Yahoo! The annual National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Conference & Exhibition has once again stampeded through Las Vegas, bringing with it the world's largest gathering of broadcast, media and entertainment technology suppliers.

Digistor sent a team of specialist staff to discover the latest trends, releases and industry developments in order to identify opportunities for our customers to increase their productivity, improve workflow and enhance quality while reducing costs.

Working with key suppliers, we've rounded up all the crucial info from this ultimate proving ground for new releases, tools and techniques. Digistor's "Post-NAB Round-Up" includes short, informative sessions presented by our experts.

If you need any further information on any of the products or topics covered in the webinar, please email enquiries@digistor.com.au or call us on +61 (0)2 9431 6000 or toll-free from within Australia on 1800 643 789.

Session 1. "Introduction & Key Trends/Impressions from NAB 13"

Introduction to the webinar and Digistor and outline overview of NAB 2013. What was hot and what was not. Major themes of the show.



Session 2. "Acquisition, Editing & Cloud-Based Collaborative Workflows"

The methods by which media is acquired on set and in the studio and edited saw some exciting developments at NAB, including the ability to leverage the cloud for collaborative and mobile production environments. Products include : CineDeck, AJA KiPro Quad, Avid Media Composer 7 & Interplay Sphere, Adobe Anywhere, QTakeHD.



Session 3. "Post-Production, Animation & VFX"

Not a stellar year for new developments at NAB this year. More solid progress from the usual suspects with a few worthwhile call-outs. 4K anyone? Autodesk Smoke, DVS, CINEMA 4D & Adobe CS integration, DaVinci Resolve 10, New AJA ROI and Corvid.



Session 4. "Storage, Archive & Backup, Cloud"

Sure, storage is getting cheaper, but what are the new technologies and techniques for storing and managing the vast amounts of digital media generated by our industry? Can we effectively use the Cloud? High performance, low-cost options for on-line, near-line and off-line storage; Effective workgroup media sharing; Simple and secure backup and archive; Solutions from Dynamic Drive Pool, ArchiWare P5, Small Tree and ATTO.



Session 5. "Digital Asset Management / Media Asset Management"

With the constant growth in the creation and acquisition of digital assets, cataloguing, searching, re-using and ultimately monetising this plethora of material is both a challenge and an opportunity. See what new ideas came out of NAB. Cantemo Portal with new extensions, Axel, Strawberry.



Session 6. "Workflow Automation & High Speed Data Transfer"

Media is now almost exclusively data. Most production environments are now, or are becoming, tapeless. How you move this data between formats, workstations, production stages and countries is a critical consideration. Plus a "snappy" new way to index video. Products covered include : SnapStream, Digital Rapids Kayak, Aspera, Root6 Content Agent and VidCheck.



Session 7. "Live Event, IP Broadcasting & Sportscasting"

With developments in the size of live broadcasting solutions (including iPhone integration), their capabilities and the use of new channels such us cellular networks, live streaming and broadcasting is bursting with opportunities. Don't miss this session for great specials. Dejero, NewTek Tricaster and new 3PLAY, Digital Rapids StreamZ