Attending two trade shows in 3 days is quite a challenge but this year proved to be a worthwhile challenge.
IBC has expanded to 14 halls of the RAI venue in Amsterdam as well as the outdoor sites for screens, production vehicles and studios. We understand that attendance was great and from what we say Saturday and Sunday it was as busy as ever.
It was interesting to see all of the content creation, storage and transport solutions on offer, next to the camera's, production equipment and display hardware all in one place. It looks like real 4K content will finally be available to everyone very soon.
PLASA was held for the second year at Olympia in London. We visited on Monday and were pleased to see how busy the show floor was.
Positive interaction between the entertainment and AV world was on show with many different lighting and video solutions sharing space with staging, sound and theatre solutions. PLASA is returning to it's best as a networking and showcase event where everyone involved in stage, production and events can talk and share ideas.