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Storage Solutions for the Small Studio

Storage Solutions for the Small Studio

Much of the video content available to the world is made and edited by small studios. These facilities generally have 1-10 professionals working on video projects. They may do complete video capture and production or be contracted to do piece work by larger organizations. These video professionals have needs that are similar to, as well as different from, larger production companies1. For instance, they may use cloud-based resources for non-local collaborative work or sharing proxies while they use network storage for local collaborative work. However, there is one characteristic that makes many of these smaller facilities unique, and that is their widespread use of small(er) Direct Attached Storage (DAS) devices.

A Look Back At NAB Show 2019: More IS More

A Look Back At NAB Show 2019: More IS More

NAB Show Las Vegas is a great place to see all of the latest and greatest production gear. and there is a LOT to see. New cameras, switchers, lighting and other new products were around every corner. Add in monitors, editing and all the other products too. What’s not to like? Let’s take a look at some of the things that I saw on the show floor.

Top three hot topics of NAB 2019

Top three hot topics of NAB 2019

Before we completely settle after the whirlwind of NAB, I wanted to share a few reflections on this year’s show. It’s always interesting to hear the topics that bubble to the surface in different conversations. This year, there were three themes that really stood out.

The 2019 Awards of Excellence Winners Shine Bright

The 2019 Awards of Excellence Winners Shine Bright

With over 1600 exhibitors, crunching the ProductionHUB Awards of Excellence list down to just 12 outstanding winners and five special mentions was not an easy task. Getting things right never is, is it? It was incredibly hard to put this list in order. It was fun, but still a difficult task. The nomination panel had lots of “animated” discussions, but we made it happen. The best part of this list is that every product and manufacturer earns the right to be here on merit. No freebies, shoe-ins or arm twisting. You can't buy your way on the list either. Our selections are honest and fair. We present our 2019 Award of Excellence winners, in alphabetical order.

LA 411 and NY 411 Websites Relaunch, Revitalizing the Iconic Brands

LA 411 and NY 411 Websites Relaunch, Revitalizing the Iconic Brands

LA | NY 411 invites everyone to explore the newly relaunched LA 411 and NY 411 websites. ProductionHUB acquired Variety 411 in August 2018 and completely overhauled the website to create a user-friendly platform that makes it easy to find any production resource in the Los Angeles and New York City markets. These iconic brands return to their roots as the premiere production directories where anyone can find exactly what they need.

Esports Production Will Be a Main Player at NAB Show 2019

Esports Production Will Be a Main Player at NAB Show 2019

Call it what you will, but I never thought I would see the day when esports would take off like it did. Fueled by a heavy player and viewer demand, esports is growing by leaps and bounds every day. Growing so much that there will be a new esports pavilion at NAB Show 2019.

FUJIFILM/FUJINON Hosts All-Star Panel of Guest Speakers at NAB Show

FUJIFILM/FUJINON Hosts All-Star Panel of Guest Speakers at NAB Show

 Fujifilm/FUJINON is thrilled to announce the return and lineup of its popular NAB Show Speaker Series. The series, which features a mix of individual speakers and panels, will take place at booth C7225 (Central Hall) on Monday (10:30-4:30) and Tuesday (10:00-4:30) of the show. Sessions commence every two hours and last approximately thirty minutes.

Quantum Unveils New F-Series NVMe Storage Platform for Cutting Edge Media Workflows

Quantum Unveils New F-Series NVMe Storage Platform for Cutting Edge Media Workflows

Quantum Corp. (OTCPK: QMCO) today announced the F-Series, a new line of NVMe storage arrays designed for performance, availability and reliability. Using non-volatile memory express (NVMe) flash drives for ultra-fast reads and writes, it supports massive parallel processing and is designed for studio editing, rendering, and other performance-intensive workloads utilizing large unstructured datasets. Incorporating the latest Remote Direct Memory Access (RDMA) networking technology, the F-Series provides direct access between workstations and the NVMe storage devices, delivering predictable, fast network performance. By combining these hardware features with the new Quantum Cloud Storage Platform and the StorNext® file system the F-Series delivers powerful end-to-end storage capabilities for post-production houses, broadcasters, and other rich media environments.

Featured Interviews

AJA at NAB: Technologies & Trends that will Continue to Impact the Broadcast Market

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Bryce Button, Director of Product Marketing at AJA, discusses AJA releases at the NAB Show, as well as the trends and technologies that are continuing to shape the future of the broadcast market.

Q What did you showcase during NAB 2019? What was the response?

