Gearhouse Broadcast Keeps Rebel Heart Pumping for Madonna Tour

Following its success implementing facilities for a recent live Taylor Swift concert, Gearhouse Broadcast was selected by York Studios in Melbourne to provide live music and OB production facilities for Madonna’s Rebel Heart tour concert at Sydney’s Qudos Bank Arena.

With facilities similar to the Taylor Swift event, the Rebel Heart tour production consisted of a mix of six Sony PMW-F55 large sensor cameras. Which were used for close up and stage shots while six broadcast cameras with box lenses were installed for longer coverage.

Gearhouse Broadcast employed the same HD6 “Entertainment” supertruck that was previously implemented used on the Taylor Swift event as its production centrepiece.

Housing Madonna’s creative team, the line cut, CCUs,three XT3 8-channel EVS live production servers and audio multi-track recording were used alongside six PMW-F55 cameras with Fujifilm's Fujinon 19-90mm Cabrio zoom lenses, six broadcast cameras with box lenses, a SpiderCam carrying a Sony P1 and wide angle lens, two Libre Hot Heads also with F55s and a 32-foot Technocrane.

Gearhouse recorded the gig in 1080i/PsF 29.97 and every camera's ISO feed to EVS servers and hard drives.

“The HD6 Entertainment supertruck is a vehicle specifically designed to handle large live concert gigs like this one. We also had to put film cameramen with focus pullers alongside broadcast guys which worked extremely well across both Saturday and Sunday shoots. The Rebel Hearts production was even more refined than previously as we were able to offer more options for how the SpiderCam and Libre Hot Heads were used.”
— Manny Papas, Sales Director, Gearhouse Broadcast
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