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Gearhouse Broadcast, Hitachi kickoff broadcast camera roadshow

Gearhouse Broadcast hit the ground running at BVE, teaming up with Hitachi Kokusai Electric Europe to unveil a new mobile exhibition vehicle at the show.

International broadcast rental, project solutions, systems integration and equipment sales company Gearhouse Broadcast hit the ground running at BVE. Teaming up with specialist broadcast system camera manufacturer – Hitachi Kokusai Electric Europe – the company unveiled a new mobile exhibition vehicle at the show. Designed to showcase Hitachi’s latest generation of high definition (HD) cameras, the vehicle contains the SK-HD 1200 high-end multi-format 1080p/3G production camera as well as the SK-HD 1500 HD Supermotion system camera and DK-H100 HDTV box camera. This vehicle is fully equipped as a mobile camera rig and contains all the box lenses, tripod systems and even an EVS server system to enable potential customers to evaluate the technical performance of these advanced broadcast system cameras. Built around a seven metre Mercedes Sprinter van, the vehicle will spend the remainder of the year travelling throughout the UK and Ireland, visiting Gearhouse Broadcast customers and contacts to showcase the new Hitachi camera ranges. “We took delivery of our Hitachi cameras last summer and immediately they went into our rental fleet. At a number of major international sporting events, the cameras have proved to be robust, reliable and technically advanced,” said Eamonn Dowdall, business development director at Gravity Media, parent company of Gearhouse Broadcast. “So impressed are we with these cameras that we have teamed up to help Hitachi market them and this roadshow will enable our team of technologists and expert camera operators to get out on the road and tell broadcasters and facilities just how good they are. We anticipate a busy period ahead since many broadcasters and production facilities are keen for us to visit them with our mobile camera unit.” The roadshow’s other team member – Hitachi KEU – sees the yearlong event as a chance for those broadcasters and production facilities to share the Hitachi camera experience. This event follows on from the company’s launch last year of one of the market’s most sophisticated families of broadcast cameras.