Broadcast Video Expo wrapped up yesterday after three busy days at the ExCel Centre in East London. Interfacio was there in force over the course of the show and we had a busy time discussing current and future search projects with our clients as the business continues to feel like things are picking up and there is an appetite amongst manufacturers, integrators and resellers to invest in attracting the best talent into both commercial and engineering roles.
BVE has grown in stature and influence through its previous incarnations over the years and we have noticed a shift in focus that has strengthened with the move to London’s Docklands from Earls Court. From the days when production and service company stands outnumbered those showing hardware and technology, BVE is now the leading UK broadcast technology showcase in the UK. There are increasing numbers of manufacturers represented from mainland Europe, as well as from the UK, and many of these are now exhibiting in their own right, whilst also partnering with their resellers in some cases.
Unsurprisingly Ultra High Definition (UHD)/4K was a dominant force but with the growing opinion, promoted by manufacturers including Blackmagic Design, that it has got past the theoretical, emergent stage. New 4K products included a camcorder from JVC, AJA’s Cion camera and monitors by Sony and Atomos.
Not that HD is dead in the water. ARRI and Ikegami collaborated to develop the HDK-91 broadcast HD camera, which offers a filmic look. The continuing market for the more established format was demonstrated by Sony updating its workhorse XDCAM range.
IP (Internet Protocol) and the cloud have been as ubiquitous as 4K at recent shows and BVE 2015 was no exception. IP-based, IT-style connectivity is becomi