CEO of the International Broadcasting Convention, Michael Crimp, talks to us about the evolution of IBC and how it all got started in an exclusive interview.
Q What inspired IBC?
A IBC was created by the industry for the industry by our IBC Partners, six leading international bodies. Originally the International Broadcasting Convention, IBC has evolved from its technical broadcast roots and today it encompasses the whole breadth of media creation management and delivery, from online content to digital cinema, from automated workflows to high resolution capture and display. The conference is matched with a comprehensive exhibition which brings together close to 1,600 exhibitors, each showcasing the state of the art in technology. IBC is unrivalled as a place to meet and share knowledge, and its networking opportunities and value added events – from awards to movie screenings – really contribute to the worth of attending. IBC remains the principal event for the industry, and it continues to go from strength to strength. It now attracts more than 55,000 attendees, drawn from more than 170 countries, each September in Amsterdam.
Director of Sales and Marketing, Photo/Video Schneider Optics, Inc., Don Schafer, talks about the much anticipated 18mm Wide Angle lens, new MPTV filters and more at IBC.
Q What are you most excited to see at IBC 2016?
A Camera-makers have a habit of surprising IBC attendees with new 4K full-frame (36mm x 24mm) cameras. We can’t wait to pair these cameras with our Schneider-Kreuznach full-format family of Xenon FF-Prime lenses.