7 must sees at IBC 2015


Beth Zarkhosh TV-Bay Magazine
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Issue 105 - September 2015

IBC, the annual broadcasting event that brings professionals in the media industry together has been running since 1967. Each year brings new excitement and innovation to the event held in Amsterdam.

Originally aimed at purely the technical broadcasting industry, IBC (International Broadcast Convention) aims to cater for a wider media spectrum involving creative management and delivery.

Originally debuting at the Lancaster Hotel in London with just 32 exhibitors and 500 business delegates, IBC has transformed into a worldwide event that attracts many famous names including Professor Brian Cox and modern Hip Hop star Will.i.am
Moving to its new location in Amsterdam since 1992, the show continues to deliver quality content, it is seen as being a number one influential event in digital cinema to supporting new changes in other digital communications media such as mobile television.

So for those of you who will be jetting off to Amsterdam this year, here are the top ten things to watch out for!

Grass Valley 4K Workflows

So the Belden Brand will be showcasing its fantastic range of broadcast solutions. The LDX 86 Universe switchable camera, along with the K2 Dyno Universe Replay System. Allowing any camera or replay position to be set up for regular HD, 4K or extreme-speed acquisition/replay. Combining these 2 cameras, positions can now become extreme-speed or 4K positions with the ability from any shot, from any angle during any type of production.

The Grass Valley will be positioned at booth 1.D.11

Hitachi Data Systems

Broadcast camera specialists; Hitachi will be well worth checking out at this years IBC, with the showcasing of the award winning UHD camera system SK-UHD4000 along with the brand new 7.4 OLED viewfinder HDF-800ELH. A little advantage of visiting the Hitachi booth is their innovative wireless state of the art solution with a Wireless Return Channel.

The Hitachi Data Systems booth will be located in Hall 11 at Booth 11.D39

Evertz

The audio and video manufacturer will be showing off their new audio and video processor at the IBC this year! Focusing on the leading SDVN (Software Defined Video Networking solution, Evertz is striding ahead as a leader in the IP industry. The MVIP-II is the newest IP based multi viewer which offers audio and video monitoring from IP streams, featuring like loudness monitoring. The MViP-II can decode up to 64xMPEG/H.264 SD, 32xMPEG/H.264 and 16xH.264 HD in a single 2RU chassis. It supports most major video compression systems as well as streaming output.

Located at stand 3.C20

EditShare

Originally created to give a more flexible, affordable solution for media sharing, EditShare is an innovative way to improve efficiency and workflow. This year they showcase at the IBC with their XStream EFS which is the most recent addition to the EditShare range. XStream EFS offers quality performance and resiliency for real-time workflows. A fantastic way to give large groups of media based groups an open storage platform involving project sharing, extreme fast performance and multiple levels of redundancy. The little sister Xstream ST is also one of the latest shared storage solutions, which is aimed at meeting the needs of smaller production facilities with its more pocket friendly package. With MAM within XStream ST, it allows its clients to focus more on creativity rather than technology.

Catch EditShare in Hall 7, Stand 7.G3

Panasonic

Always one to watch out for, Panasonic proves to be looking like another tasty attraction to visit at this years IBC. With 2 new studio cameras to showcase, starting with the 4K studio camera (AK-UC3000) along with the original model (AK-HC5000). Both products will be boasting high quality image output, with the friendly user interface. The AK-UB300 which has been deemed as ideal for outdoor sports broadcasting and remote studio conditions will also be demonstrated. There are plenty more goodies to witness at Panasonics stand, and its no doubt it will be full within the hour the show opens!

Catch Panasonic in Hall 9, stand C45.

NewTek

Showcasing the full range of TriCaster multi video camera solutions. The latest TriCaster Advanced Edition will be a main attraction for those visiting the NewTek booth. With many features including automated graphics creation based on data fields and plenty more, its no doubt the NewTek stand will be buzzing with keen admirers. Other models on show will be the TriCaster 8000 and there will be a feature of the 3Play 4800, which has been stated as the most complete, integrated sports production solution for broadcasters. Features include slow motion, instant replay and multi angle preview. NewTek will be presenting why its professional video production tools are the most complete in the world, sought after by media companies wanting cost-effective ways to produce high quality content.

To take a look visit stand 7.K.11

IBC Drone Zone

We all love a good drone, and with the amazing sights we saw at this years NAB Show in Las Vegas, its no wonder that IBC will be pushing the boundaries to compete! It looks like they are doing just that with their Drone Zone at this years IBC with the Very Large Flying Cage that can be accessed by exhibitors to showcase their products. IBC states affordable and easily controlled miniature flying machines and the new breed of small camera have come together in a new creative tool capable of delivering a stunning new viewpoint of the highest quality in video technology. We cant wait to see whats buzzing around on the floor, to keep up to date on all drone info go to the IBC website, www.ibc.org

Well there you have the 7 things to witness at this years IBC Amsterdam 2015!
If you think there are anymore top things to see then tweet us at @editorskeys #kitplus wed love to hear the gossip!


