BVE 2015: Gearhouse Broadcast to highlight new live HD production trailer
At BVE 2015, Gearhouse will be showcasing OBLite, its the live HD production trailer, as well as demoing its new Hitachi SK-UHD4000 4K cameras.
OBLite is a fully-equipped, live production HD trailer. It can easily house a seven- to eight-person production and operation crew. It’s easy to up- or down-spec as required and offers low power consumption, ergonomic design and features a production gallery, audio workstations and an engineering control area.
South African broadcast services provider Vision View brought the first OBLite trailer in July 2014 to provide coverage for rubgy, football and basketball. It features an end-to-end live HD production workflow and is kitted out with eight Hitachi cameras channels, including seven SK-HD1200 cameras and a SK-HD1500 slow motion camera, a Ross Carbonite vision mixer, Studer Vista audio mixer, an EVS XT2 six channel server and Marshall video monitors, along with full talkback capabilities. The trailer’s production workflow has been designed using Ross Video’s new innovative openTruck blueprint.
Gearhouse Broadcast placed an order for the first 50 of Hitachi’s new SK-UHD4000 camera systems at IBC2014 – the same event at which the camera was launched. The SK-UHD4000 is a broadcast 4K ultra-HDTV camera system which can take the 2/3-inch B4 mount lenses used in conventional HD broadcast cameras. It outputs HD and 4K video signals separately, which means that it can be used in the current HD environment whilst capturing archive or test material in 4K.