Mobile Broadcast System

The Mobile Broadcast System, “MBS” is the most versatile and cost effective alternative to an Outside Broadcast Truck.

Designed in-house by Hotcam, the MBS allows you to create a studio in just about any location or venue in the world allowing our clients the freedom to work anywhere they choose from fixed-rigs on a coach touring the continent or a desert island, to a large multi-camera studio setup at the London Palladium..  It’s the system used for ITV's award winning shows  Britain’s Got Talent, Greatest Dancer, The X Factor and many others.

MBS is Hotcam’s modular solution for multi-camera shoots and filming scenarios, including complicated venues and difficult-to-reach locations.  The MBS system can be used for all genres of production including factual entertainment, reality, game shows, commercials, documentaries, corporate, fashion, sport, comedy, debates or anything that requires a multi-camera rig


Camera Formats: All are currently compatible with the MBS

Camcorders: MBS can utilise camcorders AND studio cameras

PSC & Studio based cameras are completely compatible and can be mixed with camcorders

Most set-ups are achievable through the MBS

Full racking and colour balancing is achievable at Vision Control using paint boxes and integrated using pushdown to link into a Grade 1 monitor for complete camera matching

Fibre Optic: makes any length of cable achievable between cameras and production galleries and video villages while video, audio, timecode, tallies, autocue, remote data and talkback to/from the cameras are embedded and multiplexed into the same cable allowing quick set-up and neat cable runs across the production

Modular Flypacks: built for easy transportation, fast setup and wrap

On Set: flexibility for directors, production and technicians.  Fixed locations for engineers and lighting director are a thing of the past!

ISO: MBS can ISO allowing flexibility to use as follows:

Vision Mix

Transmit Live

Record as Live

Edit in post production


Setups can be as simple as a quad split or

As complex as a full production gallery with critical monitoring.

The MBS comes with a multi-viewer that can provide a confidence return from all cameras to include video, audio, time-code and tallies so that you can be assured that every camera is in sync

HD monitoring passes throughout the system ensuring accurate picture quality

Engineering: Grade 1 monitoring is a standard option


Talkback: each camera has the capability of receiving two channels of talkback as well as programme sound, thus giving the operator an isolated comms feed of the director and a second channel to speak to Vision Control without interrupting the Director

Programme Sound: can be mixed down to the camera operator's headset so they can adjust their own talkback levels if required

Additional Equipment Modules:

If a vision mixer is required this module can easily be added to the system including giving tallies in the galleries and onboard the cameras

VT play-in and line records can also be added in any digital format

The are no con’s… let’s talk

If you’re looking for the best quality, speed, efficiency and cost effectiveness and would like to know more feel free to call or e-mail us


T: +44 (0)20 8742 1888


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