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Motor Sports - Some Like it Hot
Gordon Capaccio High performance race cars, their drivers, and teams supported by manufacturers participating in a sport for which the combined, visceral thrills and sensations of burning tires, megadecibel roars, pungent racing fuel and throngs of enthusiasts can be difficult to convey, even on the largest big screen television.
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Modernizing the Cutting Edge
Myles Carter - new Over the last decade, streaming as a medium has seen tremendous growth. Services like Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Video are no longer just post-hoc distributors of broadcast television content, they have become content creators and are producing some of the most well received "television" content of the past few years.
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Navigating Unfamiliar Territory
Vijay Sagar Vinnakota The traditional broadcast model - where TV networks play content on a linear schedule, and viewers tune in on their TV sets - is under siege. Linear TV is not going away anytime soon, but the model is becoming less and less relevant. Thanks to the rise of OTT services, viewers have become accustomed to watching content when and where they want, on just about any device with an internet connection. For that reason, broadcasters must add an OTT component to their offerings.
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Why is drone training even an option
Tim Bearder It's fair to say that one of the most disruptive, liberating and inventive technological advances for independent filmmakers in recent years has been the incredible leaps made in the world of Drones.
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Mr MXF does Vegas
Bruce Devlin - new For quarter of a century I have been boarding planes to Las Vegas every April and the thing I look forward to most is the Sunday morning cycle from the Strip up to the top of Red Rock Canyon to look back down upon Vegas. From up there, you get a sense of perspective of how alien the city stuck in the desert really is.
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Designing the correct workflow
Harry Smith Last year I took a year-long placement as a video editing support technician. The role exposed me to the common issues that students run into when editing their projects, and I developed an understanding as to why they might struggle understanding the complexities of video workflow.
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Controlling the Chaos of Remote Uplinks
Roger Franklin For Satellite Broadcasters, consumer needs have never been so varied. Audiences are increasingly accustomed to personalisation in every type of content they consume. They now demand, or rather expect to receive breaking news from a scene, content specific to their regions and access to live sporting events held thousands of miles away.
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Thinking clearly about the cloud
Chris Steel 2 As someone who is constantly trying to build better products, I'm always asking questions and listening to the ones I get asked. For several years now I've asked every broadcaster and media production company I've met what they plan to do about 'the cloud'
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Welcome to the world of filming The Island with Bear Grylls
Paul Scurrell How do you make a polished television show worthy of broadcast on Channel 4 when the camera operators are starving, dehydrated and sleep deprived? Most of them also have no previous experience of professional filming and are more concerned with finding their next meal than making sure they've got their cameras switched on ready to record. Welcome to the world of filming The Island with Bear Grylls.
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The Masters of Dirt - Extreme Production
Rian Bester On 22nd April 2017 Inside the Masters of Dirt, the world's wildest unscripted motocross reality series, will launch exclusively on INSIGHT TV in 4K UHD. Produced by Masters Of Dirt (M.O.D) and XTreme Video, the series follows the adrenaline-addicted crew that produces the popular freestyle motocross arena show of the same name.
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Is now the time to compromise on investment
Mike Ransome - new It would seem on the face of it that many broadcasters and production companies are trimming spending to the bone, or at least postponing it in anticipation of more lucrative days to come.
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Dick brings out his cutting room scales
Dick Hobbs - new At this time of year, in the run-up to NAB, my in-box is even more filled than usual with press releases craving my attention. It is one of the universal truths so unloved by PR people that the sheer weight of numbers threatens to overwhelm.
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You need wave power if you are going surfing
Tim Bonython Tim Bonython's association with surfing films began in 1978, when armed with a Super-8 camera he set off to Hawaii's infamous North Shore, to capture the big waves and their riders. From that moment he fell in love with the sport, and became obsessed with making it the subject of breathtaking and inspiring films.
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DaVinci Resolve Mini Panel from Blackmagic Design - Reviewed
Rebecca Goodeve - new Blackmagic's new, more affordable control surface for professionals is probably the most perfect panel I've ever used......
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Mr Cloud, as much about cashflow balance as technology
Bruce Devlin - new It was an ordinary Tuesday, the last day of February 2017. It was getting late in the day and I was online doing my monthly management accounts and was just finishing the data entry for a very long Invoice when refreshing the expenses Tab on my browser showed this delightful picture.
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