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Finepoint Broadcast gears up for 2020 with a major further investment in Canon UHD lenses Posted: 11/12/2019
Finepoint Broadcast gears up for 2020 with a major further investment in Canon UHD lenses

As part of a strategy of continuing investment to track with the latest market requirements, Finepoint Broadcast, a leading UK dry hire provider of production and OB equipment to the global marketplace, has announced the further addition of a range of Canon lenses to its hire stock portfolio.

The additions include the standard Canon CJ24, plus the Canon CJ45 and large UJ90 lenses (UHD DIGISUPER).

Finepoint Broadcast Hire Manager Clive Northen said, “Finepoint has not seen the disruptive business peaks and troughs of recent years that have been so prevalent in various broadcast sectors. To the contrary, our growth has been steady and continuous, due in part to our continual evaluation and investment in technologies, such as these Canon lenses, that provide a direct benefit to our customers.”

Finepoint Broadcast Chief Engineer Andrew Mckenzie said, “The Canon CJ24 is an acclaimed telephoto lens with a 24x broadcast zoom and a focal length of 7.5-180mm that offers 4K performance that is ideal for on-the-shoulder newsgathering. The ultra-high zoom CJ45 is packed with innovative, class-leading technology that is perfectly suited to wildlife and live-sport deployments.

And with a 90x zoom, 9-810mm focal length, and image stabilisation that's fully compatible with 2/3" 4K cameras and broadcast environments where HDTV is currently in use, the Canon UHD DIGISUPER 90 lens is perfect for expanding Finepoint Broadcast’s 4K lens range.”

Tags: Finepoint Broadcast | Investment | Canon | Canon UHD Lenses | Dry Hire | Canon Lens Hire | Canon CJ24 | Canon CJ45 | Canon UJ90
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Maggie Rogers Shines Brightly With Sapphire Touches Posted: 11/11/2019
Maggie Rogers Shines Brightly With Sapphire Touches

MIRRAD supplies two Avolites consoles for Ben Everett’s design for producer, songwriter and performer’s headlining tour

A lot has happened in Maggie Rogers’ world since 2016, when a video of her demoing a then-newly-recorded song, “Alaska,” for Pharrell Williams at NYU went viral. Following opening slots on major tours with both HAIM and Mumford & Sons last year, Rogers dropped her own major label debut, Heard It in a Past Life, this past January, which charted in the second highest slot of the Billboard 200. Consequently, the artist has spent much of 2019 on the road in support of the album, performing a sold-out fall headline tour in such iconic venues as Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium, Berkley’s Greek Theatre, and New York City’s Radio City Music Hall.

The “look and feel” of Rogers’ tour this year has been a collaborative effort between the artist and Lighting Designer Ben Everett, who first started working with her when he lit Rogers’ first-ever show in London two years ago. Having toured with an impressive roster of bands over the past five years—including Bear's Den, The Jesus and Mary Chain, and The Dandy Warhols—Everett is now part of the UK-based MIRRAD team, which has been supplying a pair of Avolites Sapphire Touch lighting control consoles for Rogers’ 2019 worldwide trek.

Everett notes that he’s been using Avolites lighting consoles “pretty much since I started in the live music industry,” he shares. “I was lucky enough to learn on all of the early Titan software, and mainly used the Tiger Touch II and Quartz consoles to begin with. The features that kept me attracted to the desks at first were the ability to quickly create really impressive and intricate effects, and the user-friendly and multi-functional layout of the touchscreens. And while growing with the consoles over the years, the ease of being able to create cue stacks, key frame shapes, and pixel mapping really helps me in my day-to-day programming now.”

Tags: Avolites | Maggie Rogers | Sapphire Touches | Lighting | Servers
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Jellyfish Pictures Bolsters Feature Animation Team with Appointment of Joachim de Brunier Posted: 04/11/2019
Jellyfish Pictures Bolsters Feature Animation Team with Appointment of Joachim de Brunier

BAFTA and multi-award-winning animation and visual effects studio, Jellyfish Pictures, today announced the appointment of Joachim de Brunier to Head of Modelling. Continuing Jellyfish Pictures’ rapid expansion, de Brunier brings over a decade of creative expertise from some of the biggest animation studios in the world.

Tags: expansion | animation | hire
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Finepoint Broadcast Emphasises Commitment to Diversity and Inclusivity Posted: 09/10/2019
Finepoint Broadcast Emphasises Commitment to Diversity and Inclusivity
Accompanying image shows, from left, Finepoint Broadcast colleagues Jordan Bunton-Williams and Paul MacKenzie.
 
Finepoint Broadcast Pro-AV Sales Manager Paul MacKenzie and Marketing Manager Jordan Bunton-Williams head to London in early October for the AVIXA UK Diversity Council Networking Social Event. The event provides a forum in which attendees can discuss the subjects of diversity and inclusion within the audiovisual
Tags: Finepoint Broadcast | broadcast equipment rental | broadcast equipment hire service | broadcast camera rental | television production equipment rental | dry hire service-provider | new and used broadcast production equipment | professional audio visual sales and
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The Camera Map launches new edition Posted: 07/10/2019
The Camera Map launches new edition

Pocket Films Ltd. has launched a new 2019 edition of the dedicated guide to cameras suppliers for the film, video & broadcast industry - THE CAMERA MAP.

