Peter Savage looks at what IBC may have in store for us


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by Peter Savage
Issue 81 - September 2013
The broadcast industrys shows are so much more than whats on show and, yes, it is worth spending time in the bars as Peter Savage explains.
Time has flown by again. It seems nothing like a year since I sat down during the Olympic Games to write last years preview of IBC and here I go again: fingers flicking across my computer keyboard or, as it happens this time in the middle of a house-move, tapping on my iPad.

It has been a tough year. Business seemed to be pulled forward by the Games, then slowed, and the result is that a lot of manufacturers haven't hit their numbers. In my view, the main impact which I expect to see at IBC is that manufacturers will try to give great deals to end users and/or try to fill the channel with their products.

Will new products materialise?

What I hope wont happen is that a big manufacturer will announce a new product, saying it is just around the corner, then not deliver for six months, as this could potentially destroy an already slow market. Unfortunately, I think this might happen in the camera market I believe ARRI might, at some point not too far ahead, announce a new low-end camera and that would obviously have a significant effect on the market. Lets hope that, if it does announce this, it will be able to deliver.

Will new players take over?

Apart from this potential camera news, I am most interested in the future of television. Ive heard rumblings that all the major IT manufacturers (Apple, Microsoft and Google) are spending large amounts of money on creating their own pay-TV channels, and that could significantly change the face of television overall. The reality is that these companies have yet to acquire enough content, but if (and it could be when) they do, watch out cable operators - these three, amongst the worlds largest companies, are trying to muscle in on an industry that, in actual fact, has had no new players since the advent of satellite.
That begs the question: why would these companies want to get into our industry?

One reason might be that the likes of Apple could make a television, so doing similarly is a defensive move by its two rivals. Or it could be because of the increase in internet-based services is taking people out of standard distribution.

I shall be watching and listening intently in the halls - and yes the bars - of IBC, as it is this type of change that could significantly affect the way some of my clients buy kit.

Exploring new halls

It is also essential to watch the storage market, as once again it seems that IT and television are on the route to merging. Weve recently seen much-improved demand for post-production equipment, largely built on the back of the increase in demand for storage products as the world becomes ever more tapeless. This and the proliferation of smaller editing software packages have made me concentrate on a whole new set of halls at IBC. Originally I spent my time in acquisition followed by some post-production; the big players were all around halls eight, nine and 10. Now I spend almost as much time at the other end of the show, looking at IT-based products.
Not forgetting acquisition

Of course I shall not ignore acquisition but I will probably concentrate on the new grip products as they seem, recently, to have become very popular with cameramen who are trying out new, funky ways of making their cameras do better and closer shots. That means checking out some of the new lens adapters, the new ranges of lenses themselves, and many other peripherals used in capturing remarkable images for you and me to watch.

Reality check

Oh, and I forgot the real reason why I go to IBC: to see all my industry friends. It is a great show for catching up with people I should have kept up with but haven't seen for a long while so I hope I will see you there to share a small glass of something. Have a good show!


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    NewTek TalkShow at IBC 2014

