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Satellite Uplink and Production Truck Rental

Colonial Williamsburg Productions offers quality, experience and cost effectiveness to your production.

Clients include: CNN, CNBC, Cox Media/Cox Sports, ESPN, Northrop Grumman, BskyB Skynews, WCVE Richmond VA, WHRO Norfolk VA, WTKR Norfolk VA, WTVR Richmond VA.

For contract to hire information:

Primary 24 Hour Contact:
William Wagner
(757) 869-6922 (cell)
(757) 220-7143

Linda Randulfe

Colonial Williamsburg Productions’ mobile Ku satellite uplink and production truck provides dual path Ku Digital SDI Uplink with the optional capability of on-board 5-camera production. The extensive shore panel accepts SDI digital video and/or NTSC composite video along with AES, SDI embedded, and/or analogue audio. On-board Frame Synchs and A:D Converters accommodate various broadcast program formats.

  • 38-foot truck for satellite access and live location production.
  • Weight: 54,000 pounds
  • Height: 13' 6"
  • Width: ten feet, mirror-to-mirror
  • Multi - State IRP registration
  • On-board 20K generator or Shore Power (100 amp single phase) via Cam-Lok cables
  • Dual Path KU Uplink (HD or SD/MPEG2 or MPEG4/DVB-S or DVB-S2)
  • KU Downlink (2 each Tandberg TT-1260 & 2 each Ericsson Rx8200 IRDs)


  • 2 each Ericsson Voyager II encoder/modulators (HD or SD SDI)
  • 2 each Ericsson Rx8200 (HD or SD)
  • 1 each 16x16 Smart Videohub for HD routing
  • 1 each TV Logic HD/SD SDI Monitor
  • 2 each Tandberg E-5740 SDI encoders (SDI w/embedded or AES digital audio)
  • 2 each Tandberg TT-1260 IRDs (SDI video and 2 AES output)
  • Miteq UC-9696 Upconverters
  • MCL VPC Controller
  • MCL MT3200 HPAs
  • RCI Antenna Controller


  • 10 Input Digital Switcher: Philips DD10
  • 5 Digital Cameras: Philips LDK 100 (switchable 16x9 or 4x3)
  • 3500 feet camera Triax
  • Angenieux and/or Canon (12x5.3 and 15x8.3) lenses
  • Sachtler tripods
  • 2 – Philips 950 DVCPro 50 Digital VTRs (on board) w/ 2 additional DVCPro 50 decks available
  • DNF 4 deck controller available, if specified 
  • Digital Router: Leitch Via 32X32 (SDI and AES)
  • 1 Digital Process Synchronizer with Frame Sync: Leitch DPS 575 (NTSC Analogue or SDI/AES Digital)
  • 1 each 16x16 Smart Videohub for HD routing
  • 1 each TV Logic HD/SD SDI Monitor
  • Character Generator: Inscriber VMP
  • 2 SDI Embedders/Disembedders
  • GPS Clock System


  • 4 each JBL 4406 Monitor Speakers (2 video production/2 audio booth)
  • 2 QSC Audio Amplifiers (1 each video production and audio booth)
  • 3 Channel Patchable Dorrough C2 Audio Meters 
  • 1 Digital Production Mixer: Yamaha O2R v2 48 channel console
  • 1 each Tascam DA-40 DAT recorder
  • 1 each Marantz PMCD340 programmable CD Player
  • Multiple A:D Converters and D:A Converters
  • 2 each 12-Channel, 200’ Audio Snakes (1 Fan:Fan / 1 Fan:Stage box
  • 1 each 28-Channel (16x12) 100’ Audio Snake (Fan:Fan)
  • NC3 cables, 12 each 25’, 50’, & 100’
  • 2 each Electrovoice RE-16 dynamic handheld wired microphones
  • 4 each Countryman B-6 wired lavaliere microphones
  • 2 each Wohler switchable monitor panels (AES and analogue)


  • 6 channel / 12 output RTS intercom w/headsets
  • Dual muff camera headsets
  • 8 channel RTS IFB with 4 each 4030 beltpacks and 3 Lectrosonics wireless IFB systems
  • 7 each 2-line phone sets (to Shore panel)
  • 3 Cell Phones (2 to Shore panel/ 1 direct to Uplink Engineer)
  • 1 RTS TW-1224 (2 wire:4 wire or Clearcom Intercom Interface)
  • 1 Telephone Hybrid (active): Telos Delta 100
  • 2 Telos Link Telephone to Intercom
  • Patching on Shore panel for 4 Telco Land lines

Playout/Studio Uplink In-Place note:
Single camera interviews from CW Productions' Studio can be HD or SD.
SD program or playout can be up-converted for HD transmission
For playout and/or studio interviews; from our “normal” spot, tied to our studio, we can easily access satellites in an arc from Estrela Do Sul 1/Telstar 14 @ 63 degrees WL to AMC-15 @ 105 degrees WL.

Additional Production note:
Lens Info for CW Productions’ Phillips Cameras:
2- Angenieux 15X8.3
2- Angenieux 12X5.3
2- Canon 14X 8.5
1- Angenieux 26X 7.8

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