NAB Show 2023: Our Full Collection of Video Interviews With Key Industry Leaders From the Show Floor
Industry insights from some of the biggest vendors on the NAB Show exhibit floor
NAB Show 2023 is in the books!
If you missed any of the big highlights, SVG interviewed numerous key executives from some of the most influential technology vendors in the industry to catch you up on the latest big picture trends and the most significant announcements from the annual trade show in the desert.
Here’s our complete collection of video interviews from the NAB Show Floor:
Sony’s Rob Willox on 4x 4K HDC-5500 and Neutral-Density Filters
This year, there was loads to check out at Sony’s NAB Show booth. Among the highlights are two new versions of the HDC-3500 and HDC-5500 (which enables true 4K super-slo-mo at 4X speed) and a new neutral-density (ND) filter.
Robert Willox, Director of Production Marketing for Live Solutions for Sony Electronics chatted with SVG’s Brandon Costa about what makes these additions so exciting and what he was hoping to see at this year’s NAB Show.
Grass Valley’s Tim Banks on Bringing the Industry Together
Over the past five years, Grass Valley has experienced a massive transformation as a leading organization within the sports-video-production space. Headlined by the GV Media Universe Alliance and the GV AMPP platform, the company aimed at bringiung the industry together at the Las Vegas Convention Center and beyond.
Grass Valley Chief Revenue Officer Tim Banks dissects the changes that happened during this rebrand, how the business has reacted to these developments, the product announcements that are to be expected at their booth on the show floor, where GV AMPP is headed with its new on-prem option, and ways in which Grass Valley is strengthening customer and partner relationships through their GV One initiative.
LiveU’s Janel Moorefield on Connectivity for On-the-Go Production
LiveU is always pushing the boundaries of what is possible for productions that leverage bonded-cellular technology. This year in Las Vegas, the company upped the ante with the release of two new products that will assist with complex live events that occur outdoors in remote locations as well as mobile productions that happen on the fly: the On-Site Production Solution and LiveU Studio.
LiveU’s Vice President, Sports, Sales, Janel Moorefield, highlights the advantages of using the On-Site Production Solution for productions that stretch the limits on connectivity, how LiveU studio will help customers like professional and collegiate teams tap into their production workflows away from their control room, and other products on display at the company’s booth.
Canon’s Booth Highlighted By 8K Lenses, PTZs, and Free Viewpoint
Canon’s booth is always one of the highlights of the NAB Show, with exciting launches in lenses, cameras, and unique content creation tools. This year’s show was no different.
SVG had the chance to give you a tour of some of the key pieces of technology emerging from Canon this year, including 8K cameras, 8K lenses, PTZs (pan-tilt-zoom), and even the latest from Canon’s Free Viewpoint system which has been gaining further traction with the NAB.
SVG’s Jason Dachman is joined by National Accounts Sales Director Rich Eilers; Senior Specialist, Technical Josh Stoner; Senior Technical Specialist Paul McAniff; Senior Technical Specialist Michael Kearns; and Senior Fellow, New Business Michael Larson to walk you through the various tools available at the company’s booth.
FUJINON Lenses’ Stosh Durbacz Shows the Duvo 25-1000 and More
At a trade show like NAB Show, cameras and lenses are the fun toys to check out and the booth of Fujifilm North America Corporation’s Electronic Imaging and Optical Devices Division doesn’t disappoint.
The company’s booth in the Central Hall featured the new Fujinon Duvo HZK25-1000mmF2.8-5.0 CineBox PL Lens (Duvo 25-1000), as well as a plethora of broadcast and cinema lenses. Stosh Durbacz, FUJINON Lenses’ National Sales Manager offers you a tour through the highlights of the company’s booth, including a portable version of the Duvo lens; yet another tools to bring a more cinematic look to live sports broadcast.
Ross Video’s David Ross on Additions to Carbonite and Spidercam
For the first time since 2019, Ross Video held its popular keynote and reception at the Tuscany and a packed house was on hand to witness the unveiling of numerous new products, including the Carbonite Ultra 60 production switcher.
Ross CEO David Ross chatted with SVG immediately following his keynote to discuss what’s behind the company’s consistent growth, what’s exciting him about the company’s sports and live events division, and more.
NEP Group’s Casper Choffat on the Success of TFC Link
After a successful tail end to 2022, NEP Group is poised for a prosperous 2023. Now, at the pre-eminent location to debut a host of new products, the Las Vegas Convention Center has turned into a hotspot for the company to showcase the latest technologies and workflows.
NEP Group’s SVP, Global Product, Casper Choffat explains the new products and announcements that are being launched on the show floor, how TFC has been deployed so far and the feedback from the industry, and why this trade show is extremely important to NEP Group and the industry as a whole.
Josh Liemer of NEP’s VISTA Worldlink on MLS Season Pass
One of the biggest stories in sports media in 2023 has been the move of Major League Soccer to Apple TV. The MLS Season Pass product delivers the entirety of the MLS schedule to the streaming service and, with the help of NEP and NEP’S VISTA Worldlink, it completely reimagined how the league produces its games from a centralized location.
SVG’s Brandon Costa caught up with VISTA Worldlink President Joshua Liemer to share his thoughts on the project now two months in, what makes this such a unique property, and how he feels this is a model that will continue to grow across the live sports production industry.
Lawo’s Andreas Hilmer on Introduction of New HOME Apps
A two-headed juggernaut in the sports-video production industry, Lawo is shedding light on the latest developments on both the audio and IP side.
