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Top Tips on becoming an IBC Jedi
Aaron Dunleavy IBC is upon us once more. The doors of the RAI will open for the European electronic media and entertainment industry to scrum together to gather inspiration, keep abreast of developments in tech, and generally take the temperature of the industry. 
Tags: iss127 | ibc | mtf | lenses | adapters | Aaron Dunleavy
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Plan to be smart at IBC
Peter Savage 2 While chatting with a good friend last week, he told me he was full of foreboding about the coming IBC. It needs no introduction: this conference/exhibition is the largest gathering of broadcast professionals in Europe, and the second largest in the world, and everyone in our world knows about it. Ill give you some statistics later but, for now, lets look at why my friend was dreading it.
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State of the Nation - part 2
Dick Hobbs - new This is, of course, the IBC issue of this splendid magazine. Much of the rest of its pages are filled with what you will see there, or (in some cases) what vendors and their marketing communications agencies want you to see there.
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50 years in and the show must go on
John Smith -new At IBC we always look forward to meeting old faces and new. For those more recently acquainted with the broadcast industry, you may not realise IBC was born half a century ago in London. In 1967 the show, held at the Royal Lancaster Hotel, attracted just 32 exhibitors and 500 delegates. However, its popularity grew and the exhibition quickly upgraded with a move to the Grosvenor House Hotel in London, followed by the Wembley Conference Centre, before moving to Brighton.
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Driving the Bandwidth Conundrum
Dick Hobbs - new At the time of writing, there is a story on the IBC website with the headline "In five years the problem won't be bandwidth, but knowing what to do with it". That seemed to me to be an interesting assertion, so I read on.
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10 Ways to make your trade show booth stand out
Candice Cowan With 15 halls and over 1600 exhibitors, there's little chance of seeing every stand at the IBC trade show - but this year I gave it a good try and racked up an impressive number of daily steps to prove it! Unlike most show visitors, however, I wasn't looking for the latest bit of tech or next product to purchase, instead I was focussed on how IBC exhibitors use stand design and trade show marketing techniques on the show floor to attract the attention of exhibition visitors.
Tags: iss118 | ibc | trade show | marketing | Candice Cowan
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IBC - how was it you
Duncan Payne IBC 2016 was very much a launching show, with more new products and updates than in many recent IBC's or NAB's. With so many of these announcements directly in the remit of a cameraman, blink and you'd miss the next big thing in camera and lenses news. With this in mind, this review focuses on camera and lenses only.
Tags: iss118 | azule finance | ibc review | panasonic | canon | arri | red | codex | jvc | zeiss | Duncan Payne
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Dick looks at the faster future
Dick Hobbs. I really enjoyed IBC this year. The fact that I barely set foot on the show floor is, of course, entirely coincidental, and I should take this opportunity to apologise to all those people I did not see in Amsterdam.
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IBC with the BBC
Jon Page IBC is an exciting opportunity for us in BBC R&D to share with the world the work we've been doing on a range of technologies. Those attending the conference will be able see much of the work we are doing on new forms of content and workflows and get an understanding of the object based principles for broadcasting which we are working towards, enabled by Internet Protocol (IP).
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Dick puts it all together
Dick Hobbs. Many of you will be reading this as you prepare for IBC. Some may even be reading it on the train/plane/ship to Amsterdam. I want to take a couple of minutes of your time to look at a last minute addition to IBC. It concerns IP, but trust me: this is good news so please do not stop reading just yet.
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Make sure you are connected. The writing is on the wall
John Bozza SIS LIVE has a long history of providing OB technology for horse and dog racing, our traditional link to sports. So you can rightly deduce that we're not what could be considered a more generic OB company. Racing is our heritage and is something we continue to support.
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Are you female and going to IBC
Sadie Groom Trade shows within this industry can be hard enough to survive for anyone, let alone as a woman when women make up less than 10% of the general populace. There are undoubtedly some benefits to being the minority (as there are with many things); I've never had to queue for the toilets for a start. However, feedback we have collated from our FBI database on the female experience at trade shows suggests there is still some way to go for gender equality and having an equivalent presence as a woman on the show floor.
Tags: iss116 | females in broadcast | fbi | ibc show | Sadie Groom
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Stop, collaborate and listen
[author] Fresh from his trip to Amsterdam, Azule chairman Peter Savage relives what he saw at IBC by highlighting a very welcome industry trend: equipment manufacturers are finally talking to each other.
Tags: iss106 | ibc 2015 | trade show | convention | communication | highlights | review | [author]
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A brief history of time
Dick Hobbs. And another IBC is written into the annals of history. Another week in Amsterdam, sharing knowledge and experience. Say what you like about IBC: it is a great chance to meet, talk and learn.
