IBC PRODUCT PREVIEW
Gear up for IBC It’s IBC again – the biggest international broadcast tech trade show of the year . Here are just a few of the new products that will be on display on the show floor.
A new concept in mixing Avatus is an IP-based mixing console, with 21in multi-touch displays. Control elements and interfaces are connected through standard ethernet. The console control surface and other elements communicate via IP networks, enabling remote production. The interface is highly flexible, said Stage Tec. The operating philosophy is less technical,
and Stage Tec has equipped the Avatus mixing console concept with workflow oriented controls. Touch displays provide context related functions. Another feature is the colour coding of functional units for intuitive operation. The Avatus mixing console concept provides more than 800 input channels and 128 sum buses.
The iPod of tripods Vitec Videocom brands Sachtler and Vinten are releasing a revolutionary new tripod, the flowtech. Constructed from lightweight carbon-fibre, the almost indestructible tripod is also one of the easiest and fastest to deploy. The flowtech tripod has an easy-toremove mid-level spreader, rubber feet and a payload capacity of 20kg (44lbs). Quick-
release brakes at the top of the tripod allow all three legs to be deployed simultaneously and adjust automatically to the ground surface. Flowtech can be deployed as low as 26cm (10in) and as high as 153cm (60in) without the detachable spreader. Flowtech 75 is compatible with all major 75mm fluid heads. It will be available for 1050USD or 960EUR.
Scaling up for fast 4K post Scale-out storage company Panasas has expanded its ActiveStor product line with ActiveStor Director, improving scalability and performance. At IBC, Panasas will also provide a demo of ActiveStor with DirectFlow for Linux and Mac, which is purpose-built to deliver a high-performance experience handling modern media workflows within an easily managed
storage environment. The demo features an acquisition-to-post-to-delivery workflow that illustrates what post-production facilities are calling the ‘fastest in Hollywood media production experience’, claimed Panasas Demo components include axle 2017 mediamanagement software for finding clips, Premiere Pro and Media Composer for editing.