With the introduction of the Canon C700, Canon continues to step up their game and presence in the cinematic space. With a more ergonomic design (hand-held) the C700 has a lot going for it. Canon is clearly setting its sights on that elusive market that holds some pretty good competition such as the Panasonic Varicam LT, Sony F5, and the Arri Amira. The camera itself (like others) gives a nod to an elongated form that will lend itself well in different shooting scenarios.
ARRI is pleased to announce that development of the ALEXA SXT cameras (Super Xtended Technology) is completed.
The world’s most advanced monitor recorder, the Shogun Inferno is shipping this month and with it a raft of new IBC feature announcements that includes Arri & Panasonic HDR Raw recording, expanded PQ & HLG compatibility for playback to HDR screens & wider support from editing packages for mobile HDR editing. A new partnership with G-Technology is also set to benefit the entire Atomos community by directly integrating the Atomos Master Caddy into the G-Technology ev Series workflow solutions.
Because efficiency and speed are essential for today’s successful production, the maker’s of the Snapbag® softboxes have invented a smarter, faster, new set-up method. The Rabbit-Ears™ system does away with the heavy and cumbersome speed ring standard, yet is so versatile, a single unit can be used to mount many different LED lighting brands.
AJA Video Systems is expanding its line of Mini-Converters at IBC 2016 with the introduction of the ROI-SDI scan converter with Region-of-Interest controls for professional SDI sources, C10DA analog video distribution amplifier, and IPR-1G-HDMI and IPR-1G-SDI to simplify IP-based workflows.
IBC’s Big Screen Auditorium this year will be the most complex installation ever, featuring HDR and HFR 4K 3D laser projection and immersive audio.
Thales Angenieux, in collaboration with Band Pro Film & Digital Inc., and Jebsen Industrial Technology Co. Ltd., announces at IBC 2016 a new range of Angenieux zoom lenses – the Angénieux Type EZ Series – two fast and light weight zoom lenses integrating an innovative modular design (Interchangeable Rear Optics IRO technology™) to cover S35 mm and larger image formats for cine and broadcast productions.
With the new ZEISS Lightweight Zoom LWZ.3 21-100mm/T2.9-3.9 T* (ZEISS LWZ.3), the optics company is launching a zoom lens for the Super 35 format that can be used for a wide usage spectrum thanks to its light weight of only two kilos. The ZEISS LWZ.3’s optical qualities, long focus rotation angle for precise focusing, and the high quality of the materials used in its construction make it the ideal lens for sophisticated film shoots for many different application scenarios. The new zoom lens is compatible with all common film cameras, and will be available starting January 2017.
Switronix, a leader in battery and charging solutions for the Digital Cinema and Professional Video industry, unveils its new Fleet D charger at the Zacuto stand (12.F55) at IBC 2016. With two independent charge bays, this new charger is ideal for ENG and mobile production.
IBC announced today that it is to give one of its highest awards, the Judges’ Prize, to NASA. Celebrating the achievements of one of the world’s most well known brands, the award will be presented at the ceremony held on Sunday 11 September at the RAI, Amsterdam. NASA’s contribution to the ceremony promises to be literally out of this world.
Keepixo, a leading provider of software-based head-end solutions for IPTV and OTT, announces that it has added support for Technicolor HDR, a single stream High Dynamic Range delivery solution to its Genova software and AL2000 transcoder products.
SuperMeet highlighted by the making of “Pure McCartney VR” and “Giant,” a virtual reality experience inspired by real eventsThe agenda has now been set for the Ninth Annual Amsterdam SuperMeet, to take place during IBC2016 on Sunday, 11 September at the Hotel Krasnapolsky in Amsterdam. The agenda will feature presentations on 360° VR filmmaking as well as user driven presentations from Blackmagic Design, Adobe, HP/NVIDIA, Lumaforge, and fayteq.
Finnish broadcaster Yleisradio Oy (YLE), who has served as a broadcast partner in Finland for the International Olympic Committee (IOC) for many years, has acquired the media rights to the Summer Games in Rio in 2016. YLE will provide over 300 hours of coverage on it’s free-to- air television channels in Finland and will also broadcast the events across a range of additional platforms including the internet, mobile and radio. As they have for past Games in other cities including Vancouver, London, and Sochi, YLE will rely upon Lectrosonics Digital Hybrid Wireless technology, including SRC dual channel slot mount receivers, SSM micro belt pack transmitters and HHa handheld transmitters for this year’s events in Brazil.
IABM today announced that it has joined forces with AIMS to deliver a major new initiative at IBC – the IBC IP Interoperability Zone. Supported by the AES, AMWA, EBU, SMPTE and VSF, the IBC IP Interoperability Zone will feature real-world demonstrations of interoperation between a large number of different manufacturers’ IP system components, all based on the JT-NM interoperability roadmap which underpins AIMS and IABM’s collaborative approach.
Imagine Communications, empowering the media and entertainment industry through transformative innovation, today announced the schedule and speaker lineup for the IBC2016 edition of the company's ImagineLIVE! Power Sessions, a series of presentations and interactive discussions featuring prominent executives and subject matter experts from across the media and entertainment and IT industries. Presented at Imagine's exclusive location (Amtrium, Stand 4.A01) and free to all attendees, the ImagineLIVE! Power Sessions provide an interactive forum for discussing the latest information and trends shaping the media and entertainment industry and influencing the direction of evolving business models and technology adoption.
For six seasons, Game of Thrones has left audiences on the edge of their seats, delivering a cinematic experience unlike any other found on television. With every new season, the production team behind HBO’s hit show has raised the stakes with each episode becoming increasingly elaborate and even more epic.
Each year the IBC technical team takes the RAI Auditorium and converts it into The IBC Big Screen Experience. With the help of industry leaders including Christie, Dolby, QSC and Harkness Screens, for five days it is the absolute state of the art in cinema technology.
WorldCast Systems understands just how critical it is to have 24/7/364 knowledge of what is happening in your network. At IBC2016, the company will be showing the new Audemat Control unit, which was selected for a NewBay Media “Best of Show” award at NAB earlier in the year.
While UHD channels are launching worldwide this year supported by production kit available on the IBC exhibition floor, the next stages in an enhanced audio-visual experience are under investigation.
Cartoni, a world leader in precision camera support, today announces the release of MASTER 30 Broadcast and MASTER 30 Cine, the latest additions to its innovative line of fluid heads. Designed respectively for broadcast production and digital cinematography, the two new heads include many of the features of the popular Cartoni MAXIMA fluid head in a unit that is lighter and more compact. Cartoni will demonstrate MASTER 30 Broadcast and MASTER 30 Cine for the first time at IBC 2016 (Stand 12.E30) 9-13 September in Amsterdam.