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NAB 2008 Summary  (4/2008)
    National Association of Broadcasters

    by Douglas Dixon

        www.nabshow.com

        See also: CES 2008 Summary -- Consumer Electronics Show, Jan. 2008


2008 NAB Summary

  • April 11-17, 2008, Exhibits April 14-17 in Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Produced by the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) - www.nab.org
        more than 8,300 free, local radio and television stations and also broadcast networks
  • www.nabshow.com
  • NAB Daily News - Daily highlights
        http://nabshowdaily.nbmedia.com

    NAB - Exhibits

  • 2008 - 105,259 registered attendees, 28,310 international attendees (record high), 1,296 news media attendees
  • 2007 - 111k attend, 79k buyers, 27k International, 163 Countries, 1,100 press, 1,600 Exhibitors
  • 2006 - 105,046 attend, 25,537 international, 1,294 press, 136 countries
  • 2005 - 104,429 attend, 25,401 international, 1,115 press
  • 2004 - Total Attendance 97,544 - 22,320 International - 300 Conference Sessions
                    1,400 Exhibiting Companies, 800,000 Net Sq. Feet of Exhibits
  • 2002: ~ 95,000 attendees, more than 1,400 exhibitors, 900,000 sq feet
  • Post Production World Conference - www.nabshow.com/2008/conferences/ppwc.asp
  • Creative Storage Conference - www.nabshow.com/2008/conferences/creativeStorage.asp
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NAB -- Tech Trends

Some trends and issues from NAB, highlighted in sessions and on the show floor:

Outspoken keynote by Tim Robbins
    NAB Show Daily - http://nabshowdaily.nbmedia.com/pages/s.0008/t.12919.html

High-definition cameras - More options, more affordable

High-definition cameras
    NAB Show Daily - http://nabshowdaily.nbmedia.com/pages/s.0009/t.12894.html

DTV Transition - Countdown to the analog sunset

DTV Countdown
    NAB Show Daily - http://nabshowdaily.nbmedia.com/pages/s.0007/t.12686.html

Digital Conversion
    Variety - www.variety.com/article/VR1117984073.html?categoryid=1054&cs=1

Digital TV broadcast conversion
    NAB Show Daily - http://nabshowdaily.nbmedia.com/pages/s.0009/t.12897.html

Digital Delivery - Cable and IPTV

Digital Delivery Changes Television
     NAB Show Daily - http://nabshowdaily.nbmedia.com/pages/s.0008/t.12933.html 

IPTV Session
    NAB Show Daily - http://nabshowdaily.nbmedia.com/pages/s.0008/t.12795.html
    NAB Show Daily - http://nabshowdaily.nbmedia.com/pages/s.0009/t.12968.html
    Telecommunications - www.telecommagazine.com/newsglobe/article.asp?HH_ID=AR_4112

New IPTV Section in Exhibition
    NAB Show Daily - http://nabshowdaily.nbmedia.com/pages/s.0008/t.12937.html

Mobile TV - Broadcast to Cell Phones

Local Mobile TV
    Shelley Palmer - www.shellypalmermedia.com/2008/04/18/local-mobile-television-the-handset-is-the-message

New Standards for Mobile TV - Open Mobile Video Coalition
    NAB Show Daily - http://nabshowdaily.nbmedia.com/pages/s.0008/t.12916.html

Samsung A-VSB
    NAB Blog - http://nabshow.blogspot.com/2008/04/monday-samsung-vsb-to-mobile-devices.html

Samsung A-VSB - Brian Dipert
    EDN - www.edn.com/blog/400000040/post/1410025341.html?nid=3351&rid=1357995328

Realizing the potential of Blu-ray - Authoring beyond studio releases

Blu-ray - Jan Ozer
    eMedia Live - www.emedialive.com/Articles/ReadArticle.aspx?ArticleID=13652

Digital formats: Encoding and compliance

Encoding for the Next Generation: MPEG-2/H.264/VC-1 - Ben Waggoner
    http://on10.net/Link/699ff89d-af2c-46b1-b855-a16749dd44c7
New Media - Ben Waggoner, Microsoft
    http://on10.net/blogs/benwagg/22040/

Video Decoder Compliance Bitstreams and Test Pattern - Sarnoff
    www.sarnoff.com/products/compliance-bitstreams

