Gearhouse Broadcast wins contract for Ireland’s National Film School’s 5 Camera HDTV studio at Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology

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Leadingbroadcast services specialist, Gearhouse Broadcast, has been awarded the contract to design, supply, install and support a new state-of-the-art HDTV facility at the Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology (IADT) in Dublin. The two-studio campus is due to be officially opened at a ceremony on Tuesday, 26 November 2013.

The IADT project was won in an open tender process. Gearhouse Broadcast’s Systems Integration division submitted the winning proposal and will provide a full turnkey studio, handling everything from planning and project management to design, installation, commissioning, technical support and on-site training. The project is already underway with a lot of the infrastructure being prefabricated at Gearhouse Broadcast’s Watford headquarters. On-site installation will begin at the end of August.

The larger of the two studios will be fully equipped with five Hitachi SK-HD1200 multi-format 1080p/3G HDTV broadcast cameras channels, equipped with Fujinon HA23 x 7.3BERD HD studio lenses. These cameras are hot-swappable between the two studios as needed.

The second smaller studio will feature a FOR-A VRCAM2 Sensor-less Virtual Studio System, including an HVS-390HS 2 M/E mixer with the option of accepting data from a Vinten 430i and Quattro SE encoded head and pedestal. Gearhouse Broadcast is also supplying an ARRI ALEXA camera with ARRI Alura 35mm zoom lenses and three Sony CineAlta 4K Prime lenses.

The production gallery consists of a Sony MVS 6520 2 ME Vision Mixer, a Grass Valley K2 Dyno Replay System, Imagine Communications routing and Glue, and multi-viewers. The audio control area houses a Studer Vista 1, 32 channel audio mixer and an edit station utilising Avid Nitris DX. The audio workstation will behandled by an Avid Pro Tools|HDX system.

“We’re essentially delivering a full TV channel infrastructure, meaning that the studio could easily be dry-hired to broadcast clients when not in use. This project demonstrates the experience and technical expertise of our Systems Integration division to address our customers’ needs and deliver a bespoke and cost-effective solution,” said Kevin Fitzgerald, sales manager at Gearhouse Broadcast. “We’re delighted to have been selected by Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology to deliver this technically advanced studio which will help to educate the next generation of broadcast professionals in Ireland.”

Gearhouse Broadcast’s unique relationship with Hitachi provides prime distribution rights to all Hitachi broadcast cameras in many international territories, including the SK-HD1200-S2 high-end multi-format 1080p/3G HDTV production cameras used in this project.

Gearhouse Broadcast will be exhibiting at IBC2013 in Hall 10 (stand 10.B39), with a fully equipped, live production HD OB trailer installed on the Hitachi stand in Hall 11 (11.D42). Two Hitachi cameras – the 6G Super Slow-Motion Camera SK-HD1500 and the 3G Portable type Production Camera SK-HD1200 – are also being supplied to the IBC Production Insight area in Hall 11, where visitors can see them in action.

GEARHOUSE BROADCAST HAS BECOME GRAVITY MEDIA

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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