2018 NAB Show
Thursday, April 26, 2018NAB Show 2018: Canon Hosts Talk on Large Format Production in College SportsAt the 2018 NAB Show, Canon USA hosted a special panel discussion on large format production in the college sports environment and a collection of key college sports video production pros shared their thoughts and experiences in the purchasing and/or renting of lenses and cameras for their departments. Moderated by SVG's Ken Kerschbaumer, the conversation featured Auburn University's Weston Carter, University of Kentucky's Shane Fannin, Blue Ox Films' Taylor Kavanaugh, Kitay Productions' Joel Kitay, and Canon USA's Larry Thorpe. The discussion was hosted at Canon's Live Production Stage in the Central Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center.Thursday, April 12, 2018NAB Show 2018: HGST's Shawn Klein on Western Digital Synergy and and the Future of StorageThe brands of Western Digital were all under one big roof at this year's NAB Show, as HGST, G-Technology, and SanDisk were all unified to deliver their message and innovations around the world of archive. Shawn Klein, HGST's Global Director of Strategic Alliances speaks with our Brandon Costa about the synergies between the companies and how the dynamic storage industry is challenging technology developers to meet increasing customer needs.Thursday, April 12, 2018NAB Show 2018: Quantum's Geoff Stedman Discusses the Company's Latest NAS SystemsFollowing the debut of a new entry-level NAS in September and a scale-out NAS in December, Quantum is spreading the word at this NAB Show of its products' elite performance. Geoff Stedman, SVP, Business Development at Quantum chats with our Jason Dachman about the success of these latest platforms while also teasing some other upcoming tech.Thursday, April 12, 2018NAB Show 2018: Inside Canon's New Lineup of Lenses With Larry ThorpeIf its NAB Show time, that means there's a load of lens and camera announcements to enjoy. Be it 4K, 8K, HDR, or just traditional HD, Canon certainly didn't dsappoint. Sports Broadcasting Hall of Famer and Canon Senior Fellow Larry Thorpe chats with our Jason Dachman about all of the new glass at this year's show and dives deeper into the future of 4K and 8K in the broadcast environment.Thursday, April 12, 2018NAB Show 2018: Dave Letson Offers a Peek Inside Calrec's Newest Brio ConsoleCalrec reigns as one of the leaders in audio solutions for the live sports video production industry and at this NAB Show, the company had a bunch of new toys to show off. Dave Letson, Calrec's VP of Sales joined our Jason Dachman to dive deeper into the newest Brio console, one that comes with a much smaller form factor than some of the company's larger lines. He also digs deep into the move to IP, an area of innovation where audio may have a leg up on video.Wednesday, April 11, 2018NAB Show 2018: Bexel's Lee Estroff and John Mills On Life Under NEPLast year, the popular video production equipment rental services provider Bexel was acquired by NEP and this NAB Show marks the first time the company is Las Vegas under NEP's umbrellas. VP, Account Development Lee Estroff and Business Development Manager John Mills stopped by to talk with our Jason Dachman to discuss the new world of Bexel, some of their latest customer wins, and much more.Wednesday, April 11, 2018NAB Show 2018: FUJIFILM's Gordon Tubbs on Using 4K For Better HDWhile the distribution of 4K content remains at a bit of a stall, the acquisition of 4K video is continuing to climb dramatically, as producers look to future-proof themselves. At the 2018 NAB Show, Gordon Tubbs VP, Broadcast and Communication Products - FUJIFILM North America Corporation - Optical Devices Division spoke to our Brandon Costa about how 4K cameras and lenses can be critical in developing even better HD imagery and how its newest lenses are helping push the industry forward.Wednesday, April 11, 2018NAB Show 2018: Don Bird on Lawo's Transformation to IP InnovativeLawo established itself as a major player in the sports video production market with its outstanding audio consoles. Today, the company is branching out beyond its traditional audio solutions and is proving to be a significant contributor to the industry's transition to IP. At the 2018 NAB Show, Don Bird, VP, Business Development, North America spoke with our Jason Dachman about how IP is moving into the mainstream and how its solutions are supporting major projects like the new NEP-built Andrews Hub in Australia.Wednesday, April 11, 2018NAB Show 2018: LiveU's Dave Belding Dishes on HEVC and At-Home ProductionLiveU has seen its company (and its solutions) blossom in unique ways over the past few years and this NAB Show display is a testament to its impressive growth. At this year's show, the company is showing new transmission solutions featuring HEVC 4K and much more. Our Brandon Costa chatted with Dave Belding, Director of Sports Sales for LiveU breaks down the big announcements at this year's show and shares how the company's technology is playing a key role in the industry's move to "at-home" production.Tuesday, April 10, 2018NAB Show 2018: Riedel's Thomas Riedel Gives An Inside Peek at the New RSP-1232HL SmartPanelAny NAB Show vet will know that few put on a show quite like Riedel Communications' founder Thomas Riedel. This year's convention was no different as the company launched the new RSP-1232HL SmartPanel with Thomas handcuffed to silver case secretly containing the new product. Our Brandon Costa chatted with Riedel about what makes this new SmartPanel special while also diving into the company's longtime relationship with the always innovative auto racing circuit, Formula 1.Tuesday, April 10, 2018NAB Show 2018: NEP's Scott Rothenberg on Augmented Realty, Asset Management, and MoreNEP Broadcasting is most known across the sports video production industry as the elite provider of mobile production facilities, but at this NAB Show, attendees will see that the company is much more than that. Our Jason Dachman speaks with NEP's SVP of Technology & Asset Management to break down everything from augmented reality and asset management solutions that are making the company's booth a hot destination on the show floor this week.Tuesday, April 10, 2018NAB Show 2018: AWS Elemental's Dan Marshall on the Company's New Media Solutions LineAt the end of 2017, AWS Elemental debuted a full series of media services that demonstrated the power of of much of the work being done by both Amazon Web Services and Elemental following the acquisition and merging of the companies by Amazon back in 2015. Dan Marshall, AWS Elemental's SVP, Worldwide Field Operations stopped to chat with our Brandon Costa about the growth of that line of solutions while also dissecting some of the future of machine learning and artificial intelligence.Monday, April 9, 2018NAB Show 2018: Sony's Deon LeCointe Dishes on the New 8K UHC-8300 and Fox Sports World CupSony's NAB Show press conference is always loaded with exciting announcements and this year's show was no different. There were numerous camera launches - highlighted by the new high-end 8K system called the UHC-8300 - in addition to the unveiling of numerous key partnerships including with the NHRA and Fox Sports for its coverage of this summer's FIFA World Cup in Russia. Our Brandon Costa caught up with Deon LeCointe, Senior Manager, IP and Sports Solutions for Sony Electronics to talk about those announcements, the company's continued role in the growth of IP-based workflows, and much more.Monday, April 9, 2018NAB Show 2018: Grass Valley's Neil Maycock On the SAM Acquisition and Announcements at the ShowIt's been another big year for Grass Valley and its parent company Belden, this time including the big acquisition of SAM (Snell Advanced Media) which helped the media giant continue to round up its complete portfolio of solutions. At the company's press conference at the 2018 NAB Show, our Jason Dachman talked with Grass Valley's VP of Global Marketing Neil Maycock to discuss the continued integration of SAM solutions into the Grass Valley lineup and reviews some of the new releases at this year's show.