IBC 2016: Our highlights
IBC 2016 was a global gathering of more than 1,800 exhibitors, each vying for the attention of the 55,796 tech-savvy, broadcast professionals who attended the event. To get noticed, every company pulls out the stops both in terms of creative stand designs and the technology they show.
“The pressure is definitely on to be ground-breaking, so we’re absolutely thrilled to be the recipient of a TVBEurope Best of Show Award for SyncBac PRO,” says Paul Scurrell, CEO of Timecode Systems Limited. “It’s great to know we stood out from the crowd – and not just because we had a sizeable lime green stand!”
“The people that attend IBC are exceptionally passionate about technology and its role in driving the broadcast industry forward,” Scurrell adds. “Their eyes may instinctively be drawn to nifty gadgets and stylish gizmos, but they’re not fooled by style over substance. They are looking for practical solutions to the real problems they encounter on the ground, on every single shoot.”
The message heard loud and clear at IBC 2016 was technology is not just about achieving amazing special effects and supporting the latest shooting trends, it’s also about the more practical business of enabling teams to save time, reduce costs and streamline processes. And this is exactly why Timecode Systems’ products got noticed – they are designed to make workflows simpler, more reliable and more efficient, both at the point of shooting and in postproduction.
“We had three demo pods on our stand – one focused on cameras, one audio, and one postproduction,” explains Scurrell. ” This allowed us to show our visitors how our products can save time and money for productions throughout every stage of the production workflow.”
It’s a message that definitely struck a chord with the judges from TVBEurope magazine.
“Receiving an industry award is a huge honour and a big highlight of the show for us, but we’ve returned from IBC with so much more than a trophy.,” Scurrell says. “The true value of the exhibition is the conversations we have with delegates and fellow exhibitors, the opportunity to share knowledge and make new connections. And from this perspective, we’ve had another very successful trip to Amsterdam.”
There’s still chance to win a SyncBac PRO starter system worth more than $1500.
As the challenge of finding Wi-Fi at the RAI made it difficult to post photos on social media during the show, we’ve decided to extend the deadline for the #syncbacselfie competition. The prize draw will take place at 12pm BST on Wednesday 21 September. All entries submitted before this time will be added to the draw.
So, if you got a snap of a SyncBac PRO, find out how you could enter to win a SyncBac PRO starter system worth more than $1500.