Welcome to another BizVid Communications video blog. Recently we attended the Digital Video Expo sponsored by New Bay Media and held at the convention center in Pasadena, California. Billed as HD Content and Distribution for the 21st Century, the exhibit floor was packed with production, engineering and management tools used in the video production business.
In the Panasonic booth, for instance, a variety of cameras were displayed and this gave us the opportunity for hands on inspection. One of their popular cameras is the AG-AC160A…a camera that records in 1080 progressive with a variable frame rate and other helpful features for the video producer.
Then there was Azden Corporation, on hand to display their UHF wireless microphone system incorporating 188 user-selectable UHF frequencies and pivoting high-gain antennas. It’s powered by two “AA” batteries and sells for half the cost of its competitor, Sennhieser.
VariZoom was present with a large floor display showing their various lines of camera cranes and jibs. These are invaluable tools for the video and film director. The camera is mounted at the extension end and can be raised as high as thirty feet while the operator has full control over its pan and tilt functions.
Another popular booth was Lite panels. These are LED panel lights in various configurations and sizes and they are very efficient. Unlike halogen or incandescent lighting, the Lite Panels generate no heat yet provide the type of light intensity required for video production. These lights lights come in all sizes from camera mount to full blown studio size.
We also visited the Autocue booth. Autocue offers teleprompting solutions for all occasions. Prompter hardware includes mirrors, brackets, a monitor, and prompting software. These booths represent just a few of the many production items that were in Pasadena. There were also enrichment lectures and special class sessions.
For us at BizVid, we attend because we want to stay current with the technology and, look for developing trends that will allow us to continue to produce better video content for our client base. We hope you have enjoyed this quick peek inside an industry function and that you learned something along the way. Be sure to check out our other video blogs and visit our website at BizVidCommunications.com. Thanks for watching.