Fly Away Units

Details about fly away units

A Fly-away unit is a portable OB unit that is packed in suitcases and set-up very quickly on site. To counter the ever shrinking production budgets and cost of freighting equipment TV OB has put together up to an 8-camera fly away unit capable of being carried on a commercial aircraft by the crew without having to worry about exorbitant excess baggage costs. Using the latest technologies and smart weight saving techniques this flyaway has all the facilities to make a successful OB.

Production Area

  • DVS 9000 2 M/E and Aux, 34 input production switcher.
  • 4 Keyers and 4ch Transform Engine.


  • 10 x Sony LMD-720W Dual 19cmWidescreen monitors
  • 2 x Sony PVM-14L3 37cm (TX+PVW)


  • Mini Matrix 24 x 24 Port Digital Intercom
  • Intercom Stations in all areas
  • Radio IFP
  • 4 x Radio belt packs
  • 2 wire belt packs
  • 4 wire interfaces to Telkom lines.

Additional on request

  • Duplex radio belt packs
  • Walkie Talkies
  • Telephones
  • Digital Cellular phone


  • Sync Pulse Generator
  • Tektronix waveform and Vector scopes.
  • Double screened balanced audio cables.
  • Broadcast quality video, audio
    distribution amplifiers and interface modules.
  • All power outlets protected by trip switches and earth leakage.

Vision/VTR area

  • 1 x 4 CH EVS
  • 4 x Sony DSR-DR1000P Disc
  • 2 x Sony XDCAM SD Recorders
  • 1 x DVD + VHS recorder
  • 64x64 SD Video Router
  • Router Panels for all areas
  • Audio Monitors for all areas

Support Facilities

  • Can operate from single phase 220V supply.

General Description

The equipment is installed into flight boxes for transport by road or air. The boxes are interconnected to form a full production facility. It comprises of a Production, Sound and Vision/VTR area. The video standard is PAL 4:3/16:9 SDI.  ITU-601.


  • 6 x Sony E30 Wide Screen Digital cameras with RCU 16x9/4x3 switchable) Lenses.
  • 3 X 55:1 Canon Box Lenses with 2 x extender full servo kits.
  • 2 x 20:1 Canon ENG 2 x extender full servo CANON
  • 1 x 11:1 ENG Wide Angle 2 x extender full servo CANON
  • Vinten tripods/pan and tilt heads
  • All cameras are equipped with a remote Camera Contrul Unit.


  • Yamaha 02R96 digital consule (Ver 2)
  • 54 programmable channels in 3 layers
  • 16 x 16 Dual Audio RSW
  • Assorted cabled microphones
  • 2 x Glensound Commentator Units

Core Crew

  • Unit Supervisor
  • Cameramen
  • Sound Operator

We can source crew for all other discipline




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