Brompton Technology

London,  ENGLAND 
United Kingdom
  • Booth: 2335

Brompton Technology is dedicated to the specialist design and manufacture of cutting-edge, rugged, and tour-ready LED video processing products for the live events, film and broadcast industries.

Established in 2011, Brompton Technology is based in West London and is a spin-off from Carallon, a serial innovator in the entertainment technology space. Brompton is at the forefront of technology within the LED video sector, recently launching Dynamic Calibration, a revolutionary approach to LED panel calibration to achieve previously unattainable levels of panel performance. Product and feature designs come from years of industry and engineering experience, with a team dedicated to providing robust, reliable, exceptional service to its partners and end users. Brompton Technology is a globally known and respected brand within the LED video industry, winning a Queen's Award for Enterprise: International Trade 2020, and featured as one of the top 100 private technology companies in The Sunday Times Tech Track league table for the last three years running.

 Press Releases

  • Brompton Technology, the industry leader in LED video processors for virtual production, broadcast, and live events, is today announcing its expansion into the U.S. with a new office in Burbank, California. The new facility comes as a result of Brompton’s continued growth in the U.S. market as demand has exploded for high-end virtual production setups in film and television. Brompton’s robust Tessera LED processors, with industry-first software features including Frame RemappingShutterSync®, and 3D LUT, deliver the highest quality LED image for in-camera VFX and more.

    Brompton’s Regional Technical Manager Sean Sheridan will lead the new U.S. outpost. Sheridan joined Brompton in 2018 and has played an instrumental role in the company’s success to date in the U.S. market, expanding the customer base in all areas and helping drive development of new Tessera software features specifically geared toward virtual production as demand increased. He will continue to drive new customer growth and technical development, with the office as a home base for demos and training.

    “I’m thrilled to expand our international presence as Brompton now has footprints on three continents: North America, Europe, and Asia,” shared Brompton’s CEO Richard Mead. “Sean is an invaluable part of our team and has led the charge for us to have a permanent home amid the film and TV industry as virtual production became one of our key markets. We’re looking forward to working closely with our partners and customers on the ground to fulfill their creative production needs.”

    Sheridan is joined by Technical Support Specialist Howard Chang and Technical Projects Specialist Dan Warner. Chang has an extensive background as a live events technician, and Warner brings previous experience in the camera department for film and television, working first hand on projects utilizing virtual production. Together they provide hands-on service, support, and training to Brompton’s partners and customers utilizing LED across the live events, broadcast, and film/TV production sectors.

    “So many of our customers are based in Los Angeles that it made sense to establish a permanent home here where we can give them unparalleled support,” said Sheridan. “Howard and Dan will be enormous assets as we continue to grow and as live events and production continue to ramp up. Our doors are open and we’re excited to share the latest and greatest in LED processing technology with our U.S. clients and partners.”

  • After more than a year of lockdown, the wait was finally over when the multi-platinum selling band, Six60, embarked on a massive tour across New Zealand. The Six60 Saturdays tour culminated with a historic ‘first’ when they became the first ever band to play at the iconic Eden Park stadium in Auckland, with over 50,000 fans gathering to see the live show and sing their favourite lyrics together. Video production and equipment supplier, Big Picture, provided a complete video system package both for the tour and the inaugural concert at Eden Park, which included Brompton Technology’s Tessera LED processing.

    “Coming out of a year of Covid restrictions, we were excited to be given an opportunity to put together a video system package for the upcoming Six60 Saturdays tour,” says Paul Carppe, General Manager – NZ at Big Picture. “We have a close working relationship with Eccles Entertainment (promoter), Ben Dalgleish from Human Person (show design) and Global Production Partners (production management) so we were able to meet their vision and offer them a package that fitted the technical brief.”

    The package included 215mof ROE MC7 in TAIT Touring frames, Brompton 4K Tessera SX40 LED processing with Tessera XD 10G data distribution units, a Sony HD PPU Camera system and disguise servers to run the content. Because of the Christmas and New Year holiday period, the team had a relatively short lead time between final confirmation and the start of the tour, which was further complicated by the need to ship extra LED product from Big Picture Australia. “The short lead time could have been a problem, but we were able to mitigate most of the potential issues thanks to the ease of use of Brompton’s processing and Tessera software features,” adds Carppe.

    The massive screen was wider than the stage roof and just as tall, so building quickly but safely was of high priority to ensure all other departments could complete their jobs on time. “Utilising the Tessera XD units enabled us to easily distribute data across the 27.6m wide screen with a simple fibre link back to the SX40 units at control,” furthers Carppe.

    Another challenge was the removable door element for stage/artist access, which had to move in and out during changeovers whilst fitting seamlessly into the wall during performances. According to Carppe, Brompton’s Tessera software enabled them to map the door shape into the wall with ease.

    With the tour on the road for six weeks, using bulletproof, high quality equipment was key. “Our previous experience with Brompton made it our top choice,” explains Carppe. “Having a screen so big meant that Tessera’s ‘Identify’ test pattern, also called beacon, allowed us to easily identify problem panels so they could be fixed or replaced quickly and efficiently. Also, the ability to globally colour balance and match the wall across multiple processors made life easy. In terms of the system build, it was useful to have the Tessera processors in video world and then feed out to the two XD units that were behind the screen.”

    Choosing the right products definitely paid off, with tour’s technical director, MJ van Lingen, happy with Big Picture’s video system. “As Technical Director of the Tour, I am pleased with its success and how the video wall contributed to the look and feel of the show. The colour and depth of the content on the screen was spot on,” van Lingen said.

    Two months after the 2021 Six60 Saturdays country-wide tour, 50,000 fans flocked to Auckland stadium at Eden Park to see the beloved Kiwi band christening the stage for the stadium’s musical debut, setting records as the biggest homegrown production for many years.

    “We used a large portion of our outdoor LED stock to create the giant 600mscreen for this feat of a show,” concludes Carppe. “Following the success of the Six60’s Saturdays tour, there was no question about which LED processing to use for the Eden Park concert. Brompton Technology was our first and only choice!”