BVE continues to grow and thrive as a show, at London’s Excel. This year it was in a bigger hall and it had a feel of a major international show with stands that would not be out of place at IBC and NAB. We had a busy two days at the show, but managed to find some time to sit in on a couple of the excellent seminar sessions in the Post-Production and Production Theatres.

Audio continues to be well represented with several of the major mic brands having a strong presence as well as plenty of location sound, on air and post production audio equipment offerings for visitors to get hands and ears on with. Audio-Technica managed to walk away for the second year running with the award for best booth with their imaginitive ‘live’ location environment stand designs. Also of note was Lawo who took a major presence, together with other established UK based manufacturers including SSL, Calrec, and Studer/Soundcraft. It will be interesting to see if the show continues to pick up as an international meeting event in the coming years….