IBC 2014: Top news and resources

IBC 2014 is almost here! Bookmark this page, and we’ll update it with the cream of this year’s news and resources as they arrive.

Alternatively, take a look at our Twitter list of all the major exhibitors, or tweet your #IBCtakeover question to the team @WeAreJigsaw24, and we’ll take them all the way to the ‘Dam.  IBC TV also have their own interviews going live here throughout the show.


ITV’s head of production innovation talks end-to-end Adobe workflows

Obviously it doesn’t reach the giddy heights of a Jigsaw24 blog post, but Adobe’s interview with ITV’s Martyn Suker about streamlining ITV’s production workflow by going end-to-end Adobe is a must read for anyone thinking of adding Adobe to their pipeline. Read more

Ask a Pro livestream

At 10am Pacific/6pm UK time, Adobe’s Jason Levine will be live streaming an ‘Ask the Pro’ session in which he demonstrates new features coming to Premiere Pro, SpeedGrade and Prelude. Watch here


IBC 2014: AMD professional graphics empower 4K video workflows for broadcast customers

To empower broadcast customers with productivity and performance for exceptional 4K workflows, AMD is showcasing new AMD FirePro W-series professional graphics alongside hardware and software industry leaders Adobe, AJA, ASSIMILATE, Autodesk, Blackmagic Design, Dell, FUJITSU, HP, SuperMicro, RealVNC, and The Foundry with hands-on demonstrations at IBC 2014. Read more


IBC 2014: Atomos announce Power Station for continuous power in the field

We’re yet to be disappointed by an Atomos release, and their latest IBC announcement – a combined battery/charger designed to bring continuous power to us peasant folk with limited budgets – hasn’t let us down. Read more


IBC 2014: Autodesk Smoke 2015 gets its first extension pack

Autodesk Smoke 2015 has joined Maya and 3ds Max in getting its very own service pack, which was announced this weekend at IBC. If you’re one of the clever so-and-sos who’ve got an Autodesk Maintenance Subscription, you can head over and download this update from Autodesk for free, but first let us run you through the highlights… Read more 

IBC 2014: Extension 2 release announced for Autodesk Maya LT 2015

Autodesk have announced the extension 2 update for Maya LT 2015. The new software is available to download now from the Autodesk Subscription Centre and Autodesk Accounts. Read more

axle Video

IBC 2014: axle Video makes media management mainstream at IBC

At IBC, axle will unveil new capabilities and options that significantly broaden the appeal and expand the applications of their unique, “radically simple” approach to media management… Read more


IBC 2014: Avid release Pro Tools Duet and Pro Tools Quartet, discontinue MBox range

Avid have announced that the MBox range of audio interfaces has been discontinued. Instead, two new products will be available which will fill the gap for portable audio interfaces in the Pro Tools line. However, this time around the hardware itself is being made by Apogee rather than Avid themselves… Read more

IBC 2014: Avid announce 4K Media Composer at Avid Connect

Avid Connect was probably the most hotly-anticipated of IBC’s opening conferences in our office, and judging by what we’ve heard back so far, it didn’t disappoint… Read more

IBC 2014: Your Avid Everywhere update roundup

Avid today announced a series of significant product and services innovations delivering the next phase of Avid Everywhere, the company’s strategic vision for the media and entertainment industry, centered on connecting creative professionals and media organizations with their audiences in more powerful, efficient, collaborative, and profitable ways. Read more

Blackmagic Design

Blackmagic Design’s URSA: One in the hand…

Okay, so it’s not an official IBC release, but having managed to get an URSA into our office and into the hands of our team, we strongly recommend that you hot foot it to the Blackmagic Design stand immediately upon arriving in Amsterdam. Here’s why… Read more

IBC 2014: Blackmagic Design buy eyeon, announce PL cameras, update Resolve, release new converters and generally overwhelm us with news 

Perhaps the most surprising Blackmagic Design announcement of IBC 2014 is that eyeon software is now a wholly owned subsidiary of Blackmagic Design – they’ve even moved Fusion 7 over to the Blackmagic stand. But they’ve also released Resolve 11.1, PL versions of their cameras, new routers, a new Decklink card, five new converters and more… Read more

IBC 2014: Blackmagic Design’s Grant Petty speaks

As is traditional, Blackmagic Design have followed up their official press statement with an epic email from CEO Grant Petty, a man who loves to talk about new releases almost as much as we love to hear about them. Here’s this year’s instalment. Read more


IBC 2014: Canon release EOS 7D Mk II

There’s always one. Just as we’d thought our IBC blogging was done for the year, Canon snuck in the new EOS 7D Mk II. We considered ignoring it, but frankly we’ve been waiting for it for ages and it looks super, so here we go… Read more

Convergent Design

The Foundry

IBC 2014: The Foundry launches COLORWAY for CINEMA 4D

Following the launch of COLORWAY in July, The Foundry has now launched the COLORWAY kit for MAXON CINEMA 4D. COLORWAY accelerates the creative design process, giving users access to a simple environment where… Read more 

