Recent Posts by Brandon Costa, Senior Editor

NAB Perspectives: Quantum’s Grossman on 4K Storage and StorNext 5

It was a big NAB Show for Quantum, which tackled the 4K buzz head-on with the release of its new StorNext Pro Storage Solution. The system is specifically designed to enable digital workflows and drive higher levels of efficiency for broadcasters and postproduction facilities. It adequately supports 4K workflows, more camera formats,
and a greater number […]  More

NAB Perspectives: Orad’s Benovici on PlayMaker Combox and the 4K ‘Channel in a Box’

As one of the major players in sports graphics, Orad is enjoying another successful year that has included work at the Sochi Olympics. At NAB 2014, the company offered a wide array of new products, including the PlayMaker Combox, what Orad is calling the world’s first integrated server and graphics solution. During the show, SVG […]  More

NAB Perspectives: Quereuil Discusses Aspera Drive, Rise of File-Based Workflows

File-sharing workflows are rapidly becoming commonplace even in live sports production. Aspera, now with the backing of the IBM name following an acquisition announced in December, is one of the leaders, working major events, including the Sochi Olympics. At NAB 2014, the company unveiled Aspera Drive, a file-sharing and synchronization solution built on its fasp […]  More

NAB Perspectives: Kneuer on The Switch’s Doubling Its Network Capacity

In support of the newly unveiled The Switch Five Nines Service for sports, The Switch unveiled a massive upgrade of the company’s current 10-Gbps inter-city backbone to 20 Gbps. The greater capacity will carry the new service among its 44 interconnecting switching centers in major metropolitan areas and more than 120 venues and rightsholders throughout […]  More

NAB Perspectives: Verizon Digital Media Services’ Toohey Wants To Change the Fan Experience

Verizon Digital Media Services came out swinging during NAB 2014 last week, prepared to take on the sports-video market across the entire digital-media supply chain. Already working with such partners as the NFL’s Indianapolis Colts and Bellator MMA, Verizon Digital Media Services provides a suite of video solutions and products, enabling clients to meet the […]  More

Promise Technology Tackles 4K Storage With Thunderbolt 2

4K was, again, a buzzword across the floor at the NAB Show, and one of the common themes this year was how a content creator can actually archive those bulky Ultra HD files. To meet such demands, Promise Technology rolled out three Thunderbolt 2 shared-storage devices. Pegasus2 M4 builds on the success of Pegasus2, the first […]  More

LiveU’s Zamkow on Shrinking the Backpack Camera

The allure of portable live-video acquisition, contribution, and management is, well, portability. So, naturally, one of the industry’s leaders in the space, LiveU, is looking to design its backpack units to be smaller and sleeker than ever. At NAB 2014, the company showed off its newest, LU500 unit, which weighs only 2.2 lbs. and supports […]  More

NAB Perspectives: Deluxe’s Peter Feigin on Managing Content Online

Cloud and IP workflows have been a major theme through the exhibit halls at NAB 2014 this week. In the South Upper Hall, Deluxe showed off its latest product intended to “take content online.” There’s its content-management solution, Deluxe MediaRecall; the cloud-based, multiscreen, on-demand video catalog Deluxe OnDemand; and an updated cloud-based broadcast system, Deluxe […]  More

NAB Perspectives: Studio Technologies’ Gordon Kapes Excited About Audio-Over-IP

When it came to meeting the needs of the sports- and news-broadcast market, Studio Technologies (C11149), a manufacturer of audio, video and fiber-optic products, focused hard on improving the workflow efficiencies of the one-person production. At NAB 2014, the company is introducing the Live-Link Mini Remote Camera Interface System, a highly integrated camera-extender system with […]  More

NAB Perspectives: TVU Networks’ Eric Chang on the Next Generation of IP Video, Cellular ENG

Live electronic news gathering (ENG) continues to be a significant broadcasting method of many outlets that are covering major sporting events. At NAB Show this week, TVU Networks (SU3116) is introducing new, innovative IP video solutions that will further enable broadcasters to more efficiently capture and distribute live video to any number of stations regardless […]  More