  • Blackmagic and Fusion at IBC 2014

    Blackmagic and Fusion at IBC 2014

  • Metus at IBC 2014

    Metus at IBC 2014

  • ChyronHego Metacast at IBC 2014

    ChyronHego Metacast at IBC 2014

  • ChyronHego Lyric PRO at IBC 2014

    ChyronHego Lyric PRO at IBC 2014

  • Sonys new cameras at IBC 2014 - including the FS7

    Sonys new cameras at IBC 2014 - including the FS7

  • Autoscript at IBC2011

    Autoscript at IBC2011

  • Safer OTT and TV Platforms from Viaccess-Orca at IBC 2017

    Safer OTT and TV Platforms from Viaccess-Orca at IBC 2017

  • Smarter OTT and TV Platforms from Viaccess-Orca at IBC 2017

    Smarter OTT and TV Platforms from Viaccess-Orca at IBC 2017

  • Verizon Digital Media Services at IBC 2017

    Verizon Digital Media Services at IBC 2017

  • TMD Mediaflex-UMS at IBC 2017

    TMD Mediaflex-UMS at IBC 2017

  • TMD Corprate Update from IBC 2017

    TMD Corprate Update from IBC 2017

  • Teracue ICUE-GRID Video Wall at IBC 2017

    Teracue ICUE-GRID Video Wall at IBC 2017

  • Teracue MC-TRANS Live Encoder at IBC 2017

    Teracue MC-TRANS Live Encoder at IBC 2017

  • 6K Sony Venice and Sony 4k Palm Camcorders at IBC 2017

    6K Sony Venice and Sony 4k Palm Camcorders at IBC 2017

  • External GPU Enclosures from Sonnet at IBC 2017

    External GPU Enclosures from Sonnet at IBC 2017

  • Eco Express Expansion Chassis from Sonnet at IBC 2017

    Eco Express Expansion Chassis from Sonnet at IBC 2017

  • Fusion Flash Drive and Dual DisplayPort Adapter from Sonnet at IBC 2017

    Fusion Flash Drive and Dual DisplayPort Adapter from Sonnet at IBC 2017

  • Sennheiser iPhone Microphones at IBC 2107

    Sennheiser iPhone Microphones at IBC 2107

  • Prime Focus Technologies Showcase Work Order Management at IBC 2017

    Prime Focus Technologies Showcase Work Order Management at IBC 2017

  • IP Prompting from Portaprompt at IBC 2017

    IP Prompting from Portaprompt at IBC 2017

  • Pliant Technologies CrewComm Wireless Intercom at IBC 2017

    Pliant Technologies CrewComm Wireless Intercom at IBC 2017

  • Playbox Production Air Box shown at IBC 2017

    Playbox Production Air Box shown at IBC 2017

  • Playbox Cloud Air at IBC 2107

    Playbox Cloud Air at IBC 2107

  • Omnitek Ultra TQ at IBC 2017

    Omnitek Ultra TQ at IBC 2017

  • Omnitek Consultancy and Design Services at IBC 2017

    Omnitek Consultancy and Design Services at IBC 2017

  • Object based Storage Solution from Object Matrix at IBC 2017

    Object based Storage Solution from Object Matrix at IBC 2017

  • Nugen Halo Upmix and AMB Updates at IBC 2017

    Nugen Halo Upmix and AMB Updates at IBC 2017

  • Miller Compass X Series of Tripod Heads shown at IBC 2017

    Miller Compass X Series of Tripod Heads shown at IBC 2017

  • Media Defined Networking from Media Links at IBC 2017

    Media Defined Networking from Media Links at IBC 2017

  • Media Links Net Gazer and Next Gen Media Gateway Device at IBC 2017

    Media Links Net Gazer and Next Gen Media Gateway Device at IBC 2017

  • Cloud Media Management with Medway from Marquis Broadcast at IBC 2017

    Cloud Media Management with Medway from Marquis Broadcast at IBC 2017

  • Small HD 1703-P3X Monitor at IBC 2017

    Small HD 1703-P3X Monitor at IBC 2017

  • Schneider Filters and Cine-Tilt Lens at IBC 2017

    Schneider Filters and Cine-Tilt Lens at IBC 2017

  • Glyph External Storage including the Studio and Atom raid at IBC 2017

    Glyph External Storage including the Studio and Atom raid at IBC 2017

  • DOP Choice Lighting Bracket and Snapbox at IBC 2017

    DOP Choice Lighting Bracket and Snapbox at IBC 2017

  • Force 7 LED LEKO light from BBS at IBC 2017

    Force 7 LED LEKO light from BBS at IBC 2017

  • JVC 4K UHD Monitors at IBC 2017

    JVC 4K UHD Monitors at IBC 2017

  • The CFU5 4k Transmitter from Vislink at IBC 2017

    The CFU5 4k Transmitter from Vislink at IBC 2017

  • New IDX Technology IPL V-Mount Battery range at IBC 2017

    New IDX Technology IPL V-Mount Battery range at IBC 2017

  • GDSYS KVM solutions at IBC 2017

    GDSYS KVM solutions at IBC 2017

  • Glensound Dante Intercom System at IBC 2017

    Glensound Dante Intercom System at IBC 2017

  • Version 7 including the Hub Server from Facilis at IBC 2107

    Version 7 including the Hub Server from Facilis at IBC 2107

  • Wireless 4K Transmitter from DTC Domo Broadcast at IBC 2017

    Wireless 4K Transmitter from DTC Domo Broadcast at IBC 2017

  • CellSat - the cell and Ku-band IP satellite solution from Dejero at IBC 2017

    CellSat - the cell and Ku-band IP satellite solution from Dejero at IBC 2017

  • Kino Flo Celeb 850 and Freestyle LED lights at IBC 2017

    Kino Flo Celeb 850 and Freestyle LED lights at IBC 2017

  • Cinegy Daniel 2 direct to 8k screen at IBC 2017

    Cinegy Daniel 2 direct to 8k screen at IBC 2017

  • Virtual Placement from CHYRONHEGO at IBC 2017

    Virtual Placement from CHYRONHEGO at IBC 2017

  • Camio and Lucy by CHYRONHEGO at IBC 2017

    Camio and Lucy by CHYRONHEGO at IBC 2017

  • Welcome to IBC 2017

    Welcome to IBC 2017

  • Broadcast Bionics MOR Multi-Object Recorder at IBC 2017

    Broadcast Bionics MOR Multi-Object Recorder at IBC 2017

  • Boxx TV Wireless Transmission with Meridian, Atom and Zenith on show at IBC 2017

