IBC Exhibitors I – J – K

Ikegami
Stand 12.A31

Ikegami, a leader in advanced cameras and production equipment for television content producers and broadcasters, will introduce its latest HDR-compatible range of camera systems and an expanded range of monitors at the September 14-18 IBC 2018 exhibition in Amsterdam. Exhibiting on stand 12.A31, Ikegami will be represented by senior managers from the company’s global network of sales and support offices.

“The 2018 summer of sport encouraged many production companies to invest in High Dynamic Range which enables them to capture images with a much wider dynamic range than previously possible,” comments Michael Lätzsch, Broadcast & Professional Video Division Manager at Ikegami Electronics (Europe) GmbH.

“Lighting in television studios is carefully controlled to prevent over-exposure of highlights or corresponding under-exposure of shaded areas. Broadcasters televising large public events from locations such as open-air stadiums or theatre auditoriums face the much greater challenge of real-world lighting; from very bright sunlight on white stadium canopies to the darker detail of shaded viewing stands.

“Our HDK-99 and HDK-73 cameras allow the full dynamic range to be captured within a single exposure setting, eliminating the need to adjust the optical aperture or imaging sensitivity in mid shot. The difference in picture quality is nothing short of stunning when viewed on HDR-compatible displays such as our new HQLM-3125X broadcast production monitor.

“4K UHD is also attracting an increasing level of attention from content producers as a way to maximise the long-term value of their programmes. The HDK-99 delivers a processed output from its control unit, allowing the camera to be used in a mixed-format production environment.

“The SD to HD transition is still in progress after nearly 20 years and it is quite possible that the transition to UHD will take a similar timescale given the practicalities of delivering high bandwidth content to the viewing public. The Ikegami strategy is to support and encourage the highest possible production standards without forcing the pace of technical development faster than broadcasters choose to adopt.”

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Imagine Communications
Stand 4.A01

Imagine Communications invites attendees at IBC2018 (14-18 September 2018, Amsterdam) to visit their stand at the Amtrium, #4.A01.  Industry experts will be on hand to demonstrate practical innovation and migration strategies that enable media companies to personalize the path and pace of their transition to next-generation architectures and business models.

IBC attendees are invited to bring their technical, operational and business questions to Imagine experts who can share insight on key industry issues from how SMPTE ST 2110 actually works in the real world, to how value can be extracted from remnant advertising inventory, to when it makes sense to virtualize playout operations or transition content origination and distribution to a public cloud.

“The end goal of an all-IP environment is now widely agreed upon across the industry, but the journey will be unique to every customer,” said Imagine CEO Tom Cotney. “The timing and availability of capital will be different for every customer. And there are various schools of thought about when to buy into the maturity curve of new technology.  Our goal is to serve our customers regardless of how the variables converge for them and help them meet their goals.”

Cotney continued, “With their businesses in transition, our customers need partners, not vendors. Partners need to have a complete understanding of how a media company makes money today and where capital is being applied to enable them to compete — and be ready with a solution that matches their strategy. People come to Imagine because we can take a 360-degree view of their business and present them with a new technology solution or the migration strategy that is right for them.”

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Interra Systems
Stand 7.C09

OTT video consumption is growing rapidly. By 2021, European OTT video revenues are expected to double, according to Frost & Sullivan. Big revenue opportunities are up for play, yet the OTT environment is complex, with new standards, formats, and device types and with changing video production and delivery approaches. OTT service delivery is driven by file-based workflows. Service providers are handling an ever-growing library of VOD and SVOD assets. Without comprehensive video insights and a streamlined file-based workflow approach, service providers in the region are challenged to deliver high-quality OTT offerings.

At IBC2018, Interra Systems will showcase its industry-proven expertise in file-based workflows, demonstrating how OTT service providers can deliver exceptional audio-video quality on every device. Beyond offering unified QC and monitoring solutions, Interra Systems plays a larger role in the digital media solutions space through innovations in artificial intelligence (AI) and machine-learning (ML) techniques, which will also be highlighted at IBC2018.

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