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Corey Benke, Producer & Co-Founder, Live X talks about the introduction of Production Bot and more at the 2018 NAB Show.

Live X Talks Production Bot and More at NAB 2018

Q What new products/services has your company introduced since last years’ NAB?

A Since last year we've introduced a new Control Surface for the Production Bot® Switch hardware platform. The Production Bot® Switch is an extremely portable "switcher in a suitcase" and comes preinstalled with vMix live streaming software. The new Control Surface features 12-button multicolor busses for program, preview and overlays that work with the vMix, four downstream delegation buttons, function keys to quickly activate macros and triggers, and a T-bar for smooth manual transitions between sources.

Q Finish the sentence: 2018 will be the production industry’s year of…

A New Internet Protocol products for broadcast. Production Bot® has been accepted as a Featured developer at the Newtek NDI pavilion at this year's NAB show. Network Device Interface (NDI) is a royalty free standard developed by NewTek to enable video-compatible products to communicate, deliver, and receive broadcast quality video in a high quality, low latency manner that is frame-accurate and suitable for switching in a live production environment.

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

A All of the Producers and Directors that use our systems every day. We're passionate about everything live, and we're proud that our focus on building our own gear to the highest standards has created a powerful line of broadcast and streaming tools for innovators throughout the industry.

Q How would you describe the energy around this years’ NAB show?

A Hopefully disruptive!

Q How do you expect NAB 2018 to differ from NAB 2017?

A I expect there to be more IP based products as well as more 12G-SDI and 4K products for the live market.