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New Radio OB Trucks
Dec 8th, 2010, 5:58pm
 
A brief look into the latest Radio OB Vans may be found here:-


http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/bbcinternet/2010/10/outside_broadcast_trucks_techn.ht...
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Re: New Radio OB Trucks
Reply #1 - Dec 8th, 2010, 11:55pm
 
Did I miss something?  How is it  that TV is so much cheaper and more efficient if the BBC sells off resources and hires what it needs, but Radio OBs are retained in-house?
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Reply #2 - Dec 9th, 2010, 1:30pm
 
Re the "general purpose vehicle" described. Soon rig a few monitors, a basic vision mixer and a "few" C.C.U.'s into that and you've the got a scanner of sorts again!
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Reply #3 - Oct 26th, 2012, 5:22pm
 
I note that the UPS only works in the van. The stage boxes are locally powered.
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Re: New Radio OB Trucks
Reply #4 - Oct 27th, 2012, 11:34am
 
Why keep Radio OBs in house?
Because Radio production requires experience and quality in sound mixing which is often overlooked in TV sound in preference to the pictures and added excessive background music and Fx and requires properly trained (BBC trained?) staff who know the sound kit and understand about proper mic placing etc etc.
OK I know some TV OB Facilities companies employ Ex-BBC sound staff but they are disapearing off the scene, as we all get too old or get pushed out by ever cost concious employers, to be replaced by home trained "disc jockies" or pop group sound people.
Also there are at present very few (if probably none) outside companies who show any interest in providing such a service for radio.

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