Inter BEE 2010: Day 2 Digest -- Exploring New Broadcast Systems including Area 1Seg and Remarkable 3D Exhibits.

2010.11.19 UP

The nation-wide white space experimental demonstration.
An actual area 1seg broadcast experiment in the convention c

An actual area 1seg broadcast experiment in the convention c

The Panasonic booth focusing on 3D production gear.

The Panasonic booth focusing on 3D production gear.

Sony's reference exhibit 3D camera.

Sony's reference exhibit 3D camera.

This year's Inter BEE has been marked by the appearance of range of approaches to new broadcasting systems, and one of the most talked-about of these is "white space".

White space means frequency bands that have not been designated for broadcasting and so on. Utilizing these empty radio spaces with wireless technology promises of creating new business opportunities and invigorating regional development.

This year the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications also set up a booth at the exhibition. The booth introduces and demonstrates the leading models operating in the 10 designated white space zones across Japan.

As well as the Ministry's presentation, Inter BEE 2010 features exhibits of Area 1Seg related products, IPTV presentations, new broadcasting systems and business model proposals.

It's even possible to receive a 1Seg broadcast of exhibition guides in the venue; there are area 1Seg experimental demonstrations enabling visitors to actually experience Area 1seg in operation.

3D video is also one of this year's big themes.

Panasonic presented their "Evolving Panasonic AVC World -- Professional 3D ideas" concept featuring advanced broadcast equipment, profession video gear and professional level 3D total solutions.

Sony also displayed the company's dual-lens 3D shoulder camcorder as well as the real-time 2D to 3D conversion software the MPES-2D3D1.

The Canon booth presents a 3D filming demonstration in the company's 3D corner with 2 of the Sony XF105/XF100 compact/lightweight MPEG2 4:2:2 50Mbps cameras.

The cross-media zone features a demonstration of Korean company Mirarcube's 3D camera rig.

The Inter BEE 2010 exhibition for audio and video professionals will run until November 19th (Friday), at Makuhari Messe in Makuhari, Chiba Prefecture.