Finepoint Broadcast Team Gears for IBC 2019

Finepoint Broadcast Team Gears for IBC 2019

Senior managers from Finepoint Broadcast will be in Amsterdam September 13th through 27th for the annual IBC exhibition of broadcast equipment, software and services. Key personnel attending will include Giles Bendig (Managing Director), Clive Northen (Hire Manager), David Gill (Broadcast Sales Manager), Andrew McKenzie (Chief Engineer) and Nico Iriate (Hire Coordinator).

"IBC continues to be worthwhile for face-to-face networking and as a venue in which to try out products from upcoming innovators," Giles Bendig comments. "It is also useful for experiencing new technical developments before these are tested in the competitive marketplace. Production  companies  tend  to  have  the  strongest  interest in  new  technology because shooting high-budget content in the best  possible quality always  makes long-term sense."

"A lot of companies in the OB sector are making their plans for the 2020 round of sports," adds Clive Northen. "Next year is going to be very busy with the UEFA Euro 2020 and the Summer Olympics in Japan along with our already contracted business for the UK domestic market. Will we be discussing potential additions to our hire fleet with vendors at IBC and also meeting with some of our biggest clients at the show. Interest in 4K-UHD continues to grow both because it is becoming more affordable and as it has obvious advantages for long-term archiving."

"The  ability  to  make  HD  cutouts  from     4K  is  attracting  growing  interest  among  production companies," comments Andrew  McKenzie. "The recommended technique is  to capture a sports match by streaming two matched side-by-side 4K camera feeds to  a control room which can be located a few metres away or on another continent.  Sourcing HD cutouts from 8K is a much more attractive option than dual 4K as you  only need a single camera and a single delivery channel. No synchronisation issues and no need for graphic  stitching. I hope at least one of of the major camera manufacturers will pick up on this application at IBC."

"We will also be looking at the latest developments in product areas such as OB camera lenses, camcorders, production servers and  post production equipment," says David Gill. "IBC is also great opportunity for direct meetings with suppliers and potential as well as existing customers."

 

ABOUT FINEPOINT BROADCAST

Finepoint Broadcast Ltd (www.finepoint.co.uk) operates in the UK from its head office
in Kingswood, Surrey, and a sales office located at Pinewood Studios. Finepoint has been supplying broadcasters with a wide range of production and OB equipment since its establishment in the 1970s, complemented by a unique blend of exceptional service and extensive product knowledge.

As a leading dry hire service-provider addressing the global marketplace, Finepoint provides 24 hour support backed by a team of in-house engineers checking every piece of equipment in the fleet. Finepoint also has sales divisions dealing with new and used equipment and professional audio visual sales and installations. When coupled with the hire division, this enables the company to offer a uniquely wide choice of products and services at very aggressive prices.

 

PRESS CONTACTS

Newsmedia support: David Kirk, Stylus Media Communications

Telephone: +44 (0)1342 311 983

Email: stylusmedia@gmail.com

 

Finepoint Broadcast Ltd: Jordan Bunton-Williams

Telephone: +44 (0)1737 370 033

Email: marketing@finepoint.co.uk

 

Finepoint Broadcast Ltd

Hill House, Furze Hill, Kingswood, Surrey KT20 6EZ, UK

Telephone: +44 (0)1737 370 033

Email: hire@finepoint.co.uk
Web: www.finepoint.co.uk