It’s always a good sign when the silence is few and far between during the 5 hour drive home after a convention, and this year’s NAB show in Las Vegas provided plenty of conversation material. Admittedly some of the conversation revolved around our dalliances at the card table and golf course, but we also excitedly hashed out some of the ideas that were rattling around in our head following the show. Ryan, J.D. and myself got to spend two days cruising the convention floor seeking out new and innovate technologies, and we also found time to catch up with some of our streaming partners. The show was a huge success, and stay tuned to this blog as well as our Facebook and Twitter accounts for some of the exciting stuff that will be coming in the future.
In the meantime, here are some of the highlights from our trip:
Here is a picture taken from the escalator heading down to one of the convention halls (there were 3 halls in total, each with multiple wings/levels). It is tough to capture the scope and madness of this convention with a picture, but this gives you a little taste. Behind the CES show, NAB is the second largest convention of the year in Las Vegas.
With an MSRP right around $1,000, the RemoteMix 3.5 offers Bluetooth connectivity with a lower price tag than the 4.
This guy was there.
We had a great chat with our friends at Telestream (the makers of Wirecast), and while we can’t say too much yet, we are pretty excited about the direction Wirecast is heading.
We have recommended these before, but the recorders from Tascam are top notch. They also have a new iM2 device that turns any iPhone or iPad into a stereo recorder. Great for on the go interviews.
We stopped by the Newtek booth to poke around a bit, and check out their new line of TriCaster devices. The 855 and 455 models seem to be as good as advertised, and if clients are looking for an upgrade (and can afford the price tag) you can’t go wrong with these products.
Even Evander Holyfield made an appearance… and before you ask, the answer is no, I did not get a good look at his ear. Sidebar – that was unofficially the 10,345,312,303rd time that ‘Holyfield’ and ‘ear’ have appeared in the same sentence online… since 2011… on a blog… that focuses on technology… written by a streaming company. I’m exaggerating slightly but I’ll let you decide at what point.
The Comrex Access unit, truly the Cadillac of the Comrex line, allows remote broadcasts via POTS, DSL, 3g/4g, wireless internet… pretty much any way you can think of to connect, the Access is compatible. This is another one that will set you back in the wallet, but delivers unparalleled performance.
After a long day at the convention, we managed to squeeze in a round of golf at Paiute Golf Resort and it was positively breath-taking. A beautiful course set against the foothills, and the weather could not have been more cooperative. It was the perfect way to recharge before day two.
Well there you have it, Stretch Internet’s foray into the unique world that is the NAB show. We enjoyed our trip, Ryan introduced us to some new (read=old) music on his iPhone during the drive, and overall we were very satisfied with what we found. To reiterate, there are some new things that will come out of our time spent here and we will keep you posted on all that moving forward. Make sure you ‘like’ us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter for all the latest info (links in header).
Feel free to leave a comment if you’ve been to the NAB in the past, what your experience was or even if you plan on attending in the future. As always, thanks for reading!