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HD1 is a multi-format truck delivering the most comprehensive high definition experience available to programme makers.

It offers a full range of global operating standards, including High Definition (HD), NTSC and PAL. In addition it offers the 1080/24p format in a scanner, which is increasingly sought after as a flexible and cost effective alternative to film.

The main monitor stack features high definition screens and is raked for ease of use. Dolby 5.1 surround sound audio.

It is a double extending scanner with large production area designed for comfort and efficiency with space for up to 14.

HD 1 Floor Plan

HD1 Monitor Wall

Last Updated 2012-04-16 – Subject to Change

Features & Highlights

Grass Valley Kalypso; Calrec Sigma; Thompson LDK-6000 Cameras; Wiring for 12 VTRs; Length 16.7m (including tractor unit); 13.6m (trailer only); Height 4.0m; Width 2.5m (non expanded); 4.7m (fully expanded)

B Unit

Does not require a B-Unit


  • Thomson Grass Valley Kalypso Duo
  • Built in device control and 15 aux buses
  • 75 inputs
  • 3 Channels of built in DVE
  • RAM recorder
  • External DVE support for optional dual/single channel DME 7000 (SD) or HD equivalent
  • Thomson Trinix 192x256 digital video router (128x192 HD) (64x64 SD)
  • 64x64 Analogue Monitoring Router
  • Monitor wall, inc. HD tubes, consisting of:
  • 29 - colour 14" HD/SD monitors
  • 2 - colour 24" HD/SD monitors
  • 24 - colour 10" SD monitors
  • Programmable LED monitor legends and tally lights
  • Seating for up to 14 people


  • Calrec Sigma Digital Sound Desk 56 faders, 8 stereo groups 12 aux o/ps, 24 multi track sends Comprehensive sound desk input/output capability 32 AES i/p,32AES o/p
  • 128 x128 Stereo Analogue Audio RTR Control panels capable of remote operation
  • 5.1 surround capable with Dolby E encode & decode > and full 5.1 audio monitoring in sound & production areas
  • Dolby E encoding & decoding, Dolby Prologic encode & decode
  • Compression & gates on every channel in Calrec sound desk External equipment
  • Comprehensive external audio-processing capability Mini discs, CD player, DAT m/c, 360 Short cut editor, Genlec Monitoring 2 x 9" Monitors, 6 x TFT colour monitors
  • 128x128 analogue and AES router
  • Wohler - Dolby E Monitoring


  • Up to 24 Thomson Worldcam LDK6000/20P/200/100/23 digital cameras
  • All cameras are 16x9 switchable
  • Comprehensive selection of lenses including high definition subject to quotation

Record And Playback

  • Up to 12 VTR/VDRs of any HD or SD format
  • 12 - colour 10" VTR preview monitors
  • 12 - 6" TFT PV monitors
  • Comprehensive router control Edit area with vision/audio mixer (optional)


  • Telex 96x96 Matrix, separate 24 camera t/b matrix
  • 12 RTS powered 2 wire loops 7gt
  • 12 RTS powered IFBs
  • 3 x Radio t/b base stations &Motorola handsets


Aston Ethos or other as required (HD and SD) Up to 4 channels


  • Length 16.7m (including tractor unit)
  • 13.6m (trailer only)
  • Height 4.0m
  • Width 2.5m (non expanded)
  • 4.7m (fully expanded)


40 KVA 240V per phase nominal 3 phase 63A per phase 125A 3-phase Cee-form connector Single-phase 2 x 125A Cee-form