November 01, 2010

Best in show: Recording + Production

The editorial teams of TVB Europe and the IBC Daily highlight the best new products at IBC every year, in every hall and every category.

These are all written up (by me) for the October issue (downloadable in full as PDFs or readable online by clicking on the top right of the TVB home page).

You can also view the full list of winners for Recording + Production products, with more information on each product, but here is that list in brief.

Best new recording kit:

AJA – Ki Pro Mini - a more compact version of its successful Ki Pro (picture above).

AtomosNinja - an HDMI ProRes recorder using hot-swappable hard drives.

Convergent Designnano3D - 3D recording package providing synchronized 3D recording from two cameras.

Best new production kit:

Arri/Colorfront – On-Set Dailies - digital dailies tool from Colorfront optimised for use with Arri’s Alexa and D21 cameras (but works with others too).

Blackmagic Design – UltraStudio Pro - the first broadcast quality SD/HD capture and playback interface for USB 3.0 computers (pictured right).

EVS – XT[2]+ - six-channel server that can also be configured to do 4 full 1080p or 3D channels, thanks to its DualPower technology.

FilmLight – Truelight 3D Player - allows users on location to visualise how 3D material will look when it’s projected.

SonyMPE-200 - 3D processor that was one of the key boxes used to deliver the World Cup in 3D.

Wireworx – Smart Studio - world’s smallest mobile studio built in a Smart two-seater car, with 5 Convergent Design recorders in the back (pictured top) - see the results at

By David Fox

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