Our Motto “Good enough” isn’t Our Guarantee: It will be right or it will be Free
We constantly strive for perfection. Our team is ready to work for you.
We are proud to be the first to offer our current clients at no extra charge
Internet** Portable Generator** Truck Generator**, Digital Microwave Hop equipment**, Tape playback deck, If your crews HMI light is defective we will lend you one free.
Breaking News as simple as 1,2,3
We have satellite trucks on call 24/7 First call gets us rolling toward the story giving you time to give your reporter and camera crew the most updated info. Second call gets us to your exact live location you decided on, third call gives us satellite co-ordinance & IFB numbers Done! ABC NBC CBS CNN The Weather Channel Fox News ESPN News Fox sports Turner Broadcasting NBA Tv SNY are just some of the network customers who have all relied on us for breaking news. We are low maintenance.
Our Satellite Truck 3 has been certified by ESPN and Intelsat. C-band or Ku-band, only 30ft long and requiring only a 90 amp circuit for shore power, High Definition encoders, Dolby monitoring, stream monitoring, transmitting embedded or discrete audio, dual 400 watt High Power amplifiers. A Miranda 10 channel multi screen display ensures your tech manager will be pleased. Net return is supplied in high definition and standard definition. Current sports clients include ESPN, ABC Sports, NBC Sports, Comcast and Cox Sports.
While each industry has their own standards and practices, live satellite transmission is the same.
Our teams show up dressed appropriately. Our tests are done in advance including a transmission test to the satellite of both our primary and backup paths. The tests are conducted on the day of and at the event location. We test transmission path to and from the satellite at least 4 hours prior to the start of the event. We do not charge for the satellite space used to test our equipment. All cables and communications to and from the event are double checked. We supply a feed of our signal returning from the satellite at all times. Satellite truck 3 offers 3 encoders and a stream monitor. The stream monitor is used on major corporate events to watch the encoding process so if an encoder starts to fail we can go to a backup before the transmission is affected. An entire backup stream is ready to go. Encoders have become more reliable in recent years but in the rare case of a failure of one encoder we can switch to a backup encoder. Because we have 3 encoders on board you would still retain a full transmission path and a full backup path. We are one of the first in the country to offer stream monitoring. We specialize in hassle free satellite uplinks and web streaming production services. Failure is not an option when your job is on the line.
Where We Go
We have uplinked events in Maine, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, Washington DC, Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Mississippi, Tennessee, Texas and Louisiana. We travel to where we are needed.
Our engineers offer the quality and reliability you can count on for your next uplink. In addition, our sat trucks are well maintained and kept impeccably clean. Our operators are knowledgeable and courteous. Our friendly and professional staff is here to answer any questions you may have about our company or our uplink or web casting services. We have the prices to fit any budget. At Village Video, our goal is to provide you with courteous, expedient, professional service of the highest caliber. Browse our Web site for more information about us or if you have any questions and would like to speak with a Village Video representative regarding our services, please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 631-753.2500 Village Video has been serving the Broadcast and Corporate video community since 1980.
Our Uplink Trucks
Satellite Truck 1
Based out of Richmond, Virginia this satellite truck is a triple path HD DVB-S2 fully redundant digital Ku uplink sat truck with a small footprint, easy to park, fast to respond. This truck covers Virginia and the Mid Atlantic region
Satellite Truck 2
Based out of Long Island New York is a dual stream Ku uplink sat truck with COFDM digital microwave system. We can transmit 2 paths via satellite and 1 path via microwave in the broadcast band or we can set up a remote and send the signal back to the satellite truck and uplink it. We can take in a signal from a helicopter or set up live from the 86th floor or from a boat off shore. This truck covers the north east U.S.
Satellite Truck 3
Based out of Long Island New York this sat truck is made to travel. This uplink truck can be configured for either C-band or Ku-band. The swap takes less than 10 minutes. This uplink truck is set for 3 paths of High Def or Standard Def or any combination and carries on board a fiber optic system and a high def /standard def switcher. This uplink truck has workspace for 4 of your staff, can be self sufficient for 4 days without refueling, food, or water. Wood floors give that office feel inside along with a 42 inch plasma TV, refrigerator, microwave oven, printer and bathroom.
Uplink Truck 1
Dual HPAs (Xicom) 1 400 watt 1 200 watt, dual up-converters, 3 Tiernan HD/SD Encoders, 3 FS1 Frame sync cross converters, 400 watt HMI, SDI video or analog to the truck, AES-EBU or analog audio. IFB 6 wired boxes 4 wireless. Cable for camera play-out of Sony XD or Panasonic P2 cameras. 6.5kw on board generator and 2kw portable Honda inverter Generator. Cam-loc shore power @ 50 amps.
Uplink Truck 2
150 watt E2V HPA, LNR up-converter Dual HD Mpeg 2/4 DVB s / S2 Tiernan Modulator Encoders, 400 watt HMI Audio embedded or analog, IFB 4 wired boxes, 4 wireless. Cable for camera play-out of XD or P2 cameras. 6.5kw on board generator and 2 kw portable Honda inverter Generator. Cam-loc shore power @ 50 amps. Cofdm microwave transmitter. Wilbert 42ft. mast Microwave transmitter is a full power unit and can be removed to go portable, Cofdm microwave receiver with receive antenna atop of the 42 ft mast. Transmit or receive using a large quad pole NSI parabolic antenna.
Uplink Truck 3
Dual 400 watt C-KU Xicom High Power amps, 2 KU and 3 C-band up-converters, 3 Adtec encoder with DVB/S2 Mpeg 4 or 2 16 channels of embedded audio on encoder 1 & 2 Encoder 3 has 8 channels of audio. 32X32 Multi Def router, Dolby-E monitoring, ASI stream analyzer, 15 Input Multi Def Switcher, 10 input High Def Alto multi-screen display on a 42” HD Plasma, Telecast Fiber system 2 HD/SD and/or 4 analog video cards, 4 channels of audio bi-directional. 2000 feet of tec 4 fiber optic cable, 4 HD & 4 SD frame syncs, GPS master clock/sync system.
Optional equipment: Live camera, COFDM digital or analog portable microwave system Honda 2kw inverter/generators
The small print
*If at anytime we are live for you and a piece of our electronic transmission equipment fails causing you to lose your live shot you will not be charged for that portion of the job. This is a prorated guarantee. If you hired us for just 1 live shot the day is free. In the event we accomplished one successful feed & 1 that failed you will be discounted 50%. This does not cover failures outside the truck (ie someone fires up on the same sat space or microwave channel or a cable failure outside the truck in a public area) ** 3g truck hot spot internet where available. if used You are responsible to replace the generator(s) or HMI light(s) with a new one of the same model if abused, miss-used or stolen, ** Microwave hop for existing clients only, who book our satellite / microwave truck. (Satellite truck 2 New York area only). There is a charge for a 2nd engineer at the transmitter location. 2nd man is required at transmit location by FCC rules. Subject to prior frequency co-ordination, transmitting on channels 1-10 in the 2 & 2.5 GHz band. National FCC license KA86231. Call before relying on above “no extra charge items” All offers subject to change without notice.