We’re hiring!

Job Details
Progressive Broadcast Hire Ltd currently require a Trainee Broadcast Support Engineer to join their team on a permanent basis.  Within this role you will be responsible for providing support and maintenance engineering across our hire stock items, as well as external client work. You will ideally have previous experience of providing routine and preventative maintenance and support across broadcast technologies and systems, be familiar with Sony, Panasonic, Canon broadcast equipment, production switchers, broadcast cameras, audio and video routers, sound desks, audio mixers and modular glue infrastructure. You will also have an understanding of TV Engineering principles and provide assistance as required on broadcast installation projects.
However, as this is a trainee position, we will consider other transferable skills from similar electronic maintenance backgrounds.
Candidates will ideally have an Electronic / Electrical Engineering background with a good level of IT and networking skills. Recent graduates with a Broadcast Technology related degree/HND or similar will be considered for this post but we will also consider appropriate work experience within a related field.
Applicants must have strong organisational, time management and fault-finding skills, with the ability to resolve issues effectively and efficiently.  Any additional knowledge of post production systems would be distinct advantage, as well as broadcast data workflow.
This is a fantastic chance to join a leading broadcast hire facility and work within a friendly, tight-knit team.  The role is offering a highly competitive basic salary and generous benefits package including life assurance, bonus scheme and pension.
If you feel you have the right skill-set and determination to succeed in this exciting position and you are already eligible to work in the UK, then please apply for immediate start.

 

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Christmas Opening Hours

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We are closed now until January the 5th 2016.

However, if you need to hire equipment, we are available.

So please just call out out of hours service number on 0141 4046192 to discuss what you need.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

New In – Fuji Cabrio Zooms

The Fuji Cabrio 4K compact zooms feature a unique and advanced detachable drive unit – a first in the light weight zoom category.

This detachable servo allows for the functionality of an ENG zoom but on a PL mount.

With the detachable drive removed, the lens is set to accept industry standard cine motors and matte boxes.

In addition, the Cabrios have all the lens data output that appeals to a Cine-style shooter.

Available Options:

  • 19 – 90 mm
  • 85 – 300 mm

 

New In – Sony PXW-X200s!

The Sony PXW-X200 follows on from the PMW200. Featuring dual SxS memory card slots for simultaneous recordings, cache recordings, Slow & Quick function, a 3.5 inch-type QHD (960 x 540) colour LCD panel and a 17x Fujinon professional HD zoom lens with three independent rings with end stops, able to zoom from 29.3mm to 499mm (35mm equivalent).

It achieves high sensitivity and low noise recordings in Full HD XAVC Intra and XAVC Long GOP, as well as MPEG HD 422 50 Mbps MPEG HD 420 35 Mbps, MPEG IMX and DV.

The PXW-X200 also has a built-in wireless operation capability, and also offers remote control, file transfer, monitoring via smartphones and tablet devices, and streaming.

HJ40 now available

We are now the proud owners of a Canon HJ40 lens.

The HJ40x10B can extend to 770mm.

It represents the very best in optical and mechanical design and its unique optical image stabilisation systems make possible the capture of rock steady high definition imagery under the most adverse of field conditions.

High contrast is ensured by superb control of black reproduction – with optical and mechanical design innovations that substantially reduced flare, veiling glare, and any internal reflections. Similar attention to minimisation of ghost images and other highlight-related chromatic distortions caused by strong light sources on-axis and off-axis further extend the operational contrast range of the lens.


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Back at Work

Happy New Year!

Normal service now resumes after the holidays and our opening hours return to 9am to 5.30 pm, Monday to Friday.

If you need us outside these hours, please call our out of hours service on 0142 4046192.

 

Holiday Opening Hours

We will be closed from lunchtime on the 22nd December till 9am on Monday the 5th January.

 


 

If you need anything over the holidays, call us on our out of hours number – 0141 4046192 to speak to the on call technician.

Have a fabulous Christmas.

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