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IBC CEO Michael Crimp Talks the Evolution of the IBC Show

IBC CEO Michael Crimp Talks the Evolution of the IBC Show

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.

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Schneider Optics Shows off 18mm Wide Angle Lens, New MPTV Filters & More at IBC

Schneider Optics Shows off 18mm Wide Angle Lens, New MPTV Filters & More at IBC

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.

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CW Sonderoptic to Showcase Newest Leica Cine Optics at IBC

CW Sonderoptic to Showcase Newest Leica Cine Optics at IBC

Marketing Director, Cine Products, Seth Emmons answers a few questions about CW Sonderoptic's first year with at booth at IBC and the newest Leica Cine optics they plan to showcase.

Q What are some upcoming/popular trends from the world of broadcast and content creation that you think might make a big impact at the show?

A The big trends we see now are larger sensor/higher resolution cameras as well as camera movement tools. Both trends require new optical solutions, although sometimes diametrically opposed solutions. Larger sensors need larger lenses whereas drones and gimbals need smaller lenses.

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Panasonic Talks 4K Lineup with a Number of 4K Cameras on Show for the First Time in Europe at IBC

Panasonic Talks 4K Lineup with a Number of 4K Cameras on Show for the First Time in Europe at IBC

Nela Pertl, Marketing Manager EMEA at Panasonic, talks Video over IP, 4K and more at IBC 2016.

Q How are you planning to make this year's IBC the best yet?

A We will be using the show to highlight our 4K lineup with a number of 4K cameras on show for the first time in Europe. We are expecting the VariCam LT to be a star of the show, we’ll also unveil a new workflow for VariCam, which we believe will be the fastest workflow within high end production and cinema. In addition, we will have the AW-UE70 remote camera, AK-UC3000 live studio camera and AG-DVX200 to demonstrate our breadth at UHD and above; while working models of the two new additions to our professional 4K lineup - the AG-UX180 and AG-UX90 will be on display for the first time following their announcement at NAB.

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Sound Devices Displays PIX-E Series Recording Monitors & More at IBC2016

Sound Devices Displays PIX-E Series Recording Monitors & More at IBC2016

Paul Isaacs, Director of Product Management and Design, Sound Devices, LLC talks about Video Devices PIX-E Series recording monitors and more at IBC2016.

Q How are you planning to make this year's IBC the best yet?

A We are always trying to outdo ourselves every year in terms of what we bring to IBC and our goal is to continue to connect with our customers to understand their needs, which in turn helps our team in the creation of innovative technologies. This year we will have an updated booth display and are also planning to have customer videos of our high-profile PIX-E users streaming at the booth that will give attendees inside information on how these customers are using our products.

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Miller Camera Support Brings The arrow X Series to IBC2016

Miller Camera Support Brings The arrow X Series to IBC2016

Charles Montesin, global sales and marketing manager, Miller Camera Support Equipment, talks about the latest products that Miller is eager to show off at IBC2016.

Q How do you constantly reinvent yourself at IBC each year?

A IBC is the formal European launch of arrow X after being launched at NAB. arrow X evolved from two years of market research of user requirements. Users told us they want a head with a payload range from zero to infinity with very accurate counterbalance and minimum setup time so they can use the same head for any camera and configurations they want. We created arrow X 3, for example, with a payload range from 1kg to 19kg, a very wide payload range, but with only 8 steps of counterbalance, and a half step switch. This takes care of the speed of balancing issue as you only have to go through 8 steps and refine you counter balance with the CB PLUS switch if needed.

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Blackmagic Design Talks Video over IP, Showcasing Products & More at IBC

Blackmagic Design Talks Video over IP, Showcasing Products & More at IBC

Dan May, President, Blackmagic Design answers a few questions about what to expect from Blackmagic Design at the 2016 IBC Show.

Q How do you constantly reinvent yourself at IBC each year?

A For us it boils down to listening to customer feedback, hearing their needs, what works and what doesn't and then working on updating and adding features to our products based on that feedback. It’s a practice we put in place not just at IBC, but throughout the year. I previously mentioned the Blackmagic Camera 4.0 public beta, but another great example is the recent DaVinci Resolve 12.5.1 update, which features support for Apple ProRes decode on Windows, ResolveFX enhancements and numerous editing and color improvements. With the DaVinci Resolve 12.5 public beta going live a NAB, then the shipping version being released a short time later in June, the DaVinci Resolve 12.5.1 update was a direct result of feedback from editors and colorists who had been using the software since then. Another example is our recent Duplicator 1.0.2 update for the Blackmagic Duplicator 4K. Since it launched at NAB 2016, we’ve been compiling customer feedback on the performance of H.265 files on playback devices. With the update, we improved the H.265 hardware codec in the Duplicator 4K, so customers can take advantage of even better video at lower bit rates on even more playback devices, such as a wider range of 4K TVs down to slower computers.

