NAB 2016

NAB 2016 Award Round-up, Part 1: Studio Daily Prime Awards, IABM Game Changer Awards, and Post Picks

With NAB 2016 in the rearview mirror, SVG takes a look back at those sponsors that were honored for their innovative new products, technologies, and workflows in Las Vegas. Part 1 recaps the StudioDaily Prime Awards’ Best in Show, IABM Game Changer Awards, and Post Magazine’s Post Picks.

StudioDaily Prime Awards – Best of Show

AJA Video Systems Ki Pro Ultra file-based recorder/player
Ki Pro Ultra is AJA’s file-based 4K/UltraHD and 2K/HD video recorder and player with a built-in HD LCD monitor. It is capable of capturing edit-ready 4K (4096 x 2160), UltraHD (3840 x 2160), 2K (2048 x 1080), and HD (1920 x 1080) Apple ProRes files. Ki Pro Ultra also supports a range of video formats and frame rates up to 4K 60p, and offers flexible input and output connectivity — including 3G-SDI, Fiber and HDMI — for powerful and efficient large-raster and high-frame rate workflows.

Quantum Xcellis shared workflow storage system
Optimized for demanding workflows and powered by Quantum’s StorNext platform, Xcellis boosts media professionals’ efficiency and productivity, enabling them to drive greater business success. Through a unique architecture that integrates key workflow storage components into an easy-to-manage, fully scalable hardware solution, Xcellis manages data across multiple storage tiers, supports both Fibre Channel and Ethernet clients and hosts workflow applications.

IABM Game Changer Awards

BroaMan Route66
The new upgraded Route66 video router now offers Optocore-powered Auto Routing and an intelligent fier patch bay, making it ideal not only for broadcast, but installation and live events.

Deluxe Entertainment Services MediaCloud
MediaCloud illustrates the benefits of flexibility and speed to ramp up or reduce services as needed, demonstrating a huge shift in how playout services will operate in the future.

EMC Corporation Isilon future-proof storage for media workflows
This is a development of a well-established professional, high performance media storage system, and enables a hybrid approach in migrating to cloud-based storage. EMC’s Isilon recognizes that local high performance storage and remote access via cloud storage will need to co-exist for some time.

EVS Xeebra officiating review tool
In live broadcast infrastructures – especially for the production of sports – technology and workflows need to offer speed, efficiency, and reliability. With Xeebra, users benefit from being able to review live content across multiple screens using a dedicated replay controller or a single interface. Xeebra also has uses beyond officiating – for example, reviewing rehearsals and editing previews.

Sony Professional Media Backbone Hive
Media Backbone Hive is an end-to-end production system using IT cloud-based technology. This architecture means Media Backbone Hive is scalable and cost-effective to implement.

Post Magazine’s ‘Post Picks’

AJA Video Systems Kona IP
Kona IP is AJA’s first desktop video and audio I/O product for professional IP-based workflows. It is the company’s next generation of its Kona line of PCIe capture cards and works with AJA Control Room and Control Panel software and SDK tools, along with leading third-party content creation applications. It is designed as a flexible platform that supports today’s SMPTE 2022-6 IP-encapsulated uncompressed 3G-SDI, HD-SDI and SD-SDI video, audio, and VANC data.

Blackmagic Design DaVinci Resolve 12.5
DaVinci Resolve 12.5, now in public beta, is a massive and impressive update with more than 1,000 enhancements and 250 new features, which includes major additions to the editing toolset, new and enhanced color features, including improved HDR support, and powerful new effects.

Quantum Xcellis