    Boxx TV Wireless Transmission with Meridian, Atom and Zenith on show at IBC 2017

  • Blackmagic Design Ultimatte at IBC 2017

    Blackmagic Design Ultimatte at IBC 2017

  • Blackmagic Design Resolve 14, ATEM, URSA Mini PRo and more from IBC 2017

    Blackmagic Design Resolve 14, ATEM, URSA Mini PRo and more from IBC 2017

  • AQ Broadcast Company Update at IBC 2017

    AQ Broadcast Company Update at IBC 2017

  • QNews Newsroom system from AQ Broadcast at IBC 2017

    QNews Newsroom system from AQ Broadcast at IBC 2017

  • Apantac Mi Multiviewer Platform at IBC 2017

    Apantac Mi Multiviewer Platform at IBC 2017

  • Apantac Multiviewer and KVM at IBC 2017

    Apantac Multiviewer and KVM at IBC 2017

  • Apantac T Sharp # Multi-Format Multiviewer at IBC 2017

    Apantac T Sharp # Multi-Format Multiviewer at IBC 2017

  • AJA Thunderbolt 3 IO 4k Plus at IBC 2017

    AJA Thunderbolt 3 IO 4k Plus at IBC 2017

  • NDI and Newtek Products from 3D Storm at IBC 2017

    NDI and Newtek Products from 3D Storm at IBC 2017

  • SIS Live Anylive and Gateway Service Platform at IBC 2017

    SIS Live Anylive and Gateway Service Platform at IBC 2017

  • Marquis Broadcast at IBC 2016

    Marquis Broadcast at IBC 2016

  • Xytech Systems at IBC 2016

    Xytech Systems at IBC 2016

  • The Telos Alliance at IBC 2016

    The Telos Alliance at IBC 2016

  • Cinegy at IBC 2016

    Cinegy at IBC 2016

  • ROOT6 Technology at IBC 2016

    ROOT6 Technology at IBC 2016

  • NewTek at IBC 2016

    NewTek at IBC 2016

  • ChyronHego LyricX at IBC 2016

    ChyronHego LyricX at IBC 2016

  • Click Effects on the ChyronHego stand at IBC 2016

    Click Effects on the ChyronHego stand at IBC 2016

  • VITEC EZ TV at IBC 2016

    VITEC EZ TV at IBC 2016

  • Guntermann and Drunck at IBC 2016

    Guntermann and Drunck at IBC 2016

  • Blackmagic Design at IBC 2016

    Blackmagic Design at IBC 2016

  • Volicon at IBC 2016

    Volicon at IBC 2016

  • Volicon Media Intelligence service at IBC 2016

    Volicon Media Intelligence service at IBC 2016

  • Apantac UHD conversion technology at IBC 2016

    Apantac UHD conversion technology at IBC 2016

  • Apantac Mi-16 at IBC 2016

    Apantac Mi-16 at IBC 2016

  • Boxx TV Atom Lite at IBC 2016

    Boxx TV Atom Lite at IBC 2016

  • Boxx TV at IBC 2016

    Boxx TV at IBC 2016

  • Polecam at IBC 2016

    Polecam at IBC 2016

  • SIS LIVE at IBC 2016

    SIS LIVE at IBC 2016

  • TMD at IBC 2016

    TMD at IBC 2016

  • WORK Microwave at IBC 2016

    WORK Microwave at IBC 2016

  • Viaccess-Orca at IBC 2016

    Viaccess-Orca at IBC 2016

  • 3D Storm at IBC 2016

    3D Storm at IBC 2016

  • Guntermann and Drunck KVM over IP at IBC 2016

    Guntermann and Drunck KVM over IP at IBC 2016

  • Apantac T-Sharp at IBC 2016

    Apantac T-Sharp at IBC 2016

  • Broadpeak at IBC 2016

    Broadpeak at IBC 2016

  • TMD Mediaflex-UMS at IBC 2016

    TMD Mediaflex-UMS at IBC 2016

  • Antelope Camera Systems at IBC 2016

    Antelope Camera Systems at IBC 2016

  • Media Links at IBC 2016

    Media Links at IBC 2016

  • Kit overview at IBC 2016

    Kit overview at IBC 2016

  • Photon Beard at IBC 2016

    Photon Beard at IBC 2016

  • Dejero at IBC 2016

    Dejero at IBC 2016

  • Omnitek at IBC 2016

    Omnitek at IBC 2016

  • Portaprompt at IBC 2016

    Portaprompt at IBC 2016

  • Teracue encoders at IBC 2016

    Teracue encoders at IBC 2016

  • Phabrix Qx at IBC 2016

    Phabrix Qx at IBC 2016

  • Prime Focus Technologies at IBC 2016

    Prime Focus Technologies at IBC 2016

  • Ikegami 8k camera at IBC 2016

    Ikegami 8k camera at IBC 2016

  • Ikegami HQLM-3120W monitor at IBC 2016

    Ikegami HQLM-3120W monitor at IBC 2016

  • Ikegami UHK-430 camera at IBC 2016

    Ikegami UHK-430 camera at IBC 2016

  • Miller Camera Support at IBC 2016

    Miller Camera Support at IBC 2016

  • Pliant Technologies at IBC 2016

    Pliant Technologies at IBC 2016

  • IDX at IBC 2016

    IDX at IBC 2016

  • Kino Flo Select at IBC 2016

    Kino Flo Select at IBC 2016

  • JVC at IBC 2016

    JVC at IBC 2016

  • Tektronix at IBC 2016

    Tektronix at IBC 2016

  • Teracue ICUE-GRID and MC-ROUTE at IBC 2016

    Teracue ICUE-GRID and MC-ROUTE at IBC 2016

  • Phabrix Technology Demo at IBC 2016

    Phabrix Technology Demo at IBC 2016

  • Dedolight at IBC 2016

    Dedolight at IBC 2016

  • Teracue auf IBC 2016 (Deutsch version)

    Teracue auf IBC 2016 (Deutsch version)