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5 broadcast trends at IBC 2015
[author] Azule CEO Peter Savage gazes into his crystal ball to make predictions about the technology trends that could emerge from IBC 2015.
Tags: iss105 | IBC 2015 | LEDs | 4k | acquisition | HEVC | hd | ultra hd | ip | [author]
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7 must sees at IBC 2015
Beth Zarkhosh 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.
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Top Five most viewed interviews at IBC 2014
KitPlus See who got the most views...
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Exposed to ideas
Dick Hobbs. I did not get the chance to attend much of the IBC conference this year. But I did make sure I was there for the interview with Professor Brian Cox, which was excellent.
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Product Spotlighting
KitPlus Introducing the Rotolight NEO
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Swiss Role
Dick Hobbs. More from the Cutting Room and Dick Hobbs
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Suriving IBC
Larry Jordan# Larry Jordan gives us his IBC survival guide
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The BroadcastShow Tour: a visitors view
Derek Halls It's that time of year again and BroadcastShow-the tour registration is now open and I shall certainly be attending.
Tags: iss086 | broadcastshow | Derek Halls | DHP Digital Video | Pinewood Studios | Phillip Bloom | Gearhouse Broadcast | PAG | Holdan | G-Technology | Atomos | H Preston | IBC | Hitachi | Canon | Derek Halls
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Lighting our way at IBC
Simon Tillyer One of our duties at trade shows is rolling a camera rig around the various halls whether it be Las Vegas, London or Amsterdam and interviewing exhibitors.
Tags: iss082 | minima 30 | ianiro | broadcastshow | interviews | lighting | camera top | trade shows | ibc | minima | Simon Tillyer
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QOS - Its time to take a more objective approach
Simen Frostad Digital media businesses are very definitely competing in a market where the customer can switch quickly if not satisfied, so it is vital for providers to know when their customers are getting a satisfactory service, and when they are not.
Tags: iss083 | bridge technologies | quality of service | connected tv | ibc 2013 | digital media | service | quality | Simen Frostad
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Den Lennie talks to Nigel Wilkes from Panasonic
Den Lennie Den hosted a half-hour live show from our studio at IBC in Amsterdam where he talked to Nigel about the latest developments from Panasonic.
Tags: iss082 | den lennie | ibc | teradek | cube | live | broadcastshow | interview | panasonic | nigel wilkes | amsterdam | cameras | 200 | megabits | Den Lennie
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Will Strauss rounds up IBC 2013
Will Strauss# From a handheld stabilized camera gimbal to an egg-shaped QC booth, IBC 2013 was awash with new, and often strangely shaped, innovations. Will Strauss picks his favourites.
Tags: iss082 | ibc | 2013 | amsterdam | broadcast | technology | round up | review | main kit | equipment | picks | quantel | calrec | vision research | tsl | egg | Will Strauss#
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Dick Hobbs going large
Dick Hobbs. I have to report that big data principles were everywhere at IBC this year, and infinitely more interesting than the headline news about 4K.
Tags: iss082 | going large | big data | ibc | 4K | a day in big data | samples | article | dick hobbs | Dick Hobbs.
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Bob Pank looks at shooting 4K TV
Bob Pank# Not unexpectedly IBC was full of buzz and products for 4K the new image format for television.
Tags: iss082 | 4K | TV | IBC | HDTV | 1920 | 1080 | guide | explained | article | 2004 | format | television | Bob Pank#
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A flys view of IBC
Robin Palmer At IBC 2013 there were a number of new technologies to be seen amongst all the hype of 4K this and all that.
Tags: iss082 | a flys view | ibc | 2013 | overview | 4K | technology | broadcast | Robin Palmer
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New Blueshape products
KitPlus Cache Media, exclusive distributor for the UK and Ireland for Blueshape Battery Systems, has announced the arrival in stock of two new product ranges.
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Dick Hobbs gets up to speed with ESOMPS
Dick Hobbs. The UK communications regulator Ofcom has issued a consultation document on the prospects for a technology called Earth Stations on Mobile Platforms, or ESOMPs. My first response to the consultation is that they should get a better acronym.
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High speed camera system technology
Steve Cotterill Say you want to enhance your live TV coverage of a sporting event with slow motion. For some time now, the only alternative to standard 25fps based replays would have been replays from supermotion 75fps cameras manufactured by Sony or Philips.
