May 29, 2024
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One of ES Broadcast’s newly acquired Sony HDC-5500 UHD camera channels

Broadcast solutions specialist ES Broadcast has revealed that it has significantly expanded its equipment inventory in anticipation of major sporting events set to take place this summer.

The investment sees the addition of almost 100 UHD camera channels and 4K camcorders to the company’s rental fleet, including 24 Sony PXW-Z750 ENG camcorders, 42 Sony PXW-FX9 Super-35 camcorders, 25 Sony HDC-3500 channels and 10 Sony HDC-5500 channels.

Featuring global shutter, the ability to output 4K directly from the camera head and up to 8x high speed at 1080 50p and 2x in UHD, the HDC-5500 in particular brings ES Broadcast’s technology offering right up to date and continues the company’s longstanding commitment to providing best-in-class UHD technology across its equipment roster.

More than 160 4K lenses have also been purchased with the aim of further augmenting the already considerable stock that ES Broadcast holds. The acquisition includes another six Canon UHD DIGISUPER 90 UJ90X9B box lenses and 155 barrel lenses from across Canon’s CJ and CN range of professional 4K lenses. Ten of each of Fujinon’s MK18-55mm T2.9 and MK50-135mm T2.9 lenses have also been added, as well as around 100 tripods from Vitec’s Sachtler and Vinten professional lines.

Ben Murphy, group CEO of ES Broadcast, said: “The deferment of major sporting events until this summer, as well as the anticipated return of some live events, means we are expecting almost unprecedented demand for rental equipment. With this investment, we are continuing to support our clients in pushing the boundaries of their productions by ensuring our fleet offers the technical capability and scale that they need – this summer and beyond.”