Home » Author Archives: Ryan Salazar

Author Archives: Ryan Salazar

Calling All NAB Show Foodies: Las Vegas Restaurants! #NABShow

Since you literally have to be 21 years old to even breathe in Las Vegas, we’ve chosen 21 of the best spots (some of which are “locals-only” spots, not embellished for the tourists) to find the best-tasting grub available! Mind you, not everyone is going to like every place, but I’ve found a fulfilling experience at each and every one! ...

Read More »

Trends and Has-Beens 2019

Before we get into the meat of the article, I want to ply you with the following disclaimer. It has been said that ‘One man’s junk is another man’s treasure.’ This is also true in the realm of trends. One’s trend may actually be another’s ‘has-been.’ So, while I mention a few things that have caught my eye and are ...

Read More »

Satellites: Those Heavenly Orbital Spheres

Not too many left who could vouch for 1945 being an eventful year – it saw the end of the most massive global conflict the world has ever known; the longest-running U.S. President ever Franklin Delano Roosevelt (our 32nd president) passed into eternity and was succeeded by his Vice President Harry S. Truman; the United Nations was proposed and established ...

Read More »

Can You See the Light? Only with the Right Lens!

The oldest artificial lens discovered, so far, is the Layard Lens (aka: “The Nimrud Lens”); it was found by A. H. Layard in 1853 and is around 3000 years old (about 750BC-710BC in the Neo-Assyrian Empire). It was found in Kalhu, the Tiglath-pileser’s royal residence city (in modern day, that’s Nimrud in Iraq) in the North West Palace. Its discoverer ...

Read More »

NAB: How It All Got Started…

Well, here we are, approaching NAB Show!  Once again, I will be present, representing Broadcast Beat Magazine, as I glide through the Show Floor, seeing what I can see of all the newest products and innovations in the studio (broadcast and post-production) industry. Even with all the excitement that the Show brings, ever wonder what “NAB” is or who the ...

Read More »

Aimée Ricca Recognized for Delivering Cutting-Edge Marketing Practices at SMPTE!

The Society of Motion Pictures and Television Engineers (SMPTE) has benefited from cutting-edge marketing strategies and practices, which has increased media editorial placements by more than a whopping 1,200% in the global marketplace. Aimée Ricca leads marketing and communications for SMPTE (the center of the film and broadcast world since 1916), and she has been pioneering its marketing effort. For ...

Read More »

NAB Show Parties: 2018 NAB Show Party & After-Hours Events List

If we don’t mention the 2018 NAB Show After-Parties, we would be leaving out a huge chunk of the fun associated with NAB Show! Look below and click on the NAB Show party details for more information, as some are either private, by invitation only or have an admission charge. This is a running list and the most comprehensive you will find! We update ...

Read More »

Canon Burbank Becomes Reality

I recently had the honor of visiting Canon’s newest (12,000 square ft.) facility, “Canon Burbank” – The Professional Technology & Support Center located at 3400 West Olive Ave., Burbank, California and conveniently located near The Burbank Studios and Warner Brothers. Canon Burbank has all latest tech and what’s exciting is that this facility is open to the Hollywood community! What does this mean? Educational events, ...

Read More »

2017 #NABShow – Day 2 Wrap-up

TODAY is the SECOND day of The 2017 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!  The BB staff was hopping – extremely instrumental in allowing us to get the word out about the Show and all the products ...

Read More »

2017 #NABShow – Day 1 Wrap-up

TODAY is the FIRST day of The 2017 NAB Show – and the EXCITEMENT LEVEL is OFF THE SCALE!!! The doors have opened officially – but me and my crews have been here for HOURS already, setting-up and gathering ALL of the NAB news we can! I can’t tell you how much the NAB Show means to me!  I’ve been ...

Read More »

30,000 Feet Up & 2200 Miles to 2017 #NABShow

…And away we go! Our Fort Lauderdale crew is now thirty-thousand feet up in the air and we’re on our way to “Sin City” – Las Vegas, Nevada! NAB Show HERE WE COME! As usual, my level of excitement won’t let me settle-down, so I’ve started blogging while on the plane! (This is DEFINITELY a bad habit, but at least I’m not ...

Read More »

Rayleigh (Resolution) Barrier Broken!

Well, they’ve done it.  While you were sleeping and unbeknownst to most (but knownst to me), they’ve finally broken the “resolution barrier” – aka “The Rayleigh Limit.” That’s GREAT, you say.  But what is the “resolution barrier?”  Read on, my friends, and I will enlighten you… First off, the “Rayleigh Limit” was named after its discoverer (as most things are) ...

Read More »

SPROCKIT in your Pocket! #NABshow 2017

Download SPROCKIT Brochure HERE! Starting a company is easy.  Building a company that can scale and change the world is hard!   Having a great idea that solves a big problem, building an All Star team and raising capital is just the beginning.  You need to get your product in front of the right companies, in the right places at ...

Read More »

Lighting for Broadcast (aka “Lighting 101”) as seen at #NABShow

Modern lighting for broadcasting really got going in 1938 with the appearance of color television. One fact that many people don’t consider is that stage and movie lighting are a bit different. Proper lighting is not nearly as simple as pointing a light and turning it on. All the fancy transmitters and cameras don’t mean a thing if you can’t ...

Read More »

BEST PRACTICE: Asset Management in Broadcast and Post Production

The better Digital Asset Management products keep all sorts of things in check. They organize everything into a single interface and keep track of clips, project files, scripts (as in copy!) and some even monitor available storage. Comprised of both content (or “essence” — the actual clip) and metadata (a description of the content, which includes the title, author, creation ...

Read More »

The Importance of Meta-tagging Assets

Before going into the actual importance of properly identifying your digital assets or “meta-tagging” them with “metadata,” we should all be familiar with what it is.  The term “metadata” defines the description of content, which can include the title, author, creation date, description and other things, such as the standards used, like the bit rate or format. Meta-tags don’t do ...

Read More »