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UHD1 – Europe’s first UHD outside broadcast truck

Timeline Television designed and built the first purpose-built 4K UHD outside broadcast unit in Europe

UHD1 launched in August 2015 to service BT Sport’s 4K UHD channel and is available to hire for both sporting events and other production genres such as the arts, entertainment and natural history.

This cutting edge Outside Broadcast unit, built by Timeline’s System Integration division, is designed from the ground up to deliver 4K UHD programmes to the same high standard as HD programs for complex live or as live production.

Technology highlights:

  • Worlds first Sony HDC- 4300 2/3 inch UHD 4K cameras
  • Sony UHD 4K PWS-4400 server
  • Worlds first Fujinon UHD 4k 2/3 inch 80:1 box and 22:1 ENG lenses
  • Grass Valley Kahuna UHD 4K vision mixer and Sirius router
  • Axon signal processing equipment & Axon Cerebrum control system
  • EVS XT3 UHD 4K servers
  • Grass Valley Kaleido-Modular-X multiviewers & Belden cable

Floor plan


  • Max footprint 12m x 6.8m x 4.1m
  • Weight: 23 tonnes
  • Voltage 230 – 415 3 Phase inlet
  • Power: 63 Amp 3 phase C-Form


Vision System

  • Wiring for 16x 4K camera channels
  • Digital Glue Axon Synapse
  • Video Matrix – Snell Sirius 840 Hybrid Router
  • System Control – Axon Cerebrum
  • Measurement equipment: Tektronix 8300
  • Displays:
    • 1x Sony PVM-X300
    • 3x Sony PVM-A170


VT Area

  • Server slots
  • 6 x UHD XT3 (EVS)
  • 1x Sony PWS-440


  • 40 fader Calrec Artemis Console
  • Calrec Hydra 2
  • Dynaudio monitors
  • 5.1 audio with Dolby encoding
  • Yamaha SPX2000
  • Spot On

Production Area

  • Grass Valley 4K UHD vision mixer with format fusion inputs flexible 4ME
  • Maverik Control Surface
  • 1x Sony OVM-X300
  • 1x 49″ Sony Bravia
  • 17x 22″ 1080@50p
  • Multiviewers Grass Valley KMX


Production Monitor Stack


Facilities for 2x 4K GFX machines and operators


12x 4300 Sony cameras as standard


6x Fujinon UA22x8BERD 22:1 lens with controls
6x Fujinon UA80x9BERD 80:1 lens with controls

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Credits list:

  • Lakeside World Darts
  • Anglo Welsh Cup
  • UEFA Champions League
  • EFL Championship
  • FA Women’s Super League
  • Premier League presentation
  • Hockey World Cup
  • National League Football
  • Women’s World Cup Hockey
  • Moto GP
  • The FA Cup
  • UEFA Youth League

If you would like to view or hire our outside broadcast trucks please contact us: info@timeline.tv

+44 (0) 3450 944 445