Tags: cameras | suppliers | hire | directory
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Testronic Expands Leadership Team to Facilitate Boom in Demand for OTT Platform Testing Posted: 02/10/2019
Testronic Expands Leadership Team to Facilitate Boom in Demand for OTT Platform Testing

Testronic, a leader in quality assurance (QA), localization services, and compliance for the film, television and games industries, announced today they have enhanced their strategic leadership team by appointing Ken Kiers and Ignacio Fernandez to join the business.

Tags: OTT platform testing | new hires | Chile office | VP Technical Operations
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ES Broadcast Hire adds EVS XT-VIA UHD HDR production server to rental fleet Posted: 02/10/2019
ES Broadcast Hire adds EVS XT-VIA UHD HDR production server to rental fleet
ES Broadcast Hire, the company’s broadcast rental division, has added the state-of-the-art EVS XT-VIA UHD HDR production server to its roster.

The EVS XT-VIA joins the existing XT4K, XT3 ChannelMAX and XT3 options in ES Broadcast Hire’s line-up of production servers, meaning the company is able to service a comprehensive array of client requirements. It will be available to clients across Europe and in the US.

State-of-the-art EVS XT-VIA meets fast-growing UHD demand
Tags: ES Broadcast Hire | ES Broadcast | EVS | XT-VIA | XT4K | XT3 | Warren Taggart
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Densitron Investing for Growth in the Americas with Key Appointment Posted: 24/09/2019
Densitron Investing for Growth in the Americas with Key Appointment
Densitron, a creator of HMI technologies, Broadcast intelligent display solutions, and a global leader in display, monitor, and embedded computing solutions, today announced the appointment of Ye Gaung to the California based Densitron business development team. Densitron’s Americas HQ in California provides access to the key US domestic market, as well as growth markets in Canada and across South America.
Tags: Densitron | Densitron America | New Hire | Ye Gaung | HMI | HMI Technologies | Intelligent Display Solutions | IDS | Displays | Monitors
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Hitomi and Broadcast Wireless Systems will demo sync and alignment for remote production at IBC 2019 Posted: 11/09/2019
Hitomi and Broadcast Wireless Systems will demo sync and alignment for remote production at IBC 2019

Hitomi Broadcast, manufacturer of MatchBox, the industry’s leading audio video alignment toolbox, is partnering with Broadcast Wireless Systems (BWS), manufacturer of the ultra-low latency BWS NanoPRO TX camera-back transmitter, to showcase remote production capabilities featuring Hitomi’s new ‘Matchbox Glass®’ iOS app at IBC 2019.

Tags: Hitomi | MatchBox | audio video alignment | Boradcast Wireless Systems | BWS | ultra-low latency | NanoPRO TX camera- back transmitter | remote production | MatchBox Glass IOS app | IBC | Sony PXW 500 Camera | Presteigne Broadcast Hire | RF reciever | transmitters | IBC 2019 | IBC 2019
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Sony HDC-3500 becomes latest addition to ES Broadcast Hire and rsquo;s UHD fleet Posted: 29/07/2019
Sony HDC-3500 becomes latest addition to ES Broadcast Hire and rsquo;s UHD fleet

ES Broadcast Hire has further expanded its UHD camera inventory with the addition of a fleet of Sony HDC-3500 channels.

Tags: ES Broadcast | ES Broadcast Hire | Andy Scott | Sony HDC-3500
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Jellyfish Pictures Expands Senior Team with Appointment of Matthew Bristowe Posted: 29/07/2019
Jellyfish Pictures Expands Senior Team with Appointment of Matthew Bristowe

With an impressive career spanning over 20 years, Bristowe joins Jellyfish Pictures after a stint as Head of Production at Technicolor.

Tags: vfx | animation | virtual | hire
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Finepoint Broadcast Adds Further 10 Sony HDC-4300 Camera Channels to Hire Stock Posted: 18/07/2019
Finepoint Broadcast Adds Further 10 Sony HDC-4300 Camera Channels to Hire Stock

Finepoint Broadcast announces an expansion of its camera hire stock with the addition of a further 10 Sony HDC-4300 channels.

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ES Broadcast Hire recruits Andy Scott as first UK General Manager Posted: 25/06/2019
ES Broadcast Hire recruits Andy Scott as first UK General Manager
ES Broadcast Hire, the company’s broadcast rental division, has expanded its senior management team in the UK with the recruitment of Andy Scott as the company’s first general manager.
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ES Broadcast Hire adds Panasonic live system cameras to UHD hire fleet Posted: 20/06/2019
ES Broadcast Hire adds Panasonic live system cameras to UHD hire fleet
ES Broadcast Hire, the company’s broadcast rental division, has purchased of a large quantity of Panasonic AK-UC4000 4K live system cameras. The channels will be used to support demand from live-event production and Pro-AV markets, amongst others.
Tags: ES Broadcast | ES Broadcast Hire | Broadcast Solutions | Equipment Hire | Panasonic | 4K | UHD
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Grass Valley Cameras Help Presteigne Broadcast Hire Meet Growing Demands for 4K UHD, HDR and IP Posted: 22/05/2019
Grass Valley Cameras Help Presteigne Broadcast Hire Meet Growing Demands for 4K UHD, HDR and IP

Grass Valley has been selected by leading UK rental house, Presteigne Broadcast Hire, as its primary cameras supplier in response to growing demand for higher resolutions and native IP support from customers in the UK.

Tags: Grass Valley | Presteigne Broadcast Hire | 4K | UHD | HDR | IP
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