  • Glensound at IBC 2016

    Glensound at IBC 2016

  • Studer Micro at IBC 2016

    Studer Micro at IBC 2016

  • Studer Glacier at IBC 2016

    Studer Glacier at IBC 2016

  • Nugen Audio at IBC 2016

    Nugen Audio at IBC 2016

  • Sennheiser HandMic digital and MKE 440 at IBC 2016

    Sennheiser HandMic digital and MKE 440 at IBC 2016

  • Sennheiser VR at IBC 2016

    Sennheiser VR at IBC 2016

  • Wohler at IBC 2016

    Wohler at IBC 2016

  • Thomson Broadcast at IBC 2016

    Thomson Broadcast at IBC 2016

  • Video Devices PIX-E at IBC 2016

    Video Devices PIX-E at IBC 2016

  • Sound Devices Wingman app at IBC 2016

    Sound Devices Wingman app at IBC 2016

  • Soliton Zao at IBC 2016

    Soliton Zao at IBC 2016

  • Bluefish444 KRONOS at IBC 2016

    Bluefish444 KRONOS at IBC 2016

  • KITPLUS at IBC 2016

    KITPLUS at IBC 2016

  • Kit Overview from IBC 2015

    Kit Overview from IBC 2015

  • NMR at IBC 2015

    NMR at IBC 2015

  • Projects Department on BroadcastShow LIVE at IBC

    Projects Department on BroadcastShow LIVE at IBC

  • Blue Lucy at IBC 2012

    Blue Lucy at IBC 2012

  • Quantel at IBC 2012 Part One

    Quantel at IBC 2012 Part One

  • Quantel at IBC 2012 Part Two

    Quantel at IBC 2012 Part Two

  • Oasys at IBC 2012

    Oasys at IBC 2012

  • Junger at IBC 2012

    Junger at IBC 2012

  • Nucomm at IBC 2012

    Nucomm at IBC 2012

  • Prime Focus at IBC 2012

    Prime Focus at IBC 2012

  • ZyLight at IBC 2012

    ZyLight at IBC 2012

  • AJA at IBC 2012

    AJA at IBC 2012

  • Multidyne at IBC 2012

    Multidyne at IBC 2012

  • Miranda at IBC 2012

    Miranda at IBC 2012

  • Matrox Video at IBC 2012

    Matrox Video at IBC 2012

  • Matrox Graphics at IBC 2012 Part Three

    Matrox Graphics at IBC 2012 Part Three

  • Matrox Graphics at IBC 2012 Part Two

    Matrox Graphics at IBC 2012 Part Two

  • Matrox Graphics at IBC 2012 Part One

    Matrox Graphics at IBC 2012 Part One

  • Marshall at IBC 2012

    Marshall at IBC 2012

  • Mariner at IBC 2012

    Mariner at IBC 2012

  • Lynx Technik at IBC 2012

    Lynx Technik at IBC 2012

  • LiveU at IBC 2012

    LiveU at IBC 2012

  • Polecam at IBC 2012

    Polecam at IBC 2012

  • Litepanels at IBC 2012

    Litepanels at IBC 2012

  • JVC at IBC 2012

    JVC at IBC 2012

  • PlayBox Technology at IBC 2012

    PlayBox Technology at IBC 2012

  • PAG at IBC 2012

    PAG at IBC 2012

  • Ross Video at IBC 2012

    Ross Video at IBC 2012

  • Riedel at IBC 2012

    Riedel at IBC 2012

  • IABM at IBC 2012

    IABM at IBC 2012

  • Haivision at IBC 2012

    Haivision at IBC 2012

  • Glensound at IBC 2012

    Glensound at IBC 2012

  • Phabrix at IBC 2012 Part Two

    Phabrix at IBC 2012 Part Two

  • Phabrix at IBC 2012 Part One

    Phabrix at IBC 2012 Part One

  • Nugen Audio at IBC 2012

    Nugen Audio at IBC 2012

  • Guntermann and Drunck GmbH at IBC 2012

    Guntermann and Drunck GmbH at IBC 2012

  • Facilis at IBC 2012

    Facilis at IBC 2012

  • Eutelsat at IBC 2012

    Eutelsat at IBC 2012

  • Espial at IBC 2012

    Espial at IBC 2012

  • Doremi at IBC 2012

    Doremi at IBC 2012

  • Emotion Systems at IBC 2012

    Emotion Systems at IBC 2012

  • DIGICO at IBC 2012

    DIGICO at IBC 2012

  • Cobalt Digital at IBC 2012

    Cobalt Digital at IBC 2012

  • Cobham at IBC 2012

    Cobham at IBC 2012

  • Clearcom at IBC 2012

    Clearcom at IBC 2012

  • Cinegy at IBC 2012

    Cinegy at IBC 2012

  • Chyron at IBC 2012

    Chyron at IBC 2012

  • Broadpeak at IBC 2012

    Broadpeak at IBC 2012

  • Bridge Technologies at IBC 2012

    Bridge Technologies at IBC 2012

  • Brevity at IBC 2012

    Brevity at IBC 2012

  • Brainstorm at IBC 2012

    Brainstorm at IBC 2012

  • Belden at IBC 2012

    Belden at IBC 2012

  • Avid at IBC 2012 Part Two

    Avid at IBC 2012 Part Two

  • Avid at IBC 2012 Part One

    Avid at IBC 2012 Part One

  • Autoscript at IBC 2012

    Autoscript at IBC 2012

  • Autocue at IBC 2012

    Autocue at IBC 2012

  • Atomos at IBC 2012

    Atomos at IBC 2012

  • AntonBauer at IBC 2012

    AntonBauer at IBC 2012

  • Albis at IBC 2012

    Albis at IBC 2012

  • Zenverge at IBC 2012

    Zenverge at IBC 2012

  • Wowza at IBC 2012

    Wowza at IBC 2012

  • Wohler at IBC 2012

    Wohler at IBC 2012

  • Vislink at IBC 2012

    Vislink at IBC 2012

  • Vinten at IBC 2012

    Vinten at IBC 2012

  • Vinten Radamec at IBC 2012

    Vinten Radamec at IBC 2012

  • TSL Systems at IBC 2012

    TSL Systems at IBC 2012

  • TSL Products at IBC 2012

    TSL Products at IBC 2012

  • Trilogy at IBC 2012

    Trilogy at IBC 2012

  • TMD at IBC 2012

    TMD at IBC 2012

  • Tightrope Media at IBC 2012

