About InSync Technology

InSync designs, produces and develops products that ensure video content looks its best in any workflow, anywhere in the world. Since inception in 2003, InSync has specialised in the development of highly efficient signal processing hardware and software products, with a focus on motion compensated frame rate and format conversion (standards converters). By continually refreshing our skills and product offerings, InSync is at the forefront of innovation, with technology development in 8K, HDR and cloud-based conversion solutions.

Management Team

Managing Director

James Taylor

James Taylor

Managing Director
James Taylor joined InSync in 2022 to focus on innovation and growth of the company products and services from its backbone of broadcast standards conversion technologies and capabilities. James has a 20+ year commercial experience of building and growing global companies in broadcast, telecom and other technologies. He brings experience of global transmission services for broadcasters and major events that demand the highest service and quality solution delivery. James has an MBA and a degree in International Business.
Chief Technology Officer

James Shepherd

James Shepherd

Chief Technology Officer
James Shepherd has been Chief Technology Officer of InSync Technology since 2015. He is responsible for the overall technical direction of the company. His career has focused on motion estimation techniques applied to video processing applications such as standards conversion, de-interlacing, image stabilisation and content identification. James has directed the complete development process from specification and architecture through implementation and release of numerous products – based on HDL for FPGA, custom DSP ASICs, embedded software and pure software applications. In the course of product development he has researched novel algorithms such as non-linear filtering techniques, state of the art film-cadence detection, repair, conversion – and holds a number of patents in these areas. James studied Engineering Science at the University of Oxford and previously worked for Snell as Principal Design Engineer.
Director, Hardware Engineering

Lee Hunt

Lee Hunt

Director, Hardware Engineering
Lee’s design experience spans both the video and audio disciplines but his formidable experience of all aspects of analog, AES and Dolby E audio is an invaluable resource adding significantly to InSync’s ability to undertake feature rich product commissions. Lee has implemented many hardware and high speed digital designs including their embedded software drivers. Lee previously worked at Snell & Wilcox as a Senior Engineer and at De La Rue where he was a test and commissioning engineer for cash sorting machines.
Validation Engineer / Employee Trustee

Garry Heather

Garry Heather

Validation Engineer / Employee Trustee
Garry has previously provided technical services and field support roles for a number of broadcast companies including Pro-Bel and Sony BPE before joining InSync in July 2010. He has also worked as a product validation engineer for Silicon Image and has prior experience in content distribution and digital cinema.
Head of Embedded Software

Brendon Allan

Brendon Allan

Head of Embedded Software
Brendon holds a BSc (Hons) from Southampton Solent University in Computer Games Development and graduated in the top ten percentile of students on his course. He is well-versed in C++ and Java and posesses a comprehensive knowledge of industry approved development methodologies, from which he developed a fully-featured Chip-8 emulator in a professional environment.
Principal Firmware Engineer / Employee Director

Adrian Turner

Adrian Turner

Principal Firmware Engineer / Employee Director
Adrian is Principal Firmware Engineer at InSync Technology and is InSync’s Employee Director.  Adrian has expertise in developing hardware, firmware and ICs for broadcast products including video compression and standards converters.  Prior to joining InSync, Adrian spent many years in the broadcast industry including with Ericsson, Tandberg Television and NDS.
Head of Firmware

Tim French

Tim French

Head of Firmware
Tim has designed hardware for video, microprocessor and PC interfaces. He has extensive experience of hardware design and firmware implementation using VHDL. His expertise includes video keyers, fibre optic interfaces, 1GHz Power PC, Gigabit Ethernet and dual SCSI controllers. He enjoys being involved with the whole product lifecycle from conception through to production. Tim previously worked at Aston Broadcast and Snell & Wilcox. He graduated with a 2:1 MEng in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from the University of Sheffield in 1998.

Employee Ownership

InSync Technology has been an Employee Owned Business since October 2013. Like many other successful employee owned businesses, staff and management are actively participating in investment in the long-term shared success of the company. The employees’ interests are managed by an Employee Benefit Trust which is the majority owner, holding a controlling share of the business.

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