New Products and our Survival Guide for IBC 2014

New Products and our Survival Guide for IBC 2014

Start Planning for IBC 2014


IBC 2014 is coming - new products & features detailed below but first our survival guide

It’s that time of year again when we traipse over to Amsterdam to see what the broadcast world has to offer. Having been going to IBC for many years, since the heady days when the show was along the Brighton shores, we thought we would offer you our survival guide.



IBC 2014 Survival Guide

1. Stay lubricated – your body is over 60% water so you need to keep plenty of liquid in you.

2. Eat well and relax in the evening – we love great restaurants like these:

3. Snacks – lunch time there’s always huge queues in the convention center so take a packet of peanuts or something to snack on as you go.

4. Comfortable shoes – it might sound obvious but those expensive highly polished brogues might look good but will they(and your feet) survive miles of walking the convention floor. You can’t beat a pair of these:

5. Know where you are going – planning is everything – get an IBC map and sit with a coffee and plan your route rather than walking too far. Visit the IBC website and sign up  to plan your visit and route here. 

6. Finally…. If you visit the Old Sailor in centre of the red light district, be aware that the toilets are not the best of places to visit and if you visit the banana bar next door to the Old Sailor its not advisable to eat the bananas. Be aware that there are many people in shop windows in Amsterdam inviting you in. They are not asking you in for a cup of tea or to look at their wall paper.

Bluefish444 Stand No. 7.J07

Epoch | 4K Supernova & Epoch

The new Epoch | 4K Supernova & Epoch | 2K Supernova S+ dare to go where no other card has gone before! Bidirectional BNC I/O’s deliver either 4K 60p input or output – you choose.
Like nothing ever seen before, Epoch | 4K Supernova & Epoch | 4K Supernova S+ support multiple operating modes providing a broad range of uncompressed SDI I/O options, all on the one card. Featuring operating modes like 4 simultaneous channels of HD SDI input, two inputs and two outputs allowing simultaneous fill & key for live CG, or 4 independent outputs for 4K preview in production or post, there is almost nothing these cards cannot do. Bluefish444 video I/O cards are available with the widely developed Bluefish444 SDK for Windows & Linux for 3rd party manufacturers to integrate. Bluefish444 has tight integration with Adobe, Avid, Assimilate, Marquise Technologies, Drastic Technologies and many other manufacturers to provide unrivalled choice in uncompressed 4K/2K/HD/SD SDI workflows.

Fluid ingeSTore

Ingest and Store multiple SDI streams, recording directly to Uncompressed, and/or AVID compatible DNxHD Media files.Utilising only an SDI video cable INGESTORE enables workstation computers to capture uncompressed and AVID compatible DNxHD media with minimum operator intervention. Fluid INGESTORE harnesses the power of all Bluefish444 video cards. For example, Epoch |4K Supernova and its 4 HD/SD SDI connections will enable systems to simultaneously capture:four channels of independent format and frequency HD/SD SDI video* uncompressed 4:2:2 video formats AVID compliant OP-ATOM DNxHD media files.

The best compositing system and chroma key for virtual sets in the market. You can see a short video of the Ultimattes in action at this years BBC Local & European Election program: Click Here



Stardom Stand 7.G09

Stardom Storage provide the best RAID enclosures and storage systems. They offer the smallest RAID in the world that can fit in your pocket! Enclosures for 2 bay, 4 bay, 6 bay and 8 bay RAID. The latest products include:

Apantac Stand No. 8.E37

Apantac will show their IP Multiviewers along with a number of key new products:
The Micro-4K-DP provides an affordable solution for viewing 4K content on monitors that use Display Port 1.2 (DP 1.2). Display Port is a display interface that is an alternative to HDMI. Display Port is capable of displaying 4K UHD resolution up to 3840x2160 at 60 Hz. The Micro-4K-DP is an ideal solution for both 4K production and post-production applications. Plug and Play 4 x 3G-SDI Inputs Display Port 1.2 Output Auto-Detect Inputs.

Open Gear

openGear® is based on the open-architecture 2RU openGear® modular frames designed by Ross Video. A 2RU openGear® has 20 available slots and each Apantac card + rear panel occupies two slots. The advantage of the openGear® frame is that it accepts products from several manufacturers, including Apantac now. The MicroQ-S, Micro-Single, Micro-UDX, Micro-4K, US-3000, US-3500 and DA-HDTV-SDI will be available as cards for the openGear® chassis. More info
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