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COMMENT broadcast trends that we expect to see at IBC by Peter Savage 4k acquisition will go mainstream course k has been a hot topic or several shows but this year will see it move into the mainstream. Alongside the plethora o camera introductions on the show fl oor we will also see actual working and available k essentials such as those needed for UHD sport production like zoom lenses, super slo-mo instant replay machines and R camera s stems. LEDs will shine fi tures will continue to fl ood the lighting market as they become available in a myriad of different shapes and sizes. There will be brighter and ever-more adjustable fi tures fl at resnels lights that old and bend seriousl even ones that ou can wear. ore e fi cient engines are making this all possible. Of course, there will also be a lot of people discussing how to keep those fi tures cool IP will be everywhere inked intrinsicall to k and in rastructure will be a focus for many. There are still questions to answer here. Many broadcasters are still trying to work out the best way to migrate to IP while manufacturers are frantically attempting to provide technology to help them - and much of it is because people are looking at how best to support the additional bandwidth required to accommodate k. is a core element o fi le based production workfl ows. t is hoped that its integration will make broadcasting in general that bit easier to manage. 58 | KITPLUS - THE TV-BAY MAGAZINE: ISSUE 105 SEPTEMBER 2015 Azule CEO Peter Savage gazes into his crystal ball to make predictions about the technology trends that could emerge from IBC 2015. HEVC is key As you can already tell from reading this article, you won’t be able to move at IBC for acronyms and abbreviations but that is nothing new . ot just k and but also R R R et al. ere is another and an important one at that high e fi cienc video coding . roadcasters are activel seeking technologies that will make them more e fi cient increase quality and improve capital and operating e penditure. fi ts that bill. t provides broadcasters with an e fi cient encoding technolog for delivering both HD and Ultra HD. It makes better quality video content - both live and on-demand - more affordable. And who doesn’t want that? More people will be discussing HD than Ultra HD Yes, there will be plenty of Ultra HD debate: How high should the frame rates go? When can we introduce igh namic Range hich t pe o igh namic Range is best hat about immersive audio hould we wait or k hould we call it UHD or Ultra HD? But at the same time there will be plenty of TV channels, production companies and facilities from around Europe for whom HD is still an ambition. As we strive for improvement we must remember - in amongst all the shouting about k k and be ond that we also need to support the majority: however silent they may be.