ES has invested in 151 cameras and 15 Kahuna production switchers to prepare for major sporting events in 2020 and to meet increasing demand for UHD.
The new LDX 86N cameras will form the largest component of ES Broadcast’s fleet of UHD equipment and will be available to clients in Europe and the US. The cameras deliver native 4K UHD and 3G/HD image capture, while optional IP outputs provide a migration path from SDI to IP.
Ben Murphy, managing director, ES Broadcast commented: “This is the latest evolution of our longstanding partnership with Grass Valley – we have a strong working relationship with them and real confidence in the quality of their solutions. The LDX 86N is one of the most advanced cameras on the market. We already have a significant fleet of UHD cameras, and this is our next phase of development.”
“Demand for UHD is increasing and our aim at ES Broadcast is to be an enabler of the new technology evolution. The market is now reaching a point where there is a critical mass of UHD projects," added Alan Henry, commercial director, ES Broadcast. “We are really comfortable with the performance and reliability of the Grass Valley cameras and switchers. They’re truly world-class. Their addition to our extensive fleet means we have the increased bandwidth necessary to meet the rapidly growing UHD uptake from our clients.”
Grass Valley’s President, Tim Shoulders, commented, “A commitment of this scale simply cannot be made without strong collaboration between our customer and us. ES Broadcast’s clearly defined needs were the catalyst and we used an “all hands on deck” approach to ensure we were able to meet them. It’s gratifying to see this commitment recognised by our customer and we’re excited once again to support ES Broadcast as they continue to thrive.”
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