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WELCOME ISSUE: 66 JUNE 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 elcome to issue 66. Editor Simon Tillyer, simon@tv-bay.com Someone was kind enough to mention recently that IBC is just 12 weeks away – is that possible, does time really go that quickly? Production Editor Matt Robbins, matt@tv-bay.com Advertising Jonathan Highett,jonathan@tv-bay. com In the next 12 weeks we have a number of magazine issues to print and also a live internet show due to launch so a pretty busy period. I think however that this is small scale compared to the world of live production with the Jubilee celebrations, Euro football under way, Wimbledon late June and The Olympics just around the corner. Hire companies are snowed under and equipment has never been so much in demand and in the words of Peter Savage, in his Olympic finance article on page 44, this is surely “a recession-breaking mini-boom”? Accounts Lucy Turner, lucy@tv-bay.com Events Selen Sevket, selen@tv-bay.com It is therefore good timing for our focus on batteries with the demands of power hungry acquisition gear and the growing number of electronic personal essentials that crews will carry around. Airline travel presents further battery issues and manufacturers continue to innovate to meet the regulations; their solutions and guidelines we cover within this issue. Instead of predictably focusing on cameras in this “camera issue” we decided after our NAB filming experiences to further investigate the “on camera” recorders on the market today and just how they fit, and often, speed up the workflow. In his monthly column Will Strauss has this month taken a look at the market leaders in the field together with user comments giving feedback on their use and a few projects they were used on. 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 As video marketing steps up a gear and more and more companies are looking for rich web content to enhance the visitor experience we get the low down on the future, and the history, of Flash and the future of HTML5. Page 68 is an essential read for anyone hosting, or looking to host, video content and streaming to their consumers. 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. I mentioned our new show in the intro. BroadcastShow.com/live will see a monthly hour long live magazine style chat show starting on 20th June at 8pm (BST). We have partnered with Autocue, Panasonic, Cirrolite, Vinten, Polecam, Telestream, StreamUK... the list goes on... in order to bring you the very latest in broadcast kit technology coupled with our Twitter feed and an interactive online chat facility viewers are encouraged to take part in the show. Expect invited guests, demonstrations, latest news, reviews and a few surprises that only a live show can throw up! Enjoy the issue and we hope to see you online on the 20th June at www.broadcastshow.com/live - you can go there now and set the “remind me” option to make sure you don’t miss out! Subscriptions subs@tv-bay.com All trademarks acknowledged. NEED TO CALL US? Simon Tillyer, Tv-bay +44 (0)1635 237237 +44 (0)1635 237 237 Technology, expertise, and opinion... Bob Pank Will Strauss Emma Hay Peter Savage Dick Hobbs Page 32 Page 36 Page 42 Page 44 Page 98 THE MOST COMPREHENSIVE FAMILYOF DIGITAL MEDIA MONITORING, MEASUREMENT AND ANALYSIS PRODUCTS IN THE WORLD Cover shot courtesy of PDG helicopters TV-BAY MAGAZINE | 03