A Lawo 24‐fader mc²36 All‐in‐One console and two compact Lawo stageboxes are at the heart the new 4K OB truck that Lawo partner ARET Video & Audio Engineering has designed and built for a Middle East customer. The Gulf state client manages a culture‐based television channel in addition to various tourist, cultural and media activities, and plans to expand into the filming of sporting events.
The new OB van features a layout that maximizes internal space while allowing interoperability between all three operational areas: the main Production area, with monitor wall, slow motion equipment and character generator stand, the Audio room, with its custom acoustic insulation, and the Engineering and Camera Control area with control of up to eight cameras via fiber‐optic connection, plus two wireless cameras. Each of these areas, including the racks, has its own independent air conditioning system optimized for the area’s tough weather conditions, ensuring operation under any climate conditions. The OB van’s state‐of‐the‐art video workflow is complemented by an audio system just as sophisticated, with connectivity far exceeding standard analog and AES ports. A fiber RAVENNA IP connection to two Lawo Compact I/O stage boxes ensures maximum flexibility during remote productions and dramatically reduces cabling infrastructure needed to send audio back to the truck — without sacrificing sound quality. The van’s mc²36 console interfaces directly with the video router via MADI, giving router operators direct access to all audio signals, plus the powerful audio signal processing toolbox offered by Lawo.