    Tightrope Media at IBC 2012

  • Telestream at IBC 2012

    Telestream at IBC 2012

  • Studer at IBC 2012

    Studer at IBC 2012

  • SIS Live at IBC 2012 Part Two

    SIS Live at IBC 2012 Part Two

  • SIS Live at IBC 2012 Part One

    SIS Live at IBC 2012 Part One

  • S and T at IBC 2012

    S and T at IBC 2012

  • Scayl at IBC 2012

    Scayl at IBC 2012

  • IBC 2012

    IBC 2012

  • Elemental Technologies at IBC2011

    Elemental Technologies at IBC2011

  • FOR-A at IBC2011

    FOR-A at IBC2011

  • Cooke at IBC2011

    Cooke at IBC2011

  • Utah Scientific at IBC2011

    Utah Scientific at IBC2011

  • Sencore at IBC2011

    Sencore at IBC2011

  • Sisvel Technology at IBC2011

    Sisvel Technology at IBC2011

  • Solid State Logic at IBC2011

    Solid State Logic at IBC2011

  • Datavideo at IBC2011

    Datavideo at IBC2011

  • G-Technology at IBC2011

    G-Technology at IBC2011

  • Harmonic at IBC2011

    Harmonic at IBC2011

  • Sensio at IBC2011

    Sensio at IBC2011

  • Dolby at IBC2011

    Dolby at IBC2011

  • Pilat Media at IBC2011

    Pilat Media at IBC2011

  • Thomson Broadcast at IBC2011

    Thomson Broadcast at IBC2011

  • Thomson Video Networks at IBC2011

    Thomson Video Networks at IBC2011

  • Bridge Technologies at IBC2011

    Bridge Technologies at IBC2011

  • Netia at IBC2011

    Netia at IBC2011

  • Globecast at IBC2011

    Globecast at IBC2011

  • Softel at IBC2011

    Softel at IBC2011

  • Suitcase TV at IBC2011

    Suitcase TV at IBC2011

  • SysMedia at IBC2011

    SysMedia at IBC2011

  • Junger Audio at IBC2011

    Junger Audio at IBC2011

  • Brainstorm at IBC2011

    Brainstorm at IBC2011

  • TMD at IBC2011

    TMD at IBC2011

  • Gearhouse at IBC2011

    Gearhouse at IBC2011

  • ITFC at IBC2011

    ITFC at IBC2011

  • RTS Telex at IBC2011

    RTS Telex at IBC2011

  • Riedel at IBC2011

    Riedel at IBC2011

  • Clear-Com at IBC2011

    Clear-Com at IBC2011

  • Sachtler at IBC2011

    Sachtler at IBC2011

  • Litepanels at IBC2011

    Litepanels at IBC2011

  • Petrol at IBC2011

    Petrol at IBC2011

  • PAG at IBC2011

    PAG at IBC2011

  • Anton Bauer at IBC2011

    Anton Bauer at IBC2011

  • Leader at IBC2011

    Leader at IBC2011

  • Tiffen at IBC2011

    Tiffen at IBC2011

  • MTF at IBC2011

    MTF at IBC2011

  • Panasonic at IBC2011

    Panasonic at IBC2011

  • Globecomm at IBC2011

    Globecomm at IBC2011

  • Guntermann and Drunck at IBC2011

    Guntermann and Drunck at IBC2011

  • Net Insight at IBC2011

    Net Insight at IBC2011

  • Kit Digital at IBC2011

    Kit Digital at IBC2011

  • Vislink at IBC2011

    Vislink at IBC2011

  • S and T at IBC2011

    S and T at IBC2011

  • Murraypro at IBC2011

    Murraypro at IBC2011

  • Doremi at IBC2011

    Doremi at IBC2011

  • Hamlet at IBC2011

    Hamlet at IBC2011

  • Calrec at IBC2011

    Calrec at IBC2011

  • Avid at IBC2011

    Avid at IBC2011

  • Autodesk at IBC2011

    Autodesk at IBC2011

  • AJA at IBC2011

    AJA at IBC2011

  • Root6 at IBC2011

    Root6 at IBC2011

  • WOWZA at IBC2011

    WOWZA at IBC2011

  • Haivision at IBC2011

    Haivision at IBC2011

  • Signiant at IBC2011

    Signiant at IBC2011

  • Sonnet Technology at IBC2011

    Sonnet Technology at IBC2011

  • Gefen at IBC2011

    Gefen at IBC2011

  • Digital Film Technology at IBC2011

    Digital Film Technology at IBC2011

  • Matrox at IBC2011

    Matrox at IBC2011

  • TV One at IBC2011

    TV One at IBC2011

  • Blackmagic at IBC2011

    Blackmagic at IBC2011

  • Volicon at IBC2011

    Volicon at IBC2011

  • Chyron at IBC2011

    Chyron at IBC2011

  • EMEA Gateway at IBC2011

    EMEA Gateway at IBC2011

  • Codex at IBC2011

    Codex at IBC2011

  • Front Porch Digital at IBC2011

    Front Porch Digital at IBC2011

  • SGO at IBC2011

    SGO at IBC2011

  • Prime Focus at IBC2011

    Prime Focus at IBC2011

  • Digital Rapids at IBC2011

    Digital Rapids at IBC2011

  • Global Distribution at IBC2011

    Global Distribution at IBC2011

  • Cintel at IBC2011

    Cintel at IBC2011

  • ATTO Technology at IBC2011

    ATTO Technology at IBC2011

  • Brickhouse Video at IBC2011

    Brickhouse Video at IBC2011

  • Camera Corps at IBC2011

    Camera Corps at IBC2011

  • Frontniche at IBC2011

    Frontniche at IBC2011

  • Gekko at IBC2011

    Gekko at IBC2011

  • Argosy at IBC2011

    Argosy at IBC2011

  • Sony at IBC2011

    Sony at IBC2011

  • Rotolight at IBC2011

    Rotolight at IBC2011

  • Marshall Electronics at IBC2011

    Marshall Electronics at IBC2011

  • Photon Beard at IBC2011

    Photon Beard at IBC2011

  • Telecast at IBC2011

    Telecast at IBC2011

  • Primera at IBC2011

    Primera at IBC2011

