RF3, Timeline’s flexible 4K RF uplink truck

The purpose-built 5 tonne 4K RF uplink truck provides a dual chain 1.8m Advent Newswift antenna, capable of delivering multiple HD and UHD uplinks. As well as being a traditional RF uplink truck, RF3 has been designed to be flexible and completely customisable to clients’ needs. It can be used, for example, as a complete outside-broadcast unit, as a communications hub or as a newsgathering uplink truck.

Technology highlights:

  • With a large 196 port bi-directional 4K router and a 32-way multiviewer, RF3 can handle large complex assignments with ease.
  • RF3’s 400W linear amplifiers and 1.8m reflector enable high bandwidth and multiple transmission paths in either 4K or HD SDI or a combination of both
  • Fitted with two H.265 ultra low latency encoders and four H.264 encoders, RF3 handles high quality low bandwidth HD transmissions or multiple 4K transmissions with ease.
  • RF3 has a 1m fast acquisition Ka band antenna providing remote data services or video over IP.
  • The 9m mast has a headload of 35KG allowing an array of antennas to be mounted for radio camera and talkback.

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Credits list:

  • RHS Chelsea Flower Show
  • Springwatch
  • City Rowing Bristol
  • Great North Run
  • Women’s Super League
  • Great Stirling Cross Country
  • Leeds Triathlon
  • UEFA Champions League Big Screen
  • Nottingham Triathlon
  • W-Series
  • Jersey Triathlon
  • Great South Run
  • Channel 4 Debate
  • General Election

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

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