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WELCOME ISSUE: 60 DECEMBER 2011 W Magazine Office PO Box 6090, Newbury, RG14 9BB, UK www.tv-bay.com How to subscribe All subscription enquiries UK and overseas online at: www.tv-bay.com/subscribe elcome to this month’s tv-bay Magazine, the broadcast equipment guide. As this 60 issue rounds off 2011 we turn our focus to all things 3D from location and monitoring to test & measurement and lighting. th Autostereoscopy technology continues to progress and whilst glasses are widely accepted in the cinema and arguably acceptable at home it has remained an issue for producers on location with the reliance on an experienced stereographer with good 3D T&M products ensuring the 3D shot is useable. I’m sure 2012 will see leaps in autostereoscopic development but some are ahead of the game with a 7” field monitor providing both image and test instrument results – without the need for glasses on page 60. Manufacturers will be keeping a close eye on the market share for 3D in broadcast as it now needs to grow. The end user market is growing by default with most 40”+ televisions sold being 3D compatible, but the limiting factor is content, or the lack of it, to make the mass impact needed no doubt with a summer of sport in 2012 this will help it to happen. We welcome Graham Reed, a seasonal lecturer at Ravensbourne, to the editorial team this month for his first of three articles on training. Aptly titled “Without training will there be future for the TV Industry?” it serves to further fuel the debate on budgeting for training spend within key broadcasting organisations. If, like me, you tend to watch more TV this time of year then you have probably picked up on the many songs rejigged for a variety of commercials. Dick Hobbs, with an ear for the classics, has been keeping a track of them – some derivative and plain irritating whilst others more creative, a great sign off article in this last of 2011. For those who follow reality shows then what better way to get over “I’m a Celebrity” finishing than a look behind the scenes with “putting the realism back into reality tv” on page 68. From all us at tv-bay we hope you have enjoyed the last 12 issues and wish you a very merry Christmas and a happy and prosperous 2012 Simon Tillyer, Tv-bay +44 (0) 1635 237237 Enjoy the issue... Switchboard +44 (0)1635 237 237 Editor Simon Tillyer, simon@tv-bay.com Production Editor Matt Robbins, matt@tv-bay.com Advertising Jonathan Highett, jonathan@tv-bay.com Accounts Lucy Turner, lucy@tv-bay.com Subscriptions subs@tv-bay.com Layout and artwork Dan Butler, dan@danbutler.co.uk +44 (0)1635 250 968 Back copies Can be seen online at... www.tv-bay.com/magazine. Hard copies available from the office on request. Website www.tv-bay.com Whilst every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of all advertisements and other items in this publication, TV-BAY can accept no responsibility for any errors or omissions or incorrect insertions. No part of this publication may be reproduced without the written permission of TV-BAY. E&OE Terms & conditions available at: www.tv-bay.com/terms_and_conditions/ Copyright tv-bay.com 2004-2011. All trademarks acknowledged. NEED TO CALL US? +44 (0)1635 237 237 Technology, expertise, and opinion... David Kirk Bob Pank Robin Palmer Emma Hay Peter Savage Dick Hobbs Page 30 Page 32 Page 34 Page 40 Page 42 Page 98 Cover shot © Art-Media / Andreas Meschuh TV-BAY MAGAZINE | 03