Gearhouse Broadcast in Multi-million Dollar Upgrade of EVS Fleet

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In the largest upgrade of its kind Gearhouse Broadcast is upgrading its entire fleet of 115 EVS machines in all of its locations globally. This upgrade makes Gearhouse Broadcast one of the single largest users of the latest in EVS equipment and workflows in the world.

The upgrade includes migrating all of Gearhouse’s EVS kit to the latest 10 Gigabit Ethernet connectivity and means all of its 8-channel XT3 production servers will have onboard low res proxy recording. All EVS equipment will also have the latest XFile 3 software enabling them to manually or automatically archive content from EVS servers to transportable hard drives, and enabling them to restore content from hard drives to EVS servers. XFile 3 also presents a simpler way of handling file formats and codecs thanks to its built-in transcoding possibilities and allows monitoring for all transfers through one single interface.

Gearhouse are also investing in the first 4K licenced XT3 and all Gearhouse OB trucks will have C-Cast, the platform that enables users to maximise the value of their media by connecting live content with production teams, accredited teams and final viewers for second screen applications. C-Cast also seamlessly connects on-site TV production infrastructure to a cloud-based platform to enable content owners to either aggregate content, enrich it or instantly deliver it to any platform.

The upgrade also brings additional tools to Gearhouse’s EVS equipment that includes the C-Cast Xplore live content web-browsing which improves live, near-live and post-production collaboration and efficiency across multiple, integrated workflows.

Also included in the upgrade is EVS’ multi-review system and Epsio FX providing immediate access to sophisticated live effects while saving post-production costs and the ability to add artistic replay effects and highlights enhancements for viewers by inputting simple parameters.

Gearhouse Australia Sales and Marketing Director Manny Papas said, “This EVS upgrade puts Gearhouse Broadcast well ahead of the curve. We are aligning all 115 EVS machines in our fleet to the very latest EVS workflows making us one of the biggest EVS providers in the world and giving our clients access to the very best production tools available.”

The EVS upgrade is unparalleled and clearly sets Gearhouse Broadcast well apart from other broadcast facility providers in terms of production, efficiency and workflows.

Executive vice president, EVS Sports Division Luc Doneux said, “This unique upgrade of EVS equipment ensures Gearhouse Broadcast’s customers will have the most powerful production and editorial tools for delivering content in a faster, more efficient, more polished and streamlined manner. These tools are particularly relevant in the world of live sports, events and entertainment. It also means Gearhouse will be one of the most seamless OB companies in the world with the latest upgrades and workflows.”

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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