Gearhouse Broadcast mixes it with the Red Bull X-Fighters

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Gearhouse Broadcast has spent an action-packed week on Cockatoo Island working on the finale of the Red Bull X-Fighters world tour. Red Bull takes the X-Fighters around the world, staging bouts in such scenic locations as Madrid, Rome and Brasilia. The Sydney event was the first down under.

Gearhouse’s HD1 super truck and its tender vehicle were loaded onto a barge for passage to the island. The picturesque location provided the perfect backdrop for the high-flying motorbike action. 14 cameras were used, including 4 wireless camera systems (one in a helicopter), a FlyCam and an Extreme Super Slow-Mo camera.

The Gearhouse Broadcast crew worked closely with Red Bull’s international production team, who flew in from Austria for the event. The program was beamed into over 100 countries.

HD1’s EVS workflow system connected with Red Bull’s Final Cut Pro edit facility for immediate post-production.

The X-Fighters project demonstrated the possibilities of using big trucks in unusual locations. With the Cockatoo Island mission successful, Gearhouse Broadcast’s logistics team is looking for its next challenge.

In the words of the Red Bull team, “Sydney will go down in the 11-year-history of the Red Bull X-Fighters as the most spectacular event ever.”

Check out some Red Bull X-Fighters coverage here.


On 31 October 2019, the four leading broadcast and production houses Gearhouse Broadcast, Hyperactive Broadcast, Input Media and Chief Entertainment owned by Gravity Media Group started trading under the brand name of ‘Gravity Media’. All Gravity Media companies around the world are making this transition and will now go to market as a single brand with a bold new look and purpose.

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Gravity Media is a leading global provider of complex live broadcast facilities and production services to content owners, creators and distributors. We use the collective pull of our people and resources to capture, craft and create world-class content that inspires and excites.

We are driven by client service excellence, and we never stand still. We’re always looking and listening, keeping up with the latest broadcast innovations – or pioneering them. Above all, we channel our energy into maintaining our reputation for flawless execution, deep technical expertise, and efficient delivery.

Gravity Media is a brand-new company with a 30-year pedigree, a force to be reckoned with formed by the coming together of Gearhouse Broadcast, HyperActive Broadcast, Input Media and Chief Entertainment. Our 500 people serve clients across the sport, media, news and entertainment industries from bases in the UK, Australia, USA, France, Germany and Qatar.

At the centre of Gravity Media lie three broad categories of expertise: media services & facilitiesproduction & content; and equipment rental & sales.

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