TODAY is the SECOND day of The 2015 NAB Show – and what can I say? Broadcast Beat had an OUTSTANDING coverage day of the Show yesterday, and it’s going to be even BIGGER and BETTER today! We maintained a constant LIVE FEED while at the show, thanks to the TVUPack and Wowza – both extremely instrumental in allowing us to get the word out about the Show and all the products appearing there!
Here we are – getting ready for DAY 2 – everybody is bright-eyed and bushy-tailed… all four crews have checked-in and we’re ready to roll!
It’s another beautiful day here in Las Vegas Nevada and I’m glad that I ordered the gorgeous weather!
Ah, the satellite trucks… these mobile transmitters (and some – mobile studios) have always held a special place in my heart… I LOVE’M! Checking out the awesome #firstAlertCT truck from Accelerated Media Technologies at the #NABShow, as we await the doors opening and the rush of the crowds… oh, yeah – and our first interview of the day!
Janet interviewing Charlie Vogt (l), President and CEO of Imagine Communications. Imagine Communications provides the most complete end-to-end video solutions and is constantly innovating to deliver the most advanced IP, cloud-enabled, software-defined network, and workflow solutions in the world. As a matter of fact, nearly half of the world’s video channels traverse through more than three million Imagine Communications products deployed around the globe, with markets spanning 185 countries.
Look at all these camera rigs on this BMW from Mathews Grip – Stopping by this booth really gave me the feel of being in a studio – all that behind-the-scenes hardware! And Mathews is well-known in the industry for its studio/grip hardware offerings! Of course, all of their showings look pretty sharp on the hood of this BMW! Mathews Studio Equipment (or “MSE”) is a 45-year-old manufacturer of industry-specialized hardware, camera and lighting support. Its equipment is being used on entertainment productions and in major studios in over 90 countries around the world. MSE is the exclusive distributor of the FLOATCAM and POLLY DOLLY products throughout Asia and the Americas. See more at: www.msegrip.com
Just finished up at Radeus Labs Inc. where we spoke with Kenneth C. Cone, Chief Technology Officer… Radeus Labs, Inc. was founded in 2002 by Ray and Duvina Hayden, and was created out of the need to produce high tech, cost effective custom computing solutions that did not compromise on quality and value. They specialize in computing solutions and assemblies for any end-use environment, from standard server racks to airborne computer systems, with design, software and hardware engineering, quality control and production all under one roof. They have over 10,000sqft of production space and another 4,000sqft for engineering and R&D. Today, their operations have expanded to cover a diverse range of other quality products and services.
Jeff of The Jeff Adams Show is talking to Dave Stubenvoll from Wowza… founded in 2005 by David Stubenvoll and Charlie Good, Wowza started as a bootstrap start-up, focused on one goal— simplify media streaming and make it better. Originally, Dave and Charlie were going down a different product path — video blogging. However, they discovered there wasn’t any server software that they were comfortable building a business upon. Since they couldn’t find any media delivery solutions that met their needs, they decided to build their own. Today, Fortune 100 companies, small and mid-sized businesses, leading Content Delivery Networks (CDNs), educational institutions, and government entities in more than 150 countries depend on award-winning Wowza software to build, deploy, and manage streaming solutions for the delivery of engaging live or on-demand content in the highest possible quality.
We stopped by WCPMedia Services so that Janet could speak with Kenneth Yas, Managing Director about cloud security… Based in Switzerland and in USA, they offer producers, content owners, distributors and buyers in the Cinema, Media and Entertainment industry a revolutionary solution to manage, market, transcode and deliver their content with related licences and rights. Founded in 2011, WCPMedia Services is a Swiss-based entertainment software and services company that manages, markets and distributes content to business partners and clients quickly, easily and securely and for less money. They offer a platform of smart process applications that combines proprietary software with top-tier solutions developed by proven and trusted technology companies.
