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Reorganized Band Pro Munich Focuses on European Market

New at Band Pro: Rainer Hercher and Fred Meyers

Band Pro Munich, high-definition expert and one of the major professional partners of SONY in Germany has successfully completed its staff reorganization measures to focus on the European market and starts with high growth rates into the New Year.

As a result of changes in staff, core competencies have been joined and expertise in high-end products has been boosted as early as the second quarter of last year. Rainer Hercher, former Managing Director of Camelot Broadcast Services GmbH Berlin, a renowned service provider of high-end video equipment, now manages the strategically important area of Business Development. He has been managing the Camera and Lens business areas since November and is responsible for Consulting, Sales, Marketing, Events and PR.

Martin Kreitl, HD Consulting Specialist at Band Pro Munich, will continue to support customers with his expertise. Together with Tanja Decman, Sales Manager since 2004, he is also responsible for file-based recording, codecs, monitors and measurement engineering. Manuel Weimer supports the areas of logistics products and foreign trade. Isabell Schaarschmidt is the contact person for administration and organization of events.

Since June 2010, Gerhard Baier, Managing Director of Band Pro Munich GmbH, has an additional jewel in Band Pro Munich’s crown: Fred Meyers. He has been the Production Engineering Director at Lucas Film for many years and known as the “right hand” of George Lucas, he offers Consulting and Production Support Services for the entire high-end workflow. First projects have been very successful. With Meyers’ experience and knowledge, Band Pro customers benefit so-to-speak from a 100% risk coverage for their production.

“With this bundle of expertise,” Gerhard Baier explains with absolute confidence, “we are going to take the lead on the European market. This team has everything we need to hold a strong position as a high-end specialist in Europe. Expert knowledge, experience and a keen eye on customer service our customers appreciate.”


Rainer Hercher adds, “Furthermore, we have the right products that guarantee our customers a technological lead for the future. One example is the PMW-F3 from SONY. Last year we were already able to sell twenty of these full HD compact camcorders and demands for further SONY products are very high.”

There is also news in the product area at Band Pro Munich. The SRW-9000 camcorder of the HDCAM SR format is to be upgraded, which will guarantee “the best camcorder ever made” (Richard Lewis, SONY) a successful leap into the future. Beneficiaries of this upgrade will be the customers who are already enjoying the premium quality of this high-end camcorder.

Collaboration with ARRI will be expanded. ARRI PCA (Professional Camera Accessories) products and lenses can be obtained for high-end products from Band Pro Munich. Furthermore, Band Pro is offering solutions for certain ARRI products, e. g. Alexa, like Sony SXS cards, Codex and Stwo.

According to Gerhard Baier one thing is paramount to Band Pro, the high-end specialist: “The European market demands synergies and solutions which provide our customers with the greatest benefits. Achievement of this goal is the prerequisite for long-term success — on both sides.”


About Band Pro Munich GmbH

Band Pro Munich GmbH stands for competency and experience in the area of digital cinematography and high definition. Band Pro enables filmmakers to access the digital film world through advanced training courses, seminars and workshops. Central access point is the definition of the workflow to be used. Band Pro provides support services to its customers from the selection of production equipment, during the post-production stage, and up to the final product and, on request, provides direct production support at the set. Involvement in providing training courses and continuing education courses in the form of lectures and partnerships with film schools completes the company’s portfolio. Band Pro is a sponsor and member of the German Film Academy, the BVK (German Society of Cinematographers) and IMAGO.

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