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Reflections of IBC2019

Reflections of IBC2019

The media and entertainment industry is in an exciting period of transformation and innovation, and Signiant is thrilled to be in the midst of it. Nowhere was this energy more apparent than at this year’s IBC conference, where we had the opportunity to speak with a wide range of organizations, vendors, and thought leaders to better understand where M&E businesses are at, where they’re going, and what they need.

IBC 2019: Final Thoughts

IBC 2019: Final Thoughts

2019 IBC was a big hit this year.  With a total attendance figure of 56,390, IBC 2019 welcomed a record number of next-generation attendees. On top of that, there were quite a few announcements from manufacturers for all types of new and exciting equipment. From cameras to lenses and support gear, there was something for everyone. Let’s take a look at the gear and technologies that got our attention.

Blackmagic Design Announces New Blackmagic Video Assist 12G

Blackmagic Design Announces New Blackmagic Video Assist 12G

Blackmagic Design today announced Blackmagic Video Assist 12G which are new models of the company's popular combined monitoring and recording solutions. These new models feature brighter HDR screens, built in scopes, upgraded batteries, 12G-SDI and much more. Blackmagic Video Assist 12G will be available in September 2019 from Blackmagic Design resellers worldwide from US$795.

AJA Reveals New 12G-SDI, HDR, openGear, IP Solutions and More at IBC 2019

AJA Reveals New 12G-SDI, HDR, openGear, IP Solutions and More at IBC 2019

AJA Video Systems today unveiled new products and updates designed to advance broadcast, production, post and proAV workflows. Addressing growing bandwidth requirements for high quality content creation and delivery, AJA is showcasing the HDR Image Analyzer 12G, the KUMO 6464-12G for routing, as well as the newly shipping Corvid 44 12G developer I/O models this year at IBC. AJA has also introduced the FS-Mini utility frame sync Mini-Converter and three new openGear® compatible cards, including OG-FS-Mini, OG-ROI-DVI and OG-ROI-HDMI. Additionally, the company is previewing Desktop Software updates for KONA, Io and T-TAP, UltraHD support for IPR Mini-Converter receivers, and FS4 frame synchronizer enhancements.

Ncam launches new Mk2 camera bar at IBC2019

Ncam launches new Mk2 camera bar at IBC2019

Ncam Technologies, the leading developer of real-time augmented reality technology for the media and entertainment industries, today announced an exciting new model of its award-winning camera bar – the Mk2. Ncam has partnered with the Intel® RealSense™ group to create the completely redesigned bar which is smaller and lighter than its predecessor. The Mk2 features Intel® RealSense™ technology that has been adapted and integrated by Ncam to meet the requirements of the media and entertainment industry, while the latest Ncam Reality software runs on standard HP workstations that provide industry trusted processing power with easily accessible global support.

IBC 2019: First Look at New Gear

IBC 2019: First Look at New Gear

It seems as though the IBC Show gets bigger each year with more exhibitors, press conferences, and of course, more attendees. New technologies and new gear are being introduced and coming to the production world at a faster pace than ever before. With that in mind, we wanted to dig in and talk about just a few of the must-see new gear and emerging technologies at IBC 2019.

Own, Operate, Dominate: EOS C500 Mark II 5.9K Full- Frame Cinema Camera Delivers Versatile, Affordable Solutions

Own, Operate, Dominate: EOS C500 Mark II 5.9K Full- Frame Cinema Camera Delivers Versatile, Affordable Solutions

Contrary to popular belief, sometimes a sequel is better than the original. That is the case with the all-new Canon EOS C500 Mark II cinema camera today announced by Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions. With its modular design, competitive price point and new features such as a 5.9K Full Frame CMOS sensor, user-changeable lens mounts, electronic image stabilization, internal cinema RAW light recording and the new DIGIC DV 7 Image Processor, the EOS C500 Mark II represents a bold leap forward for Canon’s Cinema EOS system line. The variety of assembly and lensing options help to make this camera ideal for a broad range of applications, from run-and-gun documentary shooting to live television broadcasts and big-budget films.

ARRI introduces Orbiter, the ultra-bright LED point source with a variety of optics

ARRI introduces Orbiter, the ultra-bright LED point source with a variety of optics

ARRI introduces Orbiter, a new LED luminaire that is poised to change the way the industry looks at digital lighting. An ultra-bright, tunable, and directional LED fixture, Orbiter is the most technologically advanced luminaire ever produced for image capture and color fidelity. All systems in Orbiter are completely new and have been designed with versatility in mind. Orbiter’s new six-color light engine delivers a wide-color gamut and outstanding color rendition across all color temperatures along with industry-leading, smooth dimming from 100 to 0%. With its changeable optics, Orbiter can transform into many different types of lampheads including projection (profile), open face, and soft light. Additional features, such as a fast processor, ample memory, expanded connectivity, a built-in array of sensors, and weatherproof housing, make Orbiter a formidable machine. Orbiter’s state-of-the-art technology and versatile design makes it an optimal lamphead for today and for the future, with endless possibilities for updates, configurations, and enhancements.

