Training Keynote Announced - Avatar Editor Stephen Rivkin

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IBC recognises that training provision is a significant part of what it offers to the industry every year. That’s why it has developed a comprehensive programme of both free and paid for training at the show, allowing attendees to develop their skills and deepen their understanding of the kit, all the way from setting up a shoot to advanced post production techniques. Read more about some of what is on offer at the show below. And don’t forget – free registration runs out soon, so save yourself €60 on the show entrance price

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New Keynote Announced

The two-day accredited Digital Media Training programme run by internationally renowned training provider Future Media Concepts is the blue riband training event at the show. A series of intensive courses run over Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 September will allow attendees to explore and learn about the latest trends and technology for content creators, and even get Apple Certified in a two day Level 1 intensive course on Final Cut Pro 7. The sessions include an amazing keynote from Stephen Rivkin, 2010 Oscar nominated editor, Avatar.

Awarding Excellence across the Industry

Held on Sunday 12 September in the 1,700 seat Auditorium, the Awards ceremony is one of the highlights of IBC. Awards are presented to the worthy winners of the Innovation Awards, Exhibition Design Awards, Conference Award and, of course, the International Honour for Excellence. This year that prestigious prize is conferred on Manolo Romero, the managing director of Olympic Broadcasting Services, for his work in bringing leading edge innovation to bear on creative and communications challenges, and helping make the Olympics such a vital viewing experience. The IBC Awards are free to attend for all at the show and an unmissable part of the whole IBC experience.

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A Revolution from your Armchair

Part of the Connected World area, the three free 90-minute Armchair Revolution sessions at the Connected World Hub will look at the new landscape that content delivery to multiple platforms in the home is shaping. Starting from the viewpoint that it is very much consumers that are in the driving seat, sessions will look at the landscape now and likely developments in the future, the devices and networks that will shape its evolution, and the new business models that will be required to make all this work.

IBC Expands into Hall 13

Production and post production is the focus of Hall 13, a hall that has been added to IBC this year because of the high demand for stand space from exhibitors. Situated within the Congress Centre, it houses nearly 40 exhibitors specialising in this area, as well as the new iCafe.

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New Speakers Added to Conference Programme

New speakers are being added to the Conference programme on a day by day basis, expanding both its breadth and depth and drawing on an ever-deeper wellspring of expertise and experience. Ralf Ostermann, principal R&D engineer at Technicolor, for example, has over 15 patents to his name, and thus brings a huge amount of know-how to The rise and rise of stereo 3D. Meanwhile, there can be few better people than Hiroyasu Masuda, technical director at NHK, to talk through the production of Ultra HDTV.

At the Sharp End of Content Creation

Saturday’s two-part session, Taking production & post to another level, promises to be one of the most fascinating sessions of the conference as it gazes into the blue sky future of production and post. This really is technology on the cutting edge, with subjects covered including a major paper presented by NHK on UHDTV production, the results of an EBU study into the interoperability of media services, an exploration of an automated tapeless production installation which employs sophisticated image processing to assist in programme creation, and a comprehensive study of stereoscopic 3D production, including the tricky area of slo-mo.

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