Lawo’s Chief Marketing Officer Andreas Hilmer breaks down the company’s immense growth of their audio business in the United States, new products being showcased at their booth, the introduction of the new HOME Apps, and how the company is assisting the migration to IP.
Calrec, Solid State Logic Deliver Tech For a New Age Broadcast
Advancements in live audio technologies remained an exciting element of the NAB Show in 2023. How does audio remain elite in a broadcast world moving to decentralization and the cloud?
Sid Stanley, General Manager of Calrec Audio and Dr. Enrique Perez Gonzalez, Chief Technology Officer for Solid State Logic spoke with SVG about each of their company’s respective announcements at this year’s trade show and how the two sides are working together on an important technological initiative.
Blackmagic Design’s Bob Caniglia on the Latest ATEM Switchers
The sports-video-production community is forever searching for new tools to enhance their workflows, and the booth of Blackmagic Design is a professional’s paradise. Stocked with the latest technologies and equipment, there is certainly something that will cater any want or need.
Blackmagic Design’s Director, Sales Operations, North America, Bob Caniglia summarizes the latest additions to the extensive lineup of the company’s ATEM production switchers and other notables highlights that were worth checking out at their location in the North Hall.
Dolby’s Carlos Watanabe on HDR in the Live Viewing Experience
High dynamic range (HDR), which was once a technology that was slowly gaining traction, has taken over the sports-video-production sector by storm. Now a full-fledged workflow that’s being embraced by the entire community, the next step in the process is further refinement and improvement. Dolby, a company who has been at the forefront of this application through their Dolby Vision solution, was looking to enhance the application this year in Las Vegas.
Dolby’s Director, PayTV and Streaming, Carlos Watanabe broke down the new audio and video developments on display at their booth on the show floor, how Dolby Vision has been adopted by more broadcasters over the 12 months, and more.
Amagi CEO Baskar Subramanian on FAST Channels, What’s New at NAB
Amagi rolled out a load of new features geared at low latency and production control elements to its product suite. The company has also struck numerous key partnerships with the likes of the National Hockey League on its FAST channels and with Sinclair Broadcast Group to launch the first fully integrated cloud-based over-the-air station playout origination.
At the company’s booth in the LVCC West Hall, Amagi’s Co-founder & CEO Baskar Subramanian shared his thoughts on the company’s new introductions, its key partnerships, and what he hoped to learn and accomplish at this year’s NAB Show.
Zixi’s Gordon Brooks on Boosting Video Delivery For Live Sports
Zixi’s solutions have never been more efficient and at the 2023 NAB Show, the company featured its solutions that empower ultra-low latency, dramatic throughput, and compute and efficiency improvements for content distributors. Zixi Broadcaster v17 boasts improved processing capacity that requires 80% less compute than other industry options and can result in significant savings in egress costs.
At the company’s booth, CEO Gordon Brooks spoke with SVG’s Brandon Costa about the company’s big new additions and what he’s keeping his eye on at the annual media industry gathering.
Vizrt’s Gabriel Baños on the Growth of Data-Driven Graphics
Always looking to expand their capabilities and services, Vizrt acquired Flowics in September 2022. Since then, the integration of Flowics has become a fruitful addition to an already strong lineup under the Vizrt umbrella.
At the 2023 NAB Show, Flowics CEO and Founder Gabriel Baños explains how Flowics has become a crucial part of Vizrt’s ecosystem, how this acquisition has powered a more enhanced data-driven graphics platform, and what was displayed at their booth on the show floor.
Riedel’s Rik Hoerée, Luc Doneux on Integrating SimplyLive
A big year in 2022 for Riedel Communications was highlighted by a pair of key company acquisitions, the biggest one being the addition of SimplyLive, a provider of software-based products for multi-camera production. That move – which was first announced at last year’s IBC Show – is now in effect and their integrations were fully on display at this NAB Show in Las Vegas, along with a collection of exciting new product launches.
Riedel’s CEO, Product Division Rik Hoerée and SimplyLive CEO Luc Doneux stopped by to chat about the coming together of the two companies, what NAB Show attendees can expect to see at the Riedel booth in the Central Hall, and more.
Program Productions’ Bob Carzoli on the Impact of ProCrewz
Faced with an ever-changing sports-video-production industry and the need to fill out production crews with high-quality personnel, Program Productions Inc. (PPI) has provided a huge lift for those searching for employment. Through their dedicated mobile app, ProCrewz, event managers are able to convey their specific staffing needs and professionals are able to find work at a click of a button.
PPI Chairman and ProCrewz CEO Bob Carzoli highlights the original idea for ProCrewz, how the app has adapted to a more digital-savvy workforce with new integrated features, and how this tool went from a concept to being widely accepted by media entities nationwide.
AT&T Business Empowers ARA Broadcasts From Remote Locations
More often, sports broadcasters are looking to offer live coverage of events from remote locations equipped with little or no connectivity. A good example of an event done well in these conditions is the work AT&T Business has done with the American Rally Association (ARA).
Scott Beckett, Director of Product Management of AT&T – Global Video Services, along with Yuji Otsuki, Director of Communications of Vermont SportsCar spoke with SVG’s Jason Dachman about how the motorsports organization leveraged AT&T technology to deliver top-flight broadcasts that shattered viewership expectations.
MediaPro’s Mario Sousa on AI, Cloud, and the Company’s Booth
MediaPro is presenting its New York and Miami studios, its playout services, virtual and remote production capabilities, and its latest in audiovisual engineering products, including from group companies Overon, Omicam4Sky, and wTvision.
Mário Sousa, Head of Sales and Marketing at MediaPro US spoke with SVG about the big things he was excited about at this year’s NAB.