Gravity Media (as Gearhouse Broadcast) France, a supplier of technical facilities, crew and services used to capture the world’s most watched content, has announced a multi-million Euro investment in the latest broadcast technology to support its expanding business. In response to evolving client needs, the business has added to its inventory new wireless camera systems, camera channels, 4K lenses and servers, tripods and mounts.
On the back of its quality of service, competitiveness in the market and accessibility of its services and people, Gravity Media France has seen substantial growth in the region. This technology investment will allow it to continue providing the highest-quality equipment rental services, wireless camera facilities and flyaway production workflows across Europe, Middle East and Africa.
“We are now regularly providing a wide scope of services for productions that are aimed at both traditional and online distribution,” said Romain Lheureux, Commercial Director at Gearhouse Broadcast France. “These productions increasingly originate in 1080p 60Hz, so we’re aligning our equipment stock and systems to reflect these requirements”.
The investment includes Sony HDC-1700s, the multi-format portable camera system that delivers superb image quality and can easily upgraded to 4K. It also comprises Vislink’s L1700, a customisable transmitter suitable for an array of broadcast deployments. The company has also updated its arsenal of 4K lenses from UHD innovator Fujinon and taken delivery of new tripods and heads from high-end camera support provider Cartoni.
Finally, multiple EVS XT3 live production servers in the ChannelMAX 4K configuration will allow clients to ingest more camera channels during live productions. The purchase furthers Gravity Media’s long-standing relationship with EVS, with its parent company Gravity Media Group striking a multi-million-dollar deal with the manufacturer last year.
The expanded stock of equipment is available now for rental and is also being integrated into flyaway facilities delivered to customers.