  • PlayBox Technology at IBC2011

    PlayBox Technology at IBC2011

  • Broadcast Networks at IBC2011

    Broadcast Networks at IBC2011

  • Radiant Grid at IBC2011

    Radiant Grid at IBC2011

  • Tedial at IBC2011

    Tedial at IBC2011

  • TC Electronic at IBC2011

    TC Electronic at IBC2011

  • Lynx Technik at IBC2011

    Lynx Technik at IBC2011

  • Cobalt Digital at IBC2011

    Cobalt Digital at IBC2011

  • IPV at IBC2011

    IPV at IBC2011

  • TSL at IBC2011

    TSL at IBC2011

  • Soft Vallee at IBC2011

    Soft Vallee at IBC2011

  • AMD at IBC2011

    AMD at IBC2011

  • DekTec at IBC2011

    DekTec at IBC2011

  • Mosart at IBC2011

    Mosart at IBC2011

  • SADiE at IBC2011

    SADiE at IBC2011

  • RTW at IBC2011

    RTW at IBC2011

  • Wohler at IBC2011

    Wohler at IBC2011

  • LiveU at IBC2011

    LiveU at IBC2011

  • Mode-AL at IBC 2011

    Mode-AL at IBC 2011

  • Autocue at IBC2011

    Autocue at IBC2011

  • Stordis at IBC2011

    Stordis at IBC2011

  • Prodys at IBC2011

    Prodys at IBC2011

  • DK Technology at IBC2011

    DK Technology at IBC2011

  • Eyeheight at IBC2011

    Eyeheight at IBC2011

  • Nevion at IBC2011

    Nevion at IBC2011

  • Bradley at IBC2011

    Bradley at IBC2011

  • Preco at IBC2011

    Preco at IBC2011

  • Linear Acoustic at IBC2011

    Linear Acoustic at IBC2011

  • Quantel at IBC2011

    Quantel at IBC2011

  • IDX at IBC2011

    IDX at IBC2011

  • SIS LIVE at IBC2011

    SIS LIVE at IBC2011

  • Bristol VFX at IBC2011

    Bristol VFX at IBC2011

  • Atomos at IBC2011

    Atomos at IBC2011

  • IBC2011

    IBC2011

  • Sound Devices at IBC2011

    Sound Devices at IBC2011

  • Tektronix at IBC2011

    Tektronix at IBC2011

  • Grass Valley at IBC2011

    Grass Valley at IBC2011

  • Snell at IBC2011

    Snell at IBC2011

  • Oxygen DCT at IBC2011

    Oxygen DCT at IBC2011

  • Polecam at IBC2011

    Polecam at IBC2011

  • Phabrix at IBC2011

    Phabrix at IBC2011

  • Image Systems at IBC2011

    Image Systems at IBC2011

  • Pixel Power at IBC2011

    Pixel Power at IBC2011

  • Polecam talk accessories on BroadcastShow LIVE 2013

    Polecam talk accessories on BroadcastShow LIVE 2013

  • Tally Technologies at BVE 2014

    Tally Technologies at BVE 2014


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Articles
Listening to the needs of audio engineers
Alan Wheable Monitoring SDI video content within an installation is and has always been straight forwards. If you have a monitor, and you can see the image correctly, all is well. This is not necessarily the case for metadata and especially not for audio.
Tags: iss131 | omnitek | audio monitoring | aes | ebu | smpte 2110 | st2110 | smpte 352 | dolby | Alan Wheable
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UHD 4k and HDR Picture Quality
Tobias Kronenwett And as good as it is, and as easy as it is to do, one of the raps on HDR is that some feel that it’s so bright and sharp that it looks odd, unnatural, almost harsh. It’s similar to when we did our first trials with 4K. The resolution was so high you could easily see, for example, even very minor blemishes. It’s perhaps an irony of new technology that the higher the resolution of natural objects the more artificial they tend to look. It’s often a case of capturing images with more resolution or a greater colour space than our eyes and brains can actually perceive.
Tags: iss131 | sonovts | uhd | 4k | hdr | oled | Tobias Kronenwett
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Slow Motion Video Techniques
Phil Vinter Well, those kinds of higher frame rates still pretty much belong to the big guns. The Phantom Flex will give you 2,000 frames a second at ultra HD or 1,000 fps at 4K. It produces truly stunning images, but at a price that is beyond the reach of all but those with the biggest budgets. The camera retails at a cool £100,000 (I’ll have three please) with a daily hire out charge of around £3,000 (including lighting and a technician). IDT’s OS series cameras produce equally high quality images at a cheaper price, but you’re still talking tens of thousands.
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What is Serial Communication
Mike Colyer

Don’t get me wrong - the advent of IP technology has done wonders for the broadcasting universe, especially here in Special Cams land where changing a setting could have involved a rather long walk and climb to a remote camera location! Nevertheless, this said, I still feel that serial communication is a huge contender - not only just in the realm of odd robotics systems, but also across broadcast in general.

In this article, I will walk through the very basics - introducing a few different types of serial and how they work.

