Another February winds down and with it another successful Broadcast Video Expo at Earl’s Court, UK. With attendance up 9% to 12,450, all attention now looks towards NAB and IBC where we’re sure to see the 3D trend on show, plus other techno themes following on from BVE (mobile TV, free online content, DAB2, Sony’s unveiling of new cameras…).
Attention-grabbing presentations and demonstrations discussing smooth streaming, boosting production, HD Workflows, Special Effects were well attended and where ever you turned equipment stands were busy with interested spectators.
Welcomed back after a five year absence was The Production Show, in which suppliers, screen agencies, health & safety services and training facilities (over 60 exhibitors) were on show to network with the industry community. Along with these stands were seminars, touching on a varied selection of topics from 3D in Post to Production on a Budget. One particular seminar topic discussed on the Tuesday was regarding iphone broadcasting and live streaming and the realtime web (given by Videojuicer’s CEO, Steve Jelley) and was particularly insightful.
Pairing BVE and The Production Show gave the international attendance – and far travelling Brits – the opportunity to criss-cross between the technology sector and the production sector. Two markets that serve the media industry in TV and film through television production, television commercials and the motion picture market, “where technology is changing production acquisition.”
If you’re a supplier and attended BVE or The Production Show (or both), then let us know your thoughts…