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WELCOME ISSUE: 61 JANUARY 2012 A Magazine Office PO Box 6090, Newbury, RG14 9BB, UK How to subscribe All subscription enquiries UK and overseas online at: Switchboard +44 (0)1635 237 237 very Happy New Year to you and welcome to this month’s tv-bay Magazine, the broadcast equipment guide. With the Olympics, Euro football and Queen’s Diamond Jubilee to name just a few 2012 events then we’re certainly set for a big year of live production and no doubt a plethora of 3D content and continued 3DTV growth in our living rooms. Apparently half of all British women tuned in to watch BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing late last year so showing the final in 3D just before Christmas must have done something to whet the appetites of those, in my experience, that often need convincing a new TV set is a good idea! A good, 3D enabled, neighbour invited us round, we donned the glasses and we were set, surely after me enduring such a program I would be rewarded with the green light to buy our own set? Sadly with a TV set under 2 years then even Strictly wasn’t enough! We’ll try again nearer the Olympics! It was a good chance though to spend a few hours watching 3D on a small screen as well as using the passive glasses in comparison to another neighbour’s active set. Personally I struggled to tell the difference in 3D experience, except from a guest point of view as there were lots of the passive glasses around compared to active ones. Robin Palmer gives his view on whether to go for passive or active on page 34. This issue’s focus on post production covers a vast range of equipment and as diverse as ever we bring you something you may not have heard before. How often do you sit in a post house thinking it’s too hot or too cold? Probably not often as for kit and clients the temperature needs to be right and whatever is doing the cooling or heating should not be intrusive, visually and more importantly audibly. For all you need to know for the right temperature without the headache take a look on page 52. It’s the UK’s biggest expo next month, BVE Earl’s Court 2 14-16th February and with registration now well and truly open we have a roundup of exhibitor previews starting from page 18. Peter Savage also has some good advice for exhibitors and visitors alike as the start of the annual trade show season kicks off in London on page 42. The next issue of tv-bay will be at the show. Please drop by if you are visiting, pick up a copy and say hello and as your comments and feedback are always appreciated. Simon Tillyer, Tv-bay +44 (0)1635 237237 Enjoy this issue, Editor Simon Tillyer, Production Editor Matt Robbins, Advertising Jonathan Highett, Accounts Lucy Turner, Subscriptions Layout and artwork Dan Butler, +44 (0)1635 250 968 Back copies Can be seen online at... Hard copies available from the office on request. Website Whilst every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of all advertisements and other items in this publication, TV-BAY can accept no responsibility for any errors or omissions or incorrect insertions. No part of this publication may be reproduced without the written permission of TV-BAY. E&OE Terms & conditions available at: Copyright 2004-2012. All trademarks acknowledged. NEED TO CALL US? +44 (0)1635 237 237 Technology, expertise, and opinion... David Kirk Bob Pank Robin Palmer Emma Hay Peter Savage Dick Hobbs Page 30 Page 32 Page 34 Page 40 Page 42 Page 98 Cover shot courtesy of BVE TV-BAY MAGAZINE | 03