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WELCOME ISSUE: 64 APRIL 2012 W Magazine Office PO Box 6090, Newbury, RG14 9BB, UK How to subscribe All subscription enquiries UK and overseas online at: www.tv-bay. com/subscribe www.tv-bay.com Switchboard +44 (0)1635 237 237 Editor Simon Tillyer, simon@tv-bay.com elcome to issue 64. This page normally contains a “what’s inside” guide to the issue. If you’ll forgive me this time I’d like to talk about what we’ve been up to for the last month… It’s been a busy start to 2012 for the team at tv-bay. In January we teamed up with Visual Impact to plan a roadshow travelling the length of the UK taking equipment to places it had never been before! The LookListenExperience was born! Production Editor Matt Robbins, matt@tv-bay.com Advertising Jonathan Highett,jonathan@tv-bay. com Accounts Lucy Turner, lucy@tv-bay.com For Glasgow, in fact Scotland, it was a first – never before had there been a showcase like this in the country. This first of the 5 venue tour complete with local BBC supported seminars packed to standing room only gave an obvious indication of the demand for an event of this type. Events Selen Sevket, selen@tv-bay.com Encouraged by feedback we started our decent to MediaCity where visitor numbers grew. People are networking, meeting old colleagues, getting hands on with manufacturers side by side and spending time absorbing the impartial advice on offer. From Manchester we travelled to Cardiff which saw seminar speakers from Wales largest post production co. “Gorilla” talking file based post complimented by other speakers covering all aspects of the work flow and included inspirational case studies and business advice. Layout and artwork Dan Butler, dan@danbutler.co.uk +44 (0)1635 250 968 Bristol was next, to say we filled a football stadium would be misleading, but the Ashton Gate venue was a seminar sell-out with “Cameras for 2012” once again proving to be a major attraction. Visitors wanting fresh air were welcomed outside where cameras were mounted on the pitch side. London was our final stop by which time over 1800 seminar seats had been filled during the tour. If you came then we thank you and for the questions that arose during the seminars, Peter Savage touches on one hot subject in this month’s column on page 46. So from bringing a hands on experience of equipment and technology to the regions we now travel to Las Vegas where the World’s largest broadcast show, NAB, is set to begin. In this issue you can see a follow on from our NAB preview last month as well as getting up to speed on the focus of this issue with the latest in fibre, IP and content delivery methods. There’ll be a full NAB round up next issue plus 100’s of interviews online at www.broadcastshow.com from the show. Simon Tillyer, Tv-bay +44 (0)1635 237237 Enjoy the issue. Subscriptions subs@tv-bay.com 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 2004-2012. All trademarks acknowledged. NEED TO CALL US? +44 (0)1635 237 237 Technology, expertise, and opinion... David Kirk Bob Pank Robin Palmer Peter Savage Emma Hay Dick Hobbs Page 38 Page 42 Page 44 Page 46 Page 48 Page 114 Performance and Safety for Peace of Mind * Cost Effective Unpopulated Raid Storage * Prices Starting From £40 + Vat * 1TB Up To 24TB Capacity * Raid 0/1/5/6/10/50/60 Distributor www.polar-graphics.com Cover shot courtesy of WRN Broadcast Tel: +44 (0)20 8868 2479 info@polar-graphics.com TV-BAY MAGAZINE | 03