real-time network MediorNet from Riedel. The decentralized router distributes audio and video data without delay in the workflow between the OB van, DSNG van and the integrated stage boxes; the live feed is broadcast via the fully redundant NewSwift uplink from Vislink.

Thanks to a generator that can power both vehicles, the Ruptly mobile production team can broadcast live from almost any location quickly and independently.

photo’s: Qvest Media