April 9, 2011


by Chris Randall

I'm heading to the NAB convention in Vegas on Sunday. The best way I can describe it is that it's like NAMM if there were no drummers or guitar players, and a fuck of a lot of video post editors. It has a fairly extensive pro audio section, with the caveat that the cool little boutique companies don't show up. Think "yes" to Eventide and Lexicon, "no" to Elektron, essentially.

Its main purpose, though, is video, and all the industries that revolve around same. My question is thus: I'll be more than happy to post any interesting audio stuff I come across, but the vast majority of this vast convention (it is larger than NAMM by quite a bit) is broadcast and post-related, and I was wondering what percentage of the readership of AI was interested in cool post and video production stuff, and if I should add coverage of that to my purview, at least for the two days I'm there.

So, it's up to you. Should I cover interesting post and video things I find? Or should I just stick to the pro audio side of things? There aren't going to be any audio announcements that we didn't see at NAMM. This isn't the convention where those things are done. I'll say that much. So it'll be the usual up-close-personal-hands-on touchy-feely shit I normally spout, no matter what the subject.


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Apr.10.2011 @ 10:21 AM
I'm still grumpy about Sound On Sound adding a video section...

Apr.10.2011 @ 12:21 PM
I have a degree in Video Production, although I didn't follow this into a career path as I couldn't bear the thought of having to make commercials, industrial videos or wedding videos, which were pretty much the only options presented to me starting out. But I still like to know what's going on in that world, particularly how it might relate to live music performance.

Apr.10.2011 @ 1:10 PM
I'd be interested in any cool projector type stuffs you run into... for some reason I am fascinated by the projector technologies. Have a good time!

Apr.10.2011 @ 2:21 PM
I'm with seancostello.

Video = new swear words format. : )

They must make something AU like for Final Cut.
Is it even called that anymore?

Apr.10.2011 @ 6:00 PM
Chris Randall
Okay, I'll tell you guys what: I'll only post stuff that relates to our world. That is to say, if it's video stuff that can be adapted to stage, or generative shit, or whatever. I'll keep the post stuff to a minimum, anyhow. I only have a passing interest in this, inasmuch as it can make producing little tutorial videos easier.

I won't bother with cameras or whatever, as those are of interest to only a small minority of the AI readers. My main reason for going is to hook up with all the component manufacturers that make cool little potentiometers, switches, and displays, anyhow, just to see what's out there that can be adapted to our needs, and get samples.


Apr.10.2011 @ 7:18 PM
cool stuff is cool stuff--post away!
I am interested in video stuff so if you see anything that catches your eye as something innovative, i'd be happy to see it!

Apr.11.2011 @ 2:19 AM
Yeah i would be interested in any info re nu video stuff

Apr.11.2011 @ 6:14 AM
I'm working in post production (audio) these days, so I'm happy to see anything cool from NAB.

Apr.11.2011 @ 8:53 AM
beauty pill
DJ Condumer. Someone needs to take that.

- c

Apr.11.2011 @ 11:39 AM
I keep hearing about new FCP. I'm more interested in composting and effects with Motion and and AE so if there's anything you interesting regarding that stuff, please share. Thanks!

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