cinec 2012 - A big success


Last Updated: September 28, 2012 12:52 am GMT
(Munich, Germany--September 28, 2012) cinec 2012 was once again a successful show. Angelika Albrecht, Managing Director of ALBRECHT Gesellschaft für Fachausstellungen und Kongresse mbH, and organizer of the cinec, says: ”On a only slightly smaller exhibition space, more exhibitors than ever presented themselves – 179 exhibitors provided a broad range of products.”

More than 3,900 visitors from Germany and 57 other countries participated in this important industry event and confirmed cinec’s international significance and popularity with experts from all over the world.

A number of interesting presentations and workshops complemented the show. Although the interest in Stereo 3d has diminished in comparison to the last cinec, the company Virtual Experience welcomed many visitors to their event on “S3D – Hype or Hope” and the presentation of the UP3D Excellence Awards. Many innovations can still be found in this area, which was also shown by the fact that one of the cinecAwards was given to a product from the 3D sector.
Almost every seat was taken during the 4K screenings by MKMedia and Bandpro, who welcomed the oscar winner Vilmos Zsigmond as their guest.
The cineCongress ended with a presentation of research results of the University Zurich by Christian Iseli and Florian Martin. They compared digital vs. analog - the emotional impact of film recording processes on the audience, and came to the conclusion that the images of analog and digital recordings have become surprisingly similar.

The cineCongress was powered by ARRI – already one day before the show, the cineCongress started there; Tammo Buhren of ZweiB was responsible for the technical realisation in the MOC. The concept was developed by Prof. Dietrich Sauter, Dr. Michael Neubauer, BVK, and Gerhard Bergfried, FKTG, most of the discussions were moderated by media manager Barbara Schardt.

The ongoing innovative capacity of the sector was also shown at the cinecAwards presentation (by the Society of CineTechnik Bayern e.V.). Nine innovations out of 47 entries were awarded – seven with a technical Award and two with the special awards. The cinecAwards were presented during an elegant reception hosted by the State Minister Martin Zeil in Munich’s Residenz.

The show came to a close on Monday, on this day many young film professionals had visited the show. After NAB, a general trade show fatigue had been predicted and some people assumed that the high number of trade shows this fall would lead to fewer exhibitors and visitors – but none of this could be seen at cinec 2012.

“Thanks again for everything you did to make this such a successful cinec for us.” Jon Fauer emailed us today, and on his website he states: “Cinec was my favorite show in this year’s European triathlon of IBC-Photokina-Cinec. Most of the world’s high-end motion picture camera companies, rental houses and crews seemed to agree, setting what seemed to be record attendance this year.” – just one of many positive feedbacks we have received since Monday.

Certainly, the next cinec will again be exciting!

More information on the show, the cinecAwards and the cineCongress, as well as pictures can be found at


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