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Workflows, Repairing & Enhancing Audio with iZotope at IBC 2016

Workflows, Repairing & Enhancing Audio with iZotope at IBC 2016

Director of Product Management, Rob D'Amico, iZotope, provides insight into how iZotope is creating educational materials and tools that they believe will improve audio for the broadcast and post community.

Q What are you most excited to see at IBC 2016?

A Audio of course! As an audio technology company, we are always interested to see what will be next in the world of broadcast as it relates to sound and new media.

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Anton/Bauer Talks Engaging New & Existing Customers at IBC 2016

Anton/Bauer Talks Engaging New & Existing Customers at IBC 2016

Andrew Butler, Product Management, Anton/Bauer answers a few questions about what the company is excited to see, trends, and how reinvent themselves each year.

Q What are you most excited to see at IBC 2016?

A It’s always exciting to see new products form the major camera manufacturers, but sometime the most exciting discoveries are from smaller companies who have enabled a new way of doing things or tools for creativity.

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Wohler Showcases Complete iAM™ Series range of Extendable Monitoring Solutions at IBC

Wohler Showcases Complete iAM™ Series range of Extendable Monitoring Solutions at IBC

Craig Newbury, Vice President of Sales at Wohler discusses Wohler's complete iAM™ series range of extendable monitoring solutions at IBC in our exclusive pre-IBC interview.

Q What are you most excited to see at IBC 2016?

A I am excited to see how our peers and partners in the industry will continue their evolution toward new networking technologies. Although I’m most excited to see customers (of course) and learning about their specific challenges as they either bridge toward or fully migrate to brand new ways of delivering higher quality content to their customers.

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Pliant Technologies Launches CrewCom Wireless Intercom System at IBC

Pliant Technologies Launches CrewCom Wireless Intercom System at IBC

Gary Rosen, Global Sales Manager, Pliant Technologies talks about the new CrewCome wireless intercom system, launching at IBC 2016 in Amsterdam.

Q What are some upcoming/popular trends from the world of broadcast and content creation that you think might make a big impact at the show?

A Broadcast and productions today require more and more wireless technologies. Creative solutions in RF technologies and wireless communications in particular are a serious consideration for all production teams.

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Appear TV Displays the New X20 10G Secure Video Firewall & More at IBC

Appear TV Displays the New X20 10G Secure Video Firewall & More at IBC

Carl Walter Holst, CEO, Appear TV, talks how Appear TV will be focusing on enhanced video streaming portfolio this year, displaying the new X20 10G secure video firewall, and more.

Q What new products/services is your company showcasing this year?

A We’ll be focusing on our enhanced video streaming portfolio this year, combining our ABR Packager with our offline encoding solution. Additionally, the new X20 10G Secure Video Firewall will be on display, enabling ultra-high- speed video networking. Like previous years, our complete modular hot-swappable ecosystem covering everything from reception (IP, ASI, DVB-C, DVB-T/T2, 8VSB and ISDB-T), encoding, transcoding, descrambling, re-scrambling, multiplexing and transmission (IP, ASI, DVB-C, DVB-T/T2 and DVB-S/S2) will be on display.

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Linear Acoustic & Minnetonka Audio Introduce Television Solutions Group for the Telos Alliance at IBC

Linear Acoustic & Minnetonka Audio Introduce Television Solutions Group for the Telos Alliance at IBC

Chris Shaw, Vice President of Global Sales, Linear Acoustic addresses both Linear Acoustic and Minnetonka Audio in our latest IBC interview.

Q What are you most excited to see at IBC 2016?

A IBC provides an annual interface with international dealers and end-users to listen and understand the specific challenges and needs that are unique to specific regions. We can supplement post-IBC with regular visits to these countries and respond to lessons learned. IBC also offers a shop window displaying technologies being developed and introduced to provide a variety of solutions to meet the needs of today’s TV broadcast industry. We, in turn, can demonstrate developments and services within Linear Acoustic, Minnetonka Audio and the Telos Alliance. Meeting, speaking, listening and learning from industry professionals has immeasurable value. This year, there will be many new products and technologies supporting the transition to IP, and the growth of 4K 3G SDI equipment. The adoption of AES67, the standard for interoperability between various IP-based audio systems (RAVENNA, Livewire, and Dante), will be significant in the future technologies being developed within the Telos Alliance.

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