London, UK – 07 March 2022 – Mark Roberts Motion Control (MRMC), a Nikon company, is delighted to announce that highly experienced design engineer Graeme Kelly is the latest recruit to its Broadcast division. Kelly, who joins from senior engineering and management roles at Grass Valley, is MRMC’s new Head of Broadcast Products.
In over a decade at Grass Valley, Graeme has been at the cutting edge of the industry-wide transition from SDI to IP. He joined in 2011 as Principal Engineer in the Routing Group, contributing architecture, hardware, and FPGA designs to GV’s highly successful Sirius Routing range. He led the team within GV working on both SDI and IP interfaced multiviewers helping the MV-8 Series become a cornerstone of GV’s Live Production Business and as Senior Manager he also assumed responsibility for the software-defined Kaleido IP multiviewing platform.
Armed with a master’s degree in Electronics and Physics from the University of Glasgow, Graeme started his career at Snell & Wilcox as a Design Engineer and held various design and technical positions with several broadcast companies including Gennum, Sigma Designs and Vutrix before arriving at Grass Valley.
He will bring all this vast experience to bear at MRMC working alongside Paddy Taylor, Head of Broadcast at MRMC and the Broadcast team.
“This industry is constantly changing because of technology advances and the clever application of that technology by engineering and design teams collaborating on research, development, and approach to market,” says Graeme Kelly. “I am very excited to be joining a company at the forefront of extending technology into live broadcast and to helping my colleagues at MRMC continue to inspire and innovate new products and services.”
“I am thrilled to welcome Graeme to the MRMC team and our expanding broadcast division,” comments Paddy Taylor, Head of Broadcast at MRMC. “His passion for product and his technical expertise are clear for all to see and I know that with Graeme on board our drive for excellence can only attain new heights.”
The Broadcast division at MRMC develops and markets a range of remote camera solutions designed from studios to live sports productions. These include but are not limited to PTZs
and robotic pods, real-time pan bar controls and automated player tracking software to the Polymotion Chat automated camera tracking solution.
Mark Roberts Motion Control (MRMC) is a Nikon Group company. MRMC is on the front line of imaging innovation and is the leading manufacturer of cutting-edge solutions for motion control, automation, broadcast robotics, remote image capture and virtual and volumetric content production. They design, manufacture, and assemble robotic rigs, pan-tilt and multi-axis robotic heads and tracking technologies. MRMC’s robotic and software solutions are used all over the world by film studios, sports broadcasters, football leagues and more. Class-leading technical and engineering achievements have earned MRMC several industry awards in the past 50 years. For more information, visit www.mrmoco.com. In 2016, MRMC was acquired by Nikon Corporation.
Nikon Inc. is a world leader in digital imaging, precision optics and photo and video capture and technologies; globally recognized for setting new standards in product design and performance for an award-winning array of equipment that enables visual storytelling and content creation. Nikon Inc. distributes consumer and professional digital SLR cameras, NIKKOR optics. For more information, visit www.nikon.com