Hello Dolly! I’m is playing with some Shotoku camera arms! One of the best things at the shows is being able to put your hands on the equipment. All of the equipment at the show is high-end and many people, including myself, would ordinarily not have access to all this great stuff. Of the tens of thousands of people that will attend NAB, only a few dozen will really have the opportunity to get seated in and mess around with this equipment. I’m glad I’m one of them! And now, after handling all that grip equipment, I’ve worked-up an appetite…
I think I’ll check out Original Nathan’s Hot Dogs to see what noontime fare I can dig up! Last year, there were over 435 million Nathan’s Famous Hot Dogs sold! Today, Nathan’s is sold and enjoyed in all 50 States and sold at over 40,000 food service and retail outlets. And, lest we forget, at the 2015 #NABShow! Hmmm… perhaps I should give-up Broadcast Beat and go to work at Nathan’s! LOL Then again, I really ROCK this green uniform! Maybe I will… 🙂
Janet interviewing John Rhodes, Product Manager at Panasonic (r)… of course, what can be said about Panasonic that hasn’t already been said? Just the mere name evokes thoughts of professional electronics – for both consumers and industry! Customers in government, healthcare, production, education and a wide variety of commercial enterprises, large and small, depend on integrated solutions from Panasonic to reach their full potential, achieve competitive advantage and improve outcomes. The complete suite of Panasonic solutions range from mobile computing to security and surveillance systems to visual display solutions and more. Check out more at: www.panasonic.com/business-solutions/company-info-panasonic-solution.asp
Jeff (l) at the TVU Booth… TVU (along with Wowza) is helping Broadcast Beat Magazine to stream LIVE at the 2015 #NABShow! TVU Networks is a technology and market leader in IP-based live video solutions. TVU’s solutions help transform broadcasters’ SDI-based operations – which include acquisition, transmission, routing, distribution and management – to an IP-based infrastructure. TVU serves customers of all sizes in more than 80 countries from industries that include news broadcast, web streaming, law enforcement, sports, corporate and government. Using its proprietary IS+ technology, TVUPack uses any combination of cellular, satellite, microwave, WiFi and Ethernet IP connections to deliver live HD video from practically any location – even here at NAB! See more at: www.tvunetworks.com/
I speak with Rick Belt of RTS Intercoms (above, l), talking about their awesome mics! And the line of ElectroVoice Microphones… You just KNOW that I couldn’t resist! Both RTS Intercoms and ElectroVoice are part of The Bosch division Security Systems, a leading global supplier of security, safety, and communications products, solutions and services (See our Broadcast Beat article on ElectroVoice HERE). The Bosch Group, a leading global supplier of technology and services, is divided into four business sectors: Automotive Technology, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. ElectroVoice can be found in performing arts centers, sports facilities, houses of worship, cinemas, dancehalls and virtually every entertainment and broadcasting venue around! See more at: www.electrovoice.com/
Janet interviewing Marcus Schioler, Sr. Manager at Autodesk (r) … And who doesn’t know Autodesk? Autodesk helps people imagine, design and create a better world. Everyone—from design professionals, engineers and architects to digital artists, students and hobbyists—uses Autodesk software to unlock their creativity and solve important challenges. “Our customers are pushing the boundaries on how products are designed and made, how buildings are built, and how entertainment is created,” said Amar Hanspal, senior vice president at Autodesk. “Autodesk Suites address the entire workflow: from capturing reality and iterating on a design, to physically making that design through 3D printing or other forms of fabrication.” See more at: www.autodesk.com/
ADDER was our 2015 Innovation/Content Delivery Award winner for their ADDERLink INFINITY, the first device of its kind to allow multicasting over a network… ADDERLink Infinity 1002 is a high performance KVM (Keyboard, Video and Mouse) extender that forms part of the ALIF matrix solution. This enables you to locate your critical computing hardware in a secure and temperature controlled environment away from the user work station, whilst maintaining a pixel perfect desktop experience. Established in 1984 by Adrian Dickens, an Engineering graduate from the UK’s renowned Cambridge University, Adder design and manufacture an advanced range of KVM switches, extenders and IP solutions which enable the reliable control of local, remote and global IT systems. See more at: www.adder.com
Janet interviewing Ephraim Barrett (r), Sales Director at Rascular… Rascular is a broadcast software company based in the UK. It specializes in highly-evolved device control and media management tools that provide operators with direct access to third-party hardware technologies. Flagship product Helm allows customers to pick best-of-breed systems – branding devices, routers, video servers, VTRs, multi-image display processors and modular gear – from a range of different manufactures and provides a single, integrated, user-defined control/monitoring surface for operators. Helm, along with Commander, Mediant and the ET Updater range, is deployed by broadcasters and playout providers globally. Used by over 150 broadcasters globally including Discovery Communications Europe, BSkyB, Red Bee Media, M-Net, Sky Italia and ARD.
