7 must sees at IBC 2015


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Issue 105 - September 2015

IBC, the annual broadcasting event that brings professionals in the media industry together has been running since 1967. Each year brings new excitement and innovation to the event held in Amsterdam.

Originally aimed at purely the technical broadcasting industry, IBC (International Broadcast Convention) aims to cater for a wider media spectrum involving creative management and delivery.

Originally debuting at the Lancaster Hotel in London with just 32 exhibitors and 500 business delegates, IBC has transformed into a worldwide event that attracts many famous names including Professor Brian Cox and modern Hip Hop star Will.i.am
Moving to its new location in Amsterdam since 1992, the show continues to deliver quality content, it is seen as being a number one influential event in digital cinema to supporting new changes in other digital communications media such as mobile television.

So for those of you who will be jetting off to Amsterdam this year, here are the top ten things to watch out for!

Grass Valley 4K Workflows

So the Belden Brand will be showcasing its fantastic range of broadcast solutions. The LDX 86 Universe switchable camera, along with the K2 Dyno Universe Replay System. Allowing any camera or replay position to be set up for regular HD, 4K or extreme-speed acquisition/replay. Combining these 2 cameras, positions can now become extreme-speed or 4K positions with the ability from any shot, from any angle during any type of production.

The Grass Valley will be positioned at booth 1.D.11

Hitachi Data Systems

Broadcast camera specialists; Hitachi will be well worth checking out at this years IBC, with the showcasing of the award winning UHD camera system SK-UHD4000 along with the brand new 7.4 OLED viewfinder HDF-800ELH. A little advantage of visiting the Hitachi booth is their innovative wireless state of the art solution with a Wireless Return Channel.

The Hitachi Data Systems booth will be located in Hall 11 at Booth 11.D39

Evertz

The audio and video manufacturer will be showing off their new audio and video processor at the IBC this year! Focusing on the leading SDVN (Software Defined Video Networking solution, Evertz is striding ahead as a leader in the IP industry. The MVIP-II is the newest IP based multi viewer which offers audio and video monitoring from IP streams, featuring like loudness monitoring. The MViP-II can decode up to 64xMPEG/H.264 SD, 32xMPEG/H.264 and 16xH.264 HD in a single 2RU chassis. It supports most major video compression systems as well as streaming output.

Located at stand 3.C20

EditShare

Originally created to give a more flexible, affordable solution for media sharing, EditShare is an innovative way to improve efficiency and workflow. This year they showcase at the IBC with their XStream EFS which is the most recent addition to the EditShare range. XStream EFS offers quality performance and resiliency for real-time workflows. A fantastic way to give large groups of media based groups an open storage platform involving project sharing, extreme fast performance and multiple levels of redundancy. The little sister Xstream ST is also one of the latest shared storage solutions, which is aimed at meeting the needs of smaller production facilities with its more pocket friendly package. With MAM within XStream ST, it allows its clients to focus more on creativity rather than technology.

Catch EditShare in Hall 7, Stand 7.G3

Panasonic

Always one to watch out for, Panasonic proves to be looking like another tasty attraction to visit at this years IBC. With 2 new studio cameras to showcase, starting with the 4K studio camera (AK-UC3000) along with the original model (AK-HC5000). Both products will be boasting high quality image output, with the friendly user interface. The AK-UB300 which has been deemed as ideal for outdoor sports broadcasting and remote studio conditions will also be demonstrated. There are plenty more goodies to witness at Panasonics stand, and its no doubt it will be full within the hour the show opens!

Catch Panasonic in Hall 9, stand C45.

NewTek

Showcasing the full range of TriCaster multi video camera solutions. The latest TriCaster Advanced Edition will be a main attraction for those visiting the NewTek booth. With many features including automated graphics creation based on data fields and plenty more, its no doubt the NewTek stand will be buzzing with keen admirers. Other models on show will be the TriCaster 8000 and there will be a feature of the 3Play 4800, which has been stated as the most complete, integrated sports production solution for broadcasters. Features include slow motion, instant replay and multi angle preview. NewTek will be presenting why its professional video production tools are the most complete in the world, sought after by media companies wanting cost-effective ways to produce high quality content.

To take a look visit stand 7.K.11

IBC Drone Zone

We all love a good drone, and with the amazing sights we saw at this years NAB Show in Las Vegas, its no wonder that IBC will be pushing the boundaries to compete! It looks like they are doing just that with their Drone Zone at this years IBC with the Very Large Flying Cage that can be accessed by exhibitors to showcase their products. IBC states affordable and easily controlled miniature flying machines and the new breed of small camera have come together in a new creative tool capable of delivering a stunning new viewpoint of the highest quality in video technology. We cant wait to see whats buzzing around on the floor, to keep up to date on all drone info go to the IBC website, www.ibc.org

Well there you have the 7 things to witness at this years IBC Amsterdam 2015!
If you think there are anymore top things to see then tweet us at @editorskeys #kitplus wed love to hear the gossip!


