Gearhouse Broadcast switches on the red light for remote production at IBC2015

HD camera, audio and comms signals to be transported remotely using EVS’ DYVI switcher during live demo

As part of its commitment to offering clients increased operational efficiencies through new technologies, Gearhouse Broadcast will present a live remote production demonstration at IBC2015 in Amsterdam. The leader in television broadcast solutions will showcase the transporting of uncompressed video and auxiliary data through its IT-based DYVI switcher from EVS on stand 10.B39. Earlier this summer, Gearhouse successfully trialled the remote production technology and workflow at a proof of concept demonstration it hosted for invited industry guests at its new headquarters in Watford. 

This proven remote production solution from Gearhouse, enabled by top manufacturers, including EVS, Hitachi, Riedel, Tata Communications and Lawo, is ready for service now. It will provide broadcasters, production companies and rights owners with a more cost effective and efficient service to deliver more live content than current budgets and resources allow.

At the IBC2015 demonstration, HD footage from two Hitachi SK-HD1200 portable production cameras and a remote pan-tilt camera will be transported by two IP-based servers over a 10Gbit network. Audio with full control of mic levels, communications and tally signals will also be transported across this network seamlessly. This connectivity will demonstrate a true remote production with all the facilities that would be present on a normal production.


“Remote production’s time has arrived and it brings with it enormous creative and business benefits for our industry,” said Kevin Moorhouse, coo at Gearhouse Broadcast. “We’d been getting a lot of enquiries from clients about the feasibility of doing remote productions. There is a lot of interest out in the market already and we are delighted to be able to bring this exciting solution to IBC2015.”

IBC2015 runs from 11 to 15 September 2015 at the RAI Amsterdam. Gearhouse will run its remote production demo on stand 10.B39 throughout the show.

About Gearhouse Broadcast
Gearhouse Broadcast is a market leader in the field of broadcast services and specialises in broadcast equipment rental, equipment sales, project solutions and systems integration. Operating globally from its offices in the UK, US, Australia, India and Qatar, the company offers huge experience and a proven track record in delivering major world sporting and entertainment events.