Gearhouse wheels out OBLite trailer for BVE31 January 2014
Gearhouse Broadcast will be showing its fully-equipped live production HD OB trailer at BVE. OBLite was designed and built by Gearhouse’s in-house systems integration division and aims to provide a compact but flexible footprint that can accommodate a complex production workflow.
Launched at IBC2013, OBLite features eight Hitachi camera channels and can house a seven- to eight-person production and operation crew. It is easy to up- or down-spec as required and offers low power consumption. It features a production gallery, audio workstations and an engineering control area.
Its live HD production workflow operates eight Hitachi camera channels (seven SK-HD1200 portable-type production cameras and one SK-HD1500 6G Super Slow-Motion camera); a Ross Carbonite vision mixer; and the recently launched Lawo V__link4 video-over-IP solution; Harris Platinum router and Glue; Harris test and measurement systems; a Studer Vista audio mixer; and a Harris Inscriber CG system, along with full talkback capabilities.
“We’ve had a lot of interest in OBLite since it was unveiled last September, so BVE is a great opportunity for us to show the local market what its capabilities are and discuss the improvements we’ve since made to it,” said Eamonn Dowdall, business development director, Gearhouse Broadcast. “The trailer offers the full range of OB functionality and is ideally suited to covering everything from IPTV and live web streaming productions to red carpet events, festivals and smaller six-to-ten-camera live sports broadcast projects where using a full-size OB truck would prove cost-prohibitive.”