The winners of the InBroadcast Editors' Awards 2015
were announced during this year's NABSHOW
held at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
The Contributing Editors, many of whom were
out-and-about at the exhibition, examined the latest
and greatest technology advances on display.
This year's awards winners are:
Sony's HDC-4300 4K 2/3-Inch Broadcast Camera
Sumimasa 'Yana' Yanagisawa, Senior Product Manager, Studio & Camera Systems Professional Solutions of America, Sony, receives the InBroadcast Editors' Award from Bryn Lister
FOR-A's HVS-2000 4K Video Production Switcher
Hiro Tanoue, Deputy Senior General Manager Overseas Sales and Marketing Division, FOR-A, accepts the InMedia award
SmallHD's Sidefinder HD viewfinder
Dale Backus, Chief Technical Officer pictured with Weston Phillip, CEO, SmallHD
ChyronHego's Vistacam Videowall For News Studios
Niall Hendry, Product Specialist, ChyronHego, receives the InTech category InBroadcast award
Vitec's ACE H.265 Portable HEVC Encoder
Eli Garten, VP Product Management, Vitec Video Innovations accepts the InGear award
From the independent panel
InBroadcast's 2015 Award presented at NAB
Following the usual protracted discussions on the merits of the many possible contenders, our congratulations to all this year's winners - Steven Preston, Editor.
Jim Evans has been writing about the music and pro audio industries for longer than he cares to remember. Prior to becoming the first editor of Pro Sound News Europe, he was on the staff of Record Mirror and, later news editor of Music Week. Freelance since the mid-eighties, he continues to contribute to a number of leading pro audio periodicals. He is also online news editor for Lighting & Sound International.
Michael Grotticelli is an experienced editor working in both online and print, who has spent the last 25 years regularly reporting on the broadcast and professional video production industries. He currently serves as Editor and Publisher of VideoJournalistToday.com, a website for aspiring journalists and production professionals.
Kevin Hilton trained in radio journalism and worked as a reporter, technical operator, producer and presenter before moving into magazines. Since 1987, he has covered audio and general broadcast technology, working on a number of publications before going freelance in 1993. He continues to contribute to leading professional broadcast periodicals.
David Kirk joined the editorial staff of Hi-Fi News in the 1960s, becoming editor of the monthly magazine Tape Recorder which he developed into Studio Sound. In 1974 he founded Video, developing this into Broadcast Systems Engineering. He edited International Broadcast Engineer 1986-1999 before founding Stylus Media Consultants which specialises in broadcast-related technical writing and publicity.
Adrian Pennington is a journalist, editor and author with over 15 years' experience covering the production, business, and technology of film and TV. He is managing editor of The IBC Daily, editor of The IBC Executive and author of the Focal Press book 'Exploring 3D'.
Kieron Seth has been a valued voice in the industry for over 15 years. Working as television conference producer, video technology event director, new media marketing consultant, broadcast journalist and independent writer, his experience with the production chain is extensive. This has given him a real insight into today's technology workflows, commercial realities and the creative ambitions of the industry.
Andy Stout is a freelance journalist and editor who has been covering the global electronic entertainment and media for some of the world's leading publications and websites for over two decades. Based in the heart of rural England he also writes about music, science fiction, sport and more.