Report: Vision Mixers Show 2012 at Riverside Studios
The second Vision Mixers Show organised by the Guild was another great success,
and this year our hosts were Riverside Studios in Hammersmith
The venue was Studio 1, and on display were offerings from
Sony, Grass Valley, Snell, Ross, For-A, and newcomer Orad.
Guild stalwart Trevor Bailey was on hand to welcome members to the event and explain what was on offer
The first stop was Sony Broadcast. Phil Moss was demonstrating the new MVS 7000 X
to Guild members Diana Enser and Carol Abbott
Next was Snell Group's Multiformat Kahuna. Jodie Brown was on hand
to give 30 minute workshops, in this case to Rory Ward
Incidentally, as well as having units at Granada Studios, & Neon Outside Broadcasts,
our hosts Riverside TV also have one in daily use up in their production gallery
Moving further round the room, and travelling past an impromptu chromakey set......
Grass Valley were to be found with John Willis demonstrating the new Karrera
mid market desk based upon the highly successful Kayenne
Here Guild member Nick Swain takes his first tentative steps towards operating the new mixer
with Paul Mitchell, Monica Coyne & Paul Ribi looking on.
Next stop was For-A with Peter Dinsdale demonstrating the new HVS 4000 HS Hanabi
to Guild members Denise Foley and Kay Harrington
New to the Vision Mixers Show this year were Orad, demonstrating their unique TD Control DVE
This stand alone device works in conjunction with an existing switcher to produce fast and easy to set
boxes for live 2 ways, or even multiple complex moving tiles for video walls, all with integrated backgrounds and text.
Naomi Neufeld, Mary Kellehar, Richard Scollard & Sarah Giles-Harling
all looked on as the Orad touch screen system was demonstrated.
There was even a surprise guest appearance made by a Grass Valley Kayak to aid proceedings
The final exhibitor as we worked our way around the room,
was Ross Video who brought along their new Carbonite mixer.
Here Chris Allen shows Guild member Bill Morton a few of the desks new functions
Meanwhile in another part of the room, Paul searched the app store
to find a virtual vision mixing desk for the ipad, but sadly for Sarah & Kay it wasn't to be!
We'll all still have to travel to work I'm afraid
After the fun of playing with all the new toys, it was time to relax and catch up
in the well stocked Riverside Studios bar
So ends another great Vision Mixers Show,
our thanks go to all those who attended
and especially to those who made it all possible.
Last edited by Snowy : 24th March 2012 at : 23:31.
Re: Vision Mixers' Show 2012 - Report
Thanks once again Switcher doing the write-up.
I must remember to bring a proper stills camera next time!
We had 96 registrations for the two days with about half attending. A number of our membership have mentioned spending so much time socialising that unfortunately they didn't manage to get around to all the exhibits in the time available. Most VMs and representatives of our sponsors also stayed on for drinks in the bar afterwards.
Vision Mixers Show 2012 - Feedback
If you would like to comment on this event - we would welcome your feedback. Please reply below to this post or email us.
Thanks to all of you who gave the Guild some constructive feedback in response to the following questions:
1. Which product/mixer would you vote as 'Most impressive VM desk/product at the show'?
2. Would you have any suggestion on how to improve the show if we ran it again next year?
Any other comments?