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TVEurope’s Best of IBC2011 Editors’ Awards

There were lots of new products at IBC2011, but which ones merit the most attention? As ever the combined editorial teams of the IBC Daily and TVBEurope have selected the Best of IBC2011 and given them our Editors' Awards.

With 13 halls and more than 1,300 exhibitors, IBC2011 was the largest ever, with lots of new products on show. Noticeable trends were the proliferation of iPads, whether as control devices or ways for viewers to access more content, many more high-speed cameras, and the spread of 3D throughout the production chain to the extent that most new 3D products were evolutionary rather than revolutionary.

Our combined TVBEurope and IBC Daily personnel give us by far the largest editorial team on the ground at IBC each year. Our editors really know the European market, and our Best of IBC selections are thus the smartest, most game-changing new products to be launched into the EAME market at the show.

All of our editors and writers make their selections at the show and then the list is stress-tested by Associate Editor David Fox who visits each candidate’s stand to ensure they are valid and genuine. We firmly believe that TVBEurope’s Best of IBC2011 Editors’ Awards are the most meaningful, unbiased, relevant and market-focused selection in the industry!

Abakus – Ultra High Definition wide angle lens + XL Borescope
Arri – Alexa M modular camera
Arri/Fujinon – Lightweight Alura zoom lenses
Camargus – Panoramic camera system
Canon – Digisuper 95 (XJ95x8.6B) lens
For-A – FC-7000 high-speed camera

Fujinon – 3D matched lenses, controller and wireless system
Grass Valley – LDK 3000+ camera
I-Movix/EVS – X10 super slo-mo system (pictured)
Ikegami – HDS-F90 large sensor camera
Indiecam – IndiePOV miniature camera
JVC – Falconbrid LSI chip enabling 4K + Full HD 3D cameras in small form factor
Leica/Band Pro – Leica Summilux-C lenses
Mark Roberts Motion Control – iPad-based Cam Controller + AimTrack tracking system
P+S Technik – PS-Cam X35 all-motion camera
PAG – PAGlink battery system
Panasonic – AG-3DP1 HD shoulder-mount 3D camcorder
Petrol Bags – Internal LED lighting for its Dr. bags
Sony – F65 camera
Sony – TD-300 3D camera
Vision Research – Phantom v641 high-speed camera
Vortex Communications – i-ScriptBoy
Weisscam/Band Pro – T-1 camera

Atomos – Samurai
Convergent Design – Gemini 4:4:4
MediaPros/Assimilate – DIT Station
Sound Devices – PIX 220 and PIX 240 (pictured)

Camera Support
Bradley Engineering – Pan Bar System + HD-SDI slip ring
Cartoni – Maxima fluid head
P+S Technik – Magic Support for Freestyle 3D rig
Polecam – Polecam Wide
Sachtler – Ace tripod system (pictured)
Vinten Radamec – Fusion FHR-35 and ICE

Autocue – T-Series 24-inch monitor
Marshall – OR-70-3D auto-stereoscopic 7-inch 3D monitor
Sony – BVM-E250 (pictured left) and BVM-E170 OLED master monitors
Teletest – Cyclops-HD 2D and 3D LCD on-camera monitors
TVLogic – LVM-074W

Gekko Technology – karesslite 6012 FX (pictured)
Litepanels – Hilio
Photon Beard – Nova 270
Rotolight – AlphaNova lights and Magic Eye iPhone app

Calrec – Artemis Light audio console (pictured)
DPA Microphones – d:fine over-ear headset
Fraunhofer IIS – Dialogue Enhancement
Merging Technologies – Horus

Production + Infrastructure
AJA – Io XT portable Thunderbolt interface
Amimon – Falcon HD wireless link
Atomos – Connect converter range
Blackmagic Design – Atem Camera Converter

Blackmagic Design – Intensity Extreme
Boxx TV – Cerulean high-speed link
Broadcast Solutions – Streamline-concept OB truck
Chyron – Axis World Graphics
Comrex – LiveShot Video-over-IP codec
Digital Rapids – Transcode Manager 2.0 + Kayak
EBU/AMWA – Framework for Interoperable Media Services
EVS – C-Cast
The Foundry – Hiero
Front Porch Digital – Lynx
Grass Valley – Karrera switcher
Grass Valley – Trinix NXT integrated multiviewer (pictured)
Haivision – KulaByte Encoder + HyperStream Live cloud transcoder
Lemo – HD Z-Link
Net Insight/Telia Sonera – Remote production
PlayBox – QCBox automated quality control
Snell – Vega router
ToolsOnAir/Blackmagic Design – Ultra Studio TOA on Mac Mini
Ultimatte – Sight Deck
Vizrt – Viz Media Engine
ZiXi – ZiXi Cloud Service

Transmission, Delivery + Presentation

Aprico – recommendation engine
Audible Magic – SmartSynch + SmartHD social TV and ad response (pictured)
DVB/BBC R&D – T2-Lite combined HD and mobile transmission
PayWizard – e-wallet micropayments and billing system

Full details of all the award-winning products will be in the October issue of TVBEurope.