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The NAB show is the world's largest gathering of the media production industry covering the development, management and delivery of content across all mediums. Digistor is sending a contingent to Las Vegas for the 2016 NAB Show to assess and communicate the developments at the show.

The NAB team will be sending back Tweets using the #DSNAB16 handle for opinions, photos, trends, what's-hot and what's-not. We'll be adding content directly into this blog, so check back here often. For more NAB updates you can also follow Digistorians on Twitter and Like our Facebook page.

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Attend the Event
We'll be sure to schedule an event soon after NAB to "spill the beans" on everything we've learned. It's going to be "bigger than Ben Hur", so stay tuned.


Hero_FASP 3.6At NAB 2016, Aspera will launch a range of solutions to meet the needs of the evolving media landscape such as new FASP 3.6, new features in their collaboritive file exchange and in client applications.  Read more


AVIDBOOTHNAB 250At NAB 2016 Avid will be presenting an incredible line up of speakers at the main stage and will be announcing what's instore for the Avid MediaCentral Platform. Read more

NEXIS Next-generation intelligent media storage
Avid NEXIS is the industry's first and only software-defined storage platform, and enables fully virtualised storage so media organisations can adjust storage capacity mid-project, without disrupting workflows.

Avid Delivers Game-Changing Graphics Innovations for Sports and News Production
The new 4Designer graphics authoring software offers a complete solution for creating captivating 2D and 3D motion graphics in a wide range of resolutions. This feature-rich toolset provides broadcasters with the tools they need to create stunning real-time visual content for news, elections, sports events, weather segments, business reports, and more.

Accelerated graphics production for sports
The new Avid Spark live sports enhancement telestration tool enables on-air commentators to draw and add graphics to a video in real time, giving audiences better visual insight into key plays, game flow, and analysis. Designed for fast operation, Avid Spark provides feature-rich capabilities to accelerate and simplify graphics production.

Extended Avid Resolution Independence
Avid introduced the industry’s first end-to-end production workflow for the Panasonic AVC Ultra-LongG video format, including full integration with solutions across the Avid MediaCentral Platform.

Expanded Connectivity Partner Program with new third-party integrations
Avid announced new innovations that help customers reduce the burden of making disparate technology work together so they can focus on creating great content.

Open and interoperable IP workflows for the MediaCentral Platform
Avid announced its plan to accelerate the media industry’s transition to IP by supporting real time IP signals in the Avid MediaCentral Platform, delivering a unified platform environment for converged file-based and live signal-based media workflows.

AJA Video Systems

aja nab 200Lots of releases from AJA Video Systems at NAB Show this year. IP video, streaming, FS4, camera updates. More

HELO: Record, Stream, Deliver H.264 at the touch of a button
AJA have launched HELO, for H.264 streaming and recording. HELO is AJA’s first standalone streaming product and offers a range of professional workflow options. 

AJA Announces KONA IP
KONA IP Offers Path to Professional Video and Audio I/O for IP-Based Workflows.

New RovoControl Software for RovoCam
AJA has announced RovoControl software for simple control of AJA RovoCam cameras over HDBaseT and RS-232 on Mac OS X, Windows and Linux. RovoControl offers easy and complete control of RovoCam’s key camera features including zoom, focus and iris control along with unique virtual PTZ control with region of interest extraction for HD workflows.

Ki-Pro Ultra: New v1.2 firmware with ExFAT support and more
AJA Video Systems announced Ki Pro Ultra v1.2 firmware adding 16-channel embedded SDI audio, ExFAT file system, Closed Captioning (CC) and SMPTE 2SI I/O support.

FS4 Multi-format Flexibility and 4-Channel Density in a 1RU Frame. New FS Family Pricing
AJA Video Systems unveiled FS4, the most advanced all digital frame sync and universal up/down/cross converter ever from AJA, supporting 4K, UltraHD, 2K, HD and SD workflows in a 1RU frame.


autodesk_200Visit Autodesk on AREA to hear from some of the best artists in film and television and learn about the latest Autodesk Media & Entertainment software at NAB 2016. More

Solid Angle Joins Autodesk
Autodesk has announces the Solid Angle team, the makers of Arnold rendering software, has joined Autodesk.

The Solid Angle team’s passion for numerical methods and obsession for performance is impressive. It has made Arnold the go-to solution for efficient, unbiased global illumination production rendering.

Autodesk and Google Team up to bring cloud rendering to Creative Professionals
Autodesk and Google are working together to bring the power of cloud computing to creative professionals. Google Cloud Platform ZYNC Render offers highly scalable, secure, cost-effective, computational resources for everyone - so you can scale production up when you need it most, without incurring any of the cost to build and maintain your own render farm.

