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Amsterdam, 07 September 2012 – One of the longest established technology suppliers to the broadcast system camera market, Hitachi Kokusai Electric Europe, has opened up IBC 2012 with an announcement that will sting many of its competitors. Hitachi has formed a strategic sales and market development agreement with international broadcast rental, project solutions, systems integration, equipment sales and outside broadcast company, Gearhouse Broadcast. The agreement provides Gearhouse Broadcast with prime distribution rights to all Hitachi broadcast cameras in many international territories.
Under the conditions of the agreement, Gearhouse Broadcast will enhance Hitachi customers’ pre- and post-sales experience by making available its market-leading engineering facilities and offering an extensive rental inventory of Hitachi camera systems. Hitachi believes that through this partnership, the two companies will improve the quality of ownership and enhance the perception of the Hitachi brand within the international broadcast market.
“Our stated intention is clear: we are determined to become regarded as the leading supplier of 3G and future camera technologies. New ventures, such as our relationship with Gearhouse Broadcast are fundamental to support our growing presence in world broadcasting,” commented Masahiko Kato, General Manager, Global Business Division of Hitachi Kokusai Electric Inc.
“This is an ambitious goal and one that we will achieve,” continued Kato. “If we wish to become perceived as the best in the market, then we need support in key markets from the best company in the business. This is why we have selected Gearhouse Broadcast.”
A leading international broadcast solution provider, Gearhouse Broadcast has well established project solutions, outside broadcast, rental and systems integration operations and was previously one of Europe’s biggest and long-standing users of Sony camera technology. This agreement sees Gearhouse Broadcast moving to offer the market a fresh option in the form of these new Hitachi cameras.
“Hitachi’s pedigree in the broadcast camera market is outstanding and in developing their new family of HD and 3G systems cameras they have demonstrated that they have lost none of their skills and experience. The new Hitachi cameras are well engineered, robust and reliable,” reported Eamonn Dowdall, Business Development Director at Gravity Media Group, the parent company of Gearhouse Broadcast. “Our relationship with Hitachi is both practical and strategic. The facilities and services that we provide at Gearhouse Broadcast offer the level of support that Hitachi broadcast customers, and indeed all broadcast camera users expect and demand.”
“We’ve been using the Hitachi cameras in our rental fleet and on numerous major sports projects for some time and we are tremendously impressed by their build quality and technical sophistication. We predict a great deal of interest in the coming months and years,” Dowdall concluded.
Gearhouse Broadcast has been involved in the Euro 2012 tournament once again. The sheer volume and demand for broadcast equipment meant Gearhouse Broadcast had to make significant investments in broadcast equipment to ensure all projects ran smoothly and to its deadlines.
Some of the equipment bought specifically for the Euro 2012 includes Fujinon HD Lenses, Sony and Panasonic HD Monitors, Tektronix WFM-7120 Waveform monitors, Evertz Multiviewers, Snell 128×128 7RU Sirius Routers and Draka Broadcast Cables to name a few.
Who will survive and reach the finals of Euro 2012? Who will be crowned champions of Europe 2012? One thing we do know is when the tournament does come to an end and the equipment heads back to our Watford headquarters, our in house engineers will be on hand to fully check and service the equipment before making it available for sale at discounted prices.
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Another Rugby World Cup has come to an end, and what a tournament it has been. We have seen upsets, controversy, heartbreak and success. Yes, the tournament had it all and once again Gearhouse Broadcast was at the heart of everything.
As the equipment gets ready to arrive back from New Zealand, Gearhouse Broadcast in-house engineers will be on hand to check and re-condition the equipment before being made available for sale at competitive prices
Some of the equipment that will be available for sale includes Sony Camera Channels including HDC-1500’s and BVP-E30’s, Canon Box Lenses of XJ86 Mark I and Mark II and XJ75, Sony DVW-M2000P VTR’s, Grass Valley LDK-23 Camera Channels and HJ14 Lenses to name a few.
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On Labor Day, Gearhouse facilitated an early-morning performance from inaugural American Idol winner Kelly Clarkson for Seven’s Sunrise. The Sunrisemini-concert at Martin Place is a classic OB for Gearhouse Broadcast. In the past we have helped cover concerts from artists like the BlackEyed Peas, Pink and Evermore. Sunrise crosses to the performance site regularly during the show, with the hosts often stepping outside the studio to introduce the performers in person.
Gearhouse Broadcast has been working on some interesting projects with the Broadcast Express vehicles. They’re perfect for smaller, quick-deploy, four-to-six camera productions in confined areas: minimum presence, maximum impact.
Watch Kelly belting it out.
Sony’s latest TRIMASTER EL OLED Monitors have taken post production houses to another level. Where visual performance and accuracy is critical, the Trimaster EL OLED monitors allows you to achieve the highest levels of accuracy and picture quality.
Sony’s BVM series monitor optimises the latest Organic Light Emitting Diode (OLED) technology and is available in various screen sizes. The combined key technologies of Sony’s ‘Super Top Emission’ has revolutionised the BVM series with it’s: -
1) Enhanced light efficiency by top emission structure
2) Advanced colour purity by colour filter and micro-cavity
3) Improved the contrast by colour filter and micro-cavity
4) Improved a higher reliability by complete solid structure
The OLED is the new way for colourists to put the final touches on productions. It’s the new ‘must have’ tool for creating the desired effects that has never been achievable by post production houses. Sony’s OLED Technology Monitor
What a way to launch 4G. Chief Entertainment and Telstra came to Gearhouse Broadcast with a unique project: a 1500-strong flash mob stripping their way through the colours of Telstra’s new corporate branding. The result? A two-minute online video destined to go viral. Two Broadcast Express vehicles were taken to Mrs. Macquarie’s Chair for a six-camera shoot, two on jibs and one in a helicopter. US Director Charlie Todd arrived in Sydney with a highly detailed shot list that accounted for every second of the 2-minute final product.
