Excel as a venue is far better in my opinion, it was heaving with people, great for parking and a dedicated train station, even hotels are on site but be warned we were in a Travelodge 3 miles away and it was half the price of the same lodge onsite.
This GoPro picture was taken about 10.30am and not representative of the crowds of people that turned up around lunchtime.
CVP had a shooting gallery allowing you to try many of the latest camcorders including the Sony NX3.
The boys from Kine Lenses were very happy with attendances, they recondition Zeiss SLR lenses for use in cinematography.
Finally the stand of the show went to Panasonic but strangely not for broadcast reasons, the GH4 was on show and it was the camera of the show, everyone wanted hands on, lots of questions as well to the Lumix reps, in fact I can exclusively reveal that without a card in the camera you can take the camera’s HDMI output into an external recorder giving you 10bit 422…I like many others thought that was only possible via the SDI adapter.