Input Media turns to Gearhouse Broadcast for HD studio facilities build

Input Media has chosen Gearhouse Broadcast’s Systems Integration division to expand, upgrade and refurbish its London-based high definition production facilities. Gearhouse Broadcast completed a project to install four production galleries and four voice-over booths. Following the initial installation, Gearhouse Broadcast has installed a further two galleries, taking the total number of production facilities to six.

Each of the six production galleries is based around a workflow including an integrated Sirius 830 router and Kahuna 360 multi-format production switcher from Snell. Both provide full HD support, allowing Input Media to easily expand for future capabilities. All the galleries are run from a single Kahuna 360 mainframe.

The customised Snell control system allows for fast and easy turnaround of facilities and improved engineering workflows. The router also provides MADI inputs and outputs that can carry up to 64 individual audio tracks on a single BNC – which is ideal for connecting the voice-over booths and audio mixers to the system.

The install included Snell glue and distribution products, Sony, JVC and Ikegami full HD studio monitors, Harris Broadcast QVM multi-viewers, TSL Products audio monitoring units, Yamaha DM1000 digital mixing desks and Custom Console’s Module R range of control room furniture.

Nick Symes, director of technology at Input Media said “We have a longstanding relationship with Gearhouse Broadcast and have worked together with them on several projects in the past. Our facilities handle many mission critical and high profile projects, we needed a company we could trust and which could deliver the project in a tight timeframe and whilst our other facilities were still working.”

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