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www.inbroadcast.com PRODUCT GUIDE | Sept 12 - 16, 2014

Gearhouse Broadcast's
Flexible OB Production Solutions
IBC2014 comes at
an exciting time for
worldwide broadcast
services specialist
Gearhouse
Broadcast...

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he recent acquisition of French
wireless transmission specialist
ACTIS HF, now rebranded as
Gearhouse Actis, by Gearhouse's
parent company Gravity Media
Group, gives Gearhouse access
to a highly regarded RF specialist
with proven technology and a wellestablished customer base.
It also means that Gearhouse
Actis will have a larger inventory of
broadcast and RF equipment and
can call on Gearhouse's expertise
and infrastructure to deliver
portable
flyaway
production
solutions locally.
OBPod
Launching at IBC2014 is OBPod,
Gearhouse
Broadcast's
new
lightweight
and
expandable
portable
production
system.
Building on the concept of the
flyaway pod that Gearhouse
Broadcast
has
successfully
supplied to Sky Sports for the past
three F1 seasons, the new OBPod
has been designed with weight in
mind.
This new lighter model will
enable the end user to make
significant savings on shipping it
from location to location around
the world such as racetracks for
a motorsport application. Every
component, fixture and material
used within OBPod has been
carefully selected to make it

Gearhouse will be showing an
updated model OBLite HD trailer.

lighter, easier to ship and quicker
to rig and break down on site.
Working
closely
with
coachbuilding partner A Smith
Great
Bentley,
and
using
the standard air freight AMP
rectangular container footprint,
Gearhouse
Broadcast
has
replaced the previous honeycomb
casing with lighter aluminium. The
new facility makes extensive use of
a fibre infrastructure, removing the
need for traditional heavy copper
cables.
A compact Grass Valley NVISION
8500 Hybrid router has been
installed, which has HD and SDI
I/O on both copper and fibre. It will
also handle all the embedding and
de-embedding which reduces the
amount of external glue equipment
required, thereby further reducing
the overall weight.
The OBPod flyaway solution
consists of five interconnecting
pods; an EVS operational pod,
an audio pod, an edit pod, a
production gallery and an MCR to
house the broadcast infrastructure.
Three of the pods have been
designed with expandable sides to
increase the available space.
The
post-production
infrastructure integrated within
OBPod includes four EVS XT3
ingest, playout and replay servers,
as well as a migration of the edit

An OBLite HD trailer has been deployed by
Vision View Productions in South Africa.

system to Adobe Premier Pro CC,
which is linked to a 500TB Dell
SAS RAID storage system running
on a 10Gb fibre network. There
is also an on-site EVS IPDirector
system integrated with Adobe
Premier Pro CC for ingest control,
metadata management, on-the-fly
editing and playout scheduling.
OBLite
Continuing with the flexible
OB production solution theme,
Gearhouse will be showing an
updated model of its game
changing
fully-equipped,
live
production OBLite HD trailer at
the show. Following on from the
success of its launch at last year's
IBC, and subsequent sale to Vision
View Productions in South Africa,
the affordable and flexible solution
has been refined in terms of build
and production workflow.
Capable of housing a sevento eight-person production and
operation crew, OBLite features
eight of the latest Hitachi
Z-HD6000
camera
channels.
The main operational upgrade
sees the trailer's production
workflow redesigned using Ross
Video's new innovative openTruck
blueprint,
ensuring
increased
efficiency, video quality, and the
ability to quickly reconfigure the
trailer for different events. Ross
Video's Carbonite vision mixer,

Gearhouse Broadcast will debut its OBPod
portable production system.

NK Series routing system and
glue have been implemented from
its openGear platform, as well as
the powerful and compact LAWO
V_pro8 1U video processor, which
Gearhouse is the exclusive reseller
of in the UK and Ireland.
Structural updates to OBLite
include a new, lighter chassis,
built-in retractable door steps, a
load-bearing roof with operator
safety harness and anti-slip
surface, waterproof mouse holes
for cable runs, stabilisation
jacks and flush door locking
mechanisms. All external units
have been encased and a new
internal cooling system has been
installed, while the illuminated
tailboard has been redesigned
with separated power units.
OBLite now includes a new LED
lighting array as well as ECE 104
compliant reflective tape and
'On Air' lights. Changes to the
interior layout also allow for two
six-channel HD EVS XT server
positions.
OBLite is an affordable and
flexible solution, ideal when
working on smaller six to ten
camera live sports broadcast
projects, IPTV and live web
streaming productions, red carpet
events or festivals. At IBC2014,
it will be located on the Hitachi
stand.


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