Happy Families | Twofour | ITV
In 2013 Minicams provided the fixed rig for Twofour’s production Happy Families broadcast on ITV.
The PPU is based around a compact and transportable rig that controls, monitors and switches between groups of Panasonic HD PTZ cameras which can be fixed in any location in minutes. Up to 64 microphones with remote-able pre-amps are routed into the MADI-connected system; 32 mics can be assigned to the control surface at any one time, allowing the production team to monitor individual inputs, mix sources and record broadcast-quality sound. Our implementation also allows up to 8 channels of audio to follow video automatically. The cameras, microphones and talkback system can all be controlled from an adjoining location or mobile production gallery.
Our experience in fast-turnaround TV has been vital in developing the PPU. Mini-Rig can be installed quickly in any space, helping production companies shoot, record and transmit events and broadcast productions cost-effectively and with no compromise in video or audio quality.
With a variety of camera heads, customized housings and robotic systems available, Mini-Rig can be used for a very broad range of applications. Moreover, the efficiency of the cameras and the PPU allows Mini-Rig to run from a domestic power supply; no supplementary generator is required.