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WELCOME ISSUE: 65 MAY 2012 W Magazine Office PO Box 6090, Newbury, RG14 9BB, UK How to subscribe All subscription enquiries UK and overseas online at: com/subscribe Switchboard +44 (0)1635 237 237 Editor Simon Tillyer, elcome to issue 65 So NAB, the World’s largest display of broadcast equipment, has been and gone. If you missed it then you’ll find an extended news section in this issue covering some of the highlights, for me I had a few of my own... My second show highlight (the first was getting our hands on some great kit, see page 30) during our BroadcastShow interviews at NAB was arriving at the Tiffen stand whose range includes filters, lighting, prompters and of course Steadicam. If you’ve been reading tv-bay for a long time then you may recall an interview we did with Steadicam inventor Garrett Brown, issue 14, where we chatted about how his industry changing invention came about as well as his work on Rocky, The Shining and many more blockbusting movies. Well you guessed it; Garrett was on hand to give his ever passionate take on the new Merlin 2 which was designed by the man himself. What better way of inspiring visitors than having a true industry legend available on your booth? Now I’m no celebrity hunter but it was also a nice surprise to see former 5x World Champion boxer Evander Holyfield on one of the NAB stands meeting and greeting a line of fans (show visitors), a novel way of attracting visitors to your booth I guess. To meet two legends on the first day of the show set us in good spirits for the remaining 28 miles we would walk and 72 interviews filmed and now edited that you can view on My après show highlight was teaming up with a few colleagues to ride mountain bikes in Cotton Valley just 30 minutes north of Vegas. A very good jet lag cure and great to spend some down time – I’m sure it’ll be an annual event now so do get in touch if you’d like to come along next year (the bike ride that is, not NAB). After several years of writing in his regular Eye to Eye article David Kirk is taking a break and we are delighted to welcome Will Strauss to the team. Many of you may know of Will’s work as industry commentator and journalist and he joins us in a regular column with his take on the issue’s feature of the month. In this issue he discusses three dimensional audio looking at binaural sound, ambisonics and Dolby Atmos. Simon Tillyer, Tv-bay +44 (0)1635 237237 Enjoy the issue... Production Editor Matt Robbins, Advertising Jonathan Highett,jonathan@tv-bay. com Accounts Lucy Turner, Events Selen Sevket, Subscriptions Layout and artwork Dan Butler, +44 (0)1635 250 968 Back copies Can be seen online at... Hard copies available from the office on request. Website 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: Copyright 2004-2012. All trademarks acknowledged. NEED TO CALL US? +44 (0)1635 237 237 Technology, expertise, and opinion... Will Strauss Bob Pank Robin Palmer Emma Hay Peter Savage Dick Hobbs Page 32 Page 36 Page 38 Page 42 Page 44 Page 98 Cover shot courtesy of Raycom TV-BAY MAGAZINE | 03