Chief was keen to edit the piece immediately, so speed was of the essence. Gearhouse Broadcast integrated Chief’s MacBook Pro into the EVS system, delivering files straight into Final Cut Pro in real time.
Please check out the Telstra’s Wave of Colour here.
This time of year marks a change of football codes for Gearhouse Broadcast, from Seven’s AFL coverage to Fox Sports’ A-League telecast.
Fox Sports broadcasts over 120 A-League games, utilising 11 cameras. On-field and studio hosting positions and (regularly) on-camera commentary makes for a dynamic broadcast. Fox Sports adds colour to the coverage with point-of-view cameras in the locker rooms, and in the nets. The locker room cameras are remotely controlled HD cameras that provide crystal clear, fly-on-the-wall vision of the teams as they go through their preparation. Gearhouse uses Sony BRC-700 and Camera Corps Q-Ball models.
Bigger games feature cameras in the nets, and Gearhouse employs the Toshiba IK-HD1. These cameras are especially handy when putting together replay packages, providing an interesting perspective as the goalkeeper lunges for the ball.
Fox Sports’ telecast brings the A-League to viewers with world-class production values, and Gearhouse Broadcast is pleased to be a part of it.
Recently, clients have been coming to Gearhouse Broadcast attracted, in part, to its experience and offerings in the area of workflow integration from the broadcast truck to the edit suit. In the past, file compatibility and transfer speed rendered live broadcast and post-production very separate entities. Not any more.
Through its close relationship with EVS and recruiting experts with particular skills in data management, Gearhouse Broadcast has developed fast, agile and seamless workflow solutions- whether you’re dealing with two camera channels or 20.
Gearhouse Broadcast tailors ingest to your specific file types and codecs, and utilises EVS’ XFile, XHub and XStream products to plug in to your Avid or FCP suite.
This means post-production can begin the moment the on-air light goes out.
Gearhouse Broadcast, a leading reseller of professional broadcast equipment announces the sale of various HD broadcast equipment to Metro Broadcast to assist with the build of their new Hi-Definition portable production unit.
Gearhouse Broadcast Sales Division worked very closely with Metro Broadcast to offer and source broadcast equipment that would meet fully with the company and its client’s needs. The equipment selected by Metro included Sony HXC-100 Cameras channels fitted with Canon HD Lenses, supported with Vinten Tripods whilst the production unit was fitted with Panasonic & Ikegami monitoring, Panasonic production switching & Harris routing as the main stay products.
The delivery of the equipment to Metro proved a great challenge for Gearhouse Broadcast. The recent effects of the Japanese earthquake and tsunami made it increasingly difficult for Gearhouse to deliver the equipment in time due to limited availability and shortage of broadcast equipment. To avoid any disappointment from Metro and to ensure their project deadline was met, Gearhouse Broadcast had loaned much of the equipment from its extensive inventory of Rental stock held until Gearhouse were able to completely fulfill the order.
Mary Metcalfe, Managing Director at Metro said “it was a pleasure to deal with Gearhouse Broadcast both from a perspective of their technical expertise and also their helpful and flexible attitude with regards to “loan” equipment ensuring that we could keep to all our deadlines.”
As a leading reseller, Gearhouse Broadcast have supplied broadcast equipment to many other broadcast markets including Studios, Broadcasters, Outside Broadcast, production and Post Production companies as well as educational, corporate and commercial markets.
Gearhouse Broadcast is expanding its facilities, utilising progressive technologies to meet the diverse requirements of the ever-evolving television industry. The company’s fleet includes a multitude of versatile HD production vehicles that provide the highest quality vision and audio, with a robust and reliable signal flow and superior crew comfort.
The trucks were designed by Gearhouse Broadcast’s team of senior broadcast engineers, in collaboration with specialised industry providers including Sony, Gerling, Canon, Lawo and Riedel.
HD1 is a 24-camera super truck: a double-expanding semi-trailer that supports 24 cabled cameras. It regularly facilitates Fox Sports outside broadcasts and is renowned for its luxurious and spacious interior, which can sit 27 staff members. HD1 was recently displayed at the SMPTE conference, where over 700 people were shown through the truck over three days.
Just a few months old, the Melbourne-based HD2 is closely related to HD1. It is equipped for both HD and SD broadcasts, and was designed with the Seven Network’s AFL coverage in mind. It comfortably accommodates 30 staff in climate-controlled conditions. The truck’s 28-camera capacity will be utilised when Seven ramps up production for the AFL Finals series.
HD4 is one of Gearhouse Broadcast’s mid-sized vehicles, fitted with a single-side expansion compartment. HD4 takes 16 HD cameras, and has four EVS’s and three VTRs. Fresh from an extensive upgrade, HD4 is a favourite among operators and offers serious value to clients.
HD1, HD2 and HD4 all feature Sony vision mixers, audio by Lawo and Riedel Artist communications systems.
HD3 boasts five EVS and four VTR machines, seven production positions, a Euphonix audio mixer and the RTS Adam comms system. The truck can hold 17 crew members, including seven in the two-tiered production area. This vehicle will also be sporting a new look when it starts the A-League season in October.
In addition to these HD facilities, GHB has a number of SD vehicles and fly-away rigs in operation, to cater for budgets at every level.