Crosscast Introduces the X-Stream Mobile Production Truck
The X-Stream mobile truck is based on a Mercedes Sprinter chassis, providing a new powerful broadcasting tool to the industry with its flexible production unit and internet streaming technologies. With up to six operator workspaces (director, vision mixer, editor, video, and audio operators), the X-Stream can handle on its own a total of six cameras (broadcast- and/or high-speed cameras) via fiber connection to produce small and mid-sized live broadcasts. A Riedel communication system with multiple interfaces, as well as communication to the camera operators and tally light demonstrates Crosscast’s professional approach. Additionally, the X-Stream mobile truck has adequate space for several EVS video servers and devices for live streaming services.
“The flexibility of our production unit is unlimited and left to the creativity and experience of the production companies and hosts of the show. We happily support them with our expertise to enhance their content with new technologies,” said Crosscast General Manager Jens Wolf.
The complete technical environment of the mobile truck is integrated into a uniquely developed production unit, which allows the user to produce from within or independently of the truck. This approach is in great demand, the company reports, due to its extremely reduced set up time and flexibility of the production unit to ‘get close’ while on location. Additionally, the truck can navigate rough terrain to access difficult broadcasting locations.
The X-Stream has had its maiden voyage by broadcasting several talk- and award shows. With the addition of the X-Stream mobile truck to its versatile services and products, Crosscast intends to continue working with many renowned national and international companies such as Fox Sports, as well as building new partnerships all over the world.