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Kit hire Central Rental has merged with its sister company Singh and Shout to create a new company called 247kit.tv. Singh and Shout’s Bob Mann and Central Rental’s Greg Woznica will run the new equipment hire company, which is based on Windmill Street in London. 247kit.tv stocks HD and 4K broadcast and cinema cameras, HD and 4K OLED monitors and specialist grip and production kit. www.247kit.tv UHD lenses Minicams ES Broadcast is hoping to become the first rental house in Europe to hire out Fuji’s live production 4K lenses, the Fujinon UA80x9 and UA22x8, after signing up for 13 units of each. The lenses were due to be delivered at the end of September. Edward Saunders and Warren Taggart, owners of ES Broadcast Hire, said: “We’re very excited about the increase in demand for 4K/UHD production. We have chosen now as the time to invest as the first rental company in Europe. Lenses are just the first step on this tooling up of ES Broadcast Hire.” The UA80 has an 80x zoom and covers a broad range of focal lengths from 9mm in wide angle to 720mm in telephoto. It also features an optical stabilization mechanism that provides adjustment to image shakes caused by vibrations and wind. The UA22 is a portable broadcast 22x zoom lens that starts from 8mm on the wide angle side. SeeSense offer what is believed to be the smallest HD camera system with remote control panel currently available for Broadcast use today. Measuring just 29 x 29 x 29mm the SeeSense GEM 1/3” 1-CMOS 3G/HD-SDI camera connects to a compact remote control panel via a flexible 5-metre cable. This provides full control of camera exposure, white balance, backlight, and other functions. A micro DVR recorder is also available. SeeSense offer huge experience with the specification and supply of a wide range of compatible high resolution C, CS and M12 (S-mount) lenses for the GEM camera. www.seesense.eu www.esbroadcast.com C M Y CM MY CY CMY K KITPLUS - THE TV-BAY MAGAZINE: ISSUE 106 OCTOBER 2015 | 13