For more information visit www.rascular.com.
Janet interviewing the Joel Stoner, (l) Founder, CEO and Owner of AlterMedia – the developer of Studio Suite, a software platform designed to simplify and organize the complex, specialized workflows involved in virtually any media production environment (film, television, music, games, graphics, advertising, internet, radio, DVD, audio, video, etc.). Studio Suite lets the creative people get back to being creative, and the business people back to business by freeing up resources and allowing everyone to focus on creating the content that generates the income, as opposed to paperwork and excuses. For more information about Studio Suite and AlterMedia, please visit their website at: www.studiosuite.com/
Nikki at the Angenieux Booth, with Eva Paryzka showing off their amazing new lens collection… Since its founding in 1935, the company’s story has been an incredible one. Its success can be attributed to the genius of its founder, Pierre Angénieux, who revolutionized the methods of optical calculation. Pierre Angénieux invented the retrofocus principle and designed the first industrialized mechanical-compensation zoom lens. Thales Angénieux, a world-recognized manufacturer of precision lenses, offering the best lenses for cinema and television production, as well as specific products for surveillance and security applications, has nearly 400 employees and earns more than 70% of its revenues abroad. The company has offices in the United States and Singapore and is backed up by a network of 50 distributors. See more at: www.angenieux.com/
Here I am, speaking with Jerry Hahn (c) – President and Co-Founder of TBC Consoles… we’re speaking about his IntelliTrac console (top, r & bottom, c), the TracWall (bottom, l) and the SmartCart (bottom, r). Most TBC Consoles technical furniture is supremely adaptable and reconfigurable to meet changing needs and offer enhanced flexibility of purpose to help accommodate potential shifts in workflow. In today’s rapidly-shifting business environments, adaptable products are increasing in importance. TBC Consoles is there to answer that call. Check-out their website and explore the possibilities: www.tbcconsoles.com
Nikki discovers from Andrew Sachs lets us in on what @volicon is showcasing at the #NABShow … Volicon is the leading provider of enterprise media intelligence solutions serving the needs of broadcasters, networks, cable operators, and governments worldwide. The Observer Media Intelligence Platform™ provides powerful tools for content creation and repurposing, compliance monitoring, ad verification, competitive analysis, and quality of service monitoring. Volicon solutions are used by all stakeholders in the media enterprise from engineering to the executive suite. Volicon’s patented Video Monitoring Network (VMN) is comprised of a multi-channel video streaming engine, interactive search, content analytics, media monitoring, and service monitoring and alarming capabilities. With headquarters in Burlington, Massachusetts, Volicon serves its customers with a dedicated team of partners, resellers, and distributors worldwide.
Inside the 38 Flex brought by the Mobile TV Truck. This broadcast truck can shoot in total #4k! Mobile TV Group (MTVG), operators of one of the country’s largest fleets of mobile production units, will demonstrate the industry’s first 4K sports mobile unit with 2/3-inch cameras – the 38 FLEX – with FUJINON’s new UA80x9 4K Ultra HD lens on a Grass Valley LDX 81 4K camera. The 53’ expando will be capable of sports and entertainment productions with up to 12 4K cameras. “We’re thrilled to showcase our 4K truck at NAB this year,” said Philip Garvin, Co-Owner and GM of MTVG. “And we’re proud to include a lens with the optical performance and quality of FUJINON’s UA80x9 on the Grass Valley LDX 81. The performance of the camera and lens on our new 4K truck will be vital in demonstrating the production possibilities of 4K for live broadcast today. They represent what this truck can do in the best possible light.”
So, here it is at the end of Day 2 of the 2015 #NABShow. Once again, I’d like to thank the cast and crew here at Broadcast Beat magazine, as well as TVUPack and Wowza for bringing Broadcast Beat magazine to the live streams. I’d also like to thank Nick Wracan, one of our behind the scenes group who will be flying out tonight in order to make his college graduation – Good Luck, Nick! I look forward to seeing the rest of you tomorrow, and remember to stay blogged-in! Now, let’s hit them parties!!! First up, SuperMeet… (here we come!) 🙂
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