Part 2 of a 2-part blog on IBC 2017 

The biggest stand in the Future Zone was home to 4K's Voldemort, namely 8K. NHK had a huge screen (composed of 4 discrete screens) showing 8K coverage of the Olympics. And mightily impressive it was too. I’m not a betting man but I would put a tenner on 8k overtaking 4k before the latter can get mass market penetration.

The Future Zone tied me neatly into what I was really over in IBC for, namely those exhibitors is Hall 8: The audio hall. Sennheiser were demoing their new product, the Ambeo, a four-capsule surround sound microphone. It records to four channels and then by use of associated software, the audio field can be manipulated accordingly. Having written a review on their surround-sound Esfera product a couple of years ago, I hope to get a review model for evaluation at a later date.

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