With less than a week to go until BVE North opens its doors, industry support for the new show is evident in the number and range of product and service debuts and key sales announcements, both on the exhibition floor and in the seminar programme. Visitors will be treated to an assortment of new and improved equipment, including camera rigs, streaming services, audio products and test and measurement tools.
As part of a presentation in the Sony Theatre to discuss shooting on the FS100, Den Lennie will demonstrate the Shane Hurlbut ASC Master Cinema Series Rig for the FS100, in its first European outing. The Master Cinema Series is designed as a modular camera system that can be configured in a myriad of ways. The heart of the system platform is the cage that extends any prosumer capture device into a platform that feels like a 35mm capture device.
BVE North also marks the UK debut for the latest versions of Avid’s recently released flagship video and audio editing solutions – Avid Media Composer® 6, Avid Pro Tools® 10 and Avid Pro Tools|HDX®. Launched earlier this month, Media Composer 6 has been rebuilt from the ground up on an entirely new, open, 64-bit architecture that raises the bar for performance, flexibility and productivity. Enhancements have also been made to meet the growing demands of stereoscopic editing. A raft of Avid resellers and partners at the show will showcase the new software and hardware.
Garland Partners (Stand 211), UK distributors of LiveU’s market-leading portable video-over-cellular solutions, will debut LiveU’s ground-breaking new LU40i handheld live HD video solution for the online media market at BVE North. Weighing less than 700 grams (1.5lbs), the LU40i provides a high-quality, simple to use and cost-effective uplink solution for online coverage of events, such as sports, music, advertising, religious and corporate sponsorship. The LU40i, available now, complements LiveU’s flagship LU60 live video transmission solutions (also on display), used by top-tier broadcasters and the largest news agencies around the world.
Steinberg (Stand 102) will demonstrate Nuendo, its flagship audio post-production product, which will be working alongside a Yamaha DM1000 console. The recently released Version 5.5 offers over 20 new features and numerous enhancements including new editing functionality, an updated video engine, improved Quick Controls for extended accessibility and improved compatibility with external software applications, such as through the refined Advanced Authoring Format (AAF) for cross-platform interoperability.
StreamUK (Stand 900) will showcase its new partnership with Liverpool FC at BVE North. The company partnered with Liverpool FC in September, revamping the club’s online video offering, LFC TV, that now claims to be the most successful sports online subscription video service in the world. StreamUK will also use its appearance at BVE North as an opportunity to present some of its key case studies from clients including The Guardian, BBC, Red Bull and Barclaycard.
Tektronix (Stand 524) will show its new WFM2200 Compact Video Waveform Monitor for the first time in the UK. This versatile and portable product provides an ideal solution for basic video and audio monitoring needs with an integrated high-brightness, low-power consumption LED backlit display in a convenient portable form factor. Tektronix will also demonstrate the 3D video monitoring and measurement features within its WFM8000 Series Advanced Waveform Monitors and WVR8000 Series Advanced Waveform Rasterizers. Tektronix has introduced several new displays for 3D production work that assist production teams that are determining the differences between Left Eye and Right Eye images.
Other UK premieres include Holdan’s demonstration of new Panasonic camcorders such as the P2 model AG-HPX250, the first 10 bit hand-held model to feature the AVC-Intra 100 codec, and the eagerly awaited Panasonic AG-AC130 and AC-160 AVCCAM camcorders; JVC’s brand new handheld GY-HM150 camcorders; and Argosy’s award-winning Fibre Optic Cleaning Tool set which is designed to clean SMPTE and traditional Telco fibre optic connectors on cables and those located in panel adaptors.