The 2018 version of IBC is now in the books, and what a show it was. There were plenty of new product introductions, product updates and a few surprises along the way. Let’s take a quick first look at some of new products and updates that we will be reviewing in the coming months.
IBC is the leading global tradeshow for professionals engaged in the creation, management and delivery of broadcasting media and entertainment. At the beginning of September each year, over 70,000 television professionals, video and digital film specialists and TV managers meet at Amsterdam RAI for the annual IBC Exhibition of equipment and IBC Conference about the new trends, business ideas and technology solutions.
IBC 2018 is right around the corner, ready to light up the production world with an incredible array of new products. Manufacturers of all shapes and sizes are ready to show off their gear and emerging technologies. If you are fortunate enough to be traveling to IBC, you owe it to yourself to check out this curated list of awesome new products. In the middle of a big production and can’t break away? Not to worry, IBCHUB has you covered! We dug deep to bring you the very hottest products and very best in new gear.
Make your audio and video syncing issues a thing of the past with the new Atomos AtomX Sync module for the Ninja V monitor recorder. Costing just $149 US it brings professional, long range, wireless timecode and genlock to any HDMI source, including DSLRs and mirrorless cameras. There is also simultaneous Bluetooth connectivity for Ninja V app control, and additional sync functionality using Bluetooth to any compatible video, audio device or smartphone app.
On September 14th Cine lens manufacturer Ernst Leitz Wetzlar GmbH is offering an exclusive sneak preview of their product development roadmap at the IBC and Cinec trade shows.
Sony’s VENICE motion picture camera, which has been embraced by the production community, will enhance its usability and flexibility with the VENICE Extension System and Version 3.0 firmware updates in February 2019. The lightweight (4 pounds with PL mount and 3 pounds with E-mount), easy to use tethered extension system allows the camera body to detach from the image sensor block with no degradation in image quality, from 9 or 18 feet apart, offering a highly configurable and portable method of operation. The new Extension System is compatible with existing and new VENICE cameras. A user can quickly configure and freely use only VENICE’s image sensor block to capture uncompromising imagery on site, customizing the camera for specific scenarios.
Sony’s four new live production system cameras further expand and evolve Sony’s HDC family, which is widely used by broadcasters and media companies across the globe. The next generation of system cameras (HDC-P50, HDC-3500) feature the world’s first 2/3-inch 4K global shutter three CMOS sensor system, and the newly developed global shutter HD HDR optical block (HDC-3100/HDC-3170). The new cameras offer content creators unprecedented flexibility and Sony’s legendary reliability, in addition to the uncompromised, premium picture quality producers expect from Sony solutions.
At IBC 2018, Sony unveils its latest line-up of innovative solutions that will allow media companies to capture, edit and share engaging content in 4K and HDR with audiences around the world.
The new Lightweight Matte Box LMB 6x6 is a robust and adaptable addition to ARRI’s LMB range. It allows for the same level of flexibility and creative possibilities as the LMB 4x5, which has proved very popular with camera operators and crews since it was launched just over a year ago.
Stellar reimagines light control by automatically managing complex DMX settings and by featuring control interfaces with stunning graphic design. Stellar is the perfect app to quickly and easily control ARRI lights while on set. Whether a large film with many scenes and setups or a small project with just a few fixtures, Stellar is built to work in all scenarios. Coded intelligence and advanced communication make connecting ARRI SkyPanel and L-Series fixtures to the app simple and straightforward. After using Stellar, it will be difficult to go back to controlling lights in any other way.
At IBC 2018, stand 7.C25, AJA has announced new tools and updates that optimize the creation and delivery of multi-format content, allowing professionals to embrace the latest 12G-SDI and HDMI 2.0 technology, as well as emerging IP and HDR standards and formats. From KONA 5 with 12G-SDI I/O and the IPR-10G2-HDMI and IPR-10G2-SDI SMPTE ST 2110 receivers, to the HDR Image Analyzer, AJAs latest developments address the dynamic needs of production, post, broadcast, streaming and AV professionals. The company also announced updates for its KONA, Io and T-TAP I/O products, FS-HDR converter, Ki Pro Ultra Plus digital recorder and player, and HELO for H.264 streaming and recording.
During IBC2018, the Optical Devices Division of FUJIFILM will officially introduce the latest in its Premier UA Series of UHD 2/3” lenses - the UA46x9.5B and UA46x13.5B. The worldwide introduction signals the continued expansion of the company’s 4K HDR lens range. FUJIFILM Optical Devices Europe will exhibit in Hall 12, Stand B20 during the show, which runs this week, from September 14-18 at the RAI Amsterdam.
