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Blinded by science

IBC has a strong track record in spotlighting ideas at birth that may revolutionise media. NHK’s Super Hi-Vision 8K system is one prime example, first shown at IBC2010. Virtual reality was still an experiment when IBC first showcased VR displays and cameras but the fact that content and headsets are fixtures on the IBC2016 show floor illustrates just how rapidly technology is advancing.

The only way to get ahead of the curve is to step into the IBC Future Zone, a portal to the next leaps in audio visual innovation.

Home to exhibitors with cutting edge projects and prototypes liberated by IBC from the world’s broadcaster and academic research and development labs.

Exhibitors include regular Future Zone explorers BBC R&D, TIE Kinetix, Swissaudec and ETRI along with TrueDR, Sphericam, Aragon Design and the intruigingly named Minglvision.

The IBC Future Zone is also home to the Posters, the highly respected, rigorously peer-reviewed ideas chosen by the IBC Technical Papers Committee for their relevance to the subjects of IBC’s Conference Programme and their ability to startle your imagination.

This year’s ‘poster’ presentations will be upgraded to large-screen interactive displays. This should greatly enhance the presentation of novel ideas and improve the communication between presenters and visitors. It’s worth noting that demand for the opportunity to present on these screens has been significantly over-subscribed.

Make sure you locate the Future Zone, outside Hall 8, and see the future before it’s ready.