The countdown to the
2018 NAB Show
continues - we are now exactly two weeks away. As I mentioned last week, the deluge of press releases is continuing to swell. So, this week, I decided to share some of it with you.
My lead article
montage of press releases
that came in last week related to new products at NAB. Companies issue press releases early in hopes of getting heard before all the shouting at the show starts.
This montage makes for very interesting reading. It's a reality check that helps illustrate just how
are the industries that supply products to media. From hardware to software to services - the range of companies is pretty amazing. So, what I did was copy the first paragraph and a link for each release and put them into a webpage that's easy to scroll through. But, this is just the tip of the iceberg. There are about 45 companies represented here - but NAB has
more than 1,800 exhibitors
Thinking of industry news reminds me that we have big plans this spring for our sister website,
. We'll be announcing one of the biggest at NAB in a couple of weeks - I'd, um, tell you now, but we are still working on it. Anyway,
, who's the editor-in-chief over there, is running a
that he's using to help determine the editorial direction of the website. It's only ten questions, and I'd be grateful if you spare a few minutes to answer the questions. It will make a big difference as James builds out the website and his team.
When it comes to NAB this year, the
Digital Production Buzz
will be covering all the major announcements at the show by presenting
27 live 45-minute podcasts
showcasing interviews with all the key leaders in our industry. As we get closer, I'll give you a behind-the-scenes tour of how we're putting this together. For today, though,
this is a list
of all our shows and currently-booked guests. The website is:
(By the way, before I forget,
last week's Buzz
looked at the state of the media industry. All our guests had interesting things to say, but I need to point out two in specific:
, Managing Director of DPP, on why hardware trends fail and
, founder D.I.S. Consulting, on business headwinds facing free-lancers and other media pros. Both of these interviews are relevant and thought-provoking. Please listen!)
In the summer of 2013,
, the founder of
, made me an offer we couldn't refuse: They would provide professionally edited transcripts for each weekly edition of the
. After my research showed just how professional Take1 actually was, we started posting their written transcripts on The Buzz starting
September 5, 2013
Here's the first transcript
, if you want to see a slice of history.)
This Thursday marks the end of this five-year relationship. The parting is very amicable and I wish Dom and his team the best. If you are looking for high-quality transcripts for your dailies or projects, I can't recommend
for five years of great work!
A reminder, this week, our webinar looks at
. Last week's webinar on "
The Basics of Editing With Apple Final Cut Pro X
," was one of our best attended events this year and is now available in our store and
Video Training Library
. As always, registration in our live, weekly webinars is free.
That's about it for this week - I have two new videos and several articles for you in the Articles section below. Time to get back to reading press releases and resting up for NAB. Remember to
for this week's webinar, join me on
and we'll chat again next week. In the meantime,