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W hen Brompton Technology launched its first products in 2012, it focused on LED processing to meet the needs of the world’s biggest live events. It didn’t start small – one of its first projects was 2013’s Academy Awards. Since then, it has supplied many of the world’s biggest acts including U2, Metallica, Taylor Swift and Ed Sheeran, and its products can be found in rental inventories worldwide. But that first Academy Awards ceremony set a steadfast Brompton precedent: everything that looks good to the eye must also look good on camera. Brompton has played a central role in the in-camera VFX revolution. Their processing was used on pioneering projects like The Mandalorian , and the

company has improved on-camera performance and optimises virtual production workflows, becoming the leading provider of LED processing for this fast-growing sector. Brompton’s flagship Tessera SX40 processor has been at the centre of it all, and this year was recognised with an Engineering, Science & Technology Emmy Award. Central to Brompton’s success is that its products are platforms for software, so can gain new features over their working life. In this way, the dev team respond to user needs and improve the performance of their products. Brompton has looked to anticipate the improved performance that will be required from the LED screens of the future, leading to some exciting innovations. In January, Brompton launched the new Tessera G1 receiver card. It’s by far the most powerful receiver card to go into an LED panel, offering 20 times more computing power than the current leading Tessera R2+ receiver card. This goes well beyond today’s requirements, but is part of a deliberate strategy – to provide platforms for innovation which can support the increasingly complex

software and algorithms needed to optimise LED visual performance. Evidence of the innovation the G1 is ushering in is already being seen – in next-generation RGBW LED panels and new TrueLight technology, a game- changer for lighting for in-camera VFX. The G1’s potential has been recognised with Product of the Year awards at both the NAB and InfoComm tradeshows and a PLASA Gold Award for Innovation, while TrueLight received the Cine Gear Technical Award for lighting technology. Brompton’s products are developed and manufactured at its West London headquarters, with satellite offices in LA, Shenzhen, Taipei and Belgium. Its largest end-customer market is North America, with customers also across Europe, Asia and Australasia. The company has successfully built partnerships with panel manufacturers, mostly based in Shenzhen. Brompton embraced the challenge of a UK manufacturer supplying Chinese industry and built its presence in China to include a team of technical specialists who support manufacturers in their own language. Even after a year full of innovations, commercial milestones and an Emmy award, Brompton keeps an eye on its aim to deliver the best-quality products and service. Customers know Brompton for its exceptional support – available 24/7 to users around the world. Whatever the problem, and regardless of whether it relates directly to its processing, users know they can talk to a real person with relevant expertise. But the reliability of Brompton products is just as renowned. As Brompton user and Emmy Award- winning lighting designer Peter Canning says of the SX40: “It is the one part of our pipeline that has never let us down.”

GAME CHANGER Evangelos Apostolopoulos, Adrian Jeakins, Chris Deighton and Richard Mead collect their Engineering, Science & Technology Emmy Awards for the Tessera SX40 LED processor. The SX40 has played a central role in the in-camera visual effects revolution



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