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IBC 2016 IN REVIEW

By |2017-07-17T12:15:34+00:00September 28th, 2016|Categories: Broadcast, In the Press, News, Photography, Technology|Tags: , , , |

Ikegami has a new spring in its step, and were showing off their 8K studio camera which has been involved with many of the tests NHK were showing in the Future Zone at IBC, but more likely to find some immediate traction is the 4K UHK-430 studio camera. Ikegami has taken the unusual step [...]

IBC 2016 IN REVIEW

By |2017-07-17T12:15:34+00:00September 16th, 2016|Categories: Broadcast, In the Press, News, Photography, Technology|Tags: , , , |

IBC 2016 for me was a pretty extraordinary show. The rate of change in so many aspects of our industry is mind-boggling. Technology changes are inevitable and relentless, driven by manufacturers desire to find the next big thing. It was definitely an IBC to be in “receive” mode with so much going on. Starting with [...]

IBC 2016 – what to look out for

By |2017-07-17T12:15:34+00:00September 6th, 2016|Categories: Broadcast, In the Press, News, Photography, Technology|Tags: , , , |

With IBC 2016 less than a week away, I’m interested to learn what technical progressions are being made, particularly in OB IP infrastructure. There is still an understandable nervousness among tier 1 OB providers to venture too far in to remote production. The wrath of a rights-holder whose live showpiece event gets taken off [...]

Summer & Broadcast…

By |2017-07-17T12:15:34+00:00July 1st, 2016|Categories: Broadcast, In the Press, News, Photography, Technology|Tags: , , , |

Facebook told me that summer had started recently, which was helpful as I wrestled with my umbrella. The usual summer slowdown has not taken affect yet though, and people seem, on the whole, pretty busy. Our key markets, Soho Post Production, AV lighting, big sound systems for large events and sports production kit suppliers [...]

NAB 2016: Everything you need to know PT.2

By |2017-07-17T12:15:34+00:00June 7th, 2016|Categories: Broadcast, In the Press, News, Photography|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

As I emerge from the customary post-NAB haze and try to formulate a coherent analysis of the 2016 show, perhaps the most striking realisation is that despite pacing the halls for four long days, I barely scratched the surface. The scale of the event, much like Las Vegas itself, is simply extraordinary, with over 100,000 [...]

GTC Awards 2016

By |2017-07-17T12:15:34+00:00May 23rd, 2016|Categories: Broadcast, In the Press, News, Photography, Technology|Tags: , , , |

The annual Guild Of Television Cameramen ( GTC ) Open Day and AGM was held recently in the Oxfordshire countryside on a sunny Sunday. It’s a while since I’ve attended one, and the welcome was as warm and friendly as it always has been. Organisations like these must be incredibly useful for freelance camera operators, [...]

NAB 2016: Everything you need to know PT.1

By |2017-07-17T12:15:34+00:00May 20th, 2016|Categories: Broadcast, In the Press, News, Photography|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

As I emerge from the customary post-NAB haze and try to formulate a coherent analysis of the 2016 show, perhaps the most striking realisation is that despite pacing the halls for four long days, I barely scratched the surface. The scale of the event, much like Las Vegas itself, is simply extraordinary, with over 100,000 [...]

NAB speculations and expectations

By |2017-07-17T12:15:34+00:00April 4th, 2016|Categories: Broadcast, In the Press, News, Photography|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

With NAB fast approaching, speculation is growing about the forthcoming launches and announcements we can expect there. Logic (and Moore's Law) dictates that at some point we will see a 4K, 3 x 2/3" sensor B4 mount camcorder, and my expectation is that Sony will get there first. They're first to market with a studio [...]

The dust is settling on another BVE

By |2017-07-17T12:15:34+00:00March 1st, 2016|Categories: Blog, Broadcast, News, Technology|Tags: , , , , , |

The dust is settling on another BVE; my first day back in the finance game after 3 great years managing the WTS sales operation. So trying to gain some perspective on the value of the show is interesting. Attendee numbers were apparently similar to last year, and although I'm always fairly sceptical of the official [...]