ES Broadcast to showcase UK’s first Sony HDC-F5500 rental units at London event

Leading broadcast solutions specialist ES Broadcast has taken delivery of the UK’s first Sony HDC-F5500 rental units – and will showcase the camera’s impressive creative capabilities at a technology and networking event in London next week.

The company recently took delivery of 10 HDC-F5500 channels, which use a full-frame Super 35mm sensor and PL mount lenses to deliver shallow depth of field for dramatic artistic shots in live productions. The camera fits seamlessly into Sony’s live production workflow alongside its sister system camera the HDC-F5500 and other UHD solutions.

It is expected to be a popular addition to sports, concerts and live events productions, enabling the enhanced level of creativity delivered by a full frame sensor within a dedicated system camera.

“The F5500 units have already been out on their first job and we are expecting them to be in high demand,” said Warren Taggart, Managing Director of ES Broadcast Hire. “As camera technology becomes ever more innovative, it is a key aspect of our ethos to continue to offer the very latest solutions on the market to help our clients deliver even more spectacular live productions.”

The Sony HDC-F5500 will be the focal point of the latest ES Broadcast technology and networking event, which takes place at the Soho Hotel, London, from 16:30 on Thursday 21 July. Sony camera specialist Neil Thompson will provide an overview of the camera, having worked with it on the Tyson Fury versus Dillian Whyte boxing match earlier this year. Attendance at the event is free but registration is essential, via

About ES Broadcast

ES Broadcast specialises in service provision to the broadcast, TV production and film production industries.

Equipment Sales

The company is an international reseller of both new and used professional broadcast and production equipment, and is an approved dealer for Sony, Grass Valley, Ross, Canon, Fujinon, Panasonic, EVS, NewTek, Telestream and many other leading manufacturers.

Equipment Hire

The company’s broadcast rental arm, ES Broadcast Hire, is a leading provider of live production equipment for hire, with a product portfolio that boasts the largest rental fleet of Sony HDC-4300 4K broadcast cameras in Europe, amongst market-leading equipment from manufacturers including Sony, Grass Valley, Panasonic, Canon, Fujinon, Telelstream and Vinten.

ES Broadcast also services the production market through Film Store Rental, a London-based rental house that holds a wide-ranging inventory of camcorders, lenses, monitors and grip. The company specialises in providing equipment for wildlife, documentary and commercial shoots.

Systems Integration and Project Solutions

ES Broadcast provides systems integration services and has delivered projects as diverse as OB trucks, studios, portable production units and esports arenas. Our Project Solutions operation has provided large-scale, temporary ENG kits for a number of major global sporting events.

Media Services and Library Migration

ES Broadcast provides media services, library migration and archiving services via LMH and Memnon. These companies specialise in migrating a comprehensive range of legacy format assets, as well as providing end-to-end professional media services to the broadcast, VOD/OTT and film industries. Clients include BBC Studios, ATP Media, Kew Media, BFI, Northern Ireland Screen, Evolutions and Arrow Media. It operates a state-of-the-art facility in Leighton Buzzard, 40 minutes from central London, including edit suites, sound studios and extensive archiving for physical assets.

ES Broadcast’s Sony HDC-F5500 channels are the latest additions to the company’s extensive hire fleet of Sony UHD system cameras, which includes HDC-5500, HDC-4800, HDC-4300 and HDC-3500 channels alongside HDC-P50 and HDC-P43 compact/POV cameras. The HDC-F5500 is in stock and available for hire now by calling +44 (0)1923 811 520 or emailing [email protected]