Pixel Magazine 27th March 2012
The 23 year old trade only magazine for the Photo, Imaging and CE Industries. In this issue: The Resurrection of Analogue, The Great Content Shift at NAB, Under Development and Food for Thought.
ISSUE NO. 869 © THE MAGAZINE THAT UNDERSTANDS THE WORLD OF IMAGING, PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE THE INSIDER Is Focus on Imaging targeting the right part of the industry? 3 THE NEWS Movers, shakers, decision makers plus all the news 3-10 that’s fit to print THE BIG INTERVIEW Discussing the analogue future with specialist disributors Incognito 4-5 THE BUSINESS The views, facts and figures shaping imaging retail today 7 THE NEW WORLD OF IMAGING The technology you can’t afford to ignore, which is expanding our retail world 10 LAUNCH PAD The latest imaging products launched that you should not miss 12-13 INPRINT Every issue we bring you an essential update from the 14 printing frontline BEHIND THE COUNTER If you’re hands on in retail we make sure that you are 14 kept up to date and informed www.pixellive.co.uk 26/03/2012 THE RESURRECTION OF ANALOGUE Old favourites are inspiring new sales as analogue photography enters another golden age. Whilst experienced photographers enjoy a wander down memory lane to the glory days of analogue, a whle new generation of photographers are discovering a love for film thanks to a definite resurgence of all things retro. The news of Ilford’s thousandth pinhole camera sale at Focus paved the way for a flood of analoguerelated news and comments which indicate the opportunities this trend could offer for imaging retailers. We spoke to Incognito, Uk distributors of Lomography and Impossible Project, to find out how these products are influencing the market in our Big Interview on page 4 and of course, our Insider has a unique view on the rebirth of analogue photography, which you can read on page 3. The Great Content Shift at NAB Will NAB be the next set of initials to shape our industry? The NAB Show, held April 14-19 in Las Vegas, is the world’s largest electronic media show covering filmed entertainment and the development, management and delivery of content across all mediums. With more than 90,000 attendees from 151 countries and over 1,500 exhibitors, NAB Show is the ultimate marketplace for digital media and entertainment. From creation to consumption, across multiple platforms and countless nationalities, the NAB Show is home to the solutions that transcend traditional broadcasting and embrace content delivery to new screens in new ways. A strong presence from imaging brands including (but not limited to) Canon, Zacuto, Panasonic, Manfrotto and Samsung indicates that NAB may be the show to watch for major imaging product releases in the future. “As the world’s largest media and entertainment event, NAB Show draws attendees and exhibitors from all corners of the globe,” said NAB Executive Vice President Chris Brown. Crowds entering NAB 2011 New on the exhibit floor this year are the StartUp Loft, a showcase for new companies, and the Content Market, a central place to unite programming executives with digital distribution platforms, featuring the Content Lounge and the popular Content Theater. In the Central Hall, the new Cloud Computing Pavilion will offer the latest in cloud applications. www.nabshow.com. www.pixellive.co.uk 1