Blackmagic Design

For a full overview of NAB Show 2016 announcements you can the press conference video.

Blackmagic URSA Studio Viewfinder
The new Blackmagic URSA Studio Viewfinder is a high resolution 7” studio viewfinder with variable tension mounting points, tally, external controls and more that turns Blackmagic URSA Mini into a true professional studio camera.

New Operating System and User Interface for URSA Mini
Blackmagic Design announced a major new camera operating system for its URSA Mini cameras. This new camera OS features an incredible new user interface along with dozens of new features and will be available later this year free of charge for all URSA Mini customers.

duplicator 250Blackmagic Video Assist 4K
Blackmagic Video Assist 4K, a portable all in one professional monitor and video recorder that can be used to add professional recording and monitoring to any SDI or HDMI camera. Blackmagic Video Assist 4K features a bright, high resolution 7 inch monitor, two high speed recorders for non-stop HD and Ultra HD recording, two extremely high quality XLR microphone inputs, a built in speaker and more.

New Blackmagic Micro Converters
Blackmagic introduced the Micro Converter SDI to HDMI and Blackmagic Micro Converter HDMI to SDI, two new super small, pocket size broadcast quality video converters.

UltraStudio 4K Extreme 3
Blackmagic Design announced UltraStudio 4K Extreme 3, the world’s most advanced Thunderbolt video capture and playback solution.

ATEM Switcher 6.8 Update with HyperDeck Control Integration
ATEM Switcher 6.8 Update adds control of all HyperDeck Studio disk recorders to all ATEM switchers.

Blackmagic 3G-SDI Arduino Shield
The new Blackmagic 3G-SDI Arduino Shield which lets customers build their own custom controllers for cameras and other SDI devices.

Public Beta for DaVinci Resolve 12.5
The public beta for DaVinci Resolve 12.5 is now available for download.

New MultiView 4
MultiView 4, a new multi viewer that lets customers monitor 4 completely independent SDI video sources on a single display. 

Converter Upgrades with HDMI Instant Lock and 33 Point LUT Support
Free converter upgrades that add new features to both Mini Converter SDI to HDMI 4K and Teranex Mini SDI to HDMI 12G.

New DeckLink Duo 2 PCIe Capture and Playback Card
DeckLink Duo 2 is a new high performance capture and playback solution with 4 independent channels that can be assigned to either record or playback in any combination, all on a single plug in PCI Express card.

Desktop Video 10.6.4 Update with HDR
Blackmagic Design today announced Desktop Video 10.6.4 Update which adds support for HDR playback over HDMI to UltraStudio 4K Extreme and DeckLink 4K Extreme 12G. Desktop Video 10.6.4 is available as a free download from the Blackmagic Design website.


live control_grassvalley__medium Dejero will showcase the latest features of LIVE+ Control, a next-generation cloud-based management, monitoring, and reporting tool that simplifies IP video workflows used in remote broadcasting productions. LIVE+ Control manages all Dejero LIVE+ video transmission solutions including EnGo, GoBox, VSET, NewsBook, and Mobile App. Read more

Dejero Advances its Cloud-Based Management System
Dejero has introduced a series of new enhancements to its LIVE+ Control management system. The update, which is linked to the release of version 4.0 of LIVE+ Core software, will be unveiled at NAB Show 2016.

Dejero Delivers Flexible Connectivity for Live Broadcasts with LIVE+ EnGo at NAB 2016
Dejero will be showcasing the newest features of the LIVE+ EnGo at NAB Show 2016, including simplified connectivity options, expanded roaming solutions, and enhanced carrier services.

Grass Valley and Dejero Demonstrate Integrated Solution to Simplify News Workflow at NAB 2016
Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, and Dejero will demonstrate at NAB 2016 the integration of Dejero's LIVE+ Control monitoring and management tool with Grass Valley's GV STRATUS video production and content management system. This integration creates a seamless path from Dejero field transmitters to the newsroom for broadcast-quality video transported across IP networks, all within a single window of GV STRATUS.

MAXON Cinema 4D

MAXONMAXON and NAB – a combination that has become synonymous with the presentation of exciting, top-rated 3D projects and the newest Cinema 4D features for the broadcast industry. Renowned artists will share their knowledge with industry professionals at the MAXON booth and worldwide via live stream at

Read more about MAXON Cinema 4D at NAB 2016.


newtek talkshow 250NewTek Announces TalkShow VS 4000 Multi-Channel Video Calling System
NewTek will be demoing NewTek TalkShow VS 4000, the only professional, multi-channel video calling production system for both SDI and IP workflows, designed exclusively for conducting multiple live, production-ready Skype video calls simultaneously.