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Betting Industry Transformed by Video Technology
Chris Thornton In the betting and gaming industry, the streaming of live sports from across the globe is a big business. It’s proven that revenues increase when bettors are able to watch the event that they have placed a bet on, providing a far more engaging experience.
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Delivering on the 4k Promise
Lorna Garrett It’s happened. Consumers are demanding 4K UHD content. They have the TVs, smartphones, tablets and other devices they need, and with much of Netflix and Amazon original content in 4K, as well as sports coverage from BT and Sky, consumers have tasted the future of content quality and are hungry for more. But broadcasters need not worry if their customers have enough bandwidth to receive 4K content - the solutions are ready to make 4K distribution a reality. New viewers are waiting if you’re ready to get to them first.
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TVFutures : Bouncing Back
Jane Lawrance When I arrived at the University of Portsmouth three years ago, I would never have thought in my wildest dreams I would end up where I am now. My time at university has been eye opening, informative and fun. Of all the lessons I have learned in the past three years, resilience is the one that has taught me the most. Starting out in the television industry is hard. Like many others, I’ve applied for graduate job after graduate job and been pipped to the post and rejected many times. I have also started projects and been faced with a variety of unexpected setbacks. Yet, my drive to enter this industry remains just as strong because bouncing back is the joy of resilience.
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Tips and Tricks to Giving Sci-Fi a New Look
Mathieu Marano From Terminator to Blade Runner, Alien, and even E.T., science fiction is a genre that will never fail to capture an audience’s imagination. It’s also a genre that encompasses so much more than just space crafts or time travel: frequently providing filmmakers with a platform from which to not only highlight social and political issues, but also explore innovations in the world of filmmaking itself.
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The Ongoing Evolution of Subtitling Technology
Dean Wales As a subtitling technology developer and manufacturer we’re currently and frequently hearing remarks along the lines of us ‘having it easy’ at the moment. This has typically spun out from the fact that there hasn’t been any really significant and therefore demanding technology shifts in the industry that have affected us for a while.
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Broadcasting Indoor Sky Diving
Daniel Harker Barnes When you say you’re broadcasting skydiving, there are two types of reactions. One is the creative, who’ll say something along the lines of “Wow. Those shots must look great” and other is the engineer who’ll say “That must be a real hassle to get all the infrastructure in and secure.”
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Artificial Intelligence and Economics
Dick Hobbs - new It’s May, so it seems inevitable that this month’s column should be a bit of a reflection on NAB. And it will, in due course. But first, some news which I think is interesting. Cisco, the IT giant, is selling off its video software solutions business. It is being bought by an as-yet unnamed new company, backed by venture capitalist Permira Funds.
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Why is ST2110 important
Penny Westlake Presenting to a capacity audience at a joint meeting of the RTS Thames Valley Centre and SMPTE in Reading, research engineer and industry commentator Tony Orme opened the evening with the assertion - “SMPTE’s ST2110 is the most important development to hit broadcast television since John Logie Baird went head to head with EMI-Marconi at the 1936 BBC trials in Alexandra Palace, London”.
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Moving to an IP Platform Considerations
Stephen Brownsill Audio transport methods have remained virtually unchanged in the broadcast industry for more than half a century. Common approaches to routing audio around large broadcast facilities have closely followed methodology employed in telco central offices, with the use of X-Y crossbar or crosspoint switching.
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Opting In or Opting Out
Peter Savage 2 Peter Savage, CEO of Azule, explains whether you should opt in or opt out of the current red tape nightmare facing businesses large and small.
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Informed Disruption
Marc Risby The industry is currently going through an enormous amount of disruption, and while many are charging in to embrace the changes, others are wringing their hands with indecision.
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Security, Identity and Privacy
Bruce Devlin - new Put your hand up if you have more than one online-identity. Keep your hand up if the adverts for your latest online purchase follow you between identities as you surf the web. You can now let your hand fall into your lap because adverts that follow you indicate algorithms that have merged your multiple identities into the one and only you.
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What is Next for Broadcast
David Schleifer The Broadcast industry is always chasing new technology. Some of that technology is further than it appears to be, and some of it is closer to adoption than it seems. In part, early adopted technology is accelerated because of customer or business demands, and in the case of IP based environments, the driving factors are speed, cost reduction, and flexibility of workflow. To counterbalance these efficiency-based factors is a desire by content creators and customers to see more 4K HDR content on their new big screens. In some ways the push to deliver 4K workflows also makes the need to manage cost/performance even more urgent.
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How to shoot the perfect lighting mix
Alan Ipakchian Advances in high-quality LED lighting over the past couple of decades might be one of the best things that’s ever happened to broadcast and cinema production. Compared to traditional tungsten fixtures, LED lights offer powerful operational and financial benefits from longer life and lower energy bills to brighter, more consistent light and greater control over color temperature. LEDs generate much lower heat and are relatively cool to the touch, meaning they can be used in much smaller rooms and studios without sweating out the talent and crew or damaging property. Plus, compared to traditional tungsten bulbs, LED lights are virtually maintenance-free and can deliver tens of thousands of hours of lamp life.
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The Pitfalls of Online File Sharing and Sending Services
Mike Nash Easy-to-use, readily-accessible, and consumer-oriented, online file sharing platforms such as Dropbox and Google Drive are, to end users, a pleasant replacement to older file transfer methods such as FTP. FTP is complex to use and requires IT intervention to make almost any change. The pain associated with FTP, which was developed in the 1970s, is one of the factors that opened the door for the rise of online file sharing services in the workplace.
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The shining star of Dancing On Ice
Rod Aaron Gammons Lighting is an incredibly important part of any TV production, and it can make a huge difference to what is seen on-screen. If the right lights are used in the right way, it can create a mood, set a tone and convey a certain atmosphere.
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Tried and tested: DPA d:vice
KitPlus KitPlus recently took delivery of an interesting piece of equipment for review. We like our iPhone gadgets here. For us, useful iPhone gadgets started when the Olloclip lens gave us a wide angle adaptor. This was a good start, finally evolving into a proper tool when Ziess produced the Exolens system for the 5,6 & 7 series iPhones. Around the same time as the Olloclip came out we were testing the Fostex AR4i which was a very exciting development at the time. You have a portable device, that you carry everywhere with you, connected to the world but with very limited audio capabilities. A stereo interface with decent microphones was a real boon!
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Why OTT needs multicast ABR
Damien Lucas Last year, Netflix’s global revenue reached $11 billion, with 24 million new names added to its subscribers’ list. Viewers are certainly making their preferences heard – and voting with their remote controls to show that over-the-top (OTT) content is here to stay.
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TV Futures, Tales on Location
Georgia Thirtle If I think back to last May, I was just finishing my second year at the University of Portsmouth, studying Television and Broadcasting, and winding down for the summer. Then out of the blue I got a message from my course leader, saying I might be getting a call from someone who was a location manager working for Raider productions, you know, the production company behind the upcoming Tomb Raider film, I mean, what!?
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Reliable back-up at the Music City Bowl
Sam Gordon WLEX – LEX18 – is the NBC affiliate in Lexington, Kentucky, and part of the Cordillera Communications Group. As a very popular local station with a broadcast area that covers 40 counties across central Kentucky we have a big commitment to news, broadcasting more than seven hours of live programming on a typical day.
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Out of the box: Sennheiser Ambeo VR microphone
Jon Pratchett 2 The use of 360 video, especially on platforms like Facebook and YouTube is really starting to take off. Gone are the days when you needed to buy multiple GoPros and rigs in order to get something decent looking. Now players like Insta360 and even GoPro with their fusion 360 camera are providing single camera, high quality solutions, enabling the masses to put out reasonable quality, certainly watchable, 360 video.
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Meet the experts: Six steps for award winning sound design
Chris Turner Few can argue that great sound design is one of the most important elements to any moving picture. Mute most horrors, and the difference in fear factor will be enormous. Visualize Jaws or Star Wars, and John Williams’s iconic score will instantly come to mind.
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Transforming asset management and monetization
Chad Hamilton FremantleMedia is one of the largest global television-production companies in the world — with one of the biggest and most valuable catalogs. We operate in 36 markets, creating, producing, and distributing content across traditional TV and digital platforms at a rate of more than 10,000 hours of programming per year.
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NAB is all about people
John Smith -new The relative success of NAB is down to people. The individuals we meet, the relationships we make and renew with customers and the desire to work together to develop a technology solution to any given challenge.
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Technological advances in the broadcast industry
Alan Wheable Since it is Omnitek’s 20th anniversary this year, I thought it would be interesting to look back over the technological advances in the broadcast industry over the last few decades and look at the similarities between then and now.
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VR and the importance of tracking
KitPlus I would like to begin this article by clarifying what we at Shotoku mean when we talk about VR in live production. It’s not the production of immersive, 360 content where you need to wear a headset; we are talking about virtual studio (VS) and augmented reality (AR) work, such as placing graphics into a green screen environment or physical set. The technology used for this work is entirely different, though equally specialist – therefore it is important to understand the challenges of this kind of production in order to make informed kit choices.
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How IP-based KVM can improve workflow in broadcast control rooms
John Halksworth One of the most significant shifts the broadcast industry has seen over recent years is the adoption of IP technology as a standard infrastructure across the entire broadcast workflow. IP provides a network suitable for routing audio, video and control around a broadcast facility and is providing the answers to many industry challenges.
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Grand slam IPTV and digital signage platform
Joe Walsh Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri, is home to major league baseball’s Kansas City Royals. Built in 1973, “The K” has a proud baseball legacy, and goes down in history for winning two World Series championship titles; one in 1985 and another in 2015 — exactly 20 years apart. The most recent win brought a resurgence of baseball fever to the stadium, hosting more than 2.7 million fans during its 2015 winning season.
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State of the Nation
Dick Hobbs - new

On the most recent occasion I was trimmed, my hairdresser had just returned from a holiday in Hawaii.

Where she thought she was going to die. She thought this because the state’s emergency alert system was triggered, sending messages across all available platforms, for 38 minutes, that a ballistic missile was about to strike. That, I suspect, is the sort of thing that casts a pall across your holiday.

