Matrox. These guys make amazing streaming kit that really does work! We use it (so it can’t be “that hard” to set up) for our live shows and they encode fantastic quality image and are hugely reliable. A true "streaming appliance". They also have a huge range of converters and various recorders as well. Pop over and say Matt from RedShark said to say Hi. Hall 7, B15.
Adobe. Where to start? If you work in post and like to use any/all of Creative Cloud you should spend some time here. Not necessarily for new releases (although fingers crossed here) but for the workshops and tutorials on offer. Adobe don’t mess around, they get the best presenters available that have worked on some of the biggest productions around right now and it really is well worth the time to sit down (your feet will be tired now anyway) and learn something new. Hall 7, B35.
Atomos. Even if you are one of the few camera operators that don’t seem to be using one of their recorder monitors as part of your rig you can’t miss them at a trade show! At 3pm every day they have a huge (and I mean HUGE) raffle to win various Atomos kit. If you forgot my earlier advice and don’t have a floor plan on you right now don’t worry, just follow the sound of the baying mob shouting “Aussie aussie aussie, Oi Oi Oi!” and you’ll find them. What’s more impressive about them though (in my opinion) is the ProRes RAW codec they’ve developed with Apple (announced at NAB). You don’t have to choose between ProRes and RAW any more. That’s a very cool thing in my book. Hall 11, D25.
NewTek. The team at NewTek are one of the best in the business when it comes to broadcasting over IP. Their NDI-based product range simplifies this process immensely. Dave is a huge fan of not just the technology right now but the potential for the future. If you want something a little more hands on, their TriCaster Demos are the thing of legend at IBC. They even had lifesize cardboard cutouts of “NewTek Girl” (the amazingly talented presenter Kiki Stockhammer) previously! Hall 7, G59...read more