Featured Interviews

Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K & more from IBC 2019

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Bob Caniglia, Director of Sales Operations, North America, Blackmagic Design discusses Blackmagic at the upcoming IBC show.

Q What trends are you looking forward to exploring more at IBC?

A We are looking forward to exploring 8K even further with attendees at IBC. Since the announcement of our new 8K products at NAB, we’ve had great feedback so far, and we are excited to touch base with customers at IBC to learn more about how they are finding the products. While not everyone is ready for 8K just yet, our 8K products also support HD and Ultra HD workflows, so customers can invest in them now and take advantage of incredibly powerful Ultra HD tools, while future proofing their workflows at the same time. We’ve also seen a huge explosion in the YouTube and social media markets both on the live streaming and post production sides and are eager to explore this further with attendees at IBC. Customers such as Hyper RPG are using our Pocket Cinema Camera 4K, ATEM Television Studio Pro 4K and ATEM Television Studio HD switchers and more to power live streams for its YouTube and Twitch channels. There is serious production work taking place behind the scenes on these streaming platforms, and we are excited that customers are turning to Blackmagic Design to support their workflows. Whether creating real-time content for YouTube or going up against tight deadlines in broadcast, our customers need to work faster than ever. With DaVinci Resolve 16’s new cut page, an alternate edit page with a streamlined interface and new tools, our customers have everything they need to get the job done quickly, all in one place. For example, global content creation agency C&I Studios is relying on the cut page as the studio puts out videos for Instagram and YouTube every single day. The cut page allows them to fly with quick edits, and the new quick export also lets them deliver directly to YouTube.

AI & Machine Learning Continues to be a Game Changer for Adobe at IBC

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Patrick Palmer, Adobe, talks artificial intelligence, machine learning and more to see from Adobe on the show room floor IBC 2019.

Q How do you approach each IBC show? How are you constantly evolving?

A IBC is a fantastic opportunity to meet face-to-face with customers from a wide range of companies and get valuable insight and feedback on their workflows, experiences and day-to-day challenges. Our customers are the reason why, year after year, we’re able to grow with and meet the evolving needs of video creators across the board, from industry veterans to emerging filmmakers. Customer feedback has been essential to our continued success, as many of the features that our users love were borne from their input. They excite us, educate us, and motivate us to continue exploring the relationship between storytelling and technology that drives everything that we do. We’re really looking forward to having some of them join us at our IBC booth this year, like Kilogramme Lead Animator Julia Young (Penfold), VFX Supervisor and Creative Director Peter Eszenyi, and UFA Post Production Supervisor Philip Schlicht, amongst many more, and we’re thrilled that our products are being represented by over 100 partners.

Sony Showcases Intelligent Media Services & So Much More at IBC 2019

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Claus Pfeifer, Head of Technical Sales, Media Solutions for Sony Professional Solutions Europe talks about the 2019 IBC Show in Amsterdam.

Q What do hope everyone will be talking about after the show?

A Of course, I hope that everyone will be talking about how Sony is evolving with its customers and providing products and services that are tailored to the specific needs of content creators. This starts with WOW content on our Crystal LED screen as content is still king. This is what Sony is known for. But I hope that our customers also see how Sony can help them make the most of content, using Cloud and IP technologies to keep up with the fast changing requirements.

TSL Products Highlights the Next Stages in the IP Story at IBC 2019

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Mark Davies, Director of Products & Technology at TSL Products talks about the 2019 IBC Show.

Q What are you showcasing at IBC this year?

A For TSL Products, meeting the needs of our customers remains paramount, which is why we always work hand in hand with them to design and deliver solutions that meet their immediate requirements and ongoing needs. With the industry transition to IP gaining momentum, TSL continues to design products and solutions that support both traditional and IP infrastructures and workflows. At IBC 2019, TSL will be highlighting the next stages in our IP story, including IP for device control and control systems, as well as our approach to NMOS. We will also be demonstrating the latest developments on our advanced control offering, highlighting new functionality across applications, and how powerful interfaces can ease the pains that broadcasters are currently experiencing due to the ongoing shift in technology and workflow. Lastly, we will be showcasing the latest updates to our audio monitoring range, including control functionality for the PAM-IP and new engineering modes for the SAM-Q platform.

Audio Post-Production Tools & More from NUGEN Audio at IBC 2019

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Paul Tapper, CEO, NUGEN Audio talks about the latest from NUGEN Audio at the 2019 IBC Show including audio post-production tools for Netflix compliance and surround sound workflows.

Q What trends are you looking forward to exploring more at IBC?

A I’m interested in researching what manufacturers and organizations are doing to address the increasing need to streamline audio post-production workflows. Many content providers, such as Netflix, have very specific audio specifications that need to be met and we are in the business of making post-producers lives easier in that regard. With so many different content distributors available and so much content being created – especially in the streaming arena, the need to maintain and increase quality while working under tight deadlines and budgets is particularly important. It will be interesting to see how technology has evolved over the past year to address these mandates.