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Welcome ISSUE 103: JULY 2015 W www.kitplus.com elcome to issue 103 Once upon a time broadcast TV standards were straight forward with regional formats which evolved from analog to digital and with the advent of cable and satellite the channel count jumped. Whilst we travelled through SD and into HD, aside from the hardware changes, the transport of signals remained more or less suffi cient with no more diffi culty in delivering the content than SD had presented. Whilst all this was going on the internet was growing to the stage now where we take it for granted that streaming is just another form of broadcast delivery. Now we are confronted with HDR, UHD and 4k with some serious challenges now facing the industry covering standards and delivery. That short intro should get you in the mood for the feature of this issue which is IP, OTT, MAM and streaming with SMPTE addressing the distribution in this UHD era on page 52. Who better to talk streaming than Larry Jordan himself. If you’ve followed any of Larry’s 40 year+ journey you’ll know of his knowledge and teaching of the subject and this month he tells us what he uses in his own studio for three hours of weekly streaming. On the subject of inspirational characters Alister Chapman was a key speaker on our recent Tour and is known world wide for his storm chasing fi lmmaking. Enough said here but please do turn to page 64, the images are stunning and if you are in search of an adventure then Alister’s next trip may tempt you…. A recent IABM (International Association of Broadcast Manufacturers) survey reported that the biggest challenge facing its members was educating their customers. One such manufacturer tackling the task is Dalet who have their own academy offering free video shorts. We are serializing a selection of their classes over the coming issues starting this month with the issues surrounding re-versioning content. See more on page 42. A big thank you to those that made it to the June Tour where the latest kit (including the new Sony NX100) was in abundance for all to see and get up close with. We’ve a full gallery report on the event on page 26, go to www.kitplus.com/tour for info on our main November event. Enjoy the issue, Magazine Ofﬁce: PO Box 6090, Newbury, RG14 9BB, UK How to subscribe: All subscription enquiries UK and overseas online at: www.kitplus.com/subscribe Switchboard: +44 (0)1635 237 237 Editor: Simon Tillyer, email@example.com Production Editor: Matt Robbins, firstname.lastname@example.org Advertising: Jonathan Highett, email@example.com Louis Rushton, firstname.lastname@example.org Accounts: Lucy Turner, email@example.com Events: Selen Sevket, firstname.lastname@example.org Subscriptions: email@example.com Layout and artwork: Simon Kay, firstname.lastname@example.org Dan Butler, email@example.com Back copies: Online at: www.kitplus.com/magazine Hard copies available from the offi ce on request. Website: www.kitplus.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.kitplus.com/terms_and_conditions/ Copyright tv-bay Limited 2004-2015. All trademarks acknowledged. +44 (0)1635 237 237 tv-bay are proud to sponsor The Guild of Television Cameramen Simon Tillyer +44 (0)1635 237237 tv-bay proudly support DREAMFLIGHT.ORG - Changing children's lives for the past 27 years! Cover image: Alister Chapman Running low on disk space? Need more storage? polar-graphics.com At Polar we have over 20 years experience in supplying storage for video and broadcast applications.The Stardom range offers everything from a single bay to 2, 4 and 8 bay RAID. Another option if you are running out of storage is to use an archive system such as Storage DNA. Visit us or call us now and talk to a human +44(0)208 868 2479 We also now represent Storage DNA LTO Tape Archive: Contact your UK dealer to find out about the Stardom Summer Specials, whilst stocks last! KITPLUS - THE TV-BAY MAGAZINE: ISSUE 103 JULY 2015 | 03