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WELCOME Magazine Office PO Box 6090, Newbury, RG14 9BB, UK ISSUE: 82 OCTOBER 2013 Cover shot credit: Kate Phibbs W elcome to issue 82. The whirlwind of IBC is now behind us and it’s time to reflect on what was there, what stood out and what people will be investing in over the coming few months. With an overriding feeling of 4K around the show this year from ingest through to broadcast it’s easy to see that this predicted format will be hitting living rooms around the world very soon. What about the massive file sizes of 4K I hear you ask – will we ever have an infrastructure for consumers to receive this in their homes? Video delivery has already seen several significant jumps in compression technology and now with the new HEVC standard set firmly in the sights of many broadcasters it may all happen a lot sooner than we think. If you’re new to HEVC or just need a recap we have a great article covering it on page 74. There were of course technology concepts on show at IBC and one that caught our eye in particular is on page 38 – take a look. If you didn’t make it to IBC this year then maybe you caught our live show each morning (streamed on or have had time to peruse the many exhibitor interviews now online. You can see them all by zapping this QR code or visiting and just searching IBC 2013. You’ll see many QR codes throughout the IBC news and review sections which will link you directly to a relevant video interview. Will Strauss also has his IBC top ten innovations on page 36 that gives a good overview and, following the theme from my intro, is 4K heavy! So if you didn’t make it to IBC and prefer to get your hands on kit rather than watching it on the small screen then why not come and see it at the BroadcastShow Tour later this month. We’ll be dropping by Belfast, Leeds and Pinewood Studios accompanied by many exhibitors as well as Philip Bloom with talks during the day. It’s all free just register here Simon Tillyer, tv-bay +44 (0)1635 237237 Enjoy the issue... How to subscribe All subscription enquiries UK and overseas online at: Switchboard +44 (0)1635 237 237 Editor Simon Tillyer, Production Editor Matt Robbins, Advertising Jonathan Highett, 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 2004-2013. All trademarks acknowledged. NEED TO CALL US? +44 (0)1635 237 237 Technology, expertise, and opinion... Will Strauss Robin Palmer Peter Savage Bob Pank Dick Hobbs Page 36 Page 38 Page 42 Page 48 Page 98 tv-bay are proud to sponsor Complete range of Rack Based and compact stand alone fibre interfaces New products PW-140 Series Net Caddie Caddie-LB 3G BlueLite Universal 3G-SDI Signal Transport Camera Interface using “Stagebox by BBC R&D” Technology OB and field deployable applications ENG and SNG Plus new Gigabit, HD, and multi-format cards for BC Series Modular Fibre Interfacing