Helping to bridge the gap between IP infrastructure and UHD resolution, Gearhouse and EVS are demonstrating the transport of 4K footage from a Hitachi SK-UHD4000 4K camera on the Hitachi Kokusai Electric Europe booth. The first showcase of its kind, the solution uses EVS’ IT-based production switcher DYVI. Feeds from the Hitachi booth are being sent via fibre to the Gearhouse booth where they are cut together using Gearhouse’s DYVI production switcher, simultaneously carrying audio and comms signals.
Gearhouse’s remote production workflow solution was first introduced earlier this year where the DYVI switcher was used in a HD set up at the company’s UK HQ. The upgraded 4K version of the system being shown at IBC acts as a proof of concept in the migration from HD to 4K. They will highlight the benefits for broadcasters of remote production through IP infrastructures.
Gearhouse business development director for its systems integration division, David Phillips, has recently joined the company with a specific job remit to develop the business worldwide, working closely with Kevin Fitzgerald, systems and product sales head, and the team.
Phillips, who was formerly MD at TSL, said about his new position: “Gearhouse has an excellent reputation for rental, sales and flyaway projects and over the years it has completed many significant projects worldwide. There is excellent scope for Gearhouse to develop its systems integration business by harnessing the skilled resources within the company, and I’m excited to work with Kevin and the team to look at the business on a global basis.”