Eye-to-Eye IBC 2011 must-sees by David Kirk Stand 11.E60 O ver 1,300 exhibitors will be supporting IBC2011, each bringing perhaps one, two or three new or enhanced products. My task is to distill these down to the 20 devices likely to be of greatest interest to TV-Bay readers, so far as that is possible several weeks before the show opens. As a recent convert to OS X, I note with gloom that Apple remains a non-exhibitor either at NAB or IBC. Maybe another conveniently timed FCP SuperMeet... CONTENT CAPTURE I-Movix' SprintCam Vvs HD is an ultra slow-motion system for live HD broadcast production. It operates at up to 5,800 frames per second 720p (up to 2,700 frame/s in 1080i) and provides instant replay at native HD resolution with a dual output for a live and replay feed. New features include a dual output that allows a camera operator to shoot and record at the same time, segmented memory, dual output of live action and replay sequences, and integration of live plus replay view on the viewfinder. Two cameras can be synchronised for ultra-slow-motion 3D capture. Stand 11.F21 ARRI's Alexa M is a modular version of the established Alexa HD camera. Camera head and body are connected by optical fibre which can also carry a power cable. Images, audio and metadata can be recorded on SxS cards or output to external storage. Alexa M is compatible with all existing 35 millimetre lenses plus a wide range of ARRI accessories. Stand 11.A31 Ikegami's HiMotion2 Super Slow-Mo HD camera has a three-CMOS sensor head and built-in memory, capable of capturing movement at greater than 10x speed. A dual format 1080i/720p camera, it supplies parallel live and replay output. Stand 12.A10 Sony's HXR-NX3D1 is a lightweight all-in-one 3D camcorder with 10x (34.4 to 344 mm) optical zoom lenses, dual quarter-inch 1920 x 1080 pixel CMOS sensors and 96 gigabyte internal memory. The HXR-NX3D1 has a multi-card card slot allowing direct capture or file transfer to Memory Sticks and SD cards. The camcorder has two parallel lenses mounted 31 mm apart. Disparity adjustment can be performed to change the readout areas of the left and right CMOS sensors so that they are closer together or further apart. 30 | TV-BAY MAGAZINE Stand 11.G11 Comrex' LiveShot delivers live video over IP networks. It uses the H.264/ MPEG-4 AVC High profile and is claimed to be capable of encoding and decoding an audio/video stream with less than 200 milliseconds latency. LiveShot delivers full-duplex video and stereo audio between its portable and studioinstalled systems. A full-duplex cue link is also available between these systems. On the portable, the return audio/video channel is delivered via output connectors or wi-fi streamed to a mobile device. Stand 10.D41 JVC's GY-HMZ1U 3D HD camcorder has dual 3.32 megapixel CMOS sensors and delivers 34 megabits per second 1920 x 1080 AVCHD recording in 3D or 24 Mbit/s in 2D. Features include image stabilisation, twin F1.2 HD lenses with 5x optical zoom in 3D and 10x optical zoom in 2D. Recording is to SDHC or SDXC media cards or 80 gigabyte internal memory.