Tags: iss081 | high speed | imovix | editec | x10 | ibc | sports | camera | system | technology | slow motion | super | Steve Cotterill
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Rotolight expand new range of award winning Anova flood lights
KitPlus Following the successful launch of the award winning ANOVA LED Floodlight last year, IBC 2013 sees the release of the ANOVA EcoFlood Version 2 (Bi-Colour LED system) and the ANOVA SOLO Single Colour Flood lights available in 5600K (daylight) or 3200K (tungsten).
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Peter Savage looks at what IBC may have in store for us
[author] 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.
Tags: iss081 | azule finance | ibc 2013 | ibc | amsterdam | preview | look forward | [author]
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Evolutions in the media cloud with Bob Pank
Bob Pank# Years ago my boss, the sales director, warned me that talk of technical revolutions was not good. After all, a revolution ends up where it started. On the other hand evolutions were much better. Of course he was right.
Tags: iss080 | cloud | evolution | nab | internet of frames | storage | data | ibc | 3D | autostereoscopic | Bob Pank#
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A preview of this years IBC with Will Strauss
Will Strauss# IBC 2013 will be bristling with talk of 4k, the Cloud, IP networking and Immersive Audio, predicts Will Strauss.
Tags: iss080 | ibc preview | predictions | technology | release | 2013 | sony f55 | 4k blackmagic | axon | rts omneo | creative cloud | avb | quantel pablo rio | matrox mojito | Will Strauss#
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4K is bigger than size alone
Bob Pank# It seems that numbers are a great eye-catcher and 4K was everywhere at NAB, and will be at IBC too. Here, of course, we are talking about a TV system with four times number of pixels of HD, namely a picture area of 3840x2160 for TV, or for cinema 4096x2160.
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Ubiquitous Cloud at IBC
Bob Pank# It was one of those IBCs that was more consolidation than innovation. There wasnt any one product or technology that stood out as a game changer. There was more evidence of 4K being pushed as a more realistic alternative to 8K and more of the must-have 84-inch 4K TV screens.
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Business travel
N/A Talking to people in the broadcast industry, it is clear that travelling to shows, exhibitions or to visiting customers and suppliers is still part and parcel of the trade we are in. As the saying goes, people buy from people.
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Silly Plugger
N/A Exhibitions are generally noisy, uncomfortable places where the chances of learning something interesting are widely variable. NAB and IBC are must-sees, of course, but otherwise I am not a great fan of exhibitions.
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Top ten from a top gun
N/A Another IBC has come and gone. I peaked early: for me the highlight came before we even set out for Amsterdam when, as I wrote here last month, I met Sir David Attenborough, winner of the International Honour for Excellence.
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Soooooo. IBC
N/A For those of you who don't know (and obviously only read tv-bay for my column) IBC is the world's second largest broadcast convention, held in Amsterdam. As previously mentioned in last months' column, I went with tv-bay.
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The IBC 2011 Future Zone
Kieron Seth# The Future Zone is absolutely fascinating. Only visitors with time on their hands (or like me, a mission to fulfil) would be well rewarded. Stands that fail to transmit their message quickly, that lack any attempt at design and that are staffed by individuals struggling to communicate are likely to be brushed aside by most time-pressed visitors.
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September. My new year
N/A September. My new year. The new year in January is just logistics. The new financial year in April is just maths. But September, September is a new beginning.
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A grand boy
N/A Dick chats with David Attenborough, winner of the 2011 IBC International Honour for Excellence.
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IBC2011 must sees
N/A Over 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......
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Applying the milkshake theory
N/A In last months column I sounded off at a few of the crackpot ideas going around at the moment, like connected television. The point, if there was one, was that we seem to be overloaded at the moment with new technologies that exist solely for one of two reasons: that a bunch of engineers found they could do it, and/or a big manufacturer thought they could put a new logo on a product and bump the price up.
Tags: iss051 | milkshake | food chain | product development | cabsat | bve. nab | ibc | exhibition season | N/A
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3D in 2011
Bob Pank# Another year and its time for a fresh look at the S3D market. Each year the CES Show that occupies the Las Vegas Convention Center with, in 2011, an unexpectedly high number of attendees (140,000) keen to see whats new.
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Am I a Martian at IBC2010
N/A Peter Savage gives his view of the recent IBC conference and challenges the industry to slip out of its cosy world to face reality.
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AF101 a first look
N/A IBC saw the first working prototypes of the AF100 being shown to the public. Barry Green (some of you will be familiar with Barry from the US Forum DVXUSER) had the pleasure of working with the pre-production AF101 while at IBC. Incidentally the AF100 & AF101 are the same basic camera for different markets, all of them are NTSC/PAL switchable.
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