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Bill Nardi Mobile Internet connectivity is critical to the success of remote news crews. Whether they're doing a reporting assignment for news, sports, or live events, they need a strong and reliable Internet connection. To have an edge over their competition and get content to air faster, crews need to be able to work just as if they were in the studio, but from the field.
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IP Based Remote Production
Ed Calverley Over the last few years Suitcase TV has been getting involved in remote production at the software layer, and I want to talk about some of the ways we have been getting involved in remote production, including a specific trial that we did last year with BBC Sport for the Euro 2016 tournament in Paris.
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Media Production Show and other news
Duncan Payne So, the 2nd Media Production Show has been and gone. Hands up who went to Islington by mistake? I know at least two people who did. Their secret is safe with me! For me, the sign of a great trade show is when I come away really enthused about an innovative use of existing technology or a brand new product. When I find something that combines both these things, then I'm a very happy man.
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Getting started with IMF
Bruce Devlin - new Content is still King, but only if you can get it out to the consumer. I have just had the privilege of doing a live episode of Bruce's Shorts at the EBU IMF Workshop in Geneva. It was a privilege because I was able to talk about real world issues in making IMF compositions rather than talking about the theory of IMF. I was happy that people laughed at the jokes but even happier that people were taking notes and came up to discuss practical solutions to these difficult problems.
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Implementing an IP workflow
John Smith -new The eventual move to incorporate IP into your infrastructures is an inevitability. However, with justified concerns about interoperability and uncertainty about which vendors are best placed to help organisations achieve their IP media networking and content delivery goals, is it any wonder there is hesitation about moving forward? Broadcasters very wisely, don't want the pain without the gain!
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Lighting - the stuff you do not see
Tama Berkeljon Lighting is the stuff you don't see that makes a difference in what you do see. How the audience feels about a character and whether the scene is scary, tense or upbeat are communicated by the quality and placement of light. Lighting can take the drama to a whole new level - think about film noir with all those shadows on the wall.
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Integrated and automating marketing campaign production
James Gilbert ITV, as an integrated producer broadcaster, creates, owns and distributes high-quality content on multiple platforms. It operates the largest commercial family of channels in the UK and delivers its content through traditional television broadcasting as well as on demand via the ITV Hub. ITV has the largest share of the UK television advertising market and its family of channels attracted a total share of viewing of 21.4% in 2016, the largest audience of any UK commercial broadcaster. ITV's main channel is the largest commercial channel in the UK, delivering 99% of all commercial audiences over five million.
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Monetizing OTT
Oliver Botti Competition in the TV arena is hotting-up for traditional broadcasters with even ESPN, a strong-hold of sports TV, seeing a reduction in subscriptions with the number of American homes paying to get the service declining by more than 12m since 2011. With Mintel reporting that the subscription video streaming market in the UK is due to exceed revenues of GBP 1 billion (EURO 1.37 billion) by 2019, and account for 38% of the total UK video market, traditional broadcasters clearly cannot afford to turn a blind eye.
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TV Futures
Jane Lawrence When I was younger my dad used to encourage me to be a Jack of all trades and a master of none. One of those clich© things parents hand down to their children. However, as I have grown and gone through different stages of education I have found this little piece of wisdom has followed me. Don't get me wrong, being amazing at one thing is a great skill to have, but for me having a good understanding of everything is also vital.
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Understanding the process of video production
Joseph Adamson In this article I will focus on understanding the process of video production. The use of miniaturised video equipment and understanding the capability of the kit chosen for the job will be mentioned. The video production process is a road map, which not only helps the producer to minimise problems during production and achieve professional results, but also saves time.This process can be tricky to understand and many videographers are self taught, including myself.
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Infrastructure boost with single node storage solutions
Lee Griffin Like other market segments, the motion picture and video production industry is dominated by smaller productions and facilities. Until now, the only option for this portion of the market to take advantage of the performance, fault-tolerance and ease of management of a modern scale-out storage platform was to invest in a storage cluster consisting of three storage nodes and at least one metadata controller.
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The Dressing Room - shooting steamy scenes
Josh Portwine W's latest factual entertainment series relies completely on the ability of fixed rig filming setups to make cast members forget their inhibitions. Described as a fly-on-the-wall documentary, "The Dressing Room" gives TV audiences unprecedented access to team-sport dynamics off the field of play by inviting them into the hidden world of dressing rooms at venues across the country.
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Audience engagement with advertising in an OTT world
Hank Frecon Adapting to how we advertise in an OTT world starts by reaching audiences on every screen with tailored content. Most consumers viewing habits include multi-tasking and juggling different activities at the same time, particularly the younger viewing audiences who tend to watch in a more fragmented, on-demand manner. The task of monetizing content in a way that suits this method of viewing pushes monetization strategies to adopt new technologies, so first let's look at the opportunity.
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360 degree video storage requirements
Dave Frederick Swim with bears, run with the bulls, get a pads-eye view of a rocket launch: 360 degree video production, also known as cinematic VR, makes these and many other bucket list-worthy events more accessible than ever. The format has evolved into a powerful storytelling tool, and one that changes not only the way in which visual experiences are shaped, but also the way in which media consumers perceive and interact with video content.
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Misinterpreting complexity for sophistication
Dick Hobbs - new Professor Niklaus Wirth was one of the pioneers of computing as we know it. He was responsible for the Pascal language, a project he completed in 1970. Wirth became professor of computing studies at ETH-Zrich, and retired in 1999, although he remains active to this day.
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