IBC in the rear view mirror

IBC in the rear view mirror

IBC has lived up to its usual annual billing with lots of announcements, acquisitions and activities. In this month's newsletter we are going to try and grab an outline of the things that we think you shouldn’t have missed from both the big and small players.

First off, Graham McGuinness follows on from his pre-show predictions with a summary of the products, announcements and trends that caught his eye, from Avid and Adobe's offerings to Video-over-IP and HDR monitoring…

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Avid NEXIS version 6.2 Software and Avid NEXIS E5 High Density Storage Engine Announced at IBC 2016:

Avid NEXIS version 6.2 Software and Avid NEXIS E5 High Density Storage Engine

At IBC Avid announced the release of NEXIS software version 6.2 to add support for the simultaneously released NEXIS | E5 High Density Storage Engine, and support for a new Ethernet Switch from Arista (Arista Networks 7280SE-64 Ethernet Switch). This new NEXIS version continues Avid’s recent release philosophy change towards a schedule which delivers individual features as they are ready for release, rather than waiting for possibly longer intervals for larger bundles of features to be readied and delivered in fewer major releases…

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Rohde & Schwarz IBC Wall of Workflow

Rohde & Schwarz IBC Wall of Workflow

Rohde & Schwarz had a strong presence at this year’s IBC focusing on what they are well known for - from ingest and mastering to encoding, monitoring and broadcast test and measurement. You couldn’t escape their stand without encountering these acronyms covering industry formats and technologies: IMF (Interoperable Master Format), HDR (High Dynamic Range) and HFR (High Frame Rate). 

The R&S stand was a wall of workflows, providing a walk though from acquisition and ingest, mastering and encoding to multiplexing and playout...

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Ardis DDP at IBC

Ardis DDP at IBC

The Ardis DDP stand had a constant stream of people at IBC this year. There also was a new tag line implemented “Here, There, Elsewhere”! So what did this mean? And where are Ardis going in the future? I had a conversation with Jan of Ardis to find out…

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Empress EMAM at IBC

Empress EMAM at IBC

Empress could be found on the DDN stand this year showing off their intuitive and easy to use eMAM Digital Asset Management system. Empress originally started life as a supplier of blank media to the US production and post production market. They quickly recognised that digital media was taking over from tape and that this media was being reused and the rushes generally passed to HHD and from there onto an edit. With digital media now not sitting on shelves, content tracking became a necessity and the eMAM digital asset management system became a reality

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AVID Pro Tools | S6 & IHSE Draco tera | S6

AVID Pro Tools | S6 & IHSE Draco tera | S6

IHSE showcased an Avid Pro Tools | S6 console integrated with a Draco tera compact | S6 KVM switch at IBC, this year. The revolutionary Pro Tools | S6 control surface is the ultimate tool for audio professionals. Its modular and flexible architecture allows operators to design the perfect mixing surface for individual workflows…

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