Between meetings, booth appointments with vendors, and the crowds, I expect to update NAB news as available.
The conferences for Sony and Panasonic were interesting, but not very exciting. I’m not talking about the new product introductions like the Sony EX3 or the Varicam 3700, I’m talking about listening to the marketing speak. Here are some points gleaned from each conference. Do with this data what you will. Likely nothing…
80,000+ P2 units worldwide
Fox has taken to P2 in a big way, and moving Fox News to P2HD worlwide
P2HD is the official recording format for the Beijing Olympics
P2 will double in Capacity every year
Majority of P2 repairs fixed within 24 hours. That’s impressive actually.
Panasonic Broadcast has shown 6 consecutive years of revenue growth.
Panasonic is going “Green” with a plan to reduce CO2 emmissions by 300,000 tons by 2010
Survivor will adopt Sony XDCAM HD for next year
Academy Awards, Indie Racing, SuperBowl and more shot on Sony HD
Ellen Degenerous moving to Sony HD
Sony is working to develope a recycling program for electronic equipment as their “Green” move.