GB Labs

IBC 2014: GB Labs confirm lineup will include 4K Duo On-Set and HyperSpace

GB Labs have confirmed that their IBC 2014 lineup will include their new 4K Duo On-Set and HyperSpace solutions, plus insight into LTO LTFS. Stand 7.J15b in Hall 7 is the place to be for NAS, apparently… Read more


IBC 2014: Genelec introduces new compact Smart Active Monitoring Systems

During the last eight years, Genelec has created a line of highly successful Smart Active Monitoring (SAM) products designed to adapt automatically and accurately to the acoustic environment. Today, 12. September 2014, on Stand 8.D61 at IBC 2014, Genelec is proud to release a new generation of SAM systems… Read more


IBC 2014: G-Technology extends its studio line of external hard drives

New eight-bay 64TB G-SPEED Studio XL among G-Technology’s newest innovations to support multi-stream HD, 2K and 4K workflows for creative professionals. Read more


All of JVC’s IBC innovations

JVC have helpfully put all of their key technologies into one easily digestible PDF. Read it here

JVC’s IBC live stream

JVC is also demonstrating a prototype of its new GY-LS300 Super 35mm sensor 4K handheld production camera, along with a number of 4K technology design concepts. And to further illustrate the fusion of traditional broadcasting with the internet, JVC is transmitting a live stream from the stand, so you can watch the stage presentations. Watch here.

IBC 2014: JVC show prototypes for GY-LS300, new PS monitors and more

JVC is focusing on its current live streaming camcorders at IBC, with a presentation held each hour to fully demonstrate the outstanding networking capabilities of this range. Part of this presentation is a connection from the JVC stand to a field reporter, out and about in Amsterdam… Read more


IBC 2014: LaCie to showcase Thunderbolt 2 d2

Do you want up to 6TB of the fastest SSD storage on the planet? Of course you do. LaCie’s Thunderbolt d2 offers an SSD expansion that takes it to a ridiculous 1150 Mbps… Read more


IBC 2014: Matrox unveils quad and six-head PCI Express graphics cards Matrox Graphics Inc. today announced the first two cards in the eagerly anticipated Matrox C-Series — the Matrox C420 quad-output and the Matrox C680 six-output PCI Express graphics cards… Read more


Experience CINEMA 4D R16 live 

Maxon are live streaming demos of CINEMA 4D R16 from their IBC stand over 12-16th September. Watch here


IBC 2014: NewTek Unveils TalkShow

NewTek today unveiled TalkShow VS-100, a video calling production system designed specifically for television studios and live video producers. With TalkShow… Read more

IBC 2014: NewTek will launch new TriCaster features in the next two weeks

Not content with launching their TalkShow Skype solution for live production, NewTek have announced that a range of new features will be coming to their industry-leading TriCaster solutions. Read more


IBC 2014: Panasonic release budget 4K camera and ‘action cam’

Panasonic are warming up for IBC with an affordable new 4K camcorder, the HC-X1000, and the GoPro-esque HX-A500E, an ‘action cam’ that lets you capture events in 4K using a tiny device… Read more


IBC 2014: The best of Sony’s pre-show releases 

The Sony stand is always a safe bet if you want to get hands-on with new releases at IBC, and given the raft of updates they’ve announced over the past few months, we’re expecting things to get particularly grabby this year. For anyone who missed the original announcements, here’s a quick recap of what we already know is coming… Read more

Watch Sony’s IBC press conference

Sony are live streaming their IBC launch at 8am on 12th September. If you want to be the first to hear their breaking news, watch here.

IBC 2014: Sony announce new PXW-X200, F55 updates, docks and more

Just when you thought you’d got a handle on the rapidly expanding PXW range, they go and sneak in another one. But they’ve also updated the F55 and F5, and released a whole slew of workflow accessories, so we suppose we’ll forgive them… Read more

IBC 2014: Sony unveils new PXW-FS7 compact 4K XDCAM camera with a Super 35 CMOS sensor 

Sony’s newest addition to its large sensor line is a complete camera system that delivers long-form recording capabilities with 4K resolution in a compact, hand-held design. The new PXW-FS7 XDCAM Super 35 camcorder combines the flexibility of native E-mount technology, the recording efficiency of the XAVC-L codec; the transfer speed and intelligence of XQD memory cards; and comfortable, handheld ergonomics, including a new “Smart Grip.” Read more


IBC 2014: Telestream products receive official DPP/SWMA certification

Telestream chose IBC to announce that their Vantage and Switch solutions were “among the first products to achieve DPP/AMWA certification as part of the DPP’s new Compliance Program.” Read more


IBC 2014: Ladies and gentlemen, the Teradek Beam

We’ve always been big fans of Teradek’s – their releases are innovative, reliable, and look a bit like Bond gadgets from the seventies, all of which we highly approve of – so it’s probably not a surprise that we want to get our hands on their new Beam unit at IBC… Read more

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