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It’s about this time of year that our industry goes a bit bonkers, like an over stimulated, Easter egg fuelled kid. The anticipated updates and new product releases that manufacturers deliver in a ‘ ta-dah!! ‘ fashion at NAB have become something of a cliche, and yet….nobody is mentioning the big elephant in the room. The US economy is fractured! There, I said it. The state of Texas wants its gold on home ground (just in case). Following their example, gold will be tho only acceptable currency at this year’s show. International attendees take note. Your luggage allowance will be taken up carrying your krugerrands. So, here’s some advice from Scan Pro Video: make space for your bullion by wearing as many of your clothes on the way out and smuggling as many undies and socks as possible in what the fashion world calls the ‘lagenlook’. Even with our advice, in the desert heat, by day 4 it’s going to get pongy. Just in time for the big reveal of NAB 2013… 4K Smell-o-Vision! Phewy….

The Blackmagic CC whammy was an industry game changer last year, so what can we expect from the Oasis in the desert this year? I’m not one for making predictions… we’ll wait and see. Scan Pro-video will keep you posted with news from our friends at Editshare Lightworks (Booth SL9010), Canon (Booth C3628 & C4325), Panasonic (Booth C3607), Manfrotto (Booth C7025) and Rode.
Watch this space for more NAB nonsense. WE LOVE NAB:-)

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