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IBC 2015 Blog: Rainy days but impressive displays, solutions

By Robert Keske

While I noted in my first post that we were treated to beautiful weather in Amsterdam during the first days of IBC 2015, the weather on day four was not quite as nice… it was full of rain and thunderstorms, the latter of which was heard eerily through the RAI Exhibition Centre.

CLIPSTER

The next-gen Clipster

I spent day three exploring content delivery and automation platforms.

Rohde & Schwarz’s next-gen Clipster is finally here and is a standout — built on an entirely new hardware platform. It’s seamless, simplified, faster and looks to have a hardware and software future that will not require a forklift upgrade. 

Colorfront, also a leader in on-set dailies solutions, has hit the mark with its Transkoder product. The new HDR mathematical node is nothing less than impressive, which is nothing less than expected from Colorfront engineering.

Colorfront Transkoder

Colorfront Transkoder

UHD and HDR were also forefront at the show as the need for higher quality content continues to grow, and I spent day four examining these emerging display and delivery technologies. Both governments and corporate entities are leading the global community towards delivery of UHD to households starting in 2015, so I was especially interested in seeing how display and content providers would be raising the standards in display tech.

Sony, Samsung and Panasonic (our main image) all showcased impressive results to support UHD and HDR, and I’m looking forward to seeing what further developments and improvements the industry has to offer for both professional and consumer adoption.

Overall, while its seemed like a smaller show this year, I’ve been impressed by the quality of technology on display. IBC never fails to deliver a showcase of imagination and innovation and this year was no different.  

New York-based Robert Keske is CIO/CTO at Nice Shoes (@NiceShoesOnline).

Rohde & Schwarz DVS ups Andreas Loges to CEO

Hanover, Munich, Germany — Rohde & Schwarz and the DVS board of directors have promoted Andreas Loges to CEO of the company.

As finance director for 12 years, Loges has been responsible for the finance department as well as HR. “I am really delighted with the confidence shown in me to continue the outstanding achievements of the DVS founders,” said Loges. “As the new CEO, I intend to make full use of all the opportunities offered by the Rohde & Schwarz group and continue to offer our customers groundbreaking products. It is important to me to further consolidate the position of DVS in the post production market and to develop the company into a successful player in the broadcast arena.”

Rohde & Schwarz DVS (www.dvs.de), makers of the popular resolution-independent DI workstation Clipster, create hardware and software that is used on many TV series, feature films and in digital cinema.