So BVE & TPS 2012 is over for another year. Trickbox had a great time exhibiting – it was great to catch up with some old friends and clients, plus meeting some new ones too – thanks to everyone who stopped by our stand. Head to our faceboook page for some photos from the show
The buzz on the AJA stand was all about their new Io XT with all it’s thunderbolt goodness. Plus there was a timely release of the new software version 3.0 of the AJA Ki Pro. Version 3.0 includes – amongst other features – ExpressCard/34 support (slot 1) and data transfer via LAN.
Panasonic featured their new compact vision mixer, the HS410. An upgrade of the popular HS400 mixer, the HS410 features 8 SDI inputs as standard – upgradeable to 12 with optional boards. See this Panasonic HS410 brochure for more info.
It was interesting to see that this year at BVE saw a greater focus on media storage. The file-based and tapeless revolution has forced companies to rethink their data storage and archiving solutions.
On our stand, as well as demo’ing our multi-camera portable production unit (PPU), The Trickbox®, we were showing our multi record Blackmagic HyperDeck Studio flyaway unit, featuring 5 HyperDeck’s for multi-camera recording, plus our new dual AJA Ki Pro record station with built in monitoring and networking.
So BVE & TPS 2012 was a great show, however there was a slightly upsetting incident – for us at least – two mugs were ‘taken’ from our stand! Duh duh duh… Ok they may have looked like they were free promotional gifts to visitors but they were actually our mugs – we’d only just bought them too! On one side they look like normal company branded mugs but on the other, they were personalised with our names on! I think they may have even been dirty when they were taken!?
As soon as the ‘incident’ had been discovered, an immediate twitter campaign ensued to try and track down the little fellows but alas, no one knew of their whereabouts. The best we got was a cheeky twitter gag thrown back at us – "you’ve been mugged" by @rgale - thanks Rich…
So the case is still open – if anyone has any information on our missing mugs, please call this special ‘missing mug’ number – 0207 193 97 22 – as soon as possible. Or email firstname.lastname@example.org. All contact will be treated confidentially. Safe return of the mugs will see a reward to the mug returnee.
Forgot where we were going with all that – back to BVE… So who’s going to BVE & TPS 2013 next year at ExCeL??