Confronted with the task of remote technical production and equipment rental for an episode of Cardi B Tries during the pandemic, C Mount faced several challenges. Well-known for their product’s quality and performance in remote locations, C Mount turned to Freakshow HD for a solution they could count on.
Serving as both technical producer and equipment rental house, C Mount configured the show’s system engineering, delivered gear, built multiple video villages, and provided technical support throughout the shoot. Because of the pandemic, their systems also had to feed several socially distant video village areas. Since the locations were constantly changing from horse ranches and ballet studios to stunt driving courses, the setup of these video villages had to be fast and flexible.
Part of C Mount’s start-to-finish solution was to build their mobile video villages in a van, using several Freakshow HD1x2 and2x4 and Microsplit 4K 12G-SDI Reclocking DAs in this project.
C Mount added, “We love using the Freakshow Microsplit DA series on all of our specialty projects, which have included segments on both Apple and CBS’s Carpool Karaoke, Jimmy Kimmel Live, and Discovery’s Man vs. Bear.”
For more about C Mount’s production equipment and video equipment rental services, visit them here.
About the Freakshow HD 2×4 Switchable Reclocking Distribution Amplifier with Internal LI Pro Battery
Share up to two channels of 12G-SDI with your crew using the Freakshow HD 2×4 12G-SDI Switchable Reclocking Distribution Amplifier. Designed to function as a complete production video distribution system, this DA features two inputs and four outputs, reclocking and equalizing your output for maximum transmission distance. This 12G switching DA has a small footprint and internal battery that can run for up to 12 hours, which makes it perfect for location use. The touch pad control allows you to select from A/B, 1×4, and 2×4 switching modes for signal flexibility. The reclocked and equalized output extends two 12G signals up to 246′. The model L unit features a LEMO-type locking power input. Included in the box is a 12 VDC power supply for running the unit on AC power or charging the internal 2200mAh LiPo battery.
About the Freakshow HD 1×2 Reclocking DA
The 1×2 Microsplit 4K 12G-SDI Reclocking DA from Freakshow HD is an ultra-compact reclocking distribution amplifier with a single 12G-SDI input and matching dual SDI outputs. Using Belden 1694A cables, the microsplit is capable of extending a DCI 4K signal up to 246′ via the dual outputs over 12G-SDI. Extensions over 6G-SDI run up to 328′, 3G-SDI up to 722′, HD-SDI up to 870′, and SD-SDI up to 1,740′. The model L unit features a LEMO-type locking power input. Included in the box is a 12 VDC power supply for running the unit on AC power.
From deserts to the sky to under the sea, Freakshow HD distribution amplifiers are manufactured for quality and performance and
- Have a built-in amplifier that boosts the video signal to prevent loss and degradation.
- Are ideal for applications that require multiple monitoring locations.
Freakshow HD was founded over a decade ago as the leading video assist systems rental company in Los Angeles, providing its freelance operators and their clients the most integrated, feature-rich video assist systems backed by unparalleled support. Since its inception, Freakshow HD has grown into a manufacturing powerhouse, leveraging its sixty years of combined experience to create robust, cost efficient, cutting edge solutions for video professionals, system designers, and anyone in need of the highest spec video distribution, amplification and switching tools, and support from their headquarters in Hollywood, California, U.S.A. Their clients include broadcast, aerospace, and defense industries.
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