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Gearhouse Broadcast: Upgraded production trailer showcase

An updated model of its fully equipped, live production OBLite HD trailer will be shown by Gearhouse Broadcast at IBC2014. Building on the success of its launch at last year’s show, the trailer has been refined in terms of both build and production workflow.

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 openTruck blueprint, ensuring increased efficiency, video quality, and the ability to quickly reconfigure the trailer for different events.

Ross Video’s Carbonite vision mixer, 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.

Structural updates to OBLite include a 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.

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.