A During NAB 2019, AJA showcased a range of new solutions and product updates that streamline how broadcast, production, post and AV professionals deliver dynamic and engaging content, with support for the latest formats and technologies, including HDR, 12G-SDI, Broadcast IP and beyond. Our new product launches and announcements were well-received with excitement from attendees, including the new Ki Pro GO multi-channel H.264 HD and SD recorder and player, which was honored by the broadcast community with multiple best of show awards. Additional new products we debuted included 14 openGear converter cards featuring DashBoard software support, two new IP video transmitters that bridge HDMI and 3G-SDI signals to SMPTE ST 2110 and the Corvid 44 12G I/O card for AJA Developers. We also introduced updates featuring improvements for the FS-HDR HDR/WCG Converter, Desktop and Mobile I/O products, AJA Control Room software, HDR Image Analyzer and HELO recorder/streamer. Throughout the show, we saw a consistent heavy flow of visitors on the AJA booth, and from our viewpoint, it was another successful year.

Meet K-Tek’s Brenda Klemme

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Brenda Klemme is the owner and CEO of K-Tek (www.ktekpro.com) a family-owned business, located in Southern California. With an innate appreciation for the industry, she has worked both in front of and behind the camera and has devoted much of her life to advancing K-Tek products. Under her savvy guidance, K-Tek remains dedicated to manufacturing superior products that help sound professionals working in features, documentaries, news, television and new media.

Anticipation builds for Quantum's NVMe all-flash array for studio editing, rendering, and other performance-intensive workloads

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Discover the latest news from Quantum at NAB Show 2019 in this exclusive NABHUB interview.

Q What motivating factor drives you to continue innovating year after year?

A Innovation is in our DNA. Customers demand it. With 4K becoming more pervasive and 8K on the horizon, the workstation of the future is going to require even more performance. However, performance does not mean that you need to sacrifice on cost. Today’s most demanding video workflows running high resolution, high framerate content typically utilize SAN-based storage architectures. By leveraging the power of NVMe all-flash storage media with 100GbE networking, our innovation will help organizations adopt a more cost-effective storage architecture by providing Fibre Channel-like latency in the cost envelope of a NAS infrastructure.

Backblaze B2 Cloud Storage is constantly evolving

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Director, Product Marketing, B2 Media and Entertainment at Backblaze Cloud Storage & Backup, Skip Levens, talks Backblaze cloud storage at NAB 2019.

Q Finish the sentence: 2019 will be the production industry’s year of _____

A …accelerating content to cloud. We see production storage becoming more efficient and more agile by letting instantly available, highly protected cloud storage take on more and more roles in creative production workflows, leaving creatives to only manage two kinds of storage, fast, shared production storage for content creation, and cloud storage for the rest. By adopting this strategy creative teams get incredible flexibility and options while reducing the need to pay for, and manager, on-site storage sprawl. The result is teams can focus on their best creative work and deliver their work faster with less stress.

Studio Technologies begins shipping first products that are SMPTE ST 2110-suite of standards compliant

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Gordon Kapes, president of Studio Technologies, talks about the upcoming NAB Show and what to expect from Studio Technologies.

Q What motivating factor drives you to continue innovating year after year?

A We really enjoy working with people in the field, learning about their needs and working hard at coming up with solutions. Seeing what a team of people can accomplish when they have the same goal can be very rewarding.

Latest NAB Show Las Vegas 2019 News

Hitachi Kokusai Wins Best of Show Award from TV Technology for SK-HD1800 Studio and Mobile Production Camera at NAB 2019

New camera system combines superior quality, extensive feature set and flexible support for evolving industry trends at cost-effective pricing Woodbury, NY, May 15, 2019 — The new SK-HD1800 HDTV studio and field production camera from Hitachi Kokusai Electric America, Ltd. (Hitachi Kokusai) was honored at the 2019 NAB Show with a Best of Show Award from Future plc publication TV Technology. The feature-packed SK-HD1800 combines the advanced CMOS imaging technology first implemented in…

BlackTrax Puts ‘Smart’ in ‘Smart Studio’ at NAB 2019

BlackTrax Puts ‘Smart’ in ‘Smart Studio’ at NAB 2019 From April 8 to 11, 2019, NAB Show 2019 was held at the Las Vegas Convention Center. To show off the latest features of CONVRG, CAST Group of Companies’ new ecosystem designed for broadcast, BlackTrax took part in Panasonic’s Smart Studio demo at this year’s NAB Show. Visitors saw players of Giant Jenga and mini golf being tracked by studio lighting, 8KROI and PTZ cameras, broadcast robotics, and augmented reality graphics.

Winners of postPerspective Impact Awards from NAB 2019 Announced

Winners of postPerspective Impact Awards from NAB 2019 Announced Adobe, Arraiy, ARRI, Avid, Blackmagic, Frame.io, The Future Group, HP and OpenDrives Take Top Honors LOS ANGELES and NEW YORK — April 26, 2019 — postPerspective, a leading online publication for the post production and production industries, has announced the winners of the postPerspective Impact Awards from the 2019 NAB Show. All winning products reflect the latest version of the product, as shown at NAB. The award winners from NAB 2019 are: • Adobe for Creative Cloud and After…