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Many conversations at the NAB Show revolved around the cloud, IP and hybrid environments, with vendors promoting solutions geared toward those topics.
Vendors at this year’s NAB – the first trade show that many in the industry have attended in person since the COVID-19 pandemic began – featured a number of improved technologies that broadcasters rushed to use in the face of social distancing requirements as well as tools aimed at helping broadcasters on their journey toward creating IP environments.
At the same time, vendors also demonstrated next-gen products that could help save time and virtual technologies that could help usher the industry into the future of broadcast.
Neal Manowitz, president and COO of Sony Electronics, said the last three years have seen a shift toward remote production workflows, virtual production and the increased use of cinematic cameras by broadcasters.
“The global pandemic has acted as an accelerant for progress,” he said.
And part of that progress has been the uptake of remote operations.
The need to “connect all the great talent” in remote and collaborative workflows has led to improvements and added features in existing products, said Blackmagic Design President Dan May.
One is Blackmagic’s DaVinci Resolve 18, released in mid-April, which allows multiple people to simultaneously work on the same project. Resolve 18 is currently in beta, May said.
The cloud is a major facilitator of remote work, but transferring large video files presents its own issue.
As far as Steve Wind Mozley, Vizrt CMO, is concerned, providing