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greg
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some of us at the station I work were trying to figure out what trucks are doing what. We know the obvious (RF,Generator) If anyone can enlighten us that would be great

here is a picture of the compound

http://www.flickr.com/photos/8764944@N03/

greg

JohnHowardSC
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I was the sub TD for the FOX portion which ended last week at Dover.
John Howard Independent Technical Director Columbia, SC
greg
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John, Thanks for the info... I knew SS24 was there and got that right, we also knew of the directv feeds but weren't sure of the trailer they were in. Never even thought of scoring and timing. If I am not mistaken you cut the show correct? (I think I read that somewhere) greg
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Greg, other than the CAT Power truck, the two other trucks in the middle perpendicular to the others are SRT (Shared Resources, to the left) which is essentially a big router - it also houses all Robo camera control and the EVS machines that record the in-car cameras from Broadcast Sports Inc., which is the other perpendicular truck (to the right). They handle all heavy duty RF - from the in-car cameras to the four RF camera/audio packs roaming the pits. On the near side of the frame are the NEP trucks that Turner is using, which includes SS 24 (outfitted with a KALYPSO just for NASCAR. The SONY that normally lives in there is doing sub-switch for Turner). The NASCAR Technology Center trailer at the top of the screen is NASCAR's mobile timing and scoring unit, and on the far left is DirectTV's HotPass units - the blue truck is a complete office, while the NEP truck to it's right is a rebuilt analog SS (SS3 I think?) which houses the 5 "Pods" for each of the 5 HotPass channels. The technology used in there for switching the video in the individual pods was created by VizRT and is pretty amazing. Speed Channel also has two trucks in there somewhere for their TrackSide programming. The Busch series was at a different track this weekend - imagine this picture essentially doubled when ESPN is there for a Busch race ... JH
John Howard Independent Technical Director Columbia, SC