Online Video: Internet Clips and Interactivity

In-Depth Microsoft Silverlight - Ben Waggoner
     http://on10.net/Link/181d1068-c5cd-4ddc-86e2-0b92b120f9e5

Adobe Media Player
    Adobe at NAB - www.adobe.com/events/nab/2008
    NAB on Adobe TV - http://tv.adobe.com/?sdid=CDZIS#

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NAB -- Products

    Some product announcements

Virtual Press Office - NAB Show

    www.virtualpressoffice.com/media/show/display.jsp?showId=1181060943676

NAB -- Products - Cameras and Formats

Canon - HDV Mini-DV Camcorders

    NAB Show Daily - http://nabshowdaily.nbmedia.com/pages/s.0010/t.12840.html

JVC Professional Products - ProHD

    JVC NAB announcements - http://pro.jvc.com/pro/pr/2008/nab/index.html

    Broadcasting & Cable - www.broadcastingcable.com/article/CA6552290.html

Panasonic - P2 HD & AVCCAM

    Panasonic NAB Site - press conference, videos, partners - www.panasonic.com/nab

     NAB Show Daily - http://nabshowdaily.nbmedia.com/pages/s.0007/t.12833.html
     NAB Show Daily - AVCHD - http://nabshowdaily.nbmedia.com/pages/s.0007/t.12715.html

Sony - HD Everywhere

     NAB Show Daily - http://nabshowdaily.nbmedia.com/pages/s.0007/t.12830.html

NAB -- Products - Storage

Fujifilm - Panasonic P2 Memory Cards

    www.fujifilmusa.com/tapestorage

InPhase - Holographic Storage

    eMedia Live - www.emedialive.com/Articles/ReadArticle.aspx?ArticleID=13642

Maxell - iVDR - Removable storage for Panasonic P2

    Digital Content Producer - http://blog.digitalcontentproducer.com/nab/2008/04/15/enter-the-ivdr

NAB -- Products - Blu-ray Authoring Software

Sony Creative Software - Blu-ray Disc Authoring

    eMedia Live - www.emedialive.com/Articles/ReadArticle.aspx?ArticleID=13645

Sonic / Sony - BD-Live for Blu-ray Authoring

    eMedia Live - www.emedialive.com/Articles/ReadArticle.aspx?ArticleID=13648

Sonic Solutions - Professional Blu-ray Disc Authoring

    eMedia Live - www.emedialive.com/Articles/ReadArticle.aspx?ArticleID=13643

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NAB -- Information and Links

    Photos and Videos, Awards, Articles, Blogs

NAB Show Blog
    http://nabshow.blogspot.com

NAB Show - Video and Coverage
    http://nabshow.com/2008/press/otherCoverage.asp

NAB Show - Photos
    www.nabshow.com/2008/press/showphotos.asp

BlenderNation - NAB Show 2008
    www.blendernation.com/2008/05/01/nab-show-2008

DV Magazine - NAB Preview
    www.dv.com/features/features_item.php?articleId=196603964

DV Magazine - NAB 2008 Cheat Sheet
    www.dv.com/features/features_item.php?articleId=196603930
    www.dv.com/dv/magazine/2008/NABSpecial/DV_NAB08_Cheat_Sheet_.pdf

Digital Content Producer Blog - NAB 2008
    http://blog.digitalcontentproducer.com/nab

Digital Content Producer Blog - NAB 2008 Newslink
    http://blog.digitalcontentproducer.com/briefingroom/category/2008-nab-newslink

Digital Content Producer Blog - Dan Ochiva - wrap
    http://blog.digitalcontentproducer.com/nab/2008/04/18/my-last-posting-of-nab-2008/

Mix - NAB 2008 Coverage
    http://mixonline.com/ms/nab08

Streaming Media - NAB 2008
    www.streamingmedia.com/article.asp?id=10162

Studio Daily - Thoughts on NAB
    www.studiodaily.com/main/work/9385.html

Studio Daily - NAB posts
    www.studiodaily.com/blog/?cat=33

Studio Daily - Videos
    www.studiodaily.com/main/videosplash

TV Technology - STAR and Mario Awards
    www.tvtechnology.com/pages/s.0082/t.5274.html

Videography - 2008 NAB Vidy Award Winners 
    www.videography.com/articles/article_15713.shtml

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