Portable Production Unit (PPU / Flyaway)

Shooting Partners have a vast range of  PPU’s (Portable Production Units) suitable for every type of show, live event or recording.

A popular ‘Mini Rig’ choice is our system based around the Panasonic AV-HS400 desk. Our HD PPU allows for up to 8 inputs (camera, playback, graphics etc) and is small enough to fit almost any venue.

Recent projects such as BBC’s The Choir, ITV’s Dancing On Ice, Ch4’s Gogglebox and BBC HD’s Richard Hammond Secret Service have all benefited from a cost effective PPU solution from us.

Sony-BRC-H900_150pxRemote heads or Operated Channels

The versatility of the PPU set up starts with the choices made at the camera end, with any of the HD cameras in our stock being compatible (sometimes needed conversion) with the Panasonic AVHS-400 mixer in it’s heart. For hidden camera shows (Secret Eaters) and observational (Gogglebox) a popular remote head is our Sony BRC H900. This robotic camera from Sony really is a cut above the rest with three ½ type Exmor™ CMOS sensors and effective 2.07Mega pixels. With powerful 14x optical zoom and an innovative image stabilization feature, the BRC-H900 meets the demands of capturing superb quality footage in full-HD resolution even in large venues such as auditoriums, large meeting rooms, studios, concert halls and sporting arenas. The ultra-sensitivity of F10 and remarkable illumination of 4 lux will be a huge advantage in low light situations.

Cinedeck-RX-300pxConnectivity to full HD recorders

This remote head can be connected via HD-SDI outputs to the majority of broadcast HD recorders. Popular choices include Sony XDCAM units such as the PDW-1600 or the versatile solid state recorder produced by Cinedeck. To maintain a full HD broadcast spec choosing a BRC-H900 is much like using a Sony EX3 or similar camera as you front end acquisition tool and then marrying it up with a recorder of choice.


AV-HS400_thumb150Vision Mixing or ISO records

The multi-format AV-HS400 live switcher is an all-in-one system that easily integrates into existing HD/SD workflows, flawlessly mixing HD and SD video sources. With a built-in MultiViewer image preview, expandable HD/SD architecture, 3D digital effects and a host of other advanced features, the AVHS400 provides all the functions you need for superb results.

Built-in MultiViewer

The AVHS400′s built-in MultiViewer can output 4, 6, or 10 images from different sources to a single high-resolution display, eliminating the need for multiple HD source and preview monitors. For added creative flexibility, the AVHS400 offers a broad selection of wipe patterns including 3-D digital effects and features a high-quality chroma key for applications such as green screen in broadcast and production. This is a great option for both saving space in your small gallery style set up and also saving costs in not having to transport several HD monitors to a location.

For more information please call us on 0208 941 1000

Vision Mix / PPU