IBC: AMI’s Best of Show Award winners revealed

Following the conclusion of the 2015 event yesterday, Audio Media International can now announce the winners of our IBC Best of Show Awards.

Prior to this year’s event, companies were invited to nominate new products they were set to showcase in Amsterdam; those submitting entries were then asked to carry out a demonstration to a member of our judging team during the show, making sure to outline key features and point out any unique selling points.

The winning entries – along with comments from the judges – are as follows:

Nugen Audio – Halo Upmix

A remarkably easy to use but feature-packed stereo to 5.1/7.1 upmixer that provides the user with an array of control options for both TV and film work. Tools such as the ‘Exact’ downmix mode and full dialogue isolation are particularly impressive and it won’t take long to find your way around the very well presented interface.

Above: Nugen Audio co-founder and technical director Paul Tapper accepts the Award

Sennheiser – AVX

For video camera users who would rather not have to worry about the complications of setting up and operating a wireless microphone system, the AVX is certainly worth considering. Getting started couldn’t be much simpler: the EKP receiver switches on straight away when plugged into the camera – pairing with the transmitter automatically – and license-free 1.9 GHz operation is another clear plus point. Overall, a very clever product.

Above: Sennheiser’s Achim Gleissner and Stephanie Schmidt with their certificate

A digital publication featuring all the products nominated across the spectrum of the NewBay Media Best of Show Awards will be available next month.