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Television Sports Production, 5th Edition by Jim Owens

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Chapter 5The Mobile Production Unit

The mobile unit is the nerve center of a sports production. It is where everything comes together in order to effectively communicate the competition.

Dan MacLellan, Technical Manager, five Olympic Games

The traditional mobile production unit has been a remote truck or an outside broadcast van. However, as technology has become less expensive and miniaturized over the past few years, a wide variety of multi-camera production systems have emerged. However, there are some commonalities between all of the systems. Here are the basic common components:

Video Switching:

Every multicamera production unit has a video switcher. The video switcher, also referred to as a vision mixer, is a device used to switch from ...

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