Gearhouse Broadcast Upgrades Fleet With EVS Tapeless Production Technology

Broadcast equipment rental and sales company Gearhouse Broadcast, based in Sydney, Australia, is upgrading its entire inventory of 115 EVS machines at all of its locations globally, making Gearhouse Broadcast one of the single largest users of the latest in EVS equipment and workflows in the world.

The multi-million dollar upgrade involves migrating all of Gearhouse’s EVS equipment to the latest 10 Gigabit Ethernet connectivity and means all of its 8-channel XT3 production servers in the company’s stock will have onboard low-res proxy recording. All the EVS equipment will also have the latest XFile 3 software enabling users 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 server and all Gearhouse OB trucks will have C-Cast, the platform that enables users to maximize 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.

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