Who’s who in post production quiz

Part of the deal for me to be an official blogger at next week’s BVE2013 in London is for me to have at least two blog posts mentioning the event. This is the second. Given my recent popular post on how Apple defines itself I wondered whether TV and film post production companies are good at defining themselves clearly.


Can you get 17 out of 17?

Here are the definitions of some companies in the post production industry attending BVE2013 next week. I’ve removed the company and brand names, see if you can guess who is who. To see of you’re right, if you’re using a computer move your cursor over the ??s – if you wait a few seconds the missing name will appear, on devices without pointing devices, tap the ??s.


??????? creates the digital audio and video technology used to make the most listened to, most watched and most loved media in the world – from the most prestigious and award-winning feature films, music recordings, and television shows, to live concert tours and news broadcasts. Some of ???????’s most influential and pioneering solutions include BRAND1, BRAND2, BRAND3, BRAND4, BRAND5, BRAND6 and BRAND7.


An Emmy® Award-winning company whose products have defined the world of digital and broadcast graphics, ??????? offers leading graphics solutions including the BRAND1 online content creation software and order management system, on-air graphics systems, clip servers, channel branding, graphics asset management, graphics over IP, and second screen solutions.


??????? is the pioneer in networked shared storage and tapeless, end-to-end workflow solutions for the post-production, TV and film industries. Our products include BRAND1 video capture and playout servers, BRAND2 shared storage, BRAND3 backup software, BRAND4 media asset management, and BRAND5 – the world’s first three-platform (Windows/OS X/Linux) professional NLE application.


Whether it’s a smartphone or tablet app, a game, a video, a digital magazine, a website, or an online experience, chances are that it was touched by ??????? technology. Our tools and services enable our customers to create groundbreaking digital content, deploy it across media and devices, and then continually measure and optimize it based on user data. By providing complete solutions that combine digital media creation with data-driven marketing, we help businesses improve their communications, strengthen their brands, and ultimately achieve greater business success.


??????? creates the world’s highest quality video editing products, digital film cameras, color correctors, video converters, video monitoring, routers, live production switchers, disk recorders, waveform monitors and film restoration software for the feature film, post production and television broadcast industries.


??????? is a leading manufacturer of high-quality and cost-effective digital video interface, conversion and desktop solutions supporting the professional broadcast and post-production markets.


For more than 50 years, ??????? has been synonymous with innovation, leadership, and performance. With an eye to the future, we are committed to advancing our industry by being a strategic and trusted partner. Leveraging IP technology with our proprietary knowledge of media processing and storage, we develop product and service solutions that deliver unmatched interoperability and financial efficiency, and have the flexibility to change and grow as business evolves


??????? is one of the world’s leading manufacturers and suppliers of professional broadcast, 3D, AV and CCTV products. ??????? is committed to providing high-quality professional video equipment to customers all over the world.


??????? “The oldest” camera manufacturer, will be showing their NEW Dockable 1.5/3G HD/SD low Cost Camera channel, as well as New POV cameras and a full range of HD/SD Monitors during this BVE 2013. We supply the European, Middle Eastern and African Market with products from three different business fields: Broadcast and Professional Video equipment, Medical Video equipment as well as CCTV solutions.


??????? Audio Video equipment offers the industry’s best-performing products which are used across the globe. Capable of operating faultlessly in a myriad of environments; from the dry and dusty Savannah to the freezing temperatures of the Antarctic, ???????’s range of HD studio cameras, convertible camera systems, Industrial Medical Vision cameras and energy-efficient LCD monitors provide an efficient, reliable and truly end-to-end solution for outstanding production quality.


Located in Munich, Germany, ??????? was founded in 1917 and is the largest manufacturer of professional motion picture equipment in the world. Throughout its 95-year history, ??????? has been associated with constant innovation and revolutionary technologies in all of its core businesses. The company is involved in all aspects of the film industry: engineering, design, manufacture, production, visual effects, postproduction, equipment rental, laboratory services and studio lighting solutions.


??????? have helped to create distinctive images in many famous movies, e.g. Skyfall, Life of Pi and have already received 3 Technical Academy Awards. Innovative products as the BRAND1 lenses and in BRAND2 deliver high image quality in a winning combination for HD video and offer great flexibility.


???????is well known as a manufacturer of Super Slo Mo cameras. The BRAND1 range of cameras are used within the broadcast industry, known for image quality, light sensitivity, reliability and ease of use. BRAND1 cameras for years have lead the way in high speed video applications within crash testing, and manufacturing, complimenting ???????’s broad range of Industrial testing and inspection equipment, where this product first came to market. The camera’s sheer performance proved it can hold it’s own within broadcast’s competitive, evolving market. See the new BRAND2 at stand B4.


??????? is a world-leading innovator and provider of imaging and information technology solutions for the home and office environments.


??????? manufacture and sell a variety of camera support systems and professional grip equipment at an affordable price. As one of Europe’s leading manufacturers of camera support systems the ?????? range is both extensive and diverse and at BVE many different products will be on display and available for demonstration. This includes Jibs, Cranes, Booms, Tracking Dollies, Camera Slider Systems, Stabilizers, Shoulder Mounts, Steadymounts, Remote Control Power Heads, Suction Mounts, plus a variety of Clamps and Mounting Brackets, Monitor Brackets and Video Accessories. There will be many special offers available with special show prices on many items.


??????? offers the most affordable and versatile line of camera stabilizers and related accessories available in the world today. Check out the many new and exciting products at this years show. We will show new handheld units including the BRAND1 for your IPhone, body mounted systems and the new BRAND2. We will also show the new BRAND3. The BRAND3 is a remote controlled pan-tilt head for small cameras up to 7 pounds.


??????? is recognized as the world’s innovator and premier provider of batteries, chargers, lighting and mobile power systems for the professional broadcast, video and film industries. Based in the United States with offices in Europe, Asia and South America, ??????? was established in 1970 and has expanded its product offerings to include many signature lines including the leading BRAND1 system, BRAND2 chargers and BRAND3 batteries. Our superior quality products have become an industry standard and are compatible with virtually every camera brand.

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Here are the answers in white – select to see who is who:
1 – Avid
2 – Chyron
3 – EditShare
4 – Adobe
5 – Blackmagic Design
6 – AJA
7 – Grass Valley
8 – JVC
9 – Ikegami
10 – Panasonic
11 – ARRI
12 – Carl Zeiss
13 – Olympus
14 – Canon
15 – Hague Camera Supports
16 – Glidecam
17 – Anton/Bauer

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