Today I visited the IBC in the RAI Amsterdam. For the people who don;t know what the IBC is, it is International Broadcasting Conference. So you can gat everything from cables to camera's to software to satellite trucks and everything you nee for video or starting your own TV network!
Every 2 year I like to visit the exhibition. And to be honest there wasn't a lot of NEW stuff I was exited about for the things I do. There where a lot of Chinees manufacturers with really sad looking people in their stands looking at there smart phone. On the whole 13 hall exhibition received a total of three goof mornings/good days! So exhibition people, if you want to sell, speak to people and at least try to look friendly/open!
For me there where a few things I want to talk about:
Atomos had a great booth. But that was not the greatest thing. Because that was the MASSIVE price drop they announced. The Atoms Ninja Blade wil drop form around €1000,- to €495 excl. VAT. And that is something great. I always liked the idea of the Atoms gear but is was just a little bit to expensive for the amount of video work I do. But at this price point it is justifiable to buy one! So I just have to wait a little until the price in the retails stores a dropped and then I will order one!
For your information. Almost all prices dropped, so also of their the products.
Pipeline reporter kit
This was also a product which caught my eye. The Pipeline reporter kit. It is a small kit of two 30cm continuos light strips. The great thing i that it isn't LED but Phosphor based light. It gives a great soft light and comes with different temparatures of light. The kit is designed for reporters and vloggers to use as lighting. But I also really want to try it out for portrait and product photography. So I spoken to the sales guys and I am getting a test kit so later I will be back with a review blog!
That where my highlights of the IBC show. Off course if you are totally in to video and visited the IBC you will have seen way more new stuff. But for me these where the things that where my favorites to mention about!