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550 Cos from 35 nations to take part in 'Broadcast India Show'


Mumbai, Oct 11: Over 550 companies from 35 nations would participate in a three-day global exhibition in the city from October 15 to showcase the latest film equipment and television technology ranging from high resolution cameras to lenses, lights and octocopters.

The exhibition, titled 'Broadcast India Show 2015', is being organised by Siacom Trade Fairs and Exhibitions Ltd since last 25 years. It is the biggest such show in India in which well known foreign brands from all over the world exhibit their state-of-the-art film equipment, its Managing Director Ramesh Meer said in a release here.

550 Cos to take part in 'Broadcast Show'

A new paradigm of technological know-how that forms the very core of the new-age infotainment industry -- from its content creation to its management and delivery -- would be focused at the event commencing October 15 at Bombay Exhibition Centre in suburban Goregaon, he said. This year, companies from Sri Lanka, Nigeria, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Africa, UAE and many parts of Europe have confirmed their participation.

The maximum participation would be from the UK and Germany, Meer said. Among them would be companies offering software, he said adding that many Canadian and American companies distribute software programmes to film units in India.

Octocopters used in aerial shoots shall be on display in the exhibition. Besides, high resolution cameras ranging from 2K to 8K would be put up in the exhibition. 8K cameras would be launched at the show this year.

Participant companies include Sony India and Panasonic India, the release said. Many Indian companies manufacture jib rods (that hold cameras), cranes, camera dolly and tripods and hence these equipment shall also be exhibited at the show, Meer said.

The organisers have also come out with an online magazine on film technology called 'Broadcast and Film'. A two-day conference would be part of the exhibition where well known speakers from the film world would deliver lectures on wide range of topics about film making. Meer said he would deliver a talk on 'how to make film with a zero budget'.


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