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High Definition Audio & Video SMARTruck
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High Definition Audio & Video SMARTruck

Columbia College Chicago's School of Media Arts' SMARTruck: a remote audio/video recording, mixing, and broadcast studio:

Physical Dimensions
  • 2006 Chevrolet T7500
  • Gerling & Associates Stallion
  • Height: 12’ 8”
  • Length: 34’ 6”
  • Width: 8’ 6” (14’ 2” with production stairs)
  • Weight: 25,999lbs GVW
  • 8’ x 8’ OSHA approved rooftop platform
  • 25’ x 10’ motorized canopy

Production Equipment
  • 4 Panasonic AK-HC931B HD Cameras
  • 3000 feet of SMPTE Fiber Optic camera cable
  • Ross Vision 3 MLE Switcher with 6ch DVE and dual channel still-store with animation
  • 6 Ch EVS XT2 with LSM, IP Director and XFile
  • 4 Ch EVS XT with LSM Spotbox controller
  • Dual Channel Chyron LEX
  • Leader LV5700 SDI WF/Vectorscope
  • Evertz GPS Master TC Clock
  • 4 AJA FS-1 Frame Sync/Converters
  • 2 Harris X50 Frame Sync/Converter
  • Harris Selenio Encoder
  • 2 Pro bel Frame Syncs
  • 2 Panasonic HD 1400 DVCPro decks
  • 2 AJA Ki-Pro HD-SATA Rec. decks
  • Nvision 64x64 multi-formant router
  • Miranda 16x16 analog router
  • Harris Predator II 32 input monitor wall

Audio Equipment
  • Soundcraft Vi4 24 Ch digital mixing console, 96 inputs/ 35 outputs w/dual Fiber MADI BUS 2x64 I/O
  • Soundcraft Vi 48x16 Stage I/O
  • Soundcraft Vi 32x8x8 Stage I/O
  • Dolby DP570Multichannel audio tool
  • QSC Q-SYS 64 Ch Mic/Line/AES3 Interface
  • Genelec 8030/Sub 5.1 monitors
  • Dolby E 5.1 encoder/decoder
  • DK PC0600C-5.1 Surround Meter
  • Wholer AMP1-MADIe SM 8-Channel MADI Audio Monitor
  • Tascam X48mkII 48ch Recorder w/ removable SATA HD
  • 2 Tascam SS-CRD200 CDR/CF/SD/USB Recorder
  • Nuendo DAW w/ RME MADI 64CH 192/24bit Interface
  • RSS-S4000 32 x 8 fiber snake w/4-H4000 XLR Fan-out
  • 2-500’, 2-250’, 2-175’ Hybrid Fiber/Copper audio snake
  • 2-1000’, 1-500’, 2-150’ ST/Optic-con Dual Fiber
  • 2-360 Digicart JazDrive Es
  • 32 port RTS-Zeus Intercom system
  • Dual Channel HME wireless I-com with 10 beltpacks
  • 8 channel Studio Tech. IFB Model-2 w/12 wireless packs
  • 6 AT sports announcer headsets

Power System
  • Shore Requirements: 250 VAC 200 amp single phase with cam-lock connectors
  • Generator: 20k Kohler diesel = 23 hour capacity

For Additional Information Contact:
  • Dave Mason- Chief Engineer TV Department 312-369-7467 or dmason@colum.edu
  • Brett Johnson- Chief Engineer Audio Arts & Acoustics 312-369-8167 or bjohnson@colum.edu
  • Kim Leukaufe- Assistant Chief Engineer TV Dept.

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