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Welcome ISSUE 104: AUGUST 2015 W elcome to issue 104. It’s the ‘studio’ issue and at the heart of the multicamera studio is the vision mixer. Over recent years it has been transformed with defi ning aspects being multiuse needs such as multiviewer integration and connectivity standards from SD to HD to 4k and beyond. With one of the best views from a studio you’ll ever get we take a look at the evolution of the vision mixer on page 58 On the subject of innovation check out page 54 where the worlds fi rst iPad-based vision mixer gets a mention along with some lower cost and remote switching solutions. How to subscribe: All subscription enquiries UK and overseas online at: Switchboard: +44 (0)1635 237 237 Editor: Simon Tillyer, Production Editor: Matt Robbins, Will Strauss has gone into overdrive this month with the IBC preview news starting on page 6. Aside from all the new and exciting things to look forward to he takes a sobering look at the reality of the industry where trends such as 4k, IP and even HD to some may not always refl ect the reality of life. Priorities lay in keeping a channel on air, fi nishing an edit on time or returning another fl ight case of clean, serviced kit back to location. You’ll be getting used to our news system now with four sections and Will’s unique comment at the fore of each. Coal face case studies are always good to read and I visited Portsmouth University recently to take a look at how it has elevated the graduation ceremony broadcasting operation into something so organised that it runs like a refi ned and well oiled Swiss watch! The ceremonies are all broadcast live and after 6 years with over 45,000 views the demand has never been higher. To see all the kit used and the workfl ow then take a look at page 48. If you have a day or two to spare then IBC is one of the few shows to run over a weekend and being only a short hop from most UK airports makes a day trip very easy. It’s free to register so just visit and hope to see you there where you will be immersed in new technology…….and drones no doubt!. Enjoy the issue, Magazine Office: PO Box 6090, Newbury, RG14 9BB, UK Advertising: Jonathan Highett, Louis Rushton, Accounts: Lucy Turner, Events: Selen Sevket, Subscriptions: Layout and artwork: Simon Kay, Back copies: Online at: Hard copies available from the offi ce 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 tv-bay Limited 2004-2015. All trademarks acknowledged. +44 (0)1635 237 237 tv-bay are proud to sponsor The Guild of Television Cameramen Simon Tillyer +44 (0)1635 237237 tv-bay proudly support DREAMFLIGHT.ORG - Changing children's lives for the past 27 years! Cover image: KITPLUS - THE TV-BAY MAGAZINE: ISSUE 104 AUGUST 2015 | 03