The Light Bridge makes its IBC debut with the CRLS (Cine Reflect Lighting System), a revolutionary way of painting with light and shadow that pairs proprietary high efficiency reflectors with an optimized source to produce a concentrated natural looking beam of light that’s easier to control and modulate
RED Digital Cinema will showcase its DSMC2™ camera line-up at IBC in Amsterdam from September 14 - 17. Located in Hall 13, Elicium Tower, 4th Floor, RED will feature its DSMC2 camera brain with three sensor options – MONSTRO 8K VV, HELIUM 8K S35 and GEMINI 5K S35.
The Marshall CV506-H12 can capture footage at up to 120 frames per second, while retaining HD resolution and a full range of adjustment settings — all packaged into a miniature, sturdy housing.
xG Technology, Inc. (“xG” or the “Company”) (Nasdaq: XGTI, XGTIW), whose IMT Vislink brands are recognized as the global leaders in live video communications in the broadcast, law enforcement and defense markets, announces that IMT Vislink will be showcasing its joint collaboration with Panasonic at this year’s IBC show (Stand 1.A69). IBC marks the first time this partnership, which pairs IMT Vislink’s external wireless HCAM camera system with the Panasonic studio camera range, will be on display. In addition, IMT Vislink is debuting its upgraded HCAM/ULRA platform. The latest HCAM transmitter improves latency to 1 frame on all formats, including 4K UHD.
Cooke Optics will present its latest lens ranges and focal lengths on Stand 12.D10 at IBC 2018. The 65mm Macro and 21mm lenses for the Panchro/i Classic range are now in production and available for demonstration for the first time on the stand, along with lenses from the S7/i, miniS4/i, Anamorphic/i, Anamorphic/i SF and families. Cooke will also announce details of a new range of lenses in the coming weeks.
Powerful, elegant microphone solutions that allow broadcasters to capture studio quality live sound will be showcased at DPA Microphones’ IBC 2018 booth in Hall 8 (Stand D70). In conjunction with its Dutch distributor Amptec, DPA will exhibit and demonstrate a range of microphones that reflect the company’s core values of clarity, durability and consistency. With these tools at their disposal, broadcast engineers can confidently capture sound across the entire dynamic range, from a whisper to a scream.
The Marshall CV420-CS offers true 4K resolution in 4096x2160p at 60/50 fps, and comes packaged in a sturdy, discrete design that features a wide range of picture adjustment controls.
The Big Screen sessions feature the very latest in cinema projection and sound installation. The four-day program takes place in the RAI Auditorium. A world-class forum where creativity meets technology, the Big Screen program allows visitors to hear from the talent behind the camera.
Dalet, a leading provider of solutions and services for media organizations and content professionals, today announced that it will showcase the latest version of its flagship Dalet Galaxy five platform for Media Asset Management (MAM) and Workflow Orchestration, along with two major product introductions: the Dalet Media Cortex AI services and the Dalet OnePlay new-generation studio automation solution, at the upcoming IBC2018 exhibition held in Amsterdam from September 14–18, 2018 (stand 8.B77).
TSL Products will showcase the latest advancements for its audio monitoring solutions at IBC 2018 (Stand 10.B41, Hall 10). With decades of experience enabling prominent broadcasters and content creators to implement effective workflow solutions, TSL continues to develop future-proofed products that address rapid changes in the broadcast industry. The company is featuring the latest capabilities for its PAM1-IP and PAM2-IP Precision Audio Monitors supporting SMPTE ST-2110 networks as well as debuting the MPA-1 Mix SDI, MPA1-MIX-8 and MPA1-SOLO-8 Studio Audio Monitors to the European market.
Showcased for the first time in Europe at IBC 2018, Tedial’s SMARTLIVE leverages automatic live event storytelling. Throughout the show, the company will deliver automated IMF workflows, and will demonstrate Evolution aSTORM for hybrid storage
Pliant® Technologies CrewCom® wireless intercom system features excellent voice quality, the industry’s smallest fully-featured professional full-duplex radio packs, multiple simultaneous frequency bands, as well as a host of user features. The latest version of CrewCom will be on display at IBC (Stand 10.F29), featuring enhanced firmware and software as well as the system’s new Fiber Hub. Pliant will also be demonstrating the latest model of the SmartBoom LITE headset, which includes enhancements to overall audio quality.