The Integrated Systems Europe show is in its penultimate year at the Amsterdam RAI venue. It is expected to attract over 1,300 exhibitors and 80,000 attendees. How has this event gone from strength to strength and successfully covered such a wide variety of topics? Nevil Bounds has attended every ISE since the 2004 launch and shares his top 10 tips for making the most of your visit to ISE!
We're looking ahead to a great 2019 with a round-up of ten of our most popular blog posts from 2018. From 4K, SDI explained, to mapping, content management and time-management, we hope you'll enjoy catching up on posts you may have missed.
Interested in writing for our blog in 2019? If you'd like to share a story, ideas or your experience from the AV industry, we'd love to hear from you! Email News&Views
As movie theaters experience their usual holiday upswing, guest writer Tom Bert takes a look behind the scenes: at digitization in the cinema, its effect on operation and the unmanned booth!
Whether you’ll be spending the impending holidays relaxing with family, programming a show or working an event, you deserve that special gift!
We asked a bunch of AV pros what they’d most like for Christmas and here’s their top ten, together with some pretty solid motivations.
Disclaimer: Gift ideas are listed in no particular order, are sometimes only loosely related to AV and range from low to BIG budget.
We live in a networked world – more and more services and products use networks for communication and content distribution. Do you need to be an IT engineer to be able to do network setups for your AV installation? Absolutely not.
If you rewind just a few years, sound, audio and lighting devices had their own, dedicated, communication connectivity. Not only did they have dedicated protocols, but also physical cables and connectors. What's more, inter-operability between these technologies was not a focus – neither for the users nor the developers. And IP (Internet Protocol) based networks were for the IT world, a completely different realm from the world of AV. But this is about to change.
You don't need to be an IT engineer to do AV networks, but you really need to have some key network skills. In this blog post, we take a look at the following topics:
Both the technology we use to communicate and the role of the account manager in the AV world have changed hugely over the years. Industry veteran Nevil Bounds muses on time, tech and shifting roles.
To the average passer-by, it's a building. Maybe it's of architectural or historical interest, a landmark or even a workplace. You arrange to meet at it, you take a guided tour, or you simply drive past it without a thought. But to the lighting designer, the projection designer, the artist and the event company, every building facade is a potential canvas. This week we look at five reasons to map a building!
Following on from earlier blogs on the subject, this post looks at high performance codecs that are popular in AV pro circles, with the focus on H.264 and H.265. Read on…
Following on from an earlier blog, this post puts the spotlight on coder-decoders (that's codecs to you and me!) with a special look at the MPEG family. Read on…
This week's blog dives into the world of cinema image quality and format. Tom Bert, guest writer and digital cinema pro at projector manufacturer Barco, examines the digitization of the cinema, the buzz around HDR and what kind of image quality you can expect to see soon at a cinema near you!