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Gearhouse Broadcast Help Pinewood Studios Put The Zing In Kids' Favourite Zingzillas

Tapeless HD Workflow for Pinewood Studios

PINEWOOD Studios, home to some of Britain’s most iconic films and television series continues to be an integral part of the nation’s broadcast industry.
As one of Europe’s leading providers of broadcast equipment sales, rentals, project solutions and systems integration, Gearhouse Broadcast is proud of the excellent working relationship it has built up with Pinewood in recent years, and to have supplied the cutting edge technology used to realise some of the most popular shows currently appearing on British television screens.

And Gearhouse recently helped Pinewood break new ground by providing tapeless HD format and broadcasting solutions for the production of CBeebies’ latest hit for early years children, ZingZillas, the first time this technology has been employed at the studios.

HD Format Broadcast

The HD format is an important part of the show’s appeal, which is both strongly visual and musical as it follows primate friends Zak, Tang, Panzee and Drum through their colourful jungle home in their quest put together a daily performance, The Big Zing, inspired by a range of visiting musicians and singers.

Over the past few years Gearhouse has delivered an exhaustive range of audio and video equipment, including cameras and camcorders, both standard and high definition upgrade (SD and HD), MCR hubs, VTRs and infrastructure solutions to Pinewood.

The kit supplied is all specifically tailored to the needs of Pinewood-produced hit series such as the BBC’s ‘Would I Lie to You’, Channel 4’s ‘The IT Crowd’ and Sky 1’s flagship HD sports panel quiz ‘A League of Their Own’, presented by multi-award winning comic actor and writer James Corden of Gavin and Stacey fame.


HD Kit Technical Support

Gearhouse’s engineers and technicians have established a close working relationship with their colleagues at the studios over the years, ensuring their technical support is available on demand and any additional equipment requirements can be quickly and seamlessly met.

Simon Honey, Head of TV Studio Operations at The Pinewood Studios Group says: “Gearhouse Broadcast always provide a professional all round package with exceptional customer service, through a dedicated knowledgeable rental team, dependable hands on technical support, and reliable state of the art equipment - at a competitive price.

“With a proven track record in delivering project solutions, we collaboratively provided a seamless HD tapeless workflow for the CBeebies production ‘Zingzillas’, and the results speak for themselves on screen”.

About Pinewood Studios

The home of world class film, television and commercial production and post production facilities.
The Studios provide facilities for major national and international film production, filmed television, studio television recording, the filming of commercials and post production sound services.
Pinewood, Shepperton and Teddington Studios are all part of the Pinewood Studios Group and are within easy reach of central London.
Pinewood assumed sales and marketing responsibilities of Pinewood Toronto Studios, Canada in June 2009 and is very pleased to bring its name and international perspective to the Toronto market.
Pinewood Studio Berlin Film Services, the joint venture announced in February 2010 brings Pinewood Studios and Studio Hamburg together and allows European and International filmmakers to take advantage of a joint infrastructure and skills when producing feature films in Germany.


Pinewood Studios

About Gearhouse Broadcast

International broadcast services Company Gearhouse Broadcast specialise in the provision of Project Solutions, Broadcast Equipment Sales, Broadcast Equipment Rental and Systems Integration. Established since 1993 the company’s HQ is situated in the UK with local offices in Australia, USA, Dubai and Doha.
Gearhouse Broadcast boasts an exemplary track record in the delivery of comprehensive broadcast solutions. Working with the client we offer a complete outsource solution comprising consultancy, design, project management, installation, commissioning, training and on-going maintenance and support following completion of the build or installation. Gearhouse Broadcast delivers on budget and on time.