Tenth Broadcast India exhibit - Digital is the Key

 India's most comprehensive TV exhibit, Broadcast 2000, launches into its 10th year at the World Trade Centre in Mumbai from 19-21 October. Broadcast India this year is slated to feature 250 exhibitors from all over the world spread over 60,000 sq ft of exhibit space. It will encompass TV acquisition, edit, special effects, broadcast, satellite cable, film, FM, etc.

The show is expected to top last year's 30,000 professional attendees from South Asia and adjoining countries. The focus this year is on digital technology. Organizer Ramesh Meer says that this year the attendees will be "exposed to everything they need for work- from a screw to high end equipment."

On show will be acquisition equipment from world leaders JVC, SONY, Panasonic and Thompson Broadcast's Studio & ENG/EFP Digital & Analog Cameras. Camera lenses will be showcased by Canon, Fuji and Cooke Optics.

Film camera and equipment on display will include ARRIFLEX Film Cameras 65, 35, and 16mm. Lighting for Film and Television. Portable Film projection and Video Transfer System. Locpro 35 X-ray and Instrumentation Camera. ARRI TECHNO 35, Medical Analysis System-ARRI QANSAD. Cine Analyser ARRIPRO 35. ARRILASER Recorder. COOKE OPTICS LIMITED will feature Cooke S4 prime lenses, claimed to be the world's preferred 35mm motion picture lenses.

The edit suites will include - Sony, Panasonic's DVC Pro range, and Thompson Broadcast VTR suites, among others. The Associated Press' Electronic News Production System will also be showcased at the exhibit. Its features include scripting, programme rundowns, planning, contacts, messaging, third party device control, external publishing, news wire management, full text searching, tightly integrated resilience capabilities and the ability for journalists to work in almost any language.

The special effects platforms will be provided by Matrox's Digi Suite LX, Silicon Graphics 's UNIX and recently launched NT platform solutions. Discreet Logic in the largest stand in the exhibit, will showcase solutions on the UNIX and NT platforms including 3D Max and Edit. Besides International special effects heavyweights AVID/SOFTIMAGE, Combustion, US Animation, 2D CEL Animation S/W from Toonboom Technologies, Video Raid RT/SCSI from Medea Corporation, and DPS's latest version of Velocity and Reality engines.

Studer, Soundteam , Tascam and Tannoy will display the latest in audio equipment. Studer's range will include DigiMedia radio automation and the On-air flexible mixing system.

Orad Hi Tech Systems Ltd, which was recently acquired by Real Image Technologies, will display it's Virtual Systems, Real Time Live Graphics and animation systems, Virtual advertising system for live events. Seagate Technology International will display its full range of storage solutions for the broadcast, film and the multimedia industry. Distributor Compuaid Enterprises will show the Oxberry and latest LCD projector of laser graphics, Internet video solutions, Scientific Atlanta will offer solutions including video compression to deliver content to cable operators, the fiber optic and coaxial cable-based broadband access systems.

Broadcast India 2000's huge exhibition gives an opportunity for programme providers, broadcasters, film producers, technicians, FM aspirants and other professionals to sample the latest in digital technology.

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