Hedgehog selects Grass Valley for Lebanon’s first HD OB van

Lebanese production company Hedgehog has selected an end-to-end workflow consisting of Grass Valley cameras, production switchers, routing switchers, router control systems and replay systems for Lebanon’s first HD OB van. Going forward, Hedgehog will work closely with Grass Valley’s local partner in Lebanon, Pharaon Broadcast.

“What drew us to Grass Valley is its ability to provide solutions from one end of the production chain to the other,” said George Moufarrej, CEO and managing director of Hedgehog. “This project marks the construction of our very first OB van so it was really important for us to have total confidence in the solutions that will help deliver our new mobile productions. Grass Valley’s expertise in live production is second-to-none, and its solutions offer efficiency, flexibility, and top quality performance.”

The full workflow of solutions selected by Hedgehog includes: a full series of LDK 8000 Elite cameras to capture HD images natively and switch instantly between multiple formats and frame rates; a Kayak HD 3 M/E video production switcher; a Trinix NXT digital video routing switcher with Multiviewer, 128 Frame HD 64 x 32; and a K2 Dyno Replay System, including K2 Summit HD/SD production server with 80 hours of ingest, clip store, highlight reel creation and replay.

“The Lebanese broadcast market is an extremely vibrant and important market within the Middle East, and Grass Valley has been very busy there in recent months,” remarked Said Bacho, senior vice president EMEA, Grass Valley. “We’re excited to be making the announcement today with Hedgehog, and are delighted to be bringing cost-effective and future-proofed solutions to Lebanon. We know that Lebanese viewers will enjoy the services delivered from the country’s first HD mobile production unit.”

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