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WHAT’S WHAT IN MOBILE PRODUCTION

RESULTS OF THE TWELFTH ANNUAL SVG MOBILE PRODUCTION GEARBASE STUDY

T

he 12th-annual SVG Mobile Sports Production Gearbase Survey provides an ongoing database of production-truck technology

for the North American fleet of more than 250 broadcast vehicles. The 2018 Gearbase comprises 258 total mobile units, only two of

SUMMARY OF FINDINGS

• The video-router sector remains diverse, judging by the 202 trucks that identified

With 60 trucks, NEP still has by far the largest fleet in North America, followed by

router brand. Evertz is atop the market in a total of 65 trucks (32%) with Grass Valley

Game Creek Video with 27 and Mobile TV Group with 25 (not including its Visitor

close behind in 56 (28%). PESA is third with 36 (18%), followed by Imagine Commu-

Mobile Units). In fourth place is Dome Productions with 19, followed by Lyon Video

nications with 16 (8%), Utah Scientific with 15 (7%), and Ross Video with eight (4%).

(11), F&F Productions (10), Live Media Group (nine), and All Mobile Video and

• ChyronHego is still the market leader in graphics. Its systems are in 88% of trucks

4K- and HDR-capable trucks — as well as units featuring IP-based

TNDV Television (eight each).

on the road (153 of the 173 that specified a system). Thirty-seven trucks carry Vizrt

infrastructure — are on the rise. Of the 258 mobile units covered in

• Of the 251 trucks whose camera complement was identified by brand, 132 use Sony

systems, and 21 deploy Ross Video graphics (although the majority of these trucks

which are SD-only. With SD officially dead and HD the status quo,

the survey, 35 are listed as 4K-capable (up from 20 last year), 43 are

(52%); 80 deploy Grass Valley (32%); 20, Ikegami (8%); 15, Hitachi (6%); and four,

also carry a ChyronHego system).

HDR-capable (the previous survey did not ask for data on HDR-

Panasonic (2%).

• In HD replay devices, EVS is once again the industry standard: 201 HD trucks were

capability), and 55 are 1080p-capable (up from 30 last year).

• The battle for lens-market share remains a two-horse race. Of the 229 trucks that

identified as relying on some form of EVS system as its primary replay device. Cur-

identified lens brand, 119 trucks carry exclusively Canon lenses (52%), 78 have only

rently, 18 trucks carry Grass Valley K2 Dyno replay systems, although the majority of

than ever before — 39 in all — and lists nearly a dozen mobile units

Fujinon (34%), and 28 have a mix of Canon and Fujinon lenses (12%). 2% of trucks

them also have EVS replay systems.

that debuted over the past 12 months. On the following pages is a

carry Agenieux lenses.

• Calrec Audio remains the number-one audio console on trucks, with 160 consoles in

listing of the trucks and their specs (based on data collected from par-

• Among switchers, Grass Valley continues to dominate, with its units found at the

63% of the North American fleet. Yamaha is second, with consoles in 27 audio rooms

ticipating companies in October 2017). Here is a brief summary of the

center of 204 mobile units (80%). Sony switchers are in 19 trucks (7%), Ross Video

(11%), followed by Studer (21 trucks), Harman Soundcraft (14), Avid/Euphonix (12

Gearbase Survey’s key findings in the North American truck market.

switchers in 15 (6%), Blackmagic Design in eight (3%), and FOR-A in four (2%).

trucks), Music Group’s Behringer/Midas (5), and DiGiCo and Mackie (four apiece) .

The 2018 Gearbase Survey drew more participating companies

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NUMBER OF TRUCKS BY CAMERA BRAND 140 130 120 110 100 90 80 70 60 50 40 30 20 10 0

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132

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Sony

Grass Valley

Ikegami

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Hitachi

Panasonic

Data is only representative of trucks that indicated camera brand


NUMBER OF TRUCKS BY LENS BRAND 130 120 110 100 90 80 70 60 50 40 30 20 10 0

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Canon Fujinon

Both (Canon, Fujinon)

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Angenieux Data is only representative of trucks that indicated lens brand


PERCENTAGE OF TRUCKS BY PRODUCTION SWITCHER BRAND 2% 6%

2%

3%

7%

80%

Grass Valley Blackmagic Design

Sony

Ross Video FOR-A

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Other Data is only representative of trucks that indicated switcher brand


PERCENTAGE OF TRUCKS BY AUDIO CONSOLE BRAND 2% 5%

1.5%

3%

5%

8% 11%

63%

Calrec Avid/Euphonix

Yamaha Music Group

Studer DiGiCo

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Harman Soundcraft Mackie

Other Data is only representative of trucks that indicated audio console brand


PERCENTAGE OF TRUCKS BY VIDEO ROUTER BRAND 2% 7%

1%

4%

8%

32%

18% 28%

Evertz

Grass Valley Ross Video

PESA

Imagine Communications

Blackmagic Design

Utah Scientific

SAM (Snell Advanced Media)

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Data is only representative of trucks that indicated video router brand


NUMBER OF TRUCKS BY REPLAY DEVICE BRAND

200 190

180 170

160 150

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EVS

Grass Valley

NewTek

Abekas

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Tightrope

Evertz

Data is only representative of trucks that indicated brand of replay system. Some trucks indicated here carry multiple replay systems.


NUMBER OF TRUCKS BY GRAPHICS BRAND 160 150 140 130 120 110 100 90 80 70 60 50 40 30 20 10 0

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ChyronHego

Vizrt

Ross Video

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Note: Data is only representative of trucks that indicated brand of graphics system. Some trucks indicated here carry multiple graphics systems.


PERCENTAGE OF TRUCKS WITH FIBER VS. TRIAX 18%

21% 61%

Both

Fiber

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2018 Gearbase Study  
2018 Gearbase Study  

The 12th-annual SVG Mobile Sports Production Gearbase Survey provides an ongoing database of production-truck technology for the North Ameri...