a. Sometimes it is out of the question to simulate outdoor action in a
studio. Imagine recording a 30-minute documentary on white water rafting in a
TV studio. Hollywood has facilities and a budget for such events. Military
television facilities, however, do not have a "Hollywood" budget. As a rule,
uncontrolled action is recorded outside the studio.
b. The remote van is a compact system used in outdoor productions.
small, but effective, control room has been erected inside the van (fig 1-4).
Essentially a remote van is a full-broadcast facility with cameras on wheels.
Interior of EFP mobile unit
c. The medium-sized van (fig 1-5) is easy to drive and to park.
microwave antenna atop the truck is folded for travel. Interior of the unit
contains microwave transmitter, production equipment and supplies.