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This year from the 12th until the 16th of September the IBC returns to the RAI in Amsterdam. I missed last year’s exhibition and conference, though I’d arranged tickets for myself, so I’ve made myself a promise that I would go this year.
IBC exhibition “… showcase[s] the latest technology and foremost business ideas in broadcasting and new media.” The conference focuses particularly “… around mobile multimedia, IPTV and 4th generation communication systems. [And] events like What Caught my Eye will cover both production and mobile exhibits, and will once more be open to all.“
This year I hope that they have finally implemented the 2D browsing system, similar to the iTunes interface, with live streaming in the peripheral screens on a Set-Top-Box. When I went in 2006 they (can’t remember which company) were faking it using a PC, as the current STBs didn’t have a powerful MPEGX decoder chip to be able to decode multiple streams simultaneously. They were using MPEG2, if memory serves, I’d obviously prefer MPEG4.
I have a free subscription to Broadcast Engineering and read the following about the Olympic Games:
Production servers will be central to the first fully HD and tapeless Olympic Games. Beijing Olympic Broadcasting (BOB) will feature a central media server comprising two clusters of HD XT servers, with one recording HD … at 100Mb/s and the second SD at 6Mb/s. The high-res server supports an online storage of 100TB (1600 hours), while the low-res server supports up to 33TB of storage (4500 hours).1
The cameras will be recording at 250fps to 5000fps, frames per second, which will provide Super Slow Motion.