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NEWS CAPTURE & PRODUCE Britain’s decision to leave the EU is already starting to have an impact on European broadcast equipment manufacturers, according to the findings of an IABM survey. Will Strauss ANALYSIS The 23rd of June referendum, in which 52% of the population of the UK decided they’d like to ‘Brexit’ the EU rather than ‘Bremain’ a part of it, was only a vote yet 17% of vendors are already reporting a negative impact on their orders. That is almost one in five. And nothing has actually happened yet! Britain will not leave the EU until spring 2019 at the earliest. 2016, the survey was carried out among UK and European broadcast and media companies. So it is only a snapshot - but it is a very useful one. The good news is that 57% of respondents said that their organisations had not experienced any decrease in orders as a result of the Brexit vote. But, at the same time, more companies have experienced revenue decreases than revenue increases and more companies have experienced cost increases than cost decreases. You can spin it either way. It’s not a huge percentage but it is probably safe to assume that it illustrates the uncertainty that is being felt among buyers (and consequently sellers) as a result of not knowing exactly what will actually happen as a result of this monumental decision. The survey also asked about the potential impact of what will happen when Britain actually does leave the EU. Two key stats stand out from the results. 46% of respondents felt their businesses would be slightly affected as a result of trade restrictions, with a further 30% expecting to be highly affected. And 57% of respondents said that restrictions on EU immigration would exacerbate skills shortages and make talent hunting more difficult. The statistics are based on the responses of 120 people. Conducted during September Strap yourselves in. This could be a bumpy ride. AV ACTION CAMERAS Timecode Systems has announced that SyncBac Pro, its wireless, embedded timecode sync accessory for GoPro HERO4 Black and Silver cameras, is now shipping. The device enables a GoPro to generate its own frame-accurate timecode, providing the ability to wirelessly timecode-sync multiple GoPros with pro cameras and pro audio devices over long-range RF. Paul Scurrell, the chief executive of Timecode Systems, said: “We knew that synchronising GoPro footage was a struggle in the professional film and broadcast world, but we’ve still been astonished by the huge demand for SyncBac Pro.” syncbac.com 6 | KITPLUS - THE TV-BAY MAGAZINE: ISSUE 119 NOVEMBER 2016 AV industry equipment rental house AED has purchased 20 AJA Ki Pro Ultra video recorder and playback devices. The kit will used across its offices in Belgium, The Netherlands, Germany, France and the UK to provide options for Ultra HD AV. Joeri De Clerck, technical and operations director at AED Display, said: “In the past, we used big 4k servers with complicated user interfaces that required specially trained professionals to operate. With Ki Pro Ultra, we can now offer a compact and easy-to-use solution to all our customers.” Ki Pro Ultra features an integrated HD LCD display for monitoring and playback, 3G-SDI, fibre and HDMI inputs and outputs and 1 terabyte SSD memory cards. At the same time, AJA has appointed Robert Stacy as its new Asia Pacific general manager, based in Tokyo. Stacy was most recently vice president of Asia for Newtek. aja.com