Why did it happen? Essentially it happened because an operator selected the wrong menu item. “I feel very badly from what’s happened,” he is quoted as saying, in a somewhat mangled version of English which may at least in part explain his difficulties with menu items.

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Interview with Peter Rowsell, Polar Graphics
Polar If you don’t recognise the name Peter Rowsell instantly you no doubt would recognise him in person, from the famous ‘Pink Coconut’ parties during IBC (Brighton) in the 80s or the name ‘Polar Video or Polar Graphics’ both companies which he’s built up over the years.
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State of the Nation
Dick Hobbs - new This morning I was eating my healthy muesli and idly listening to Radio 4 when someone came on who claimed to be from the Oxford University Computational Propaganda Project.
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Taking the lead in the HEVC and 4k revolution
Malcolm Harland There’s probably a good reason that BVE is held in late February — it offers you a few weeks to set your annual plans in place. Then, once you’ve decided on the opportunities you want to take advantage of and improvements you want to make, you have a chance to visit this massive exhibition to see the latest technological innovations that will help to bring your plans to fruition.
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Class: Do we still need standards
Bruce Devlin - new On the 1st January 2018, I officially took on the post of SMPTE Standards Vice President. The role has responsibility for all of SMPTE’s standardisation activities and it fills me with equal measures of excitement and terror.
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Empowering connectivity choice in the field
Yvonne Monterroso Reliability, flexibility and ease of use are the key requirements when covering the news and live events, especially when the location could be anywhere. Connectivity is one of the biggest concerns in the field when the pressure is on to capture a key event – if you cannot establish a reliable transmission path to send your video back to the broadcast studio, there is no story.
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Canon C200: Tried and Tested
Ben Sherriff There are many reviews about this camera online and a heap of incredibly detailed comparison and behind the scenes footage that will really give you a full insight into what it can do. So first a disclaimer - this review is less detailed and based on my personal reading of what this camera means for Canon and all other camera manufacturers and us – the users of these technologies. So, what’s all the fuss about?
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A new AEON in Wireless 4k
JP Delport Whatever production companies are doing right here, right now, today, with wireless HD production tools, they want to do right here, right now, today with 4K UHD. That’s great, but common wisdom would share a host of challenges around 4k UHD, not least, the fact that 4K UHD requires 8x the processing power to transmit, then demands additional horsepower (and bandwidth) to accommodate the data and controls, wireless or otherwise, and of course, when you ramp up processing power, you ramp up heat generation, which needs to be efficiently evacuated.
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Steadicam M-1 Volt: Tried and Tested
John E Fry Early in November some of us lucky Steadicam Operators from around the UK were invited to try out the new Tiffen M1 Volt, which is essentially an electronic motorized horizon assist unit attached to the gimbal of the latest Steadicam M1. Is it a good idea? As experienced Steadicam Operators, directors or producers, why would we be interested? Let’s investigate KitPlus fans!
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Innovation in cameras moving to 4k
Tony Valentino For a number of reasons, wireless camera links needed time to migrate to 4K. However Broadcast Sports International, BSI, designs their own cameras and builds their own hardware and their transition to 4K is already complete.
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The Outlook for 2018
Duncan Payne January has arrived…and the New Year promises great opportunities for those prepared to seek them out, with the one certainty that change is constant.
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TVFutures: Learning is the key
Abbie Neill If you asked me the question ‘where do you see yourself after you graduate’ three years ago I would have probably answered  ‘in a lot of debt, but if you don't think about it, it doesn't exist because three years is a long time right ?’. WRONG! These three years studying Television and Broadcasting at the University of Portsmouth have been the quickest three years of my life. Back when I started I didn't really have any idea what I wanted to specialise in and the dreaded four letter word AVID used to be my biggest enemy. However I persevered through the 3792871 hours of lectures learning how to use the software, how it functions, neither did I think I'd be a one woman match of the day by graduation'.
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Epictech makes headway: A case study
Daniel Harker Barnes Founded in January 2014, EpicTech Media have been providing high end video production to companies and musicians across the U.K. for over three and a half years. When approached earlier this year by the band Bodkin Lane, we relished the challenge of producing a video of their charity concert, in aid of Headway (www.headway.org.uk), despite the challenging size of the venue. 
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A Pandoras Box to empower the filmmaker
KitPlus The setting was Celebro Studios London, home to their fully 4k television studios, where journalists and industry commentators gathered late last November to witness the launch of the revolutionary Rotolight Anova PRO 2. This was no ordinary unveiling though, the launch was streamed live on Facebook and YouTube and hosted by award winning news anchor man Martin Stanford with Wesley Dodd, CEO of Celebro Media Group and Rotolight MD Rod Gammons in the studio.
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Playing with Pink Floyd
KitPlus For the founder of London-based Hangman, James Tonkin, this has indeed been a summer to remember. After sixteen years of working in the same suites, he designed and moved his team into a new future proofed facility in Kew Gardens created specifically for the manipulation and delivery of formats in up to 8K HDR.
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A Bluffers Guide to Batteries
Mike Colyer The Christmas decorations are down; the family have all headed home – and the New Year’s festivities have drawn to a close. I put my hand up to it – I’m a little drained. As such, I figured I’d start the new year with a Bluffer’s Guide to Batteries. With the cold weather setting in, it can be a nightmare to pick the right disposable batteries for small kit – and maintain rechargeable batteries in larger items. This article will take an overview of which batteries will last longer under certain usage conditions – and how to achieve the cell’s maximum potential.   
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Panasonic GH5: Tried and Tested
Tim Bearder My journey as a filmmaker began with a select number of enthusiastic BBC reporters picked out and trained in the concept of Personal Digital Production by the American Video Journalist Michael Rosenblum.
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IP for everyone and 4k everywhere - that will be 2018
John Smith -new My first prediction for the coming year is that the use of IP to move broadcast content will increase dramatically.  Ultimately, it will become the commonplace, just as the use of IP has become part of our everyday, consumer lives.  Live sports are closely linked to this growth, as conversion of broadcast signals for transportation across established telecos networks enables content to be viewed in real-time, regardless if it’s in the next room or across the globe.
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