The M&E technology we want to see at IBC2018

DMS will be on site to assess the latest innovations including AI in broadcast and workflow automation.

IBC is one of the world’s most influential media, entertainment and technology trade shows, and we’ll be there in Amsterdam to see how the new technologies being unveiled can help us deliver further value to our clients. Neil Bottrill, DMS’ Digital Operations Director will be joined by our Head of Audio, Toby Campen, Nico Vargas, Head of Motion Graphics, Andy Sheahan, Creative and Digital Technical Manager and Jade Mann, Quality Control Manager as they evaluate 15 halls worth of the latest media production solutions.

We asked Neil and Toby what they expect to see at IBC2018, ahead of the show:

Neil Bottrill, DMS’ Digital Operations Director:

“The main themes I expect to be hearing a lot about in Amsterdam are AI (artificial intelligence), automation, UHD/HDR, blockchain and cyber security. Everything now is about generating efficiencies while delivering more value, and these technologies all play their part in making that happen. I’m especially interested in seeing how AI is developing in the M&E industry, because that really can have a transformational impact if implemented correctly.”

“I have a list of vendors I will be meeting with at the show to learn more about how their technology can support us in automating parts of our complex workflows. One area within the industry that improvements are needed in – and I hope to hear this week how manufacturers are tackling it – is further integration of automated tools combined with AI to learn workflows and adapt to changes.”

Toby Campen, DMS’ Head of Audio:

“I agree with Neil that there will be a lot of buzz about UHD and AI at the show, but I also anticipate seeing a lot of developments relating to VR, 360 video and audio over IP. With my departmental hat on, I’m keen to find out more about the latest developments in DAW software and immersive audio.”

“I’m looking forward to seeing demos of the new kit, and how the technology vendors have incorporated user feedback into their R&D processes for their latest iterations of their hardware and software. There’s also several presentations and discussions that I plan to attend. It’s always good to catch up and hear what other people are doing.”

Be sure to say hi if you see Neil, Toby, Nico, Andy or Jade at IBC. They recommend Door 74, a good speakeasy bar just off Rembrandtplein!

13th September 2018
Image Credits: IBC

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