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WELCOME ISSUE: 85 JANUARY 2014 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 85. Aside from the latest cameras and must have acquisition gear TV-BAY features many new technologies from increased resolution (avoiding the 4k word for a moment) to cloud storage and more recently cloud collaboration. Post production, the theme of this issue, is an area that must have seen the biggest transformation over the years in terms of workfl ow and effi ciency. Editing in an edit suite can, if the facility wants, become a thing of the past, working whenever and wherever with media available both locally and remotely and often without the baggage of costly premises. Take a look on page 38 for Will’s take on post production in 2014. Editor Simon Tillyer, simon@tv-bay.com So here’s an interesting question, it’s not a statement, just a question… with the number of post production tools now on offer has this allowed for a decline in production standards, knowing anything can be “fi xed in post”? Certainly fi lm and media schools are working hard to ensure their graduates are ready for the outside world but why do some employers still complain of not being able to fi nd the right people? Events Selen Sevket, selen@broadcastshow.com This question is just one of the subjects to be addressed at the ITTP Conference on 27 th January at Pinewood Studios. Industry leaders (and employers) will come together with educators from around the UK to discuss skills, technology and ultimately employment for the next generation of industry professionals whether they be in production or post production. We’ll have a full exclusive round up from the event next month when there may be some answers to the questions, your comments are welcome on the new @ittpuk twitter feed. Whether you like it, want it or think we need it in the home, on the technology front 2014 will be the year of 4k without a doubt. With CES (Consumer Electronics Show in Vegas) showing 50 inch 4k televisions for under £650 and HEVC technology, as reported last month, allowing the likes of Netfl ix (with their 40 million subscribers) to start distributing 4k content then surely anyone investing in a new set will ensure it’s 4k ready. Ultimately this still requires a double digit download speed which should increasingly become the norm in many urban UK homes. There’s lots going on and we’ll endeavour to keep you informed and updated throughout 2014 and take this opportunity to wish you a very happy and prosperous year ahead. 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 offi ce 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 2004-2014. All trademarks acknowledged. Simon Tillyer, tv-bay +44 (0)1635 237237 Enjoy the issue... NEED TO CALL US? +44 (0)1635 237 237 Technology, expertise, and opinion... Will Strauss Bob Pank Dick Hobbs Page 38 Page 46 Page 98 tv-bay are proud to sponsor Covershot: ©2011 Columbia TriStar Marketing Group, Inc. 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 www.bluebell.tv