Anupam Kher inaugurates Broadcast India exhibition

MUMBAI: The 13th Broadcast India Symposium - a two day trade exhibition - was inaugurated this year by Censor Board chief Anupam Kher recently.

The exhibition saw 355 brand names from 30 countries spread over multiple halls of the World Trade Centre in Mumbai, a company release informs.

At the exhibition, as usual, the Seagate Technical Awards were given away to honour excellence in digital technology for films and television.

The awards function, which comprises 11 categories, covers all aspects of digital technology used in production and post production of films and television.

This year, the awards were handed over to the winners by Ad Labs chain of theatres director Pooja Shetty in a scintillating evening of entertainment and music. The awards ceremony has now become synonymous with the Broadcast India show, the release says.

Among the highlights of the symposium and exhibition was digital cinema. With over 100 theatres installed, and 400 more scheduled to join, digital cinema is one of the fastest growing industry. During the exhibition, Times Cinema showcased their fool-proof technology on piracy proof servers with high luminance for digital theatres.

Among the international brand which demonstrated their latest hardware and technology were Panasonic, JVC, Matrox, Benchmark, ARRI, Leitch/DPS, Seagate, Matrox, Apple, Pinnacle, P+S Technik, Panther, Genelec, Tascam, Sennheiser, Avid, Quantel, Autocue, Da Vinci, Thomson Grassvalley, Softimage, Alias Wavefront, Crooke Optics, BDL, ARRI (GB).

The event was supported by Federation of Western India Cine Employees (FWICE), Association of Manufacturers & Representatives of Broadcast, Film & Multimedia Systems (AMRBFMS), Society of Films and Television Engineerings (SIFTE), Radio & Television Professionals Association of India Ltd (RAPA), Associations of Professional Video Equipment Owners (APVEO), Allumini Association of Graduates of Film & Television Institute of India (GRAFTII) and Audio Engineering Society- India Section (AES).

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