Gearhouse Broadcast to Demonstrate Flexible OBLite HD OB Trailer at BVE2014

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BVE 2014, Stand B01, 21 January 2014 –Gearhouse Broadcast will be showing its much-talked about fully-equipped, live production HD OB trailer at Broadcast Video Expo (BVE) in ExCeL London from 25-27 February 2014. OBLite is an affordable trailer designed and built by Gearhouse’s in-house systems integration division which provides a compact but flexible footprint that can accommodate a complex production workflow.

OBLite, which was launched at IBC2013, features eight Hitachi camera channels and can easily house a seven- to eight-person production and operation crew. It is easy to up- or down-spec as required and offers low power consumption, ergonomic design and features a production gallery, audio workstations and an engineering control area.

Its end-to-end live HD production workflow operates eight Hitachi camera channels (seven SK-HD1200 portable-type production cameras and one SK-HD1500 6G Super Slow-Motion camera); a Ross Carbonite vision mixer; and the recently launched Lawo V__link4 video-over-IP solution; Imagine Communications Platinum router and Glue; Imagine Communications test and measurement systems; a Studer Vista audio mixer; and a Imagine Communications Inscriber CG system. Along with full talkback capabilities.

Eamonn Dowdall, Business Development Director of Gearhouse Broadcast, said: “We’ve had a lot of interest in OBLite since it was unveiled last September, so BVE is a great opportunity for us to show the local market what its capabilities are and discuss the improvements we’ve since made to it. The trailer offers the full range of OB functionality and is ideally suited to covering everything from IPTV and live web streaming productions to red carpet events, festivals and smaller six-to-ten-camera live sports broadcast projects where using a full-size OB truck would prove cost-prohibitive.”

Hitachi, with whom Gearhouse Broadcast has an exclusive partnership, will also have a presence on the BVE stand (B01) and will be on hand to discuss their range of cameras which have most recently been used for the recording of Deal or No Deal, I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! and at the ATP World Tour Finals tennis.


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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