What are Mobile Solutions?
Mobile Solutions have been an integral part of the Broadcast and Professional Video Industry. Whether it is a Sports Event, Election Campaign, Rock Concert or on-set dailies HD/3D trailer, VidCom can build a cost effective mobile solution for every application. While Mobile Trucks and Trailers pose own challenges due to confined spaces, VidCom engineers have always designed a solution that has been functional, practical and economical. The process that goes into integrating a Mobile Truck is described in our Systems Integration Section. VidCom offers a complete turn-key solution which includes choosing the Truck, Trailer, or Mobile Cart, Chassis, Suspension, Mill Work, Power Distribution and eventually integration of Video Equipment.
We offer different mobile solutions, here are a few of the categories:
Mobile Carts built by VidCom are turn-key, all the cabling and equipment is integrated, you simply plug and play. If you are on a budget and need mobility, this is the solution for you. Mobile Carts are compact in design and can be rolled in and out of any Airplane, Truck or an SUV. We offer carts in different shapes and sizes. Mobile Carts have various applications, production as well as post-production. Mobile carts are used at sports events, concerts etc. We have implemented Mobile carts for on-set dailies and color correction.
VidCom does not sell any pre-built production trucks. Each Truck is engineered from scratch and we offer customer lot of choices with regards to the size of the truck, chassis, suspension, connectivity and equipment. Phenomenal amount of consultation & planning is involved at the initial stages as lot of equipment needs to be integrated in a tight space. Our engineers create a detailed equipment list, prepare CAD drawings, perform load balancing to ensure equipment is laid out in an even manner, yet fully functional and practical to operate. Our eventual goal is to make the production truck versatile enough that it can be used in pretty much any environment.
Technology has taken a huge leap in the past decade, with most of the cameras shooting high resolution video (data) files. These files are very large in size and have created a need for on-set back up for redundancy. Besides, the need for Quality Control and on-set Dailies has created a market for Post-Production Trucks & Trailers. VidCom engineers are very well versed with the on-set post-production applications and have designed trailers that are HD and 3D ready. We have installed and calibrated HD monitors, 3D projector, SAN & NAS Storage, LTO back-up and high-end color correction systems in mobile trailers. We start engineering right at the drawing board, keeping customer very involved at every stage of the implementation, on schedule and budget.
ENG & SNG are acronyms widely used in the Television Broadcast world, which stand for Electronic News Gathering & Satellite News Gathering respectively. VidCom provides complete turn-key solutions for ENG applications. Whether the requirement is either a Microwave or Satellite Uplink we can help you with selecting the right Truck or Van, Chassis, Racks and all the other Broadcast & Peripheral equipment. It is very seldom, we come across customer requirements that we cannot design and implement. Our services include complete installation & integration followed by training & support.
IPENG has been gathering momentum lately, this has been possible with the invention of high quality, low latency video encoding solutions. VidCom specializes in file based workflows. We design a solution that is fast, reliable & provides excellent quality. The IPENG solutions are extremely compact and significantly less expensive. We essentially use the high speed Internet Broadband connection to transmit video files over IP, technologies such as RTP over UDP are implemented to achieve performance. As cellular phone companies continue to deploy 4G networks, in the near